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Marie Curie The following is a response to a question I received to my recent article, "What Is an Individualist." The question concerned the following paragraph: "In the entire history of the world every advance in civilization, every gain in knowledge, and every improvement in the human condition has come solely through the efforts of independent individualists. They and they alone are the creators, innovators, and discoverers of the world. These men are all there is of positive importance in all of history; all the rest, the tyrants, the dictators, the famines and
Have a look at Airlander 10, currently the worlds largest airplane. Do NOT call it an airship. I it is plane, who lift is provided by helium gas. It can carry up to 48 passengers and can fly between 75 and 80 mph. It ain't the Hindenberg, but it won't go down in flames and no reporter will cry out "Oh, the humanity!!!" Please see
Steve Omohundro, my former master's thesis advisor, discusses the future of technology. I love his optimism and enthusiasm and he always seems to have his finger on the pulse of new technology. The discussion does raise a lot of interesting questions about where the technology is going and where we want it to go. I don't necessarily agree with all of his political views --- he tends to be a bit left of center --- but the talk is interesting nonetheless. It also touches on other topics that have been discussed recently such as the nature of consciousness. Darrell