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3 October, 2005
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Accelerating Change 2005 Was Amazing!
[John Smart] What an event! We sold out all 370 seats, and a number of major media were in attendance. AC2005 was by far the most insightful, productive and fun gathering of practical change agents we've had yet. See the website for some of the post-conference testimonials.

Because of our generous sponsors we tripled sponsorship income this year, allowing us to continue to offer the Accelerating Change Conference (ACC) to our community at one-third to one-fifth the price of other world-class technology futures events (Pop! Tech, Emerging Technologies, DEMO, etc.). We will do our best to continue low-cost innovation going forward, as we believe one of the most important features of ACC is that it maximizes access and creates community for all those passionately interested in better understanding and guiding accelerating technological change. We seek to ensure a truly multidisciplinary dialog on the extraordinary future we are creating together.

DVDs will be available soon, and podcasts of all the speakers will be at our media partner IT Conversations starting October 6th, available for immediate download at only $24.99 for the entire set, or you can get them free at a rate of one per week. There were so many great new ideas expressed over the two and a half days that it makes sense to download and listen to them all at your own leisure over the next several months. If you want to support our community we urge you to buy the set and forward copies of your favorite audio files your friends.

Director's Corner
[Jim Turner] “The Only Constant in the Universe is Change” — Spock, Star Trek. And, change, like technology’s advances, is accelerating, not only in the world, but also here at the Acceleration Studies Foundation. At the recent Accelerating Change 2005 Conference, I had the opportunity to introduce myself as the new Executive Director of the ASF, tasked with filling the shoes of the inimitable Iveta Brigis who has worked with John and Jerry to bring the organization to the place it is today.

Without talking about myself too much, I have been managing events and businesses, both for-profit and non-profit, for over ten years. And, as I shared with the AC2005 Conference audience, I have never experienced the level of energy and excitement in a venue as I had the opportunity to experience at that show. The sheer level of engagement that the attendees and supporters of the ASF have is amazing to me and is harbinger of the great things that we can do as a community. I am honored that the ASF has asked me to help them and I am looking forward to working with all of you to better understand the future that technological change will bring. More

Call to Action
Volunteer for ASF at Robonexus – October 6 – 9. [JT] The ASF is seeking volunteers to represent us at Robonexus, the leading U.S. general purpose robotics conference, 10am - 5pm, Friday, October 7 - Sunday, October 9 at the San Jose Convention Center. You will be asked to be at the ASF table on the exhibit hall for a shift or shifts totaling a minimum of 6 hours, speak to people about the ASF Future Salons, the Accelerating Change Conference, podcasts on and, and sell DVDs of our past conferences. A basic set-up and breakdown may also be required for the first and last shifts. ASF President John Smart will be attending, and we are depending on our network of supporters to be our eyes and ears at this key community event. In return you will receive an exhibitor pass to the event.
Seeking Dreamweaver Expert Users. If you are skilled in Dreamweaver and would like to help us in our efforts to communicate to the community, we are looking for you. The ASF is seeking a volunteer who can help bolster our web page management. We are seeking somebody who is already skilled in the use of Dreamweaver and has 4-8 hours a week for at least six months to contribute to this very important purpose. Please contact if you are interested in lending your time and talents to either of these items.

Best New Robot Ideas — AC2005 Roomba Contest Winners
[JS] Our ingenious AC2005 attendees gave us seventy nine fascinating entries for useful new robots at Accelerating Change 2005. The top five each won a free Roomba Discovery, and there were ten honorable mentions. Check out the Package Acceptance Bot, the SnowBot, the Skimba, the Greenba, the Car Wash Bot, the Laundry Bot, and our other picks for the top fifteen ideas for commercial or consumer robotics. All of these have been posted to the reputation-driven ideas site,, as well as emailed to Colin Angle, Rodney Brooks, and Helen Greiner at iRobot, our generous sponsors of this year's contest.

Thanks to Sibley Verbeck, Patrick Kenny, Paul Clarke, Antoine van de Ven, Raymond Blackwood, Frank Paynter, Steve Harris, Keith Spencer, John Smart, Lisa Tansey, Alan Hromas, Jim Pinto, Todd Logan, Jonathan Beard, and Brad Templeton for submitting these great ideas to the public domain. Thanks also to those whose clever ideas didn't make our subjective cut this year. Let's hope we see all these cool new products happen soon!

Washington DC Future Salon Started
Two forward-thinking beltway residents, Ben Goertzel and Bruce Klein have convened the DC Future Salon and scheduled their first general meeting for October 5th, 7:30pm. You can sign up on their Yahoo group here to join online discussions and to receive emails about coming speakers and topics. To learn more about ASF's growing community of monthly salons, or to start your own, check out our Future Salon Network page.

Second Life Community Convention
Second Life Community Convention, New York, NY, October 8-9
[Jerry Paffendorf] Next Saturday and Sunday will see the first ever Second Life Community Convention, starting with a party on Oct 8 and moving to the New York Law School for a full day of sessions on the 9th (full agenda here) This is the first significant real life gathering of Second Life residents and users, Linden Lab employees, and a wide variety of people otherwise interested in the SL platform and the emerging Metaverse — the social, media-rich, 3D Web that’s bringing together video game interfaces, high-end 3D creation tools, collaborative social software, and Google Earth-style mapspace.

The Acceleration Studies Foundation is an organizing sponsor of this event, and the ASF's Community Director, Jerry Paffendorf, will be delivering the opening and closing remarks. Presenters include new games journalist Mark Wallace, co-author of the upcoming Only A Game: Online Worlds and the Virtual Journalist Who Knew Too Much (O’Reilly, 2006); Accelerating Change 2005 speakers and Linden Lab CEO and VP of Product Development, respectively, Philip Rosedale and Cory Ondrejka; and a number of entrepreneurial Second Life residents, including Guni Greenstein, the co-founder of ANSHECHUNG.COM; Fizik Baskerville of Avalon, Nephilaine Protagonist of Pixel Dolls and others at work on a variety of projects, from games to philanthropy. The convention will also have an inworld component as described in a recent Boing Boing post, so join us in Second Life if you can’t make it to New York. Also check out the State of Play Conference on law, videogames, and virtual worlds, occurring back-to-back with the SLCC.

“The Singularity [human-surpassing machine intelligence] is a frightening prospect for humanity. I assume that we will somehow dodge it or finesse it in reality. One way to do that is to warn about it early and begin to build in correctives.” — Stewart Brand

"Nature is clearly intent on making humans successful." — Buckminster Fuller

"Do the best you can, with what you have, where you are." — Theodore Roosevelt

Resources and Tools

A Practical Wearable Computer: How to Make Your Own Tummy PC, John Smart, 2005
[JS] Have you ever wanted to frequently review and update your agenda or capture great ideas as soon as you hear or think of them? Ever wanted to browse the web from your waist? Would you be willing to wear a computer if it would double your daily productivity? Read this brief article if you'd like consider taking the Tummy PC plunge.

Be warned... 24/7 access to your CPU can be addictive!

The Acceleration Story in Five Spaces

ATimes covers world news and insight in five "spaces," giving one to three briefs in each space. The story of accelerating change, the most fascinating story of our time, can be told as a story of movement from outer, to human, to inner, to cyber, and ultimately, to hyper space, the world beyond the present. Each of these deserves understanding for a multidisciplinary perspective on the future:

Outer Space (the world around us: science, the natural and built environment, universal systems theory)
Human Space (the human world: our bodies, behavior, minds, human systems theory)
Inner Space (the world below: energy, small tech, computer "bodies", inner systems theory)
Cyber Space (the virtual world: computer "behavior", computer "minds", cyber systems theory)
Hyper Space (the world beyond: new paradigms, phase transitions, hyperphysics, hyper systems theory)

If you have important stories to share with our 3,200 acceleration-aware readers, we'd love to hear from you

Outer Space
science (biology, chemistry, geology, physics, research), the natural and built environment, universal systems theory (developmental physics, hierarchical substrates)

"Google Confirms Free San Francisco Wi-Fi Plans," Om Malik, September 30, 2005
"Google-NASA Partnership Rockets Web Debate," CNET, September 29, 2005
[Commentary by Jerry Paffendorf] Google has announced plans to build a 1 million-square-foot campus at the NASA Ames Research Center near their Mountain View, CA headquarters. Cooperative research with NASA might include large-scale data management, nanotechnology, massively distributed computing and the entrepreneurial space industry. In the CNET article’s comments, Andrew King wonders: “Maybe with all of NASA's pictures of space, Google will create something similar to Google Earth (say, Google Universe) that will allow us to explore space just like Google Earth lets us do for, well, earth.” It's also clear that this deal provides a large amount of inexpensive office space close to the Googleplex.

This Google-NASA news comes on the heels of Om Malik's GoogleNet speculation, the possibility that Google may be amassing nationwide optical fiber network capacity on which it could launch free national Wi-Fi using Google Secure Access. Their recent bid to offer San Francisco residents free 300 kbps always on access to the web will clearly make it a test bed for Google's location-based services and apps. Csven Concord notes this passage from a recent Business 2.0 article: "Google's interest in Feeva [free broadband Internet service provider] likely stems from the startup's proprietary technology, which can determine the location of every Wi-Fi user and would allow Google to serve up [local] advertising and maps based on real-time data."

As the mid-20th century saw the US and Soviet Union in a space race for the moon and stars, the early 21st century sees Google, Microsoft and others in a search race for the earth and bits. Thanks to Alvis Brigis for the link.

Human Space
bodies (biology, health, neuroscience), behavior (business, education, foresight, governance, innovation, pre-digital technology, society), minds (psychology, spirituality), human systems theory (ecological psychology, memetics)

Conversational User Interface
Smart Talk: Speech-enabled apps deliver bottom-line benefits, Computerworld, Robert Mitchell, August 22 2005.
[JS] Developing a good VUI (voice user interface) is key to the success of any automated speech recognition (ASR) system. It is exciting to realize that many of today's second generation ASR call centers, made by companies like TuVox (privately held) in Cupertino, CA, and InterVoice (INTV) in Dallas, TX, are already twice as fast, for many types of activities, than the human operators they are replacing. Companies like NetFlix have recently installed the TuVox system to handle massive increases in their call volumes. Datamonitor says that prices in this market have dropped 30% over the last five years, and open platforms (VoiceXML, Speech App Language Tags) have spurred competition.

A number of prebuilt VUI and ASR modules have emerged using these open protocols, making it easier than ever before to set up a system, but there still aren't any good middleware/abstraction layer tools to help with tuning the VUI system for local dialects and application-specific vocabulary. Good tuning remains an art for experts, and can easily double usage rates and customer satisfaction. Hopefully IBM, Microsoft, or another systems integrator will soon introduce tools that make tuning these systems a lot easier. If you'd like to know more, here's a good book on VUI design. Step by step we are building all the pieces we need for a profoundly empowering conversational user interface (CUI) for all our human-computer interactions. Thanks to Phil Nelson.

Global Development
Clinton Global Initiative Conference, New York City, Sept 15-17, 2005
[JS] Occuring the same weekend as Accelerating Change 2005, CGI was three days of panels and sessions designed to spur government-business cooperation to solve some of the world's hardest problems. The four primary subjects were Poverty; Governance, Enterprise, and Investment; Climate Change; and Religion, Conflict, and Reconciliation. Clinton invited 750 distinguished political, business, and thought leaders, and a goal was set to raise $1 billion for various programs, which was exceeded with 1.25 billion in commitments. Session transcripts can be found here, and are a recommended skim. The level of intelligence and compassion is inspiring. In addition to financial contributions some specific development commitments were announced at the event, and Clinton stated that those who don't do what they promise won't be invited back next year. Like the Carter Center, the CGI is an object lesson in postpresidential power. Let's hope the younger Bush is inspired to do the same in his retirement as well.

Inner Space
energy, small tech (nanoengineering, miniaturization), computer "bodies" (automation, computer hardware, nanotech, robotics), inner systems theory (acceleration, efficiency, miniaturization, reductionism)

Sterling Parabolic Solar
Solar Power's New Hot Spot, Business Week, Otis Port, August 2005
World's Largest Solar Installation to Use Stirling Energy Technology, Pure Energy Systems News, Sterling Allan, August 10, 2005
[JS] Another stunning advance in inner space technologies. Stirling Energy Systems (SES) has signed an agreement with Edison International to create a 500 megawatt (MW) third generation solar array consisting of 20,000 parabolic dishes in the Mojave desert of California. The previously most ambitious development plan was for the 12 MW Solarpark Gut Erlasse near Arnstein, Germany. This deal would more than double the 354 MW of solar power that SoCal Edison tapped in 2004, and add 20% to its total renewable energy sources, at a competitive price that is being kept confidential yet doesn't need any state subsidy. In one swoop it would equal almost half the total wind power (1,021 MW) presently being tapped by SCE. The deal should bring in over $90 million a year for Stirling Energy once they are operating a full 500 MW facility (they will ramp up to this between now and 2011). The basic unit of the SES array is a 37-foot sun-tracking parabolic mirror driving a power conversion unit (PCU) that is an advanced Stirling hot air engine (picture left). What a beautiful vindication of Stirling engine (wikipedia) technology, which has been around for over 200 years and has captured the attention of many an inventor. You may recall Dean Kamen trying to combine them with Segways back in 2003 for third world cooking and clean water production.

These new Stirling dishes are more than twice as energy efficient and significantly more environmentally friendly in production than photovoltaics. It will be interesting to see which has a higher total cost of operation (TCO), as photovoltaics are very expensive to make and have a short lifespan of six to ten years, while Stirling engines need lubrication on the moving parts, and only high tech approaches (gas lubricants, vacuums, free piston designs, etc.) can minimize wear. Perhaps SES has come up with a new low-friction design. Each dish generates 25 kilowatts of power (enough for a single energy-efficient home, conveniently), and a 40 unit array is capable of 1 megawatt of output. The prototype six-dish array has already had 26,000 hours of testing at Sandia National Labs in Albequerque, NM (see picture right, note the humans for scale).

Business Week notes that with mass production, these high tech parabolics could be slashed to a cost as low as $50,000 apiece. In Japan, homeowners already install subsidized $20,000 solar systems that are less than half as effective. Rural environments and even some urban homes in the U.S. could handle a 37-foot mirror, and combined with highly efficient vacuum flywheels today (and eventually, fuel cells), peak energy during sunny periods could be stored and used throughout the year.

Here's what I considered the most inspiring quote, again from the Business Week article: "Ultimately, Stirling dish farms with a total area of 100 miles square could replace all the coal now burned to generate electricity in the entire U.S. — if some dishes get coupled to systems that can store solar energy for use after sunset, such as massive flywheels and fuel cells." We live on an amazingly energy-abundant planet. I remember learning in high school that there is enough solar energy hitting our planet to launch all the humans on it into escape velocity every ten minutes. It is becoming increasingly clear to me that in coming decades we'll only need to capture a small amount of that energy with highly efficient and increasingly distributed solar systems to supply all the energy that our species needs, for as long as we remain in our slow and energy-inefficient biological forms. Thanks to Iveta Brigis for the link.

Strong, Transparent, Multifunctional, Carbon Nanotube Sheets, Science, Vol 309, 1215-1219, Aug 19 2005
Ribbons, Sheets, and the Nanofuture, WorldChanging, Jamais Cascio, August 19 2005
[JS] Ray Baughman, Mei Zhang, Shaoli Fang
and four others at the the U of Texas at Dallas (UTD) NanoTech Institute and Ken Atkinson at C.S.I.R.O. in Australia have developed a way to weave long carbon nanotubes into flat ribbons. This follows on a November 2004 advance where they downsized to the nanoscale methods used to spin wool and other fibers to produce yarns made from carbon nanotubes. The picture to the right (one of two videos available here) shows a blue-gloved hand steadily pulling a meter long nanoribbon out of the weaver much faster than you think should be possible.

This is a very exciting advance that will certainly lead to a host of new nanoapplications, from new flexible organic LED (FOLED) displays, transparent heaters for windows, low-noise sensors, artificial muscles, and new structural applicationsn for nanosheets that are stronger than steel, Mylar, and Kapton at the same weight. Starting from chemically-grown vertically-aligned ultra-long nanotubes, this new system can weave defect-free ribbon at up to seven meters per minute (by comparison, commercial cotton weaving occurs at 20 meters/minute). Nanotubes and nanosheets have such desirable structural and electrical properties that we've barely begun to scratch the nanosurface of their possible applications. "Rarely is a processing advance so elegantly simple that rapid commercialization seems possible, and rarely does such an advance so quickly enable diverse application demonstrations," said Dr. Baughman. As Cascio notes there are still a number of unanswered questions about environmental safety (stray nanoparticles can kill fish, for example). But with appropriate assessment and development we can expect major new benefits from the nanosheet future.

Cyber Space
computer "behavior" (co-evolution, automation, symbiosis), computer "minds" (computer software, simulation), cyber systems theory (holism, information, intelligence, interdependence, immunity)

Virtual Worlds/Active Video Games

Revolution Controller Revealed,, Mark McDonald, September 15, 2005
[JP] A video is worth 10,000 words, so check out this demo trailer unveiling Nintendo’s new active video game controller for their 2006 Revolution console. describes the controller this way: “Two small sensors placed near the TV and a chip inside the controller track its position and orientation, allowing the player to manipulate the action on screen by physically moving the controller itself. For example, you could slash an in-game sword by actually swinging the controller from side to side, turn a race car just by twisting your wrist, or aim your gun in a shooter by pointing the controller where you want to fire.” This is Nintendo's attempt to create something entirely different and more natural than Sony and Microsoft with their next gen console systems.

Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto (creator of Mario Brothers, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Pikmin, and other classic games) explains the design philosophy: "We want a system that... anyone, regardless of age or gender, can pick up and play. [Something with a] gameplay style that people who have never played games can pick up and not be intimidated by." That's exactly what will be needed in coming years to bring us all intuitively into the Metaverse.

It will be interesting to watch the Revolution compare to upgraded abilities of the Sony EyeToy, which also allows movement-based input via a hands-free camera set-up, with additional mixed-reality features like a virtual bluescreen. If the Revolution offers greater movement precision in world than the Eye Toy, it will have a valuable place in the emerging world of Active Video Games, which can provide a major workout during game play. EyeToy creator Richard Marks spoke about new interfaces at Accelerating Change 2004, a podcast of which is available here via IT Conversations.

Hyper Space
new paradigms (including evolutionary development), phase transitions, hyperphysics (black holes, multiverse, string theory, supersymmetry), hyper systems theory (computational limits, emergence, phase transitions, technological singularity hypothesis, developmental singularity hypothesis)

Theories of Change
Evolution Wars: Darwinism vs. Intelligent Design, Time, Claudia Wallis, 8.15.2005
[JS] [2008 Note: At the time that I originally wrote this, I was still under the assumption that we could call nonreligious (fully naturalistic) theories of universal development or self-organization "intelligent design." Soon after however, I came to realize that this field had been so damaged by activities of the religious ID folks that the use of this term must be abandoned. Just as "sociobiology" had to resurface as "evolutionary psychology", so too any respectable naturalistic theories of universal development can no longer use the phrase "intelligent design". To do so is simply counterproductive to good scholarship. Reedited piece follows.]

While a well-written piece, Wallis perpetuates the twin misconceptions that any models of universal change which propose some form of universal purpose or destiny must be non-Darwinian, and that all such models should considered as either creationism or intelligent design (ID). This is a shame, because models of universal development can include Darwinian evolution as the central mechanism of change. Furthermore, there are some scholars in the ID community (Michael Denton comes to mind) whose philosophies of universal change (speculative and untested theories) are not religiously motivated, but rather seek to expose and address the limitations of conventional Darwinism as a theory of all macroscopic change (in prebiological, biological, and postbiological systems).

[2008 Note: Unfortunately, ID groups like the Discovery Institute have in recent years pursued an odious agenda that seeks to get ID religious philosophy taught as "science" in the classroom, and have argued legal briefs that ID philosophy deserves "equal time" with science in the classroom. Such actions have unfortunately irreparably tainted the ID community and phrase as unscientific, even though it didn't start out with this association. Gerry Wheeler, Executive Director of the National Science Teachers Association calls the ID movement "pseudoscience," which seems a necessary judgment today, because a significant fraction of ID is now clearly driven by religious rather than scientific motives.

To do my little part to attempt to address Wallis's misconceptions, I wrote the following letter to the editor of Time:

“Evolution Wars” unfortunately missed not only the full range of perspectives in intelligent design [note: naturalistic scholars in universal development should no longer use this phrase, as it has now become inextricably identified with religious and religio-political actors], but also some of the best reasons why Darwinism is an incomplete model of biological change. The new theory of evo-devo, or evolutionary developmental biology, as explained by such scientists as Simon Conway Morris, Rudolf Raff, F. John Odling-Smee and Brian K. Hall, helps us understand that long-range processes of both evolution and development are always at work in living systems. Darwinists understand long-range evolutionary processes, but too many still assume that evolution is the only long-range process of change working in any complex system. Curiously, it is developmental cosmologists such as Lee Smolin, Max Tegmark, and Martin Rees, who are making the most progress in this area, at present. They note that the “genes” of our universe (its special constants, laws, and initial conditions) appear finely tuned for the production of life, and perhaps even for accelerating intelligence (Carl Sagan’s “Cosmic Calendar”).

In the simplest and most biological of these cosmological models, our universe’s genes self-organized, through many successive cycles in the multiverse, to produce the life-friendly and intelligence-friendly universe we live in today. This theory of intelligent self-organized design proposes that, analogous to living ecosystems, our universe's "genes, organisms, and environment" encode deep developmental intelligence on a macroscopic scale, while they use primarily evolutionary and chaotic mechanisms to unfold that intelligence on the scale that we normally observe it. Evo-devo, whether applied to biology or the universe, makes clear the shortcomings of evolution-only models of change and does so without the need to posit any self-aware, embodied designer that is distinct from the universe itself. Truth is often stranger than we imagine."

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Grizzly Man, Werner Herzog, 2005
[JS] If you want a slice of revelatory reality, I recommend Werner Herzog's sensitive documentary about Timothy Treadwell, a man obsessed with living with, loving, understanding, and (from his perspective as a self-declared guardian) "protecting" the Grizzlies of Alaska. Herzog documents Treadwell's frenetic life and sudden death, made all the more tragic as his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Amie Huguenard, died with him. For all of Timothy's quirks and personal growth challenges (and his isolation and constant self-filming made his character surprisingly transparent), I came away convinced that we can do this kind of inter-species cohabitation, but it requires some pretty smart technology. If only Tim had been willing to carry a heavy-duty Taser strapped to his waist, he would very likely still be alive today, engaging in fresh new antics and helping us all better understand the limits and benefits of better human-animal communication in the wild.

Liberator personalities often have personal and public demons, and perhaps nowhere was this more obvious than Treadwell's antipathy toward the U.S. Forest Service. The two simple rules the USFS required that he chose not to follow, 1) moving his camp 1 mile every seven days, and 2) staying 100 yards away from the Grizzlies, seemed entirely reasonable, and wouldn't have interfered with him becoming the Jane Goodall of Grizzlies. There was ample room for him to reach a win-win solution here, but the harsh reality is that it would have involved him valuing both his own life and that of his fellow humans a bit more, and also being willing to occasionally inflict some pain, in self-defense only, on his beloved Grizzlies should they try to attack him. Perhaps these lessons can be learned if anyone else comes forward to take his place, as I expect someone eventually will. If you like this cross-species communication movie you might also enjoy Passion In the Desert, 1998, about a stranded soldier who tries to win the heart of a leopard (I won't spoil it, see it if you want an exploration of the nature and limits of the self).

Scent of a Robot, Pete Miser, UV/Phactory, 2005
Is your job or life getting kind of robotic? Feeling too automated for your own good? Prescribe yourself a dose of Miser's self-realization rap therapy [Quicktime, 3:48 in length]. Unplug. Chill. Remix! Thanks to Alex Kawas.

Call for Submissions
ASF is always seeking interesting submissions for our Accelerating Times (AT) web publication. AT is a "free and priceless" monthly newsletter covering scientific, technological, business, policy, and social dialogs in accelerating change. Anyone may submit scan hits, mini-articles, pictures, artwork, quotes and questions to mail(at) Accepted work will appear, fully credited, in future issues. Also please submit your feedback on Accelerating Times articles to the Future Salon Weblog, beneath each article as posted. Thanks!



AC2005 Was Amazing!

Director's Corner

Call to Action

Best New Robot Ideas

DC Future Salon

Second Life Convention


Resources and Tools


Telling the Acceleration Story

Google-NASA Partnership

Smart Talk (CUI)

Clinton Global Initiative

Solar Power's New Hot Spot

Carbon Nanoribbons

Revolution AVG Controller

Evolution Wars (ID & Darwinism)


Coming Events




October 6-9
San Jose, CA

Second Life Community Convention
October 8-9
New York, NY

Pop!Tech 2005
October 19-22
Camden, ME

Foresight Conference on Advanced Nanotechnology
October 22-27
San Francisco, CA

Thanks for telling your acceleration-aware friends.