Monthly Archives: December 2010

How Long Should a Query Letter be?

If you’ve finished your novel and are on to figuring out how long your query letter should be, I believe I have a scientific answer! Using the data from the “Successful Queries” column , I have found that successful queries … Continue reading

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Powerful Ideas

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Education is the antidote to war (just doing my bit to share the idea virus)
Ideas are a lot like viruses. Neither a virus nor an idea is alive, technically, but both reproduce though contact with other people. ¬†And both are hard t… Continue reading

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2010 Robot Review

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If you think these robots still look clumsy and unwieldy, I don’t. Progress in technology tends to move exponentially, so think of how much of an advance this is in that context and what it will mean for the next decade.
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ilookforward.com has 11 predictions for 2030

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I agree with most of this–except maybe #7 and #8
ilookforward.com has 11 predictions for 2030

1. By 2030, learning a second language will no longer be necessary.

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Computers that Feel

Many believe that human consciousness is algorithmic, that self-awareness is simply the emergent property of a large number of logic gates. It must at least be partially true. Our brains do share a great deal of common traits with computers, … Continue reading

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Foodtubes Proposes Underground, Physical Internet

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Dilbert Boss’ dream becomes a reality: http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2002-03-26/
geek4 writes “Automatically routed canisters could replace trucks with an Internet of things, says Foodtubes. A group of academics is proposing a sys… Continue reading

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