People have always been fascinated by the possibilities of the future. The future captures our imagination. There are movies depicting our possible futures (The Matrix, Inception). There are books about the future (1984, The Road). There are video games set in the future (Starcraft, Halo). There are futurists who explore our possibilities (Ray Kurzweil, Michio … [Read more...] about Ideas: Futurist Timeline
Do we even need to segregate bathrooms by gender anymore? These days people are more private than they were when your grandfather was young. I can't speak for women, but I've been in plenty of men's restrooms. Lots of closed off stalls and every urinal is sectioned off with a divider. If a woman walked in, they wouldn't see much in terms of the privates. I'll wager … [Read more...] about Ideas: Why Are Restrooms Still Segregated?
In the summer of 2004, we took a road trip to a family reunion/camping trip. Most of my family is clustered along the shore of western Michigan. Lighthouse on Lake Michigan. Massive clouds over the lake. The stained glass window at the church my great-grandfather helped build. The barn at one of my … [Read more...] about Destinations: Western Michigan
With the amount of data being generated in our lives daily, it's easy to let things get out of hand. At one point, I had over 4,000 articles in my "read later" list. I also had over 20,000 digital photographs sitting on my hard drive, with more added every week. Digital information has a habit of piling up. Data is not physical, so you don't see how much digital … [Read more...] about Ideas: 80/20 Ruling Your Digital Life
Back in 2002 my family took a tour throughout the island of Taiwan, except for the mountainous eastern coast where the roads suffered earthquake damage. A tea farm Buddhist warrior god Paiwan aborigines Oyster farmer An old cannon at a former Portuguese fort Where the tea leaves are roasted on a tea farm The famous queen's head at Yehliu Teapot … [Read more...] about Destination: Taiwan