Who or what could upstage these musicians: Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Michael Stipe, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, The Ro...
Amir Bar-Lev and Charlie Lightening's new film, 12-12-12 would be worth seeing if only for the moment where James Dolan loses his temper because of a technical glitch.
Good old George can stop spinning in his grave. Yes, our most heroic general and inspiring president, who warned us in his farewell address "to guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." It's an alert that's been ignored in the nation's hysterical reaction to the attacks of 9/11.
Choosing to temporarily turn off our devices disconnects us from our habits of overstimulation, which for some has become a powerful addiction that consumes waking hours and distracts us from being involved in whatever is happening in the present moment.
It is sad, but only if you let it overwhelm you. Electronic gimmicks and outlets are like forbidden, fat-laden food. You have to learn to discipline yourself and consume just enough to satisfy your craving, without causing damage to your physical or mental health.
The motivation behind Schmidt's enterprise are the emerging societal needs that oceanography will be expected to address in the near future.
Founded more than half a century ago, the Bilderberg Group haunts the minds of conspiracy theorists but is almost nonexistent in the consciousness of the average person.
What limits should there be? Who should control information? At what price do we buy security?
Soon we'll be wearing Google Glass, the first step towards cybernetic implants to create the United States' hive mind that will assimilate and obliterate all other cultures on earth.
Shredding privacy is the essence of Tumblr's appeal to Yahoo, and even though it has said it will retain the social networking site's founders in key positions, one way or another that very personal data will be mined and inevitably fall into what users will discover to be the wrong hands.
Recently, I spoke with Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, and his-coauthor, Jared Cohen, director of Google Ideas, about their new book, The Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business.
Dictators, mired in more technologically primitive societies, didn't develop the fearsome new implements of control of the National Security State. Google and other leaders in this field of massively mined and shared information did.
Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen as smart and plugged-in as it gets. And they have the resources and connections necessary to break new ground. The result is a book full of fresh thinking, tightly researched examples and creative twists that are bound to get the digerati buzzing.
What will our world look like 10 years from now? Will we finally have the flying cars and mechanical maids The Jetsons promised us? Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman and former CEO of Google, has some possible answers in his new book.
North Korea, largely by its own choosing, has been isolated from the rest of the world when it comes to technology and communication. More engagement and inclusiveness through civil society, in non-security matters, should be afforded an opportunity.
While the Internet and technology has become an extraordinary medium for commercial -- and personal publication, and we embrace it with abandon at times to satisfy our varying degrees of narcissism -- we really don't like it when we lose control of what we think is ours and ours alone.