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Rebecca Costa

Are You Ready for SensorWorld?

Rebecca Costa | Posted 03.29.2016 | Technology
Rebecca Costa

Sensors, sensors, everywhere sensors. In our clothes, our shoes, air conditioners, cars, diapers and beds. And what are all these sensors doing? They...

Likability Matters Most in the 2016 Election

Rebecca Costa | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics
Rebecca Costa

History has shown that Americans will, and have, accepted unlikeable leaders, when individuals possess exceptional talent. But in 2016, likeability, not talent, may be the most important attribute going, because it insures amnesty for insults, snarky come-backs and wild accusations.

Overcoming Supermemes: Insight to our Future

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

We live in interesting times. I imagine that there is reason to say this in every generation, which is fair, but ours are certainly among the more in...

Lame Duck and Tower of Babel

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

For two years, our government leaders have been obstructing and obfuscating one another. Why is it that we only seem to act when we are under absolute pressure?

Superman Versus The Supermemes

Rebecca Costa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rebecca Costa

How did we allow our educational systems to fall so far, so fast? When did the welfare of our children go the same way as health care, the safety of our food and the callous obliteration of our environment?

Work In Groups? Tax Junk Food?

Rebecca Costa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rebecca Costa

We reach a "cognitive threshold" beyond which we cannot progress. Another way to say this is that humans, and human societies, can go no further than their inherited biology will allow them to.

The Watchman's Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Geri Spieler

If there were a "Watchman" to protect us from danger he would be shaking his rattle vigorously right now. We are in danger of becoming extinct as the ...