Could the YouTube Purge be a Blessing in Disguise?

I was writing Jordan Sather of the Destroying the Illusion the other day on Patreon. A week ago, Jordan had a YouTube subscriber base of 130K, which he had built in the past 13 months. Now he cannot sign into his account. After the Parkland shooting, Jordan made several videos that touched on the anomalies, notably including the possibility that crisis …

Blockchain and the Synaptic Post Google Internet  

Many are heralding blockchain as an innovation that will bring about as much or more change than the Internet. Most emerging non-currency applications of blockchain are for existing industries. For example, there are existing or planned coins for banking and payments, supply chain management, insurance, ride sharing, charity, voting, government, healthcare, energy management, music, retail, real estate, and more. In …

Why Conscious Travel?

Emotional pain and discomfort are often catalysts for our personal growth because they force us do something differently. The pain comes along and we desperately want to stop it. So we make changes, physically, mentally, and even spiritually to make the pain go away. In the best case, we take time to integrate and learn from the experiences so that …

Augmented Reality Books 101

Several people have asked me how they can learn about Augmented Reality and Augmented Reality books. Below is a summary of what is involved, how computer vision works for the layperson, a commentary on the types of books that will be augmented, and a list of related resources. Augmented reality overlays video onto camera-captured video in such a way that the …

Embracing my Independence (Day) in an Interdependent World

Ironically, I called my mom this morning to let her know that I would be staying with her a couple days while I rented out my home.  When I wish her happy Independence Day – probably for the first time ever, she says she does not much like this holiday.  I guess it ran in the family. I am the …

Blades of Grass

we are blades of grass in a meadow our common ground being Mother Earth despite our web of roots we imagine ourselves disconnected from the grass over yonder despite our common ancestry and form we see ourselves as different a portion of the meadow gets more intense sunlight for longer periods others get more rainfall more dew more runoff or …

How You Can Help Prevent Future Standing Rocks – It’s Not What You Think!

One of the most frustrating things about halting pipelines and other fossil fuel infrastructure projects through protest and civil disobedience – beyond the enormous amount of effort needed and the state-sanctioned violence that sometimes must be endured – is that these hard fought victories can be fleeting. Once the political tide changes, these climate exacerbating infrastructure deals pop back up …

Managing Temptations on the Border of Self-Control

I was reading this post and this paragraph stood out: ‘People who are good at self-control … seem to be structuring their lives in a way to avoid having to make a self-control decision in the first place,’ Galla tells me. And structuring your life is a skill. People who do the same activity — like running or meditating — …

I Wanted to Be a Cowboy for Halloween

Earlier this month, I attended the Immersive Industry Summit at Esalen organized by Alison Raby and James Hanusa of Digital Raign. It was billed as an AR/VR for Good event, and it was noted that diversity and inclusion would be on the table. Mid-summit, Alison, Melissa Sutor, and Ashara Ekundayo led an evening discussion about diversity and inclusion for the broad …