Monthly Archives: July 2013

LHC 2015 Run II upgrades

When people refer to particle colliders, it’s often in reference to the beam energies as these numbers are both indicative of what kinds of new particles can be created and because it’s cool. Another less-cited but very important number is … Continue reading

Posted in Physics, Science (general), Technology

Book Review: Facing the Intelligence Explosion

Facing the Intelligence Explosion by Luke Muehlhauser The concept of the technological singularity, or simply the Singularity, probably has its most popular formulation due to Kurzweil as something along the lines of “technological advance feeds on itself (you use computers … Continue reading

Posted in Rationality, Reviews, Technology

Has the Solar Age finally arrived?

One news feed I follow is Today in Energy from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), where recently the follow fascinating graph was posted We can see the advent of major industrialization in the US via the major uptake in … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Energy, Science (general), Technology