A remote surgery use case for “fast lanes” over Internet

Let’s say a skilled surgeon is physically based in Boston. She needs to perform a surgery in Dallas. The technology already exists today for some surgeries to be performed over the Internet. But for this to be reliable, she needs to guarantee that her internet connection has very low latency. She already pays for a very fast connection but that …

Train to Toruń

On the train from Poznań to Toruń, random fellow passengers helped me put my bags away, offered me food and a drink which is definitely something spiked with something. And now we are using Google translate to communicate with each other. I think they are Ukrainian. And we are mixing some Russian with Polish now. They work in construction. Build …

We are living in an outrage economy

We started with the information economy. It quickly narrowed to an attention economy. Now it seems to have narrowed further to an outrage economy. Every time we are outraged, someone, somewhere is making money 💰. Let’s choose our outrage carefully 😊, and let’s help each other channel it in constructive ways.

A quick guide to buying some zCash (ZEC)

If you have decided you want to buy some zCash but don’t know how to go about doing it, here’s some help. It’s a little complicated to do as of now (May 2017) given that it’s a fairly new currency. There are many different ways to do this, what I have here is just one way that has worked for …

Some things we can do to work together as a society

We can respect each other as humans and still call out behaviors and actions we disagree with. If we let egos get in the way we stop listening to each other. We can acknowledge the good we see in each other. Positive reinforcement is the only sustainable way of influencing behaviors and opinions. We can work to identify the values …

Understanding why people love Obama but hate Clinton

I am trying to understand the factors behind why people love Obama but hate Clinton. Writing this while on the go so please feel free to share corrections/feedback. The most recent net favorability ratings are: Obama is +8% [44% unfavorable, 52% favorable]. Clinton is -10% [53% unfavorable, 43% favorable]. Trump is -26% [61% unfavorable, 35% favorable]. Between Clinton and Trump, …