December 2007


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“One thing is clear: The Founding Fathers never intended a nation where citizens pay nearly half of everything they earn to the government.” – Ron Paul

As a political junkie, I was trying to restrain myself from posting this blog, but I have given in.

I would like to recommend to anyone who sees this blog post to research presidential primary candidate Ron Paul.

Ron Paul is loosley determined as a Republican/Libertarian. In actuality is he a Constitutionalist, who believes in limiting the government rather than the citizen.

I have met with Congressman Ron Paul twice, and have found him to be a truly honest and dedicated man.

So Do You Want to Know About a Presidential Candidate Who:
– Never voted to raise taxes
– Never voted for an unbalanced budget
– Never voted to raise congressional pay
– Voted against the Iraq war
– Voted against the Patriot Act
– Voted against every bill contrary to or prohibited by the U.S. Constitution
In addition:
– he has never taken a government paid junket
– he is not accepting a government pension
– he returns a portion of the office budget every year
– he is Washington’s leading advocate for civil rights, liberty & freedom
– he was voted Taxpayer’s Best Friend
– he is Pro-Life, Pro-Liberty, & Pro-Family
– in over 40 years as congressman, he has the most consistent voting record among all members of Congress
And most importantly, he is a proven, dependable conservative who is for a smaller federal government, less spending, less taxes, & more freedom and privacy for the individual.

Click here to see a short news clip on Ron Paul.

And remember: Regardless of political affiliation, select a president whose values and goals line up with yours…

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There has always been the age old question of whether art reflects reality or reality creates art.

In a recent project of mine, I explored various artists’ interpretations of future technology. I was curious to see if the future projected through the art was a byproduct of our pre-existing societal influence, or rather a prototype by which we may soon follow.

To do this, I searched the internet for images that claimed to present a future technology, and compared societal influences with them.

To see the images, as well as some of my notes, visit my Flickr account slide show, Art of Innovation.

If you have found similar photos, or have interpretations of your own, please comment. I would love to hear your feedback.

And remember: Just because an artist predicts something about the future, doesn’t necessarily mean its going to happen…

(a flashback to 1985’s flash forward to 2015)

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John Diffenderfer recently wrote a new post in is blog Technovation, discussing the effects of CGI on the film industry.

In his article, John writes:

Nearly every aspect of film production and distribution has been enhanced or altered through computer technology. Modern films, while appearing to bear many of the hallmarks of traditional cinematography, have become increasingly divorced from the craft of early filmmakers.

I agree that CGI has changed the face of film development, mostly in a positive way. Even though effects are now animated, the overall picture quality now presented is more real to life than in the past.

However, I do not believe in the fear that CGI will ruin the careers of Hollywood actors. It is true developers have the technology to create an entire cast from scratch, but it is not likely to happen.

This is due to the fact that most people grow attachments to certain actors and actresses, creating the driving force behind watching a movie.

In truth, acting is an art form that I do not believe artificial intelligence will ever be able to pull off realistically.

And remember: It is not probable for a computer simulation or a robot to accurately portray a true person’s personality…

well maybe one…

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Motivated by Innovation’s recently posted about Apple’s upcoming Son of Newton (read post here).

After reading about this advancing technology I couldn’t help but wonder exactly how a good ideas get transformed into reality.

I mean, this Son of Newton grand idea was something I was thinking up at age 12.

You know, how people complain that they are the original inventors of the clap light? Well its sort of the same thing.

Now I’m not saying I was some genius

12 year old. I assume many people at one time or another have thought, “It would be nice if we had…”

So what makes the dream turn into cash?

I’ve seen those sleazy ads on t.v. about patenting your idea, but that seems like a straight up scam.

But if that’s not how you go about it, what is? Can anyone really get paid for their ideas alone? Obviously some people must be.

This post is nothing I have the answer on…I am hoping you might?

And remember: You next idea could be worth millions to some lucky OTHER someone…

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