Category Archives: Technology

NASA Names New Moon Landing Program Artemis After Apollo’s Sister

Andy Weir, who wrote The Martian also wrote a novel titled Artemis. It is set on the Moon in a colony that is a host to Astro tourists who comes to view the historic moon landing sites. Recommended reading if … Continue reading

Posted in Human Behavior, Technology

Green Screen Review #26: VR Headsets Get Stuck on Shelves

Sales estimates fall for virtual-reality gear; internet users say they are ‘just not interested’ Virtual reality was supposed to be the next big thing, but headsets haven’t exactly been flying off the shelves. The question is, why? There were $1.48 … Continue reading

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Nevada County Fiddles While the Environmentalist Fires Continue to Consume the Local Economy.

The Union Editorial Staff wrote that NIMBYism is destroying the local economy and it is time for citizens to recognize that much need tax dollars for infrastructure improvements are slipping way to Placer County. Nevada County also is a place where … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Economics, Human Behavior, Technology | 1 Comment

The North Coast Segway Experience

Ellen and I just returned from a month long RV trip to the Oregon coast, Bellevue Washington to visit our daughter and husband, then inland to Sisters, near Bend, for a week and then down the coast of Oregon to … Continue reading

Posted in California, Economics, Technology | 2 Comments

Got Generator?: California’s Self-Inflicted Energy Shortage

Institute for Energy Research looks at CA Energy outlook. California is again having issues with adequate electricity and its customers are being told that summer blackouts may occur. Full report HERE. Conclusion California’s utility system is so tight and complex … Continue reading

Posted in California, Climate, Politics, Solar, Technology, Weather | 2 Comments

Green Screen Review #9: VR Olympians

If you can’t make it to Rio for this summer’s Olympic games, Samsung will help you feel like you’re really there. This morning, Samsung and NBC announced they are partnering to make Olympics programming available in VR for the first … Continue reading

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Green Screen Review #8: Locked in VR Prison

The New York Times has a VR article that should be of interest to local economic developers: Tripping Down a Virtual Reality Rabbit Hole This sounds obvious: The whole point of virtual reality is to create a fantasy divorced from … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Green Screen, Jobs and Economy, Technology | 2 Comments