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December 2019

In Good Times and Bad Times

2019-12-25T17:27:38+03:00December 25th, 2019|Categories: Biometrics, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Some technologies are a part of a continuum, the evolutional next stage meaning that their creation is long foreseen and expected. They stand as signs of constant progress that had been naturalized by the first Industrial Revolution. Such inventions are the offspring of “What about?” questions, like “What about an iron that works with electricity [...]

Disasters and the Burden of Not Knowing

2019-12-13T17:20:05+03:00December 13th, 2019|Categories: Biometrics, Blog|Tags: , , , , |

On December 9th, there was a volcanic eruption on the White Island, NZ. Eight people are confirmed to have lost their lives while twenty people with serious bırns are being treated in various hospitals. Seven are still missing. According to a newspiece appeared on BBC News, spokesman of the family of Julie and Jessica [...]

November 2019

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of AI and VR – The Ugly

2019-12-18T15:41:25+03:00November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Biometrics, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

This is where things get to sci-fi level, and borrow heavily from the tech-centered horror movies. Although there is much debate in the scientific and tech community, and even in philosophy circles about whether the potential of AI and the speed of human advancement is blown out of proportion, there are more than a [...]

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of AI and VR – The Bad

2019-12-03T09:29:51+03:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Biometrics, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Assyrian clay tablet that whines about the attitudes, desires and nature about the youth has long been used to show the generation gap is as old as humanity itself. Though the Assyrian tablet is nothing but an urban myth, it makes an effective point when it comes to demonstrate that the fears about [...]

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of AI and VR – The Good

2019-12-03T09:36:07+03:00November 12th, 2019|Categories: Biometrics, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It has been long cited that Edison gave 1,000 trials to the invention of the light bulb; all logged manually to a notebook with detailed descriptions about the result of each experiment. There are six years between Louis Pasteur’s conception of the idea of vaccines and the vaccination of the first human subject; with [...]

“Much Ado About Nothing” Defense over Offense

2019-12-03T09:39:49+03:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: Biometrics, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Nowadays, there is a trend among world leaders; giving furious speeches about the acts of another nation or leader and signaling that they are fully ready to act if needed only to backtrack the next day and to emphasize a steady temper must be maintained in global affairs because the age of offense has [...]

October 2019

On the Nature of Innovation-2: Nasty, Brutish, and Short

2019-12-03T09:44:36+03:00October 21st, 2019|Categories: Biometrics, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is how Thomas Hobbes, one of the signature names of the Enlightenment defines the human life in the beginnings of the history of the humankind, or as philosophers call it; the original position. According to Hobbes, if it were not for the social contract; an eternal ceasefire agreement that bred states, constitutions, democracies, [...]

On the Nature of Innovation – 1 “O’ Hodja! Spare us from the elephants!” Collective Memory and Risk

2019-12-03T09:59:32+03:00October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Biometrics, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

You must have heard the name of Nasreddin Hodja, in one form or another, the witty wise man claimed by more than ten cultures across Anatolia, Balkans, Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia. Hodja mostly delivers a pedagogic message, posing as a fool, but history tells us that he was more of a political figure, [...]

September 2019

The Birth and Death of an Innovative Idea – 3 “Why Does History Seem Perfect?”

2019-12-03T10:21:54+03:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Biometrics, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is a question asked by Scott Berkun, in his The Myths of Innovation. The rationale Berkun gives is that history vets out the weaker and the unfit, much like natural selection. In Berkun’s view, what resists time is what resists the conditions. In the previous piece, we discussed the external determiners that influenced [...]