Monthly Archive: September 2008

9-24-2008-living-vicariously

Cityscape Escape

Escapism is on the rise–making it as real as possible is the way to go. In Grand Theft Auto IV, the game takes you to cities that look so real you can actually feel the tension as you race from one neighborhood to the next.

Einstein’s Refrigerator

Einstein’s Refrigerator

  Third World refrigeration in the many areas without electricity has been limited to gas-fired fridges, which are too expensive for most and clever but minimal damp sand in buckets contrivances which are better...

THE SHARED SPACE CONCEPT

THE SHARED SPACE CONCEPT

I don’t know if this would work in a less cohesive, more aggressive culture, but it would sure be worth a try to get rid of the traffic lights. Imagine a world without those...

Curbing the Coal

Curbing the Coal

  I’m afraid that this is another tree-hugger pipedream, as the chances that we (meaning the whole human race) will stop using the cheapest form of energy, coal, in order to save us from...

Souls? Prove it.

Souls? Prove it.

  For some, the existence of a soul is absolute, a fact, a belief where upon millions have died in the name of “The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” Whether you’re Buddhist,...

FISHING FOR SURVIVAL

FISHING FOR SURVIVAL

Anyone who has paid attention in recent years has to be concerned with the state of the fishing industry on which so much of the world depends for its protein supply. With many species...