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Phil Gura

Pardon My Drone

If we think about drones, we probably think about remote-controlled assassination machines manned by the Mossad or “fly-through” tours of the homes of the rich and famous.  What we (or at least I) didn’t think about were artificially intelligent police drones that can be sent out by 911 […]

Is Google Really the Borg?

“We are the Borg. Your biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own. Resistance is futile.”  Now, I would never be mistaken for a Trekker, but there are some lines from the series that everyone of a certain age knows and this is one of them. […]

Home Alone

There’s an old Yiddish saying, passed down to me from my grandparents, that is worth recalling in these uncertain and potentially infectious times: “When three people say you’re drunk, go lie down in the gutter.” So, when my brother the doctor (he’s the smart one) texted the family […]

2020 Foresight: Doing the Vacuuming

Pick your aphorism.  Nature abhors a vacuum.  Markets hate uncertainty. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.  Small is beautiful.  Whichever one you choose, my prediction for 2020 is the same:  we will see state legislatures acting to protect their citizens (and lure corporate taxpayers) by passing […]