Food security is not the most exciting nor alluring of issues, but it is one of the most important. And technology will play a crucial role in how we feed the world. The decisions we make about technology today will carry major ramifications down the line.
Wikipedia and the wizards behind the curtain
Perhaps it behooves us to know more about the source of so much of our knowledge. As informal as we may consider our Wikipedia searches, it doesn't change the fact that most of us lean on it regularly.
The case against capital-P Passion
Taking the pressure off ourselves to find our Passion will ease unrealistic expectations that prevent us from taking advantage of opportunities around us that, if grasped, will provide value to our society. And by working on something that we identify as having value to our society, there's a good chance that passion will slowly emerge over time.
Three years ago, I was jogging on a trail sandwiched between a cornfield and a forest when a curious thought crossed my mind.
A PhD and research methods
We as humans seek patterns in the world around us. Research methods give us tools to accurately discern patterns – patterns that can improve our lives or give us insights into what appear to be impossible problems or simply fascinate and delight us.
You should know what SEO is
As a consumer of the search engine results, you should be aware that there are teams of people out there working hard to push certain links to the top of certain searches. Needless to say, it's not dumb luck.
Should you make yourself a website? Probably
While a website isn't right for everyone, in most cases I tend to encourage people to create a site for themselves. The ways in which we share about ourselves is evolving, and it's more and more common that we Google people and topics online.
Behind the scenes: Communicating the science of GMOs
I'm not of the mindset that things get better when they're swept under the rug. I've never seen that work. I worked to create a site that lays it out there. Here are GMOs. Here's the science. Now you go decide.
Against the Odds: A Path Forward for Rural America
"Against the Odds" is a powerful firsthand account of life in rural America that offers a broad, probing look at the environmental tensions surrounding the collapse of many of our rural resource communities.
You listen to who you know
Take a moment and think of your own interactions today. How much of your information was received from, and given to, people with whom you had established prior relationships?