Category Archives for Science & Technology

Myths, Presumptions, & Facts about Obesity

Here are two readings sent by Ali & Matt, longtime readers of SimoleonSense. The first piece (via WSJ) covers the dietary crusade against fatty foods pursued by health regulators & nonprofits at the expense of the American public. The second reading is a paper from … Continue reading

10. May 2014 by Miguel Barbosa
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The Rise of Digital Utopianism

I just finished reading Fred Turner’s book, From Counter Culture to Cyberculture. Turner’s book explores the relationship between systems thinking/cybernetics/counterculture & silicon valley/digital utopianism. Here is a quick synopsis – via The University of Chicago Press In the early 1960s, computers haunted the American … Continue reading

06. May 2014 by Miguel Barbosa
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47% of Jobs Likely To Be Computerized

If you enjoyed the book, The Second Machine Age, or Marc Andresssen’s piece, Software Eating The World, take a look at this paper (by Frey @ Osborne) – it identifies areas where technology is replacing human labor. This is a fairly long post which contains the following: … Continue reading

02. May 2014 by Miguel Barbosa
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Sustainable Energy a la Munger

Two years ago a friend and shareholder of Aggreko told me about a book called, “Sustainable Energy Without The Hot Air“. The book was recommended by Aggreko’s senior management as a primer for investors to learn about sustainable energy. As I … Continue reading

26. April 2014 by Miguel Barbosa
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Part 2. Genomics, Bioinformatics, & Bio-Hacking

This is the second part of my post on genomics. Let’s start with a recap on whole genome sequencing and move onto comparing dna & technology.  Whole genome sequencing Curious about what it’s like to have your genome sequenced? read this piece … Continue reading

15. March 2014 by Miguel Barbosa
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