Increased mobility is one of the great accomplishments of the industrial age. We can get to places much faster whether it is for work, to visit friends and family, for sightseeing, or to participate in an event. Those gains, however, [...]  Read more


Electrification of transportation, heating, and various industrial processes is crucial to fighting the climate crisis. Of course that’s only true if we wind up generating that electricity without carbon emissions. Renewable energy, including wind, hydro and solar will play a [...]  Read more


“Danger, Will Robinson!” was one of the catchphrases of Robot Model B-9, mostly known simply as the Robot, in the 1960s TV Series Lost in Space. More than half a century later, we have plenty of industrial robots toiling away [...]  Read more

Mask Mandates Were Effective

Yesterday I took a day off after my second vaccine shot and promptly made the mistake of getting myself into a Twitter fight about the effectiveness of mask mandates (ugh, looks like other party deleted their tweets leaving only my [...]  Read more

Climate and Crypto

I have been asked how I can reconcile my support for crypto/blockchain with my concerns about the climate crisis. So here is a blog post laying this out. Crypto/blockchain is a fundamental innovation that addresses an important problems facing us [...]  Read more