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eatsa1Cleaning the robots, 43rd & 3rd – February 16, 2017

The future of humanity will require undoing some of the so-called progress of the present.

StreetArt2016ggWould that NYC officials included and reported on EMF risks in their Air Flow Study.

DevOps

MummiesAtTheMet1Metropolitan Museum of Art, August 6, 2015

Photograph: Stephen Wise

Wheels2Photograph: Stephen Wise

Footsie

ServiceDogThis is a Service Dog (not to be confused with a Compassion Dog or an Emotional Support Dog) at the Chambers Street subway station this week—looking a bit run down, perhaps from Wi-Fi exposure.

WiFiThe decision by New York officials to make NYC, including subways, a big WiFi hot spot is misguided, and will lead to negative health consequences for New Yorkers of all persuasions.

The day is coming when “Wi-Fi Free” will be more desirable than “Free Wi-Fi.”

MarsRoverSiemensSiemens, a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, joined with Industry Week to host a recent conference in New York: Manufacturing in America. The focus of the conference was Additive Manufacturing (3D-Printing), a high growth area in which Siemens is a leader.

Additive Manufacturing has been around for 25 years, but has really taken off in the last couple of years, as new usages are found not just for modeling and prototyping but final manufacturing as well. Industry analyst Terry Wohlers projects 3D-Printing revenues will to be $3 billion this year, and $6 billion in 2014 — with 28% coming from parts considered to be final manufacturing.

BeHappyJuly9-2013“Look over your ranks watch them with care.” Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago, 1973

A camera on a pole in Jackson Heights (Queens), NY — put up on July 9, 2013. In the background is a McDonald’s “Be :)” sign.

BicyclistOnFifth“The culture of American business is enveloping everything in its path by appealing to individualistic instincts while it reinforces its messages with the imagery of technological gadgetry and consumer delights.” Herbert I. Schiller, The Mind Managers (Beacon Press, 1973)

Photograph: Stephen Wise

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