Romney Chooses a Tech-Centric Energy Plan to Jumpstart Jobs and Economic Growth

Presidential energy plans.  Talk about a field littered with ignominious failures.  It’s not just this Administration’s anemic results from its $70+ billion stimulus for alternative energy.  Remember Carter’s Synfuels Corporation, or Clinton’s Partnership for a New Generation of (80 mpg) Vehicles?  Thus far, every energy plan would work better in Hollywod than Houston.  Romney’s new plan is the…

Look to Software Not Hardware to Fix India’s Grid

Audience viewing is up for the Olympics, setting records.  But not so much in India of course where whatever share of the 600 million in the dark might otherwise have watched India’s hockey team – field hockey, guys, it’s the summer – lose to New Zealand, and thus lose a berth in the semifinals. The 2012 Olympics will…

The Great New American Outsourcing, Clouds to China?

Fast forward to Olympics 2016.  Senator Reid is still the majority leader.  (It could happen.)  This time he’s not calling for the burning of our Olympic team’s Chinese-made uniforms as he recently did, but instead that we boycott watching the games on streaming video.  Why? Because, quelle horreur, in 2016 the gazillion gigabytes of Olympic…

The Solyndrafication of Healthcare Technology

Everyone wants healthcare that is better, more personal, useful, effective, and cheaper.  The key to conquering these conflicting objectives: technology.  Fortunately, we sit on the cusp of the biggest medical tech revolution in human history. But as every sentient citizen knows, the epicenter of action in this arena has just moved from the innovators and entrepreneurs…

Tricorder Update — Social Medicine is the Next Big Thing After Social Media

You want a vision for the future of health care?  Don’t look to policymakers and regulators.  Look to innovators and innovations.   Look to San Diego’s wireless mesas and San Francisco’s silicon valleys.  Look at Scanadu’s protean medical Tricorder.  They get it, and it’s awesome.  Watch their one-and-a-half-minute video before reading on. Scanadu’s vision embraces patient-centric healthcare as a personal information service,…

Has Apple Peaked? Hardly.

In 1980, no one – no one – anticipated what Apple would become.  That era was dominated by Central Computing.  No one foresaw the revolution Distributed Computing would unleash.  Hundreds of new companies emerged, many old ones evaporated, and millions of new jobs were created in an employment tsunami that transformed American businesses for the next two…