Adam S. Brooks

technologist / geek . entrepreneur . marketer . presenter / speaker . developer . consultant . innovator . educator . community advocate . author .

The North America Computer Sciences Skills Gap

North America is simply not producing enough computer science grads to fill industry needs — not by a long shot.

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A lamp for $5 that is powered by gravity

A lamp for $5 that is powered by gravity and does not require an electrical source? |

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Supporting tourism via use of virtual technologies

Owner/CEO of CST, Fathi Al Riyami, writes on supporting tourism via use of virtual technologies: @omanobserver

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Technology Drivers depend on internal te

Technology Drivers depend on internal technological capabilities to develop new products and services.

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Singularity: Lifespan becomes enormously

Singularity: Lifespan becomes enormously extended, death becomes an affliction and not an inevitability.

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Without privacy, we could have perfect #

Without privacy, we could have perfect #security, but no one would accept a system like that.

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By 2045 we will reach the “Singularity,

By 2045 we will reach the “Singularity,” where people and machine will reach a deep level of integration.

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Consumer Rapid Prototyping Will Create Next Wave of Entrepreneurs

Picture of the ORDbot Quantum 3D printer

Picture of the ORDbot Quantum 3D printer

So, I’ve had a few cups of coffee and decided to rant on 3D printing today.

The Creators Project just published an article “10 Insane Things You Didn’t Know 3D Printers Could Do” by Michelle Lhooq. This is one of several recent articles that have rekindled my excitement for this emerging consumer technology. No, it’s not new. Companies have been using rapid prototyping practices for 20-some years. What is new is the availability of this technology to a large new audience of empowered users. As with any new consumer technology (e.g. the Internet, desktop publishing, social media, nonlinear editing), the synergy comes from the unexpected consequences. We use technology for one thing, one specific solution, but often find that “crowd souring” reveals new opportunity.

I first saw rapid prototype printing in 1997. The vision promised for users is now becoming reality. New innovations take time to reach from industry to the consumer market but we’ll all soon be empowered “makers” of new physical products. As we’ve used computers to change business, communications and entertainment in the virtual world, we are going to rapidly enhance the physical world. Anyone will be able to design and build physical prototypes and solutions to common problems. This is sparking a new flood of patents and intellectual property. I am VERY excited to see this coming to fruition!

Desktop publishing changed the printing industry and niche media as we knew it. The Internet changed communications and business processes. Who will be most impacted by rapid prototyping? Manufacturers? Engineering?

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Mobility means info, convenience and social

Mobility means info, convenience, and social all served up on the go, across a variety of screens and devices.

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Lockheed Martin Missile Defense Secrets Sold Through eBay

Details of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system used to shoot down ballistic missiles using a hit-to-kill approach are found on a computer sold through eBay. Another day, another cyber-security concern. In today’s episode, a used computer bought on eBay contained highly sensitive details of a key U.S. missile system designed by defense contractor Lockheed Martin. Among the data found on the legally purchased computer were details of test launch procedures, blueprints of facilities and sensitive personal data on Lockheed Martin employees. Read More


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