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Ira Brodsky focuses on the role of individual freedom and creativity in the development of science and technology; how technology can be used by consumers for self-empowerment; and how technology can be used by the state as an instrument of oppression.

Brodsky is a researcher, author, and publisher. He founded Datacomm Research in 1989, published dozens of reports on new technologies and markets, produced several trade conferences during the 1990s, and has consulted for clients in Asia, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East. Ira Brodsky has been a regular contributor to publications including Network World, America's Network, Telephony, and Wireless Review. He has an Extra Class amateur radio license. Brodsky currently writes a blog on P
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Most health and fitness monitors are worn on the wrist. The OURA Ring is different: it is (as its name implies) worn on a finger. The company claims the ring tracks sleep and activity with “unparalleled precision.” It senses arteries in the finger, taking 250 samples per second.

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The Persian Night by Amir Taheri
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Out of the Ashes by James R. Whelan
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This book tells the story of what really happened in Chile in 1973. It is meticulously researched and documented. Most other books about Chile simply repeat the standard leftist narrative. Allende was elected with 36% of the vote--one percent more th ...more
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Energy for Future Presidents by Richard A. Muller
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Very interesting and relatively non-technical survey of energy solutions. Though Muller famously changed his mind about global warming, I'm not sure he chnaged his mind all that much. The book's greatest asset is that it provides a fair and realistic ...more
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The Fifties by David Halberstam
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A Shortcut Through Time by George Johnson
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Syntony and Spark by Hugh G.J. Aitken
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If you really want to understand the origin of radio technology, this book is a classic. However, you probably need quite a bit of background before you tackle this one.
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The Double Helix by James D. Watson
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Interesting and well-written, but I wouldn't rely exclusively on Watson's version of things.
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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn
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A classic in the philosophy of science, but anyone who reads Kuhn should also read Popper, Feyerabend, and others. The lesson that seems to be lost today is that once you move beyond clearly demonstrable facts, science is highly speculative. Some the ...more
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