Normally what I write is quite boring, but this may be fun: Hidden History: Driving The Last Spike Of The Transcontinental Railroad Was An Early Version Of The Internet Of Things (http://highscalability.com/blog...). At least I get a kick out of it.
I anticipate what the people who hate government regulations and the people who distrust the medical establishment will say about the FDA telling 23andme to stop what they're doing, but I do have to ask: does 23andme actually detect/measure what they claim to detect/measure? How do we know?
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Quite good, faithful to the book (I think), but if you hadn't read the book I don't think it would make sense. Which reminded me of Ender's Game. These movies should really be a mini-series so they have some time to flesh out the story. A movie isn't just a series of images, it needs a story to knit it all together.
Curious that when the colonists in the 1700s realized they weren't really British citizens and couldn't rely on British law to justify their assertion of rights, they created a new higher rational, Natural Law as justification. They didn't turn to an already existing law with an established book: God's Law.
A big reason robotic drivers would reduce congestion is robotic drivers would transform a nonlinear system into a linear system. Humans react, well, like nutballs to events while robots would just be cool about it.