New episode of the Ignite Alabama podcast takes a look at how automation technologies will impact employment. The guest is Taylor Phillips of Futureproof Bama, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission of preparing Alabama for what I like to call the 21st century economy. Visit http://ignitealabama/futureproof_bama_2017/ for the show notes.
In early August, late one Sunday evening–August 7 to be precise– I was gathering habanero peppers. It was hot and I was tired. The pepper plants were short and so, to avoid bending over, I’d plopped myself down and was sitting in the grass, picking peppers off one plant at a time. I would gather […]
Once upon a time, social media was about having a conversation. Or at least that was how I once experienced it. Today, what is labeled social media isn’t a conversation at all. It’s a series of drive-by encounters using largely symbolic gestures to ostensibly convey some emotional response. Sometimes these virtual encounters occur in something […]
The world has always been complex. What has changed over the past few centuries is that we (in a collective sense) have come to know more about physical laws and biology. Discoveries that led to a better understanding of the basic principles of the physical and biological world opened the door for science to explore […]
Garrison Linn, a grad student in physics, recently delivered a talk at TEDxBirmingham about the importance of an explorer mindset and embracing exploration in the pursuit of goals. Garrison used the analogy of soccer to illustrate that the best path to a desired outcome isn’t always the fastest or most direct. In this week’s show, […]