Nomad, science fiction author, former cryptocurrency miner, trailblazer. Find out more at https://www.russlinton.com

We should steer it toward a common good instead of letting it continue to run rampant

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While human civilization has long since accepted the boons of a digital world, we’ve adamantly resisted the idea that technology could improve our political fortunes.

Mention any form of digital voting and the critics will cry heresy. Security, they’ll say, would be compromised, the systems too easily manipulated. Speak of…

Whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when they coddle you?

A first century Roman marble sculpture on “loan” to the Met from Steinhardt’s personal collection. See it quick before the guys in stenciled windbreakers and badges come to collect it…

No, this isn’t a steamy read a la the Amazon Kindle romance category. This is yet another stirring tale about the true adventures of American billionaires. …

Why die to save a dysfunctional government when we have the digital tools to realize true democracy?

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Dire predictions continue to be made about the fate of the civilized world. Last week, billionaire Ray Dalio predicted the reigniting of a U.S. Civil War, cold now for 156 years.

What should be noted is that billionaires have a skewed view of reality. Once you surpass a certain level…

The latest update from my unconventional life.

Photo by Russ Linton — My house peers in through the kitchen window of my childhood home…

I’ve come to understand that writing wouldn’t exist for me without exploration. Miles on the trail, on the road, those are the fuel for my creativity.

But life on the road is taxing. There comes a time after all those miles to stop and rest. …

Surviving the future requires rethinking the present. Here’s a video to show us how.

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With all the doom and gloom in the news, it’s difficult to see the direction we’re headed. Climate change, politics, society, the economy, the predictions are often dire. Unsure of the future, people often panic.

We humans are driven more by emotion than we care to admit. Marketers know this…

Never heard of Duryea? There’s a reason…

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Being first to market isn’t always the best place to start. Innovators bear the brunt of the technical challenges. Once their products are released, imitators soon follow. Often, they do a better job.

Duryea Motor Wagon Company demonstrated the first successful gas powered vehicle in the United States back in…

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