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

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…

Let’s terraform Earth

Not Mars — photo by Russ Linton

I spent Saturday wandering the desert around Lake Mead. The hike meant to take three hours turned into an all day scramble as my wife, my dog, and I blundered our way across a barren landscape.

We’ve hiked a lot of miles. The dog has far too many on him…

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…

How the pandemic spurred a technological revolution long in the making for which we’re still not prepared

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It is a sign of our deeply polarized political reality that the disastrous toll on human life caused by the pandemic is still being debated.

Worldwide, the death toll has not yet reached the numbers of the 1918 Pandemic where an estimated 50 million died. …

The legendary comedian can’t claim both titles

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Dave Chappelle has made a career out of pushing the envelope. Chappelle’s Show both shocked and enlightened with its witty exploration of American racial tensions. Sixteen nominations and seven wins, the critically acclaimed show received Emmy nods and awards from the BET and NAACP.

The ground breaking series took down…

Finding my way home

South Sister Peak, Oregon — photo by author

With all the traveling, I’ve spent a lot of time trying to get back to Montana.

The trails there will spoil you. Catch them in the spring and they’re a riot of color bathed in a sun so close the warmth burns through even the chilliest breeze. …

Russ Linton

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