The Matrix Real Time

Analysis and Opinion By joeAm The movie “The Matrix” explores a digital reality where humans have been reduced to a source of energy empowering the computer. A few rebels are fighting it. It’s pretty much what we see in our world today only the computer does not yet have us physically plugged in. It is … Continue reading

Crazy conspiracy theorists and the Philippines

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America A conspiracy arises when we have only a part of the picture and so invent the rest of it, then find other believers who, by the weight of their agreement, legitimize and defend it. If the picture is Monet or graffiti, no worries, it’s ours. One current conspiracy theory … Continue reading

Knowledge Today Is a Polluted Ocean

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America What is knowledge? It’s the data resident in our brains. There is no moral judgment applied to what’s there. It’s just there. The judgment comes into play when we use that data and find out if it is scientifically right or wrong, or when it leads to acts that … Continue reading

A lesson from COVID: how to move a nation forward

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America There are many lessons to be learned from COVID. Mine is peculiar, I admit, a realization that the nation, to get out of the grip of a virus, needs to focus almost all energies and budgets on the effort. When we get substantially out, say in early 2022, it … Continue reading

The Pandemic Year

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar The pandemic year is coming to an end, and „the beginning of the end“ of the pandemic may be there as Prof. Dr. Ugur Sahin said recently. Prof. Dr. Sahin and his wife Dr. Özlem Türeci are the co-founders of BioNTech, the German firm that produced the … Continue reading