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Will Technology Save Our Butts? Why Not Learn Something?



May 23, 2009 – Comments (16)

The doom-and-gloom posters are a one-dimensional drag on spirits.  Generally, they usually regurgitate "news" published or broadcast every hour on the more-or-less mainstream media.  Moreover, they know nothing about the current developments in technology that can contribute, as they have in the past, to a brighter tomorrow.

Usually, those on CAPS who do have relevant technical knowledge don't post much, because they recognize their insights will fall on deaf or unknowing ears.  I have a suggestion.

Even the most technically illiterate can learn about the important advances being made that may contribute substantially to a better future.  What do you know about Lithium-Sulfur batteries?  About SION Energy?  About A123?  About the infeasibility of hydrogen fuel cells?  About "smart meters" that could reduce the load on the nation's electricity grids?  About the Tesla?

May I suggest an hour each week reading Technology Review, published by MIT?

It's written in easy-to-understand everyday English.  It contains articles about this stuff.  Some articles suggest fascinating investment paths.  Some point out the substantial barriers to touted scientific lifesavers, possibly keeping you out of investment trouble.  Some articles provide insight into the decisions being made by the Obama administration.

But all articles will make you a hell of a lot more informed and interesting person.  Give it a try, one time.

16 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On May 23, 2009 at 11:31 PM, devoish (70.13) wrote:

Despite the unnecessary and obnoxious insults in the first two pargraphs, I'll rec the post for the link to the e-zine.

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#2) On May 23, 2009 at 11:51 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

How does any of what you reference help the millions upon millions of unemployed and soon to be unemployed feed themselves and their families??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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#3) On May 24, 2009 at 12:48 AM, FleaBagger (27.46) wrote:

Obnoxious though he be, alstry is right. The economic devastation in this country's next 5-10 years will make it that much more difficult to develop and perfect new technologies.

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#4) On May 24, 2009 at 1:45 AM, Donnernv (< 20) wrote:

Alstry, you obnoxious one-dimensional ass.  The way out may be through technology.  It may not be the only way, but it may be a major contributor.  What do you suggest?  Hunker down in a bunker and buy precious metals?  Prepare?  How?

All I suggest is that you educate your pathetic news-quoting, drumbeating carcass to include some knowledge about what is going on in the world of technology.

You know jack-s**t about the technology world about you.  A litle education can't hurt you, could it?

Oh, the obligatory "look at me"...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#5) On May 24, 2009 at 2:45 AM, Donnernv (< 20) wrote:


Sorry you are offended by the (not meant to be) insults.  It's spelled "paragraphs" by the way.  English is a tough language.

But the crap posted by the doom-and-gloomers is unbalanced.  We shall overcome.  There are things going on in the world that are beyond the ken of the restaurant manager bloggers.

Which of the Florida school teachers saw the Internet...the PC...integrated circuits...Hubble...plug-in hybrid cars?

Does that mean technology will save our butts tomorrow?  Of course not.  But does it mean that our expanding technology will address, in a meaningful way, our problems?  Yes.

There will be pain in the reset of our (and the world's ) economy but I do not take that to mean "WE ARE ALL DOOMED".  That is a ridiculous conclusion.

Work is going on, by brilliant and entrepreneurial innovators, that will change our future.  Does that mean the Dow will go up Tuesday?  Of course not.  But to drumbeat Armageddon is mindless.  It's a rec seeking crap.

Anyone who does not take the opportunity to inform his/herself of what is going on in the innovative world is losing the opportunity to make better investments tomorrow.

Thanks for the rec.  It's so important to me.

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#6) On May 24, 2009 at 3:08 AM, Donnernv (< 20) wrote:


Fortunately, the work going on is not impacted by the present economic crisis.  Much is funded by universities, venture capitalists and the government.

The present economic crisis is unbelieveably painful.  But Joe Sixpack's layoff doesn't affect the funding.  Even Obama and his advisors recognize the importance.  And even if he/they didn't, the entrepreneurs and venture capitalists do.

SCION and A123 are privately funded.  I'd give Alstry's left arm to be able to buy stock in these companies.  But, alas, it cannot be done.

Fear not.  The work will go on.  It won't save the world tomorrow.  But it will be a building block toward solving the structural problems we are trying mightily to overcome.

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#7) On May 24, 2009 at 9:05 AM, hanginout (85.00) wrote:

The goods and services demand reminds us of our economy lifeblood today.  It ignores another more vital pulse that beats strongly in this country and around the world.  Knowledge, research, innovation, and technology provide economic future possibilities.  The solution to many of our difficulties today may be in advances already under way.  This is another type of intellectual gold.

Besides, it never hurts to learn something.

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#8) On May 24, 2009 at 9:44 AM, alstry (< 20) wrote:


A difference between me and you is I freely recommended this blog when I initiatlly responded and you recommended my suspension last week.  Some are stand up people and others....well I will leave that up to you......There are many other differences too, but that is just one.

Your problem is that you now worried that almost everything you own is going to be worthless and you don't know where to go.....and based on your should be.

But don't fear...Alstry knows where things are going;)

....But the crap posted by the doom-and-gloomers is unbalanced.....

No its is simply the truth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fear not.  The work will go on.  It won't save the world tomorrow.

Now you are sounding like Alstry...Don't Fear...and you are right it won't save a result Alstry will warn about tomorrow so some can be saved.

What a fricken hypocrite you condemn Alstry for warning.....AND you admit most don't have access to being saved.....PLUS imply only the private few have the ability or access to make to appropriate investments for the future.....

TO HECK WITH YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  go make a few public donations so the world can scream how great you you are quitely saving yourself behind their backs......

My obviously have very little understanding of Alstry or Alstryromincs....Alstrynomics is about being right....not living in fantasyland or living for the select few.....his blogging does not serve the private needs of the private few......Alstry is about we the people....not only.... us the few.........

My belief you inherited your money is now only hightened....what disturbs you is you are watching practically everything you own go down in value and you blame Alstry....the only person to blame is yourself as you have been warned over and over.....

and based on your blogging and caps score....expect your wealth to go down further...despite having direct and free access to one of the best macroeconomic prognosticators in the world.....ALSTRYNOMICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

keep whining and complaining all you want.....but until you tap your medi-chlorines you can never appreciate the power of the Force.....look around you it is is CAPs...and even having access to R2D2 or C3P0 does not prepare for the invasion of the Empire.

Alstry is a jedi night who helps the people....right now they need to be day that will change....just not now....

And for what its worth....just as Alstry has been dead on about the present.....he has a pretty good idea about the future....and maybe if you are nice to him.....he may tell you.

In the mean time, I would like you to appologize for complaining and causing my suspension last week you little weasel.  Moreover, you should appologize to every CAPs player for implying you are better than them because of your access to certain investments you think they don't. 

Alstry is no better than anyone......Alstrynomics is all about We the People and We the CAPs players.  Alstrynomics is all about winning and helping others to win...... and based on your CAPs score and don't appear to be a winner to me.

Go back and read what you blogged.....its implications are pretty sad and embarassing.....don't you think its time to appologize???.....especially if you inherited your money and didn't earn it......shame on you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#9) On May 24, 2009 at 10:09 AM, Mary953 (84.63) wrote:

Alstry - Go Away!

You are a gnat, buzzing and annoying, but with little to add.

You scream  Prepare!  Prepare!  but you will not be specific.  My friend Donner, on the other hand, solicited ideas, sifted through them, and created DonnerDiv to track the success of the portfolio he decided on for DIVIDEND profitability.  The fact that some of the stocks have double digit percent increases in value is a bonus.  It is out there for all to copy if they wish. Win or lose, cards are on the table.  He is not afraid to stand behind his decisions - ever.

You call yourself a night - good word - a darkness that you hide in.  At night, you can cloak your identity, pretend to be what you are not, act big, talk big, and never have to man up and take responsibility. 

A Knight, on the other hand, would have a code of honor. Typo, Freudian slip, legitimate error? 

You have said in other blogs that you have lost millions and plan to do so again.  Without touching on Donner and his circumstances, how much would someone have to inherit to never have to worry about money again?  Personally, I find that those who inherit large sums do not show money the proper respect.  There are very few on CAPS that fit that profile.  You would seem a closer fit than Donner - how do you manage to spend so much time blogging and still have lost those millions anyway?

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#10) On May 24, 2009 at 10:39 AM, alstry (< 20) wrote:


Think of Alstry like one of his heros....Paul Revere....and guess the end he was right.

You can keep drinking the Kool Aid if you so choose...and keep supporting someone that says the way to salvation is having access to investments that few qualify due to not having enough net worth or access to the "right people."

Not Alstry....he knows the key to salvation is preparation.....and anyone can do it....but you must believe in yourself or pay the consequences.

Alstry has no problem with Donner...I actually feel for the guy.....I know he is confused....everything in his world is turning upside down....but someone better wake up the misguided or they will guide themselves and those around them in the wrong direction.

Alstry is all about warning when warning is appropriate and guiding where guiding is appropriate.  No limited membership let me remind you....Prepare!!!!

And as far as the answer to your last should answer itself.....again...Prepare!!!!!


PS:  Why the heck are you sooooo rude and demanding me to leave.......Alstry was invited to this party by the nature of this life, one should never punch  unless they can handle being hit back.....Alstrynomics is all about being RIGHT and rightous!!!!!!!!

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#11) On May 24, 2009 at 11:02 AM, Mary953 (84.63) wrote:

Donner has my Respect.  His actions to others and his blogs here have earned that. With respect comes friendship, whether that friendship is returned or not.  I will not, therefore, watch you take inappropriate potshots without pointing out that you are angry because your own bad behavior was sufficient to cause a suspension and you are blaming Donner for it here.

You have shown that you hide behind words that have no meaning.  This is a shame, because I have read a few of your blogs that showed you could have been a true leader in CAPS rather than a clown.  I do not plan to "punch" further at fog or at jello.   

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#12) On May 24, 2009 at 11:27 AM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

Some could equate Donner's behavior of tattletaling as wimpy.  Some could equate his implying the way to salvation by being one of the chosen few as arrogant.

In the is the content and score that matter.  Alstrynomics is about being right and few can score like Alstry.

Alstrynomics is about folks can continue to serve and drink the Kool each Alstry warns the rest about your kind.

I know it must be difficult to align yourself with the misguided...but we all make our choices in life.  And if you choose to respect Donner...I respect you for that is your choice.

Alstrynomics will continue being the champion of WE THE PEOPLE.

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#13) On May 24, 2009 at 11:45 AM, ralphmachio (< 20) wrote:

Another individual who believes the news leans to the sensational, and does not act as a buffer for pertinent facts that would educate the hopelessly hopeful.  Any doom and gloomer who gets his facts from the news and not books written decades ago is a newbie.  To see the way things are playing out now, just as predicted 25 years ago by Bill Cooper (Sure he believes in UFO's, but disinformation mixes 90% unacceptable truth with 10% BS about aliens and whatnot to make any member of the truth movement to seem flakey) in his book, "Behold a Pale Horse".  Like many other conspiracy writers he has been discredited, but that does not change the fact that many of the things he predicted came true!  He includes a copy of the protocols of the learned elders of Zion, which clearly details how we got into this very situation! The protocols have also been discredited, however, they are words on paper, and must be judged as such in context with our present situation.  In other words, the very existence of such protocols are evidence of their being implemented when put against the political backdrop of today and the near future.

A 2 month rally, in the grand scheme of things is spit in the bucket. Long term, the only way to save this country, and the world is through middleman-obsolescence.  If you don't make nuthin, you ant worth nuthin, and you are a mosquito feeding on the rest of civilization. Throw onto this useless pile: Politicians, bankers, lawyers, judges, meter maids, and the like.  Elevate the ranks of the educators, those whose technology would make us independent from greed,remove currency,make being a thug out to be stupid, rather than glamorize it and then crime becomes obsolete, and so does 80% of our police force! 

We should be following our passions, and using them to add to society on a community basis, but we can only be free to do this with less greed, and more education based on truth, not on what benefits the faulty system. I could train my dog to do anything i want, whether it's catch a frisbee, or attack anyone who comes in my backyard. I train him according to my better interest, which fortunately for him is to catch frisbees, and run through the stream in the mountains where I live.

We are being trained to chase a carrot so that we can hand a significant portion of our carrot to bad intentioned folks who will take our carrot and  engineer an inhumane society, and the cycle will continue as long as we are willing participants.  I always question large scale applications of technology, because the powers that be always profit from it, and until we stop funding our own dehumanization, no technology will be implemented to improve our lives.

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#14) On May 24, 2009 at 10:11 PM, OneLegged (< 20) wrote:

You can't eat batteries no matter their flavor.

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#15) On May 24, 2009 at 10:42 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:


Maybe Donner failed to inform us of a new technology that not only lights our homes but provides us sustanance as if it could only get on its knees on demand.

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#16) On May 24, 2009 at 11:32 PM, Seano67 (23.55) wrote:

Well, technological innovations have always been the drivers for economic and societal advances, however it's also somewhat of a double-edged sword ('it" being technology). Even as it makes us more 'connected' globally, in many ways it seems to separate us even further. I don't know. I could go on for days about this topic. It certainly is a fascinating one.

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