Tag Archives: world hack

How the pace of innovation is increasing, and what might stop it.

I believe the pace of innovation is accelerating. There are accelerating returns because we invent new tools that create new tools. And most, if not all, innovation is an incremental process that builds on the knowledge and ideas that precede it. So more innovation, means more to build on. That is exponential growth. Read more »

How to promote your music – Derek Sivers shares his secrets

My favorite times in life have often started with a “see what happens” spirit. -Derek Sivers
This free ebook has advice useful for anyone who wants to promote a cause. Read more »

How to translate any webpage with one click

But as great as Google Translate is, it requires that little extra effort or advanced planning which only helps for pages you control, so it doesn’t get used as often as it could. With the help of another Javascript bookmarklet, you can create one click translation for any web page you are currently viewing. Read more »

A 1001+ things to do for a boy (or girl)

Boys’ Life magazine, published monthly since 1911, is the official publication of the Boy Scouts of America. The magazine continues to this day for subscribers. But even if you are not a subscriber, back issues – EVERY ISSUE -, are available online to everyone through the December 2009 issue. Read more »

How to tell if water at your beach is safe for swimming

You want to go swimming, but is the water clean? Are you risking your health? How does your beach compare? Read more »

13 ways to fix the world

For 13 straight weeks I have written a post on How to fix the world. This week, I thought I would pause, and list out a table of contents for what I have written so far. Read more »

How to spy on the spies

Some of the most expensive and secretive spy activity takes place in broad daylight. Read more »

How to signal 100 miles without the aid of electricity. What is a heliograph?

The most astonishing of them is the immense distance at which the flash can be seen bright and distinct Read more »

How do you make money in a world without copyright?

Someone at ask.metafilter.com is wondering about a world without copyright. My answer was that Read more »

The secret to engineering success; How to fix the world #M

Imagine you are a benevolent dictator. You want your country, and your people to succeed. How can you make that happen? You can’t just order that it be true. Read more »