Cassidy Hall post this insight into the heart and mind of Fr. Charles Cummings, OCSO “The monastic night watch is good practice in the art of waiting, as we patiently look for the coming of dawn. Monks and nuns wait in the dark, longing for the light of dawn but unable to hasten its […]
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From the Google Assistant to self-driving cars, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is progressing rapidly. While science fiction portrays artificial intelligence (AI) as robots with human-like characteristics, AI encompasses anything from IBM’s Watson to autonomous weapons. Although AI and Machine Learning (ML) are household terms, not many people are clear on what they actually mean. What […]
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An informative report sponsored by the Environmental Policy and Law and Center summarizes the impacts and concerns of climate change on the Great Lakes and surrounding regions. A team of experts on climate change compiled “An Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change on the Great Lakes.” Part of their conclusions states “Scientific analyses clearly […]
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In an engaging, deeply reported book, the authors travel to mobility hotspots, from Helsinki to Shanghai, to scout out this future. And they visit the companies putting it together. One, Divergent3d, is devising a system to manufacture cars with robots and 3D printers. PonyAI, a Chinese-Silicon Valley startup, builds autonomous software that perceives potholes, oncoming […]
via New Technology Books: “Hop, Skip, Go – How the Mobility Revolution Is Transforming Our Lives” — Boomers Daily
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*Author’s Preface: Please excuse the length of this summary and review. Due to time constraints (and mental constraints unfortunately), it ended up being much longer than I expected. If you do choose to read this, then consider it an act of resistance against our culture that demands all content to be curated to the extent […]
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Fr. Daniel’s latest book, Catholicity and Emerging Personhood: A Contemporary Theological Anthropology, is now available from Amazon, your local book retailer, and the publisher, Orbis Books. Here is the publisher description: “By humbly seeking wisdom from the scientific, philosophical, and social-scientific communities, Horan argues, we can gain new insight on personhood and a wider perspective of where […]
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Jesus, the Savior of the world, was born in the simplest of settings, a manger, surrounded by nature, and illuminated by a bright star in the sky. Jesus, Son of God, is the greatest gift from God. Jesus found joy and sustenance in God’s creation, the natural world for which we all depend. Heavenly gifts […]
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