Category: Profiles & Stories

Paroma Turns 15: An Interview With Paralux’s Famous Artificial Intelligence

Paroma turns 15 this year, and so we thought it was time to sit down with her and learn about the groundbreaking artificial intelligence that powers Paralux, the world’s most valuable company. Big Think: I think a lot of people assume that Toshe named you, but I understand that’s not true. What’s the real story…
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What Really Happened to Jasper Taylor?

It was a dark and stormy night… We know how that sounds, but, in this case, it really was true. Cascadia was experiencing a tremendous electrical storm that combined the awesome power of a 100-year thunderstorm with a solar storm that disrupted power grids, electronic communications, and generally played havoc with any number of electrical…
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The Age of Paranoia - Big Think Magazine

The Age of Paranoia

When Farren Radler wakes up every morning he adjusts his tin-foil hat. “I toss and turn in my sleep. I haven’t gotten a good night’s rest in well… it’s been years,” he told me on a Sunday afternoon in his shuttered apartment, walls lined with tin foil, “But when I sleep I knock the tin-foil loose…
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The Last Crusade of Josephine Imre - Big Think Magazine

The Last Crusade of Josephine Imre

Josephine Imre is one of the most successful businesspeople on the planet. As the founder of Softlogic, she built a multi-billion sovereign technology conglomerate from the ground up. But even the wealthy and well-connected can have their lives destroyed by disease. So it was on March 27th, 2014 when Josephine Imre’s husband of 37 years,…
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Terror and Madness in the Jungle - Big Think Magazine

Terror and Madness in the Jungle

In the Beginning was Obsession It was an obsession for both of them. They had met in an interweb forum in 1993, a digital sitting room in which people with different passions and hobbies could meet electronically to be amongst their own. Many such rooms existed. There were rooms devoted to Prawns teams, to model…
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Julian Powder's Last Stand - Big Think Magazine

Julian Powder’s Last Stand

A Young Man With Big Dreams When he was seven years old, Julian Powder’s mother and father were sued for Gross Material Deception with regard to a land speculation deal they were arranging. They lost the case and were forced to work off debt for more than eleven years in the Gearst mines in the Great…
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The Mad Sad Daughters of Victoria Kazmarazz

The Sad, Mad Daughters of Victoria Kazmarazz

None of them agreed to be photographed for this think piece. “Imagine living every day with a mother who looks younger than you do,” says Devorah Kazmarazz, the oldest of Victoria Kazmarazz’s three daughters, “Imagine what that does for your self-esteem as you approach middle age. Of course, I know that she’s got a surgeon…
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Johannes Morgen Comes to Cascadia

If the story is believed, Johannes Morgen found his calling at just eleven. One morning in the German refugee camp he was living in with his mother, Mila, along the Dalmatian coast, a new group of refugees arrived. Some were severely injured escaping from French troops, and Johannes felt compelled to help. He couldn’t have…
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