On MNN: Clueless boomers, and in praise of Tim Cook

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© Levittown, how most boomers want to live.

A roundup of posts Lloyd Alter has written for sister site MNN.com about technology, boomers, and whatever.

New study confirms that boomers are clueless

cul de sac graph© What could possibly be wrong with a cul de sac? (Photo: NAHB) A new survey prepared for the National Association of Home Builders finds that the great majority of the 78 million baby boomers in America want to retire to a single family house on a cul-de-sac in the suburbs, which is just about the worst place in the world to be if you can't drive or need help. It's just totally bizarre. More on MNN.

Apple won't help the FBI, and here's why you should care

Tim COok© Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for RFK Human Rights It's a defining moment for CEO Tim Cook, who is fighting to keep iPhones locked, even in the face of terrorism.

This is much bigger than the question of what's on the phone belonging to two dead terrorists; it's about the right to privacy of people everywhere, in democracies and dictatorships alike. More on MNN: Apple won't help the FBI, and here's why you should care

In 100 years, we'll live in 3-D printed holo-suites a mile high, says report

smart things city© SmartThings Here's a techno-optimistic view of a sustainable, connected future. (What a nice change.) More at MNN

Why the recycling market must adapt to survive

garbage© Spencer Platt/Getty Images Author Adam Minter explains the growing pressures on recycling that ultimately point back to you, the consumer. More on MNN

And TreeHugger's Michael Graham Richard is writing over at MNN these days:

NASA's space tourism posters will make you want to explore the galaxy

It turns out that NASA has a good sense of humor. Last year, the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) design studio released a series of retro-style science-fiction posters from an imaginary space tourism agency called the “Exoplanet Travel bureau.” The posters were so well-received that the agency created more and is now releasing them as a series titled “Visions of the Future.” More at MNN

nasa poster© NASA

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