On MNN: Getting chipped, getting old, getting a neat new way to get around
I have been writing over on MNN about technology, the smart house, wearables and boomer stuff. Here are some recent posts that might interest TreeHuggers:
When the New York Times ran a story titled I’m too old for this, I had to look. It was written by Dominique Browning, a prominent green blogger, who noted that “there is also something profoundly liberating about aging: an attitude, one that comes hard won. Only when you hit 60 can you begin to say, with great aplomb: 'I’m too old for this.”
I'm not so sure. More on MNN.CC BY 2.0
Every January, I look out at the sea of eager young faces taking sustainable design at Ryerson University School of Interior Design, and I wonder why any of us are there. Because it all seems so archaic and silly. More at MNN.CC BY 2.0
Recently Tom Oder of MNN addressed the question Is freezing or canning better? He concludes that “it depends” — on variables like preference, time and the type of food. But there are other variables that perhaps are worth mentioning too. I tried to do the math on the carbon footprints of each. More in MNNMore on MNN.
Dogs have them. Cats have them. And plenty of other pets have NFC (near-field communications) chips implanted so that they can be identified. So why don't humans? I thought it was an interesting idea (Never lose your keys again!) - until I saw photos of it being done and almost got sick. More on MNN.