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Dominic Basulto

Digital Thinker, Electric Artists

Dominic Basulto is a digital thinker at Electric Artists in New York and a contributor to The Washington Post's Ideas@Innovations blog. He is working on a manuscript of a new book on innovation called "Endless Innovation, Most Beautiful and Most Wonderful."

 

 

Why Do Terrorists Blow Up Shopping Malls?

The brazen terrorist attack by Islamic militants on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi this week was tragic, devastating and emotionally wrenching. It was also, unfortunately, inevitable. No matter how good a job […]

Plato: Know Thy Selfie

The selfie has emerged as one of the defining modes of self-expression of the smartphone era. Sometimes, it seems like half of all photos uploaded to Facebook or Instagram each […]

Has the Global Cyberwar Already Started?

Mark 2013 down as the year that the global cyberweapons arms race started. Already, there have been five cyberattacks of unprecedented size and scope in just the first six months of the […]

China Super Moon: Here There Be Dragons

The U.S. is in a space race with China, it just doesn’t know it yet. How many Chinese taikonauts have to return from outer space before we recognize this? Ever since […]

Computers That You Eat (or That Eat You?)

Ray Kurzweil’s dream of internal nanobots floating around our bloodstream making us immortal by eradicating diseases and slowing down the aging process may actually be a reality sooner than any of us […]

Why 3D-Printed Houses Matter

The race to build the world’s first 3D-printed house is on. Italian civil engineer Enrico Dini (the subject of an upcoming documentary called “The Man Who Prints Houses”) has plans to print […]

CNN Thinks LOL Cats Are the Future of News

Now that CNN and BuzzFeed have joined forces to create a new online video destination, the meme-ification of the news is almost complete. The viral celebrities, the LOL cats, and the Listicles have won. The […]

Will We Ever Celebrate Earth Day on Another Earth?

NASA’s recent discovery of two Earth-like planets within the Kepler-62 solar system – the most Earth-like planets ever detected – is creating excitement in the scientific community that we’re close to finding […]

The Solar Eclipse of the Monopolist Utilities

At this year’s TED Conference, entrepreneur Elon Musk confidently predicted that, in the end, “solar will beat everything.” All it will take for the solar energy revolution to become a reality is […]