Jonathan McGehee

53 Added | 7 Magazines | 1 Following | @jonathanmcgehee | Engineer by profession. Math nerd. Tech enthusiast. Productivity hacker. Futurist. Man of infinite interests. Learning addict. Seeker of connections. Introvert. Family guy. Follower of Jesus Christ. Imbiber of coffee. 

The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age

Twenty-five years after the introduction of the World Wide Web, the Information Age is coming to an end. Thanks to mobile screens and Internet everywhere, we’re now entering what I call the “Experience Age.”<p>When was the last time you updated your Facebook status? Maybe you no longer do? It’s been …

Business Strategy

Atoms Reach Record Temperature, Colder than Absolute Zero

Absolute zero is often thought to be the coldest temperature possible. But now researchers show they can achieve even lower temperatures for a …

Physics

10 tips from a Silicon Valley bootcamp that aims to make smart, successful people more productive

It's almost like rationality boot camp.<p>Here are some of the best tips I gathered from attending one:<p>Agents use higher brain functions to control their actions and shape their emotional urges.<p>Insects just follow genetically determined programs, never seeking a better way or a more worthy goal.<p>Check …

Self-help

No UI is the New UI

<i>On the rise of UI-less apps and why you should<br>care about them as a designer.</i><p>October 23, 2015 • 8 minutes read<p>A couple of months ago, I shared with my …

Watch Tesla's autopilot stop an Uber driver's head-on collision

How do you narrowly avoid a nasty car crash without even touching the steering wheel or the brakes? Lucky for one Uber driver, his ride is a Tesla.<p>On …

American capitalism is in great danger

Its vital core — capital and money markets — have been turned into dangerous, unstable casinos.<p>This will continue until the central bank-driven financial bubble bursts. We've seen this happen twice in the last 15 years. Each time, Washington calls on Main Street taxpayers to bail out Wall Street …

Baltic Exchange

The 69 best Android apps in 2017: Get the best from your phone

Get the most from your smartphone with the best Android apps around

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

In Japan, Drones Guide Robot Trucks At Construction Sites

More machines, fewer humans<p>Japan’s Komatsu makes construction equipment, and has for almost a century. Construction vehicles are nothing without people to drive them--or at least they used to be. As either an alternative to rising labor costs or simply a solution when workers aren’t available, …

The GTD Master Plan

I have been living by the Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology and philosophy for over 10 years now, and it has helped me a lot. In fact, it's more …

Apps

IBM unlocks the secret to carbon nanotube transistors

Following Moore's law is getting harder and harder, especially as existing components reach their physical size limitations. Parts like silicon transistor contacts -- the "valves" within a transistor that allow electrons to flow -- simply can't be shrunken any further. However, IBM announced a …

The Edge Is the Greenest, Most Intelligent Building in the World

The Smartest Building in the World<p>Inside the connected future of architecture<p>By Tom Randall | Sept. 23, 2015<p>From<p>Watch the video 3<p>It knows where you …

Stormy

This Towering 3D Printer Builds Clay Homes

Slow-printed adobe, without the flash<p>Clay homes are as old as dirt. Well, as old as humans have been building homes. Older, if you count those made by insects. That doesn’t mean an ancient technique can’t get a thoroughly modern makeover. The World's Advanced Saving Project, or WASP, after the …

The Engineering Tricks Behind the World's Super Tall and Super Slender Skyscrapers

Our tallest buildings elicit all manner of flowery descriptions and grandiose statement, owing to both their scale and symbolism. In the entryway to Dubai's Burj Khalifa, currently the world's highest, quotes such as "the word impossible is not in the leaders' dictionaries" are prominently …

The Operating Model That Is Eating The World

Today’s fastest growing, most profoundly impactful companies are using a completely different operating model<p>Tesla, the fastest-growing stock in the …

Innovation

HR Meets Data: How Your Boss Will Monitor You To Create The Quantified Workplace

New employee trackers are letting companies tweak office layouts, policies, and org charts to get the most out of their workers. But at what cost?<p>Imagine if, a few years from now, you’re in a meeting. (Even in science fiction, we spend most of our time in meetings.) Everyone’s phones are on the …

The Workplace

Lessons to India From Chile: ‘Buildings Kill People, Not Earthquakes ‘

<b>Sao Paulo</b>: On Wednesday night, high-rise buildings on Avenida Paulista, the main avenue of the financial district in this city, were shaken by …

Nonprofits

The Ten Most Important Books To Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It’s because the writer spent his …

Slack’s Workplace Revolution

With sharp design and a radically friendly sensibility, Stewart Butterfield’s office-communication tool has everyone chatting.<p>In a conference room at the back of his Vancouver offices, past the bright faux-grass wall, elegant canopies covering a couple of meeting spaces, and a dozen busy young …

This free Google Chrome extension provides one of the most essential parts of learning a new language

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn.Flickr / Ed YourdonScience suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

Language

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Nebulas

Here’s just a fraction of what you can do with linear algebra

The next time someone wonders what the point of linear algebra is, send them here. I write a blog on math and programming and I see linear algebra …

How Mathematicians Make Breakthroughs

It’s actually sort of like <i>The Imitation Game.</i><p>If <i>The Imitation Game</i> wins a bunch of trophies on Sunday, it might owe something to its PR campaign in …

Five Skills to Learn Before Starting Engineering School

5 Things to Learn Before Starting Engineering School<p>Engineering school is an interesting place. Relative to high school, everyone’s really smart. How …

How the global population will change

Last week, the UN released updated population figures and projections. I just had a chance to go through them and the great key findings document …

Geography

95-Year-Old Yogi Believes We Can All Live to Be 130 Years Old

95-year-old yoga master Kazim Grbz believes we can all live to be 130 years old and has some solid advice to help us achieve this. When you first look at the yogi, you'll realize that he most definitely does not look his age. To keep himself looking youthful, Grbz works on maintaining his …

Yoga

How to Create Facebook Image Posts That Engage

Shares 9K<p>Do you use images in your Facebook marketing?<p>Are your image posts performing as well as you’d like?<p>While targeting, relevancy and timing …

Here's Why The Eight-Hour Workday Is An Outdated Concept

How productive are you during your eight-hour workday? No matter your answer, the truth is that there are better ways to achieve optimal productivity.

Productivity

10 Free Online Courses To Make You More Successful

Success is not an act; it is a slow process that involves growth, change and failure. It involves all aspects of your life, from how you manage your …

Self-improvement