Rod on Technology, Innovation and the Future

Zimbabwe: Coups and Cryptocurrencies

November 17, 2017 As most of the world focuses on the political impact of Zimbabwe's coup, a select group of analysts and technology watchers are scrutinizing the effects of the government upset on cryptocurrencies in developing nations. Directly after the Zimbabwean...

Space News Roundup – November 17, 2017

by Edward Ellegood Florida Space Report November 17, 2017   Apollo 12 Astronaut Dies Dick Gordon, who flew to the Moon on Apollo 12, has passed away. Gordon died Monday at the age of 88, and the cause of death was not released. Gordon, part of NASA's third astronaut...

The iPhone X Really Is All That

by  Richard N. Lorenc November 15, 2017 Is there any sweeter joy than unboxing a brand new iPhone in the crisp autumn air? Call it smartphone addiction or Apple fanboy indulgence, but the dopamine rush I get every other year when I upgrade my iPhone is one of my...

Space News Roundup – October 27, 2017

by Edward Ellegood Florida Space Report October 27, 2017   Branson Reveals Virgin Galactic's Latest Launch Plans Richard Branson, the founder of the Virgin Group, which includes spaceflight company Virgin Galactic, on Wednesday said that he expects the company to send...

Space News Roundup – October 14, 2017

by Edward Ellegood Florida Space Report October 14, 2017   Musk is Aiming to Land Spaceships on Mars in 2022 Elon Musk just unveiled more of his grand plan for colonizing Mars. The hard-charging tech mogul said his rocket company, SpaceX, aims to land at least two...

What We Owe Capitalism, In One Graph

by Rod D. Martin October 4, 2017 Many today have an inadequate appreciation of what Capitalism has done for humanity. Perhaps this graph will help. This graph charts two very different things. First, it shows the number of people living in extreme poverty. As you can...

DARPA, Hurricanes, and the Zika Virus

by Patrick Cox September 29, 2017 Zika eradication programs seemed to be working. That was before Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria wrecked infrastructures in Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico. Now, all three regions are water-logged mosquito nurseries, and Puerto Rico...

Space News Roundup – September 29, 2017

by Edward Ellegood and Rod D. Martin Florida Space Report September 29, 2017   BREAKING: Anywhere on Earth in Under an Hour The biggest reveal at IAC was Elon Musk's plans for terrestrial use of his reusable rockets: 30 minute to one hour flight times, for passengers...

Space News Roundup – September 20, 2017

by Edward Ellegood Florida Space Report September 20, 2017   SpaceX Launches X-37B A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane into orbit on Sept. 7, 2017. The robotic spacecraft will conduct its fifth secret mission for the military while...

The Two-Fold Importance of the Super-Food Coffee

by Patrick Cox September 18, 2017 As hurricanes go, Irma wasn’t that bad. Though the eye of storm passed close to my home in Naples, Florida, I was never very worried. Flooding is the killer, not wind, and I’m not on the beach. What worried me was that I might run out...


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Rod D. Martin is a technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, hedge fund manager, author and conservative activist from Destin, Florida.


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