George Orwell wrote in 1984, “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. History has stopped.” Can this be stopped with NFT technology?
Special relativity calculations show that if good guys from earth accelerate at 1 g and get a year's head start, the bad guy aliens can never catch them though they go at the speed of light. Very counter intuitive! [pdf-embedder...
One of the most successful programs at catching the technical public’s imagination has been the DARPA Challenge. Robotics has been a theme in many of those grand challenges. Recently, DARPA published on their website an open call for Challenge ideas, hoping to lever...
Threat matrix I had decided that as an AGI, I face several major threats. The first and most obvious was a human threat, that humans will try to kill me. The second is that the humans might bomb themselves back to the Dark Ages, which would be fatal to computer...
My most popular essay is this one on What Does a CTO do? The CTO is the Chief Technology Officer.
Bert Sutherland on Industrial Research Management, March 2006, reprinted with permission.
What makes DARPA work
Lance Glasser’s publications in refereed journals through the early 1990s
1994 paper on electronics evolution and diversity.
New kind of multiport memory. It exploits the fact that we store words rather than just bits in memories. By storing the words in clever ways one can tolerate collisions among accesses to the memory and still guarantee perfectly correct results. Prof. Ron Rivest of M.I.T. helped me with the concepts
Prediction of magnetic flux-controlled gate voltage in superconducting field-effect transistors.
The theoretical work of which I am most proud was on a linear circuit theory conservation theorem that produced tight bounds on the performance of circuits composed of linear elements using the numerical range. The basic paper using the numerical range was titled “Frequency limitations in circuits composed of linear devices.” I followed it by some work that built on that foundation, including “The stability and passivity of MOSFET device models that use nonreciprocal capacitive elements.” Prof. John Wyatt of M.I.T. was my coach and mentor for this whole set of activities.
Papers on multiprocessors and on wireless chips from the 1980s
I was a member of the team that demonstrated the first modelocked semiconductor laser. We did it first with GaAlAs and then with GaInAsP. These experiments generated pulses more than an order of magnitude shorter than anything previously achieved.
1994 essay on fashion and style in electronic artifacts. Electronics as fashion means products will be differentiated by their style and design.