This post is one of a series of “Inventions We Wish We Already Have.” It’s intended to be a bona fide wish list but expressed in a lighthearted fashion. Inspiration for the wish list courtesy of ordinary day-to-day experiences, unfulfilled expectations, varying flavors of frustrations, and what-should-have-been-there-but-not-there revelations. In this installment...

This post is one of a series of "Inventions We Wish We Already Have." It's intended to be a bona fide wish list but expressed in a lighthearted fashion. Inspiration for the wish list courtesy of ordinary day-to-day experiences, unfulfilled expectations, varying flavors of frustrations, and what-should-have-been-there-but-not-there revelations. 1. Molecular gastronomy-style...

What is blockchain? Essentially, it is a distributed ledger of cryptographically-secured transactions conducted using interconnected computers that share resources without intervening computer servers. It is decentralized, which means no single government, company, or group controls it. As opposed to the Internet based on information exchange, it’s being heralded as some...