Where’s my flying car?

I’m all about the tech recently, so here’s the latest show to catch my attention. Debuting last night on the Discovery Channel, is a new show called Prototype This.

 

The basic theme of Prototype This is that the four hosts, Terry Sandin, Zoz Brooks, Mike North, and Joe Grand take their combined skills and use each episode to conceive of and craft some entirely new design, product, or technology. The end result? A full season of prototypes that are off-the-wall, entirely practical, and everything in between.

Read more on Where’s my flying car?…

Abnormal is so common, it’s practically normal

I just finished one of the best books I’ve read in the last 10 years. It’s called Little Brother by Cory Doctorow.

 

 bill-of-rights-01

I would’ve enjoyed the book on its face, but it’s underlying themes really struck a chord with me.

Read more on Abnormal is so common, it’s practically normal…

Say What?

From my ‘to be commented on’ articles:Rosettaball-1

“Kevin Kelly has an interesting post about an archive designed with an estimated lifespan of 2,000 -10,000 years to serve future generations as a modern Rosetta Stone. The Rosetta disk contains analog ‘human-readable’ scans of scripts, text, and diagrams using nickel deposited on an etched silicon disk and includes 15,000 microetched pages of language documentation in 1,500 different languages, including versions of Genesis 1-3, a universal list of the words common for each language, and pronunciation guides. Produced by the Long Now Foundation, the plan is to replicate the disk promiscuously and distribute them around the world in nondescript locations so at least one will survive their 2,000-year lifespan. ‘This is one of the most fascinating objects on earth,’ says Oliver Wilke. ‘If we found one of these things 2,000 years ago, with all the languages of the time, it would be among our most priceless artifacts. I feel a high responsibility for preserving it for future generations.’”

Read more on Say What?…