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Three things
Kent, over at Newsome.org, has tagged me with the "Three Things" meme. The three things are supposed to be things that you would like to see occur in your lifetime--serious or silly or sentimental. So, here goes (leaving out, as Kent did, Peace In Our Lifetime, Cure for Cancer, all the standard stuff): 1. The Space Elevator concept becomes a reality. It's a really cool idea, with a great deal of potential, and a staple of modern science fiction. 2. A viable third party in U.S. politics, for those of us who aren't satisfied with either of the current ones. 3. A unified brain-computer interface. At that point, we would be verging on Vernor Vinge's Singularity. But, whether we're verging on the Singularity or not, currently there are some very interesting advances in human-computer interfaces, the most appealing of which are related to prosthetics--visual and limb, security, and cursor control. Of course, with every other technological advance, there are possibilities for misuse...but it's still very intriguing to me. I'm just waiting for the retina-cam, so when the Dotter does something cute, we can snap a picture of it as soon as possible. There's something close, and, of course, the potential for misuse of it has already been demonstrated with what some people do with cell-phone cams. (Honest-to-goodness: check out some of those links, especially the ones under the brain-computer interface. There are some really interesting things being done these days!) Now. Who to tag? Who to tag? Hmmm. I'm going for: Johnny Figlet Jozet
posted by Kate @ 5/04/2006 09:50:00 PM  
2 Comments:
  • At 5/05/2006 05:42:00 AM, Blogger Johnny said…

    You can get the space elevator on the game Alpha Centauri. Well, I barely understand it, anyway.

    I'll be mulling.

     
  • At 5/05/2006 09:37:00 AM, Anonymous kate said…

    You know... I'm over at my blog posting about things like cake and margaritas and here you are talking about the Space Elevator and brain-computer interfaces.

    Harumph.

    Want some cake?

     
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