Okay so this New York Photographer took pictures "peeping" into his neighbors apartments. Expectations of privacy?!? What if he used Google Glass instead of high end DSLR? What if he used a Drone flying next to building? #expectationsofprivacy And $7,500 a print?!? #wowjustwow
If we ever figure out how to make significant quantities of negative mass or negative energy then we can create Alcubierre drives (essentially Star Trek warp drives) and/or Morris-Thorne wormholes to travel faster-than-light. Store and forward would be the only way to transmit information faster-than-light.
HALP! One of my Mission 101 goals has been to write down one positive thing every day. Last year I have it solid until October, this year I have most of January and that's it. I think I need a goal that doesn't require perfection, but still pushes me to see the good. Any ideas?
Repairing our water heater got me thinking about the concept of the "sealed" combustion chamber (the access door to the combustion chamber has a gasket around the door, view window and grommet for the gas lines) . How can it be completely sealed if there are vents for air supply to facilitate the combustion?
The fact that the very first use cases that most people commonly cite for Google Glass are the facilitation of literally anti-social behavior is revealing, I think. (1) They allow you to continually access the Internet without looking like you're not paying attention (2) They allow you to photograph and record people without their consent.
The problem with the phrase "left behind" is that it assumes life is a linear process. If you actually believe that complex phenomena like life is a linear process, then you have far more epistemological problems than anyone who doesn't own the newest technology.
As we approach the notion of an always connected life, the likely benefits are increased earnings, better health outcomes and higher productivity. You'll notice that increased happiness is not a likely benefit, at least not in my opinion. When I talked about getting "left behind", it needs to be understood in this context.