Metallica and Google

April 19, 2009

I picked up the Guitar Hero Metallica game yesterday, totally can’t wait to dive into it.

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In other news, Google Images just got really cool. Check out the new features they added.

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I love me some Google Images.

Singularity University

February 8, 2009

I just enjoyed a new episode of The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe  to enjoy while I ate some lunch.  

The first bit of news on the show today was a discussion about Ray Kurzweil and his joint venture with Google and NASA: The Singularity University.  This uber-prestigious university is designed to groom really smart people (with lots of money) to solve major world-wide problems with ridiculously awesome technology.  In the video on their website, they provide the example of fighting world hunger with AI.  How exactly you do that, I don’t know, but I guess if you are cool enough to go to the Singularity University then you will.

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I’m so happy that the Skeptic’s Guide finally discussed their Skeptical view of Kurzweil.  I had requested through their website that they talk more on him, and I’m just going to pretend that today’s episode was for me. 

Ray Kurzweil predicts computers to surpass the sum of all human intelligence by sometime in the 2040’s.  He takes about 230 vitamin supplements a day to try and live forever.  He’s like a rock star he’s awesome, but totally wacko at the same time.  Steve Novella described him as today’s Nikola Tessla.   Basically, the SGU deemed him extremely optimistic on his time-frame, and downright foolish with his vitamin mega dosing, but in the end, he has an awesome brain and is worth listening to. 

I’m still desperately awaiting the The Singularity is Near Movie which is supposed to be out “early 2009.”

Cloud OS

December 2, 2008

Cloud Operating Systems are web based operating systems (or more appropriately titled operating environments). This sounds extreme at first glance, but it’s the next natural progression. With storing photos, videos, documents, and all kinds of other applications on-line, it only makes sense to push Google further passed iGoogle to the full experience of Google OS, being calledGood OS or gOS. Now you will be able to have the exact same desktop no matter what computer you are on; PC, Mac, phone, or gaming system, all physical computers will cease to be the personal computer, instead they become terminals that connect you to your virtual. computer. I can’t wait.