Category Archives: #Internet Culture

I build for me….

I build tools for my use.  Hardware, Software, and services.  I build not to sell, rent and/or give to others.  One cannot solve the problems of others, until she can solve her own.

While I am supporter of Free Software, both beer and freedom, I most importantly support the freedom to do what you want.  This is because I don’t want anyone telling me what to do with my life.

If I follow your instructions, know that it is because I deem it in my own best interest.  Our goals have been aligned.  Nothing more, nothing less.

Effing cool…. What Happens When a Bird’s Wings Sync Up Perfectly with a Camera’s Frame Rate

What Happens When a Bird’s Wings Sync Up Perfectly with a Camera’s Frame Rate
https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/07/25/what-happens-when-a-birds-wings-sync-up-perfectly-with-a-cameras-frame-rate/

via My Modern Met

Sometimes security cameras can take some strange footage, and Texan Al Brooks was in for a treat when he reviewed video from outside his home. As a bird flies by the camera, it looks to almost be floating while pausing for a moment to take in the scenery.

Read more
https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/07/25/what-happens-when-a-birds-wings-sync-up-perfectly-with-a-cameras-frame-rate/

The Blockchain and us (2017)

While I see Bitcoin as a game changer for Fintech, the blockchain is the real revolution.

How to Become Relevant when a Robot Takes Your Job | Pablos Holman | TEDxLA

The Future Doesn’t Need You – How to Become Relevant when a Robot Takes Your Job
In this talk, Pablos dares you to imagine the possibilities in what once seemed impossible: a harmonious co-existence of humans and robots: Robots taking over your jobs and why they should; how this can trigger fear in humans and why it shouldn’t; redefining happiness; solving world problems like eliminating disease; a personal narrative of parenting that will bring you to your knees; and the responsibility of humans in all of this.

Leaked Video Reveals New Boston Dynamics Robot That Can Perform Amazing Stunts on Two Wheels

If this new leaked footage is any indication, it seems like the robot creators at Boston Dynamics finally found a way to improve on humanity’s primitive two-legged design: By adding a pair of wheels to their new self-balancing robot, giving the bot some impressive new capabilities.

Jump to 3:45 for the wheeled bot.

[via gizmodo]

EU is looking into the need to give robots/AI person hood in the eye of the law…

Robot headMEPs have called for the adoption of comprehensive rules for how humans will interact with artificial intelligence and robots.

The report makes it clear that it believes the world is on the cusp of a “new industrial” robot revolution.

It looks at whether to give robots legal status as “electronic persons”.

Designers should make sure any robots have a kill switch, which would allow functions to be shut down if necessary, the report recommends.

Meanwhile users should be able to use robots “without risk or fear of physical or psychological harm”, it states.

Lorna Brazell, a partner at law firm Osborne Clarke, was surprised by how far-reaching the rules were.

But questioned the need to give future robots legal status.

robot[via BBC]