What if you could remember everything? (Book Review of “Total Recall”)


“Total Recall” is the concept that in today’s digital world, you can save and retrieve massive amounts of data. Gordon Bell and Jim Gemmell are both researchers at Microsoft. Gordon is putting all of his atom- and electron-based bits in his local Cyberspace. It is called by MyLifeBits and includes everything he has accumulated, written, photographed, presented, and owns (e.g. ... Read More »

Sowing and Reaping


Sow a Thought, Reap an Action. Sow an Action, Reap a Habit. Sow a Habit, Reap a Character. Sow a Character, Reap a Destiny!!!! Author unknown, I jotted this down on a notepad when listening to an audio-CD. Share on Facebook Read More »

Is English like Hebrew – does it need vowels?


Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey ... Read More »

Prodigal Son in the Key of F


Feeling footloose, frisky, and fancy-free, a frivolous, feather-brained fellow forced his fond father to fork over a fair share of the family farthings. Then the flighty flibbertigibbet bade farewell and fled far to foreign fields, where he frittered his fabulous fortune, feasting famously among faithless fair-weather friends until, fleeced by his fun loving fellows in folly, facing famine, and feeling ... Read More »

Doubling Knowledge and the IT Professional


Ray Kurzweil, author of “The Singularity” forecasts geometric growth in knowledge and technology to a point in approximately 2045, beyond which we are unable to see. Consider for example, my first computer had a 10 megabyte hard-drive that cost about $250. Today, I have at least a 4 gigabyte flash drive hanging from my keychain. That’s an increase in 400 ... Read More »

All About Supercomputers


Recently a friend told me he didn’t know what a supercomputer was. In response to his question, I put together this blog. Ray Kurzweil has said that the computer in your cell phone is about 10,000 more powerful than the ENIAC -the first government computer that filled a room. XGRID in Virginia Tech Quote: With a price of $5.2 million, ... Read More »

The Singularity Institute


Video from the folks at “The Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence” Keyword: recursively self-improving systems Speakers on the above video include: 1) Eliezer Yudkowsky – SIAI Research Fellow http://yudkowsky.net/ Read More »