I enjoy trying to find solutions to things that are difficult to accomplish, whether that is researching existing technologies to try and mash them together, or developing new ones to solve a problem. It’s rare that I have to create completely new things, so more often than not, all the pieces to solve the problem […]
Category: Thought Experiments
Ideas and Thought-related blog posts for things that could be done with technology – or can’t, but should be.
I was talking with my girlfriend who mentioned that in her Speech class they were discussing the forms of Communication and what exactly is taking place. Inflection, body language, verbal sounds – the whole adage “Communication is 10% what you say and 90% what you don’t say”. I view these two types of communication (verbal […]
Have you ever considered why it is people have emotions? What are emotions really comprised of? What triggers them, what determines their intensity? What causes the same stimuli to be interpreted in two different ways, by two different observers? I’ve put some thought into this during a discussion about the creation of an emotions chip […]
Earlier this month, I had read that a scientist, J. Craig Venter, created the first synthetic life form. While he didn’t create the entire bacterium from nothing, he did create the DNA from chemicals and a computer program to assemble the 4 base-pairs into a string of 600,000 pairs, using known sequences to produce the […]
A couple weeks ago, I found out that Twitter had a Search feature that showed real-time tweets for a keyword. I gave it a little thought, considered what it would take to actually write the software – and then wised up, and decided to see if someone already did the hard work. Sure enough, Dan […]