Really have no clue what to write today. My mind went into a complete flame out yesterday afternoon. I sat here staring at the work, know what I want to do with the elements and yet, it was like – kerplunk. My brain went away, seeming to fly out the window as the cold front with winter weather approached. I guess my mind is smarter than me for staying in the cold?
Maybe it is a sign to just try to live life in warm climates? People used to wonder how I could deal with Arizona weather, I would say, “yes, in summer it is a bit like standing in front of an oven, but having 330 days of sunshine a year, really isn’t that hard to get used to.
I am trying to figure out what and how much the development costs for some ideas will be. That means I have to focus and pick one or two ideas, not the entire gamut. It is interesting to see where wearable computer technology is right now, versus where I have seen it going for the past 20 years. The image in my mind probably will take another 20 years to get to what I see today, but that is what dreams are for.
In other news, I really wonder what Google is up to. Yesterday they bought into a really interesting company in Florida called Magic Leap. I debated applying for a job there, as part of being out in the future is that you know what the technology will evolve into and will be capable of. Tis a problem with futurism, while one doesn't need deep pockets, it sure helps in some ways with peace of mind in developing into the unknown.
One thing I worry about with the coming of the transhuman, bionic, exoskeleton world is that the entertainment will be so interesting, that people might sit there all day long and stare into the screens, oblivious to anything around them.
The precursor to this thought is the next time you walk into a coffee shop, stop for a second and observe how people are using technology versus interacting with each other. It is a good thing I don’t own a restaurant. I would ban the use of cell phones. If you wanted to check a message, you would have to go to the bar or the future “smokers room” called the “technology safe space” where you can plug in and interact digitally.
I guess with food, the moment someone starts fiddling with their telephone while a plate of food prepared with care by a chef sits getting cold in front of them. I wonder, “Is that an insult to the chef?” Or “it is perfectly legitimate protocol?”
Interesting times indeed. The other morning I saw the sun upon these flowers. I might not be able to take great images, but I do know the two times of day, or the temperature of natural light to take images. This was one such moment sitting on the coffee table when the sun poked its head out for a few days
Now…it is back to wet, colder, and no presence of sun.
Maybe I should make some coffee, and mock up the lab space in cardboard. The computer models are wonderful, but sometimes the scale model version in real life opens up ideas you don’t see in the computer. I guess that is the lesson to any college kid reading this. Become a vacuum with knowledge and learning to do as many things as possible. It might not pay off in the short term, but in the long term, you will have a vast catalogue of talents and skills that don’t fit on any resume, but when someone says, “does anyone know how to…” You smile when they ask, “where did you learn how to do that?”
“When I didn’t have the money to pay someone else to fabricate…I went to the library and took out the ‘how too’ books and tried.”
It is doubtful I will ever be a specialist at any one thing, but I can do many different things fairly well. Some people might say that is bragging. I call it reality.
"where is that old school x-acto knife to cut up some cardboard?"