A few days ago I came across this quote by David Hockney that resonated as it typed it on the front page of whatever this site is. “Drawing is rather like playing chess; your mind races ahead of the moves that you eventually make.”
I can relate to this quote, as creating and inventing things that don’t exist is a similar process. It seems that one can train ones mind to perpetually be working on something. Perhaps i am naïve, i think everyone does this, but what i find is a lot of the world has compartmentalized work/play/social and not blended them all into one pot.
Another part of me wonders if the ultimate idea for our augmanity technologies would be for other people to actually see what someone was seeing or thinking in their mind? I think there would have to be an off /off button or some humanitarian filter that we would code into it as in life two of the more common questions I have are a) what are they thinking and b) are they actually thinking of anything at all?
Thankfully I think we will all be dead before the technologies will come to a scale where it can be mass produced, most likely by some large private conglomerate, and sold and licensed to whoever and whatever nation state wants to use it for their people. Perhaps it will fall under the guise of some sort of simplification to quantify the complexity of life and pretend one can qualify data?
The end result of that area of Augmanity is really quite interesting if used for good purposes. It would help the world see that while how complicated it all is, there is good and common bonding between the people and what they are taught and learn on one spot of the planet. Perhaps it would take down the barriers of fear and that which is different that we seem to be taught about people that come from another part of the planet?
Until then, I will go model up some more sketches of the roof designs for Colorado. It is really odd being on one part of the planet and having to pause and wait for the space, visas, and all the government rules to happen on another part of the planet. I just bite my tongue and listen to the critics wonder if I know what I am doing, yet, they can’t see all the data in front of me, nor have all the years of testing and prototypes that I have behind me already.
You just smile.
Usually what happens is some day in the future, you roll out the prototype, and people go “ooh and ahhh”
By that time, i will be 8 progressions ahead.
It just seems to be the way it works. Of which, it has me wonder, “What are people thinking about through the day?”
I have been saved from having to do the computer models for the roof designs; I have to help someone move their tools to their tool shop.
It will be nice when I have the maker space built in the USA. I wrote to Santa about a really nice 6 axis additive and subtractive milling machine I learned about last week. I don’t see a huge demand for a gift that allows one to make whatever gift they want, so hopefully Santa won’t mind helping me take some of his workload from him and he can concentrate on just having the elves make traditional gifts, not toy rockets that will allow a kid to actually launch themselves into actual orbit.
Dream big, if you only get half way, it is still a lot further than what many think is possible!