Hello, I am Robert G. Male. Welcome to TechStop. Here you will find links that I think are of interest.
Furthermore these are links that I want to keep track of because they have given me either ideas or some other form of
inspiration for my writing. Links are listed in order lowest to highest both in the date they are given and the order
in which they appear (meaning: read them from the bottom up for a certain day's list). Some of these sites may require
you to sign up for free. Without further ado, the links...
August 27, 2008
3) Advance Female Android Aiko AI robot
Tags: android, comparison, demonstration,
difficulties, impression, layout, mathematics,
operation, optical recognition, understanding,
- There are two interesting things about this android. The first is the identification
system it uses in the food and beverage demonstration. The second is less impressive in comparison, but it left
a certain impression. That operation was the mathematics computation where the android essentially feeds itself
the data because it understands the layout of the written equation and the provided variables. Such small steps
such as moving from optical recognition to plugging in variables can be deceptively difficult.
2) Niagara Tunnel Project
Tags: construction, infrastructure, progress,
project, structure, subterranean, technology,
- It's not always obvious but progress marches on out of sight and is doing so right now underfoot
(figuratively anyway) at Niagara Falls. Beyond the subterranean nature of the project it is also not obvious that the long standing
power station was in need of such a radical upgrade.
1) How YOU Can Make the Web More Structured
Tags: annotation, blogging, data,
format, header, layers, metadata, microformat,
semantic web, standards, structure, tags.
- An interesting discussion on how to push forward with the semantic web. It invovles both steps that
the content creators (bloggers and other individuals too) of the web should take as well as a little bit about a layer that
should be built on top of the internet to take advantage of all these annotations, tags, and bits of structuring data. From a
writing stand point it conjures up several ideas. From a technical standpoint it is awfully vague and introductory.
August 20, 2008
3) Hacked Wii remote creates $50 digital whiteboard: IDF
Tags: 3D, demonstration, display, hack,
implementation, remote, technology, touch computing,
- The first half of this video includes an electronic whiteboard demonstration using IR pens
and is done by the same guy who's hacked the Wii's IR capabilities for 3D displays and touch computing. The low
cost of these implementations (beyond buying the remote--$45 at Amazon.ca) is half as enticing as what can be done with
it--if you had projector to begin with.
2) Webcam Missile Launcher
Tags: civilian, detection, facial recognition,
military, sensors , webcam.
- Of all the things to do at the computer, or to star in one of those funny video shows, this has to be
the coolest. Imagine the next generation device that includes motion sensors and facial recognition. Those military sentry
robots will have come home. This could even be used for home security--someone out there is going to use one of these things
to kill intruders/murder family members either by neurotoxins on the darts or some use of explosives.
Tags: bio-chemical, brain, brain implants,
dream, knowledge, life blogging, memories,
neurochemistry, science, technology, volunteers.
- This company deals with science, and technology toward the goal of copying and storing human memories. They work with
brain implants to this end as well. They are an active participant in the advancement of bio-chemical storage. The most thrilling part of
this is the call out for volunteers to be test subjects. This is not diminish at the idea of one day being able to keep your precious memories
safe from being forgotten and the even loftier goal of being able relive those memories at any chosen time. See also the entry for this
site at WraithStop
August 06, 2008
3) Swiss 'Fusion Man' Flies Over the Alps With Jet-Propelled Wings
Tags: advancement, application, civilian,
dream, frivolous, future, limit, military,
power armour, technology, war.
- Who doesn't dream of flying without being enclosed in a plane or helicopter? Even those who fear heights marvel
at those daring young men (and women) in their flying machines. The next steps are being taken, as illustrated here, in making a person
fly with only a machine on their back. The idea may not have much real application in the civilian sector, but the military aspect is
just one more bit of the dream of creating super soldiers thanks to the creation of power armour.
2) Million Rounds Per Minute: Ghastly Guns Putting the Hurt on You
Tags: advancement, arms race, automation,
damages, defence, implications, innovation,
scare tactic, technology, war.
- This kind of advancement almost always seems exciting on first examination. The thrill of putting more and more
metal in the air, the angry sound of the air being rent, and the flash and flare of stuff blowing up. The technology that goes into making
these marvels of devastation work is ever increasingly fancy and fascinating. The level of advancement is practically staggering and seems
to be moving at an ever increasing rate. The question is, where do weapons like these need to be deployed? Who can stand up to the already
deadly arsenal of the recent past in the first place that these kinds of weapons need to be deployed?
1) Congress worries that .gov monitoring will spy on Americans
Tags: cyber-crime, data, detection,
government, hackers, implications, law,
politics, power, prevention, privacy,
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