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i've been thinking about the future [16 Jun 2006|01:38pm]

kideternal
  • cellphone/ipod/pda's merge into a thin-client device w/wi-fi connectivity.
  • gdrive/livedrive/etc. provide unlimited storage accessible over tcp/ip.
  • itunes/netflix/etc. switch to a streaming "pay-per-use" model w/optional subscription fees.
  • your music/video collection is thus every song and film ever made for only a few bucks a month.
  • boxed software vanishes; subscription-based "software as a service" reigns.
  • web-browsers evolve into thin-client virtual-application windows capable of displaying any type of content: audio/video/graphics/etc. (think RDP, only application-based.)
  • "ownership" becomes uninteresting; "virtual living" ensues.
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    live, in dobly [04 May 2006|09:32am]

    kideternal
    thomas dolby has a blog and is on tour for the first time in 15 years! i've been loving his less-popular work forever and was overjoyed to hear "i live in a suitcase" performed live in seattle! this video, wherein he demonstrates how "flat earth" is performed/constructed on-the-fly, is simply amazing! this is the future of music.

     
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    Japan's "real" 3D Projector [08 Feb 2006|11:16am]

    kideternal


    A new device developed by Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology uses lasers to project "real" 3D images into the ether. A special projector can cast three-dimensional shapes of white light between 2 and 3-meters into the air -- previous devices only tricked the eyes into thinking the image was 3D. The images are created by blasting the nitrogen and oxygen in the air at fixed points resulting in glowing plasma emissions which hang-out just long enough to etch an ephemeral image. The 3D images are, gulp, accompanied by a series of satisfying "tiny explosions" from the expanding air.

    (read the rest)
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    Give Me Control of Your Household and I Will Turn Your Children Into a Power Source [16 Sep 2005|03:02pm]

    kideternal
    wakamaru robot
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    a gamer's manifesto [02 Jun 2005|09:59am]

    kideternal
    decent article that sums much of my thinking on the current (dead) state of computer gaming.
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    playing with virtual physics [26 May 2005|10:06am]

    kideternal
    this isn't new but i thought it worth mentioning.

    ever since atari's "asteroids" simple inertia model, my brain's been fascinated by playing with physics in games. many games followed; the most fun for a while was in flight sims. ultima underworld was superior to wolfenstein in many ways; it had rudimentary 3d physics. then system shock, and trespasser, while somewhat cludgy, were a ton of fun. etc.

    boing-boing today linked to a half-life 2 mod where you can play with virtual dominoes.

    physics processors are now being sold. i doubt they'll catch on in PC games for a while, but i'd buy one if a decent game supported one.

    playing with physics is fun!
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    what is it? [23 Jan 2005|07:34pm]

    kideternal
    crispin's movie trailer is lovely.
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    outstanding 3d renderings [22 Dec 2004|09:17am]

    kideternal
    (i should have posted this weeks ago.)

    this is my favorite site for badass 3d renderings.

    some favorites:


    be prepared to lose an hour or two soaking it up. ;)

    several of the artists do 3d animation for commercials and films; there are even a few industrial light and magic folks.

    enjoy!
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    exotic japanese mobility [06 Dec 2004|10:21am]

    kideternal
    exotic japanese mobility
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    cluster ballooning. [06 Dec 2004|09:56am]

    kideternal
    cluster ballooning.
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    ion [16 Nov 2004|09:16am]

    kideternal
    i keep seeing the word "ion" lately. wonder what that means?
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    gibby's back [15 Oct 2004|10:19am]

    kideternal
    wm gibson is blogging again! yay!
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    [06 Oct 2004|10:59am]

    rainaraina
    did you know heather chandler from heathers actually died of a brain tumor?

    "did you have a brain tumor for breakfast?"
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    the machine stops [05 Oct 2004|03:39pm]

    kideternal
    today, while my databases churned data, i read this phenomenal shortstory written by e. m. forster entitled the machine stops.

    it was written in 1909 and yet describes modern life in frightening detail.
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    vote, voting, voted... [05 Oct 2004|10:02am]

    kideternal
    i hate to get sucked into politics, but i found the last presidential election interesting simply because of how close it was. you can't flip a coin that many times and end-up with as even a distribution!

    anyhow, these two sites do as good of a job as any at showing how the 2004 race is going:

    current electoral vote predictor
    presidential mask election predictor
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    new images [01 Oct 2004|06:50am]

    kideternal
    in case you missed it on lj_nifty: recently posted lj images
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    kerrybush [30 Sep 2004|11:16am]

    kideternal
    not that it matters since they're both bonesmen, but with tonight's debates on tv i figured i'd link this website, which is a indicator of how presidential elections are going.

    by the way, the official yale "skull and bones" website is apparently gone. i was just there about a month ago. too much election-year traffic? anyhow, in exploring its depths (unlinked documents), i came upon a doc quoting a book about fraudulent usage of electronic voting machines. interesting, that.
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    yahoo! buzz [30 Sep 2004|11:06am]

    kideternal
    here's a sweet website that yahoo put together of ranked keyword searches and how they fluctuate.
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    the next big thing [30 Sep 2004|10:29am]

    kideternal
    [ mood | electric ]

    i logged onto the internet through a back-door in a university computer back in 1993. i remember it vividly; i was fully conscious that it was the future.

    the next future is currently called "wireheading", but that will no doubt change as the technology does.

    simply put: no more anti-depressants, sluggish days, religion, caffeine, drugs, television, videogames, internet, etc. you can unlock the happiest and most fulfilling lifetime experiences via the non-addictive artificial electrical stimulation of the brain. skeptical? there's a boatload of info here.

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    viva le difference! [30 Sep 2004|10:08am]

    kideternal
    seen anything cool lately? ;)

    you've completely digested the entirety of the web and are now looking for that "next new thing" to inspire your monotony. that's where we come in.

    here we present the cream of the crop; those ideas, people, and things that change the world.

    welcome to the new; where worth is measured by delta.
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