Nothing serious today. It’s Christmas Eve, after all. We’ll keep it light. Some fun tidbits from today’s news:
27 Science Fictions That Became Science Fact in 2012. As a guy who dabbles in the world of sci-fi myself, one of the more frustrating things about speculating future technologies is the rapidity with which they become today’s technologies. Some years back I hypothesized something called a “datapad,” a small, hand-held device that combined computer, cell phone and internet access point all in one.
Today my Samsung Note 2 fills almost exactly that role, missing only the holographic display and laser keyboard – features which the next generation of smart-phones may well have, 300 years ahead of my prediction.
The tech advances in the article above include many that are more profound; one allows a paraplegic to control limbs with her mind, a breakthrough with staggering implications. We solve today’s problems with tomorrow’s technology, and tomorrow’s technology is looking pretty cool; the only thing that gives my optimism pause is the fact that the Imperial Federal Government still seems recklessly determined to squash innovation.
But I said we’d keep it light, didn’t I?
I did. So let’s wrap up the Monday news with 5 Surprising Facts About Christmas.
Merry Christmas, True Believers.