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How far we have come in 125 years from Serenity, Sanity, and Sobriety!

This was written in 1892!

“The art of pure line engraving is dying out. We live at too fast a rate to allow for the preparation of such plates as our fathers appreciated. If a picture catches the public fancy, the public must have an etched or a photogravured copy of it within a month or two of its appearance, the days when engravers were wont to spend two or three years over a single plate are for ever gone.”
~ Journal of the Institute of Jamaica, Volume 1. 1892.

Facebook Developing ‘Type With Your Brain’ Silent Speech Technology » Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!

    • it is already possible to type words with an implant surgically implanted in your head, albeit at a significantly slower speed, this is not what Facebook is aiming for, as such technology “simply won’t scale.”

    • The system will be based on optical imaging technology which will track the changes in neuron activity that occurs when we speak and almost instantly convert them into words on a smartphone screen. Facebook has set the ambitious goal of developing the silent speech interface over the course of the next two years.

    • you will be able to “type from your brain about 5 times faster than your type on your phone today.”

    • “Our brains produce enough data to stream 4 HD movies every second. The problem is that the best way we have to get information out into the world – speech – can only transmit about the same amount of data as a 1980s modem,”

    • While some people are already creeped out at the prospect of having a “mind-reading” device on the market, Dugan assured the conference audience that the technology will be designed only to share thoughts that “you have already decided to send to the speech center of your brain.”

      “It’s not about decoding random thoughts,” she said at the conference on Wednesday, as cited by the Guardian.

    • Slow down on the technology, it’s bad enough children aren’t learning cursive in school, with this they won’t need to learn to write,” Kathy Klein wrote.

      “Brilliant idea! Except we now have so many people who are unable to write, or sign their names. Now we’ll have those who are unable to write, and type,” Sherry Samaroo said.

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What is your baud rate?

To a computer geek this is like watching old family movies.
What is your baud rate?
Do you have a “graphical” browser?
I remember asking people I was helping if the Netscape “activity indicator” was doing anything.
Those were the day. I’m glad they are gone.

The Problem of Pain

The race is doomed. Every race that comes into being in any part of the universe is  doomed; for the universe, they tell us, is running down, and will sometime be a uniform infinity of homogeneous matter at a low temperature. ~ C. S. Lewis