Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I'd like to think that human interaction is critical to technological advancement. Not in a "efficient" way, but a "human" way. I don't want a faster life, I want a deeper, richer life. I want to be a cyborg, not a robot.

Monday, December 10, 2007

I was thinking about needs tonight. People need people! Very perceptive of me, I know. The euntrepenuar in me looks for a need to fill and how to make a living from it. I mean I might as well provide a needed service while making a living doing something that is important to me, if I can. I want to put humanity back into technology. How can technology address the increasingly distant and lonely lives we are leading?

The idea of the stranger intrigues me. Due to the sheer vastness of geographical, and cultural expanses the internet encapsulates, there are more strangers than ever. Stranger strangers even! Different from us, but with similar needs. Does the internet change the relationship we can have with strangers?

Face time is really important. Touch is really important. Trust, safety, and security are very important. How do we connect, while still protecting ourselves from an increasingly discordant world.

Another interesting thing about technology, and the internet in particular is it's permenace. On one hand you have hard drive failures and information loss. On the other hand you have viral videos, and past points of view imortalized.

I'm tired right now, so I'll end here and think on it a while.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Is the idea of man and woman outdated? I mean does it matter what it means to be a "man" or what it means to be a "woman". They are broad categories based on gender, and sex. Wouldn't it make more sense to get rid of them and talk about personality types? For instance instead of a man marrying a woman. Personality A would marry personality B. That way you could get rid of these broad, yet rigid descriptors. We could find more useful categories to place people in. I would imagine that each of the personality types would have both sexes to varying degrees.