The “mandatory app” approach to contact tracing relies on most (almost all) people having that technolog
It is reasonable to suspect that the trend toward telehealth will continue, even after the pandemic has been tamped down.
We have fooled ourselves into perceiving our technology as neutral, detached from our own biased and irrational ways.
Treat people as “infinitely replaceable” long enough and that is exactly how they are going to act.
Symposium: The 106 Tretises of Andrew Yang.
I don’t think the idea of using anti-trust law to keep companies from monopolizing online sales is completely stupid. Not totally. Not 100%. But that is the last tool I would reach for, not the first.
Yes, I am feeling snarky today, why do you ask?
The family is back home, just the 3 of us again. I love the cousins, but it’s nice to have the house to ourselves again.
In short, this is on both Boeing and the FAA, and both should get taken out to the woodshed over it, both criminally and civilly
Back then, the computers just did not have the memory or CPU cycles to do Computational Fluid Dynamics justice. Today, however…
Fake faces and real faces giving fake speeches and other forms of manipulation.
This is why I love science. As much as I love the new tech, and interesting designs, and fun bits of analysis, in the end, it’s the potential of that bleeding edge to upend everything we think we know.
If solar power was a magic unicorn just this side of cold fusion, we’d all already be using it.
Overall, I support using drones and robots for aircraft inspections, as long as the software that is evaluating the sensor feed is more capable than a person at spotting an issue. I’ve done these kinds of inspections, on hovercraft and airliners, and it can be mind numbing.
Online learning is going to be an ever-growing aspect of education in the future, particularly at the tertiary level. It is imperative that online courses become more effectively designed and accessible in order to maximise the benefits for students.
On a personal note, we spent the weekend in Flagstaff, and Bug got to see Mars through a 16″ telescope, and he got to see the Orion Nebula through the Clark Telescope, which showed him 8 baby stars and the glowing green gas of the nebula. Totally worth staying up late and standing in line in the cold.
Oscar Gordon brings this weeks Tech Tuesday with stories about Mars still being far from a routine trip, ISS is almost old enough to drink, the pinwheel of death, fun with hydrogen, cancer killing viruses, the fossil record, and more.
Tech Tuesday from our friend Oscar Gordon, bringing Ordinary Times all the latest in science, technology, innovation, and design.