A song written in 2005 about what is going down in 2011!
Into the Silos
What do I know?
Whispering sweetest secrets
For all the World to hear
It’s live on television
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Posted in The Prime Mover, Too Much Information, tagged Artificial Intelligence, don't believe the hype, Douglas Adams, G-Force, Google, Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Internet, Zoltar on April 16, 2010| 2 Comments »
We call it “The Internet” or “The Web”. But don’t you think we need a name with a bit more weight behind it?
Douglas Adams got it right when he wrote in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy that “Earth is the Computer”. And he named it Deep Thought; which is pretty good but not nearly serious enough.
I don’t think even he could have imagined at the time how prescient his literary flight of fancy would turn out to be. The amount of data that is presently stored in the world’s computer servers is mind boggling and even unsettling when you consider that most, if not all, digital paths run through Google.
And like the human brain, only a small fraction of this data, and the myriad switches and servers that connect it, are being analysed and used in any meaningful way…so far!
The special report, “Data Data Everywhere” published in the February 2010 issue of The Economist makes for some interesting reading in this regard.
It all got me thinking that we need a better name for the Information Super Highway. After all it will continue to evolve and become more and central to how we live our lives. And what a better name to call it than Zoltar! (more…)
Posted in The Prime Mover, Too Much Information, tagged Apocalypse, black hole, CERN, end of days, end of the universe, Higgs Boson, housing bubble, large hadron collider on April 15, 2010| Leave a Comment »
Then follow @CERN and receive tweets about Large Hadron Collider activity. Be amongst the first to know that our planet is about to dissolve into a black hole that was supposed to be so small it would instantly disappear.
Keep in mind that Quants, the greedy eggheads that went to Wall Street instead of #CERN also sold the idea to otherwise intelligent people that housing prices would never -EVER- drop!
Finding the Higgs Boson is the risk free ponzi scheme of Quantum Physics.
Beware! The biggest bubble of all these days is inflated with hubris.
Jesus and Christ were twins!!
What a great concept for a sequel to Dead Ringers. I’ll gladly direct if Cronenberg is not available!
From a book review in The Economist: http://bit.ly/bNsmFV
“Philip Pullman addresses the apparent separateness of his subject’s divinity and humanity in a far more provocative way. Brought up by a clerical grandfather, Mr Pullman is a declared adversary of organised Christianity and is best known for his bestselling children’s trilogy, “His Dark Materials”. As he tells the Gospel story, Mary did not have one son but twins-a gifted but pious and humble one called Jesus and his more calculating and sophisticated brother, Christ. Observing his modest sibling, Christ concludes that the story needs to evolve in certain ways if the wandering faith-healer’s work is to become the basis of a world religion. In the end Christ colludes with his brother’s death and helps, directly and indirectly, to construct a new narrative about his resurrection. When the disciples meet their risen master, it is really Christ they are encountering, not his twin, Jesus.
Many Christian readers will recoil in horror at Mr Pullman’s plunge into heresy. But he is wrestling with the same question they are: how divinity and humanity could co-exist in the founder of their religion. Thomas wondered about that, too.”