“The quintessential Hitchcock blonde, Grace Kelly had an apparently charmed life. Her movies were mostly hits, her performances were largely well reviewed, and she won an Oscar against stiff competition. Then she literally married a prince.” www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com
The mobile phone screen of the near future will be a pair of digital eyeglasses.
Second Life founder Philip Rosedale looks at the future of phone — and desktop — displays. They’ll be digital eyeglasses that project virtual images of multiple high-resolution wide-screen displays whenever we need them. Apple, Microsoft, Google and other companies are already working on this.
If you could fix the screen in front of your eyes with lenses that make it comfortable to look at, and which also have the ability to precisely sense the rotation of the head, you could create a magic new “screen” that completely surrounds you with pixels too small to be seen. Wherever you turn your head, the pixels right in front of your eyes would change to display the part of the virtual screen where you are looking.
This new screen will appear really, really big — about the equivalent of 16 4K monitors, with about 200 million pixels. Imagine being able to snap your fingers, any time, and be surrounded by 16 monitors containing any content you’d like — ones for email, text messages, browsing, video and whatever else you’d like to remember to check on. No-one will be able to see the content but you, and they come with you everywhere, just like your smartphone.
Would you wait in line at the Apple store for a $500 headset that surrounds you with 16 magic floating 4K monitors that don’t weigh anything and no one else could see? Of course you would — and you will.
VR and AR will follow once these devices are in everybody’s hands (um, I should say, on everybody’s face). social.techcrunch.com
The only time I get religious is when I press 'flush' but that water keeps rising.
— Rupert California (@citizenkawala) January 17, 2019
Tim O’Reilly looks at gradual societal changes that will soon reach a tipping point. These include prevalence of AI and algorithms, the US losing world leadership in every dimension, China and the transformation of Africa, climate change, and and more. www.linkedin.com
Such a great device if you have problems with your shoulders or if your feet hurt from a long, stressful day! www.vintag.es/2019/01/soothing-cordless-vibrator.html?m=1
This is a lovely essay. www.nytimes.com
Five tips for getting things done when you don’t feel like it. Includes practicing the art of “precrastination.” queue.acm.org
Taylor Lorenz: “In 2019, I suggest you let it all go. There is simply no way for anyone with a full-time job and multiple inboxes to keep up with the current email climate.” www.theatlantic.com
This argument against “inbox zero” misses the point entirely. You don’t need to reply to all your emails, or even read all of them.
But it is a good idea to stay caught up on email.
For me, that often means skimming subject lines and sender addresses, then marking messages as read and moving on.
The reason I mark them read is to tell myself I never have to look at or think about those messages again.
The Boston Typewriter Orchestra has a record out. It’s vinyl, of course. nerdist.com
Following our body clocks and the sun, rather than following the clock, makes us healthier, happier — and more productive. www.theguardian.com
Clerow “Flip” Wilson Jr. (December 8, 1933 – November 25, 1998) was an American comedian and actor best known for his television appearances during the late 1960s and the 1970s. From 1970 to 1974, Wilson hosted his own weekly variety series, The Flip Wilson Show en.wikipedia.org
On Reddit: “Future father-in-law tired of kids littering up his favorite spot. Hasn’t been litter in weeks!” reddit.com