Random Friday

Here we go with some innovation/tech ramblings! πŸ™‚ I heard about Google Nest Hub Max and, boy!, was I creeped out! 😦 I don’t know about you, but this facial recognition thingy still makes me uneasy. Although I might go to Milan to check an exibition called Training Humans, I still don’t want to see it in my home – or that of my friends.

I read an Italian article about the simulation inside the C-TOC, the IBM fully-operational Security Operations Center being driven around on a semi truck to provide education and support to professionals and consumers. It has apparently reached Italy and they did a demonstration of how it works. It also gave me some ideas for the next story, although I wasn’t thinking about a cyberattack, but the simulated disruptions might happen even in my story, so it was good inspiration! πŸ™‚

Someone shared how driverless cars might increase sex – and just the title made me think of Shan-leo, who lost his arm because he was busy with his girlfriend! πŸ˜‰ This story is in Star Minds Next Generation Diaries and not even a mighty Sire like him will ever be whole again! πŸ™‚ Not to mention the consequences for Izzy-lee… better or worse depends on your thought on life, death and immortality through technology!

I’m not totally against new tech, mind you, especially if it helps disabled people. And I already explored brain implants and telepathy in Brainwaves. And my many terraformed exoplanets might have some base in what is actually out there, since water was found for the first time on a “potentially habitable” planet. Maybe eventually I’ll be able to write hard SF, haha!

Since we’re talking future and futuristic, you heard about Matrix 4, right? I’ll have to rewatch The Matrix to complete the translation of Brainwaves, since I now know the English original almost by heart, but I don’t remember what the dubbed version said. So I might watch most of the movie in English and switch to Italian for that one scene.

Which one? “Ignorance is bliss” – as mentioned in the English version. Can’t for the life of me remember what it sounded like in Italian. And I had the VHS. It was the first Keanu movie I saw in theaters. Then I bought the DVD, discovered the original versions and now I can’t stand dubbed movies anymore. Meh.

Anyhow, another busy weekend re-uploading stuff coming up… Hope you have a better and more relaxed weekend! πŸ™‚

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  1. Facial recognition scares me a bit. I also refused to co-operate when my phone tried to convince me I should set up the feature for it to recognize my thumb-print. I wonder how long it will be before we’re pushed in to accepting those things though? *sigh*

    Focussing my attention on getting my pirate book finished and published put me more behind than usual on eMails, so I’m currently attempting to fix that. That’s the plan for some of this weekend. Planning to try and get some quiet DVD watching time in too though, but we’ll see, since I keep not doing that in favour of attempting to keep up with everything else.


    • I hear ya. I still have 2 DVDs to watch that I got in Dublin and haven’t found the time yet… hopefully soon we’ll both relax with a good movie, forgetting the publishing hassle! πŸ™‚


  2. Yeah, hopefully soon…


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