Cyborg Future Reality

•March 19, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Musing today about how what was once considered “Science Fiction” has become “Future Reality.” And how the FUTURE, in this rapidly moving Technology Age, gets closer to us every day.

Writers, visionaries, artists – for generations – have anticipated that technology would be the key to unlocking our true potential.  We know that we only use a part of our brain individually, but combined we have the capacity to grow and expand ideas – taking  leaps and bounds in our evolution.

We are on a freight train of imagination powered by innovation.

Here is an amazing talk from TED by Amber Case, Cyborg Anthropologist:

 

Generations before ours have conceived of robotics and predicted biological advancements through technology.  Interestingly, most of these stories have been dystopian visions – as if we are simultaneously intrigued and terrified by the prospects of what bio-engineering and technology might have on our species.  It is, in many ways, our forbidden fruit.

Other visionaries, like Isaac Asimov in his 1950 story The Evitable Conflict, (the last part of the I, Robot collection) features the Machines, four supercomputers managing the world’s economy with success. The computers are incomprehensible to humans and are impossible to analyze for errors, having been created through 10 stages of bootstrapping. In the end of the story, it is implied that from now on (it occurs in 2052), no major conflict can occur, and the Machines are going to guide humanity toward a better future, one only they are capable of seeing (and know to truly be the best).  

“For all time, all conflicts are finally evitable. Only the Machines, from now on, are inevitable!”
~The Evitable Conflict, Issac Asimov

This is really fascinating stuff!

I plan to write more on this subject (when I have time), but for now, I will leave you with yet another Cyborg vision painted by STYX in 1983.

Enjoy!

~ Calliope

 

 

Motivation Considerations

•November 14, 2011 • 1 Comment

This animated video of A WHOLE NEW MIND author Daniel Pink’s discussion on what DRIVES us to perform at home and in the workplace is fascinating and well worth watching.

Enjoy!  More posts to come soon.

~Calliope

Monterey Weekend – EG5 Experience

•April 9, 2011 • Leave a Comment

 

For those of you who wondered what I meant when I said I was going to the “EG” this weekend…

 

 

Inspiration from the source!

 

~Calliope

Just Breathe

•February 13, 2011 • 2 Comments

 

Latest Kia Coolness

•August 19, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Yet another great commercial from the folks at Kia.  “Here they go, yo….here they go!”

Very nice.  Very nice.

~Calliope

Walk with Me

•August 19, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Please support me in the AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2010, October 17, 2010.  I will be walking to raise money and awareness for this horrible disease and need your support.  Please click here to support me when I walk!

AIDS Walk Los Angeles is a 10-kilometer (6.2 mile) fundraising walkathon benefiting APLA and other AIDS service organizations throughout Los Angeles County.  This is an inspirational day filled with energy, excitement, hope, and even celebrities!
Peace!

~Calliope

Watching Hayley’s Comet

•July 6, 2010 • 1 Comment

Hello everyone and apologies for the hiatus.

In lieu of posting a typical “find” this month, I am posting the latest videos from Paramore and their inspiring lead singer, Hayley Williams.   Venturing outside of her pop punk comfort zone, Williams has a series of new videos that showcase her vocal prowess beautifully – a ballad, an a capella cover of a Lady Gaga song and even a hip-hop vocal – and set her apart as an artist with some staying power.

Hayley is certainly having a career to watch – and has found her Tipping Point -  breaking through any labels for what she represents as an artist.

Looking forward to hearing more!

Happy (Belated) Independence Day!

~Calliope

 
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