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(this is from author Bruce Sterling.
his blog is Beyond the Beyondat wired.com
he posts tons of sci-fi sounding news daily
i think he's as freaked out as i am living in that future we knew was coming. this story is like the things i was trying to get across in Liquid City.
people trusting their virtual reality more than reality and blindly following instructions given by machines. as sterling himself says over and over "oh, to have lived to see the day...")
Trust the computer, not the surface of the Earth
By Bruce Sterling EmailMay 15, 2007 | 5:24:53 PM
Date: Sat, 12 May 2007 01:05:30 -0400 (EDT)
From: email@example.com (Mark Brader)
Subject: Another sat-nav accident: car destroyed, driver escapes
Accepting satellite-navigation directions without sufficient thought has caused another accident. A young woman in Great Britain followed its directions onto a country lane which was blocked by a gate. At first she thought it was a dead end, she said, but "the sat nav insisted it was the correct way so I opened it and drove through."
After the first gate there was a second one, so she got out to close the first gate and open the second one, apparently not thinking about why there might be two gates across a road, or why there was a sign saying to proceed "if the light is green". (None of the news reports I found says any more about that light than that the sign existed.)
while she was out of her car, a train came along the tracks and demolished it.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Also, I always know which way is north - even at sea. Must have magnetite in the brain."
Posted by: minouette | August 20, 2008 5:19 PM at Scienceblogs.com
this is an old incarnation of the band Purgatory 炼狱乐队
ok, i know, i know it's not "real" bencore but it sure is close.
yes, that's a chinese girl singing death metal.
what's not to like?
for more check out this
Sunday, September 21, 2008
The Large Hadron Collider at Cern (somewhere along the France-Switzerland border.)
Simulation of a lead-lead collision in the ALICE detector.
The ALICE Time Projection Chamber.
"ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment @ CERN)
To understand the behavior and properties of the quark-gluon plasma,scientists will depend on ALICE’s high-precision particle detectors to record the results of as many as 50,000 lead-lead collisions per second.
By studying the quark-gluon plasma, ALICE scientists hope to understand the strong nuclear force.This fundamental force binds quarks and gluons to create hadrons such as protons and neutrons. ALICE scientists will study the properties of the quark-gluon plasma, as well as how the particles that make up the plasma behave and combine to form ordinary matter."
images are Courtesy of CERN
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Be Aware this video contains graphic depictions of carnage and mud.
An analysis of the audio track reveals the voice of Satan goading the Savage Horse to commit violence.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
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