I can’t wait for the day when robots and humans will co-exist…or when robots will take over the planet, Matrix-style. Until that time actually occurs, I’m pretty sure we have nothing to worry about because people in general are still scared. There’s this concept in psychology and robotics (I think those are the appropriate fields…)… Continue reading The uncanny baby valley
This is why I Twitter
There’s something to be said about Twitter. Even though many people don’t get it, they know what it is. You may not really understand its purpose, but you know that people out there are using it and what they are doing on it. When I first joined twitter, it was mostly because I thought I… Continue reading This is why I Twitter
Sometimes, I’m so glad I was never this idealistic. I never once thought that I would find “The One” on my first time out. I never lived a fantasy life in my head of traveling and idealizing things that I had no real idea about. It’s interesting to now be writing about this article, after… Continue reading Idealistic love
The backlash against things not considered “masculine”
It’s funny to read this article – I just finished reading a book called American Nerd, in which there was a section describing why there is such hatred towards the nerd and what Americas reaction towards the nerd was like in the early part of this century. The backlash against the nerd was that nerds… Continue reading The backlash against things not considered “masculine”
Slacktivism: I’m too lazy to care
As much as I’m a fan of social networks and social media, I think to say that they are a major push for change and reform in society is a bit much. There are some things that people can argue about social media, and I would support their statements: 1) Social media brings awareness to… Continue reading Slacktivism: I’m too lazy to care
A fractal/recursive social network
Today’s announcement of a modified Groups feature brought out my latent mathiness (the concept of recursion/fractals) with this thought – that Facebook is now opening up…a Facebook. From my understanding of Groups, it will be a closed social network that you can invite subgroups of your friends to, kind of what Facebook was like in… Continue reading A fractal/recursive social network
Two things come out at me from this article, about Google moving towards a hyperlocal ad revenue stream 1) Before, I would have said this was a major invasion of privacy, using the phones GPS unit, or triangulating the location using the cell towers, to send out local ads to Google results. But really, this… Continue reading Hyperlocal ads
I wish I had stuck with being a CSandE major…
Sometimes, I really regret giving up on being a programmer/engineer. I started UCLA as a Computer Science and Engineering major, but dropped out after a semester to transition to Math, then eventualy to a double major in Math and Sociology. Along the way, I ended up taking some basic programming classes – I did fairly… Continue reading I wish I had stuck with being a CSandE major…
How did we come up with our idea of reality?
So I’m currently trying to get through this book that I found at Barnes and Noble: The Construction of Social Reality. It’s kinda too deep for me, and it makes me feel like I’m back at UCLA studying for my sociology classes, but I like it. It’s been a while since I’ve been challenged on… Continue reading How did we come up with our idea of reality?
One thing that I’ve been meaning to do has been to do stuff. I’m in this rut where I just don’t feel like doing anything cool. I haven’t knitted anything in forever. I haven’t finished any of my art projects. I haven’t been studying Processing. Looks like I’m not only in this rut. According to a new… Continue reading Creator Glut