Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Monday, May 19, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
For now, here are links for easy access:
Please see these blogs:
to matching people with friends, lovers, jobs, places to live and so on,
but doing so in ways that will actually work, using good math, good algorithms, good analysis.
This blog, Technological Fantasies devoted to future stuff, new ideas, things that might be invented or might happen, such as what is listed above and below.
Practical Immortality yes, practical immortality. Don't write this off as
insanity, please. See the first entry in the blog first.
Or, (oops!) here:
Practical Immortality hmmm. Slight spelling mistake. Use the above
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
is my Practical Immortality blog, a technological fantasy and more, someday not just a fantasy.
But none of these blogs has any posts from other people, none of whom have been able to find any of them. Thus my ongoing tech fantasy about someway people can be easily matched to blogs, web sites and interested people.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
The first of my blogs is FindCompatibles. It describes something much harder to do than anyone seems to imagine, almost impossible, except for those who think it is trivially easy.
The ability to find truly compatible social relationships, jobs, and other important aspects of a person's social environment is truly important, important but difficult. In the first post on that blog I outline the difficulties and the extraordinary advantages of a way of finding compatibles.
Please look at that post and others. I would especially like to hear from people who disagree with what I have said there.
The second of my blogs is Practical Immortality, a technological fantasy if ever there was one.
I think it can be more than just a fantasy, hence the word 'Practical'. Don't believe me? Let me know, please.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
1. A system for actually finding compatible people for various reasons, one which would actually work, unlike such things as dating services.
See the FindCompatibles blog on this site for information.
2. Practical immortality in a virtual world, but an actual transfer of personality to that medium, not just creation of a copy. See the Practical Immortality blog on this site for information.
3. Small computers which are entirely wireless, getting power from sunlight, communicating by digital radio. One example from the book is a computer the size of a grain of sand. In that chapter one of the characters displays a whole handfull of such sand, which can not only communicate by digital radio but display text across the combined surfaces of the grains, which have microscopic LEDs on all surfaces. Indeed, using piezoelectric effects, this handfull of sand can receive and process spoken sound, then reply, again with piezoelectric vibrations.
4. A device to be worn, which has enough computer power and powerful enough digital radio links to other computers so it can draw on an enormous computing network. As well as the simple task of acting as
a portable phone, this device would support a variety of simple but powerful commands. In the book I mention many, but in particular SysTalk which does not take contact information for any person as a parameter, but simply scans the globe for the best possible match, the person who is the best for you to talk to at that moment, (and the most likely to be free to take your call). Another command is SysTeach, which also takes no parameters but just begins or continues a lesson that is the most appropriate for you at that moment.
Oh, many many more things, my technological fantasies. I would like to hear yours.
- Douglas Pardoe Wilson
- I am an old guy who has been reading, thinking and writing about things far too long. I have made many attempts to get my ideas across on the web, but it is not so easy. The world may be flat, but it is mountinous. I must be in a valley, as whatever I do cannot be seen from any appreciable distance.