Thursday, February 19, 2009
Can Love Save the Empty?
Erin McCarley's Love Save The Empty (Songza) iTunes Equalizer- Piano.
Pic is from The Sartorialist again. He has such good pics, I'll have to work to avoid always posting them.
I wonder (too often for my sanity's sake) how the systems we've built are supposed to satisfy us. I mean, they're mostly to improve comfort (here in America) and self-perpetuate. When things like the RepRap (RepRap.com), a $200 plastic 3d printer, and the FabLab (Wikipedia), a garage-sized prototyping center, become widespread, I wonder what people will build.
I hope they start with open-source schematics for a house, power generator, condenser, and greenhouse, and make themselves independent of society. It would amuse me to see a generation suddenly refuse to participate.
We're starting to realize information (appleinsider.com) is impossible to guard. What happens when anything can be built at home, instead of bought? Long ways off, I know, but I like thinking about it.
Maybe instead of a Singluarity (wikipedia) we'll have a Plurality, where everyone starts singularity-ing by themselves. A fusion of intelligence, with no fusion of purpose like singularity theory seems to imply.
Posted by Peter Scheyer at 10:35 AM