Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Where do we go from here?

Reading a Wired Blog post showing that scientists have confirmed the existence of dark matter. What was previously speculated has been confirmed -- the universe is mostly (75%) dark matter.

So what does that mean? Are we one step closer to knowing everything there is to know?

People talk about the end of knowledge -- that reach that state sometime soon. Moore's Law says we'll be at our smallest possible technological increment in a decade or so. Further, we look to the Technological singularity for complete paradigm shift.

But does that mean we will know *everything* there is to know? Perhaps, as with dying, we will pass into a realm that we cannot know without entering. If we don't know that we don't know this, how can we possibly say that we'll know everything.

There's plenty more to learn.

Monday, November 10, 2008

When I am rich...

Originally uploaded by risu23
...I am going to buy myself this watch.

We saw the Corum bubble watch series in a jewelry store in Beverly Hills a few years ago, and I haven't been able to get this model ("Bats") out of my mind.

Blogging this so that I remember to buy it someday soon!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Thank you, America.

Thank you, America, for making Barack Obama our first black president. This is a really amazing day. People came together and voted in record numbers for a man who offered hope to everyone regardless of race, sex, creed, or orientation.

I don't have a lot to say other than that. I am very happy. And proud. I'm very proud that all of the people who make up the United States of America had an opportunity to vote. This is what it's all about.