Realizing the Metaverse

I've got some thoughts on virtual worlds just posted on TechGrid: "In reading the book, it really makes one wonder why we haven’t created better instances of virtual worlds in today’s technology environment. The closest thing to the OASIS of…


The impact of emergent technology

From an interview with William Gibson: "One of the things that’s unknowable is how humanity will use any new technology. No one imagines that we’d wind up with a world that looks like this on the basis of the technology that’s emerged in the last…


MacBook Air - the Missing Sync

I'm excited to take a look at the new MacBook Air laptops that Apple released today. Excellent form factor with decent performance might make them the ultimate travel machines. It seems clear that these devices are targeted at folks who already…


iPad first impressions

This is an excellent device. Category changer like the iPhone was with smart phones. I'm typing this post on my iPad with a paired bluetooth keyboard and it is a great combination with a total weight of less than two pounds and no keyboard in…


Thoughts on the iPad

I'm really excited to add the iPad to my technology arsenal. Here are a few reasons why, along with some things that I hope are present in this generation and what I'd like to see in iPad 2.0 Reasons I want one now: In the past two years, there…


We all live in the future now...

While I'm not usually one to dwell on the significance of a new decade, 2010 seems worth reflecting on.  This post covers a hodge-podge of issues keeping in tune with this blog's general charter of technology, security, and obscurity.  Hopefully,…


Your Movements Speak for Themselves: Space-Time Travel Data is Analytic Super-Food!

This is a must read blog post by Jeff Jonas - Mobile devices in America are generating something like 600 billion geo-spatially tagged transactions per day. Every call, text message, email and data transfer handled by your mobile device creates a…


23 devices my iPhone has replaced

I started thinking about what a converged device the iPhone is and compiled this impressive list of devices I used to carry that are now replaced by my iPhone.  This is an unprecedented level of convergence if you ask me.  A quick informal tally…


What will stick in Second Life?

It's been a while since I've posted about Second Life, but this article at Venture Beat sparked some thoughts: The media narrative about Second Life and virtual worlds is starting to get past the hype stage, past the bashing stage, and is beginning…