Related Web Pages are:
FindCompatibles, the key page, with the real solution to all other problems explained
Technological Fantasies , a page about future technology
nd Practical Immortality, not the immortality of the body, nor making a copy of the mind in a machine, but actual transfer of a person, personality, memory and consciousness into a supercomputer
Social Tech a page about Social Technology, technology for social purposes. I think I was the first person to use this phrase on the Internet, quite a long time ago.
and this, my own home page. For now some of these pages may be almost identical.
Roughly corresponding to these web pages are the following blogs:
FindCompatibles devoted 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.
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.
Sex-Politics-Religion is a blog about these important topics, which I have been told should never be mentioned in polite conversation. Alright that advice does seem a bit dated, but many people are still told not to bring up these subjects around the dinner table.
|This site is about future technology. I am less concerned with
how practical the ideas are than I am with the ideas themselves. I
call these Technological Fantasies.
I used to have a very different web site of this name, expensively hosted with its own domain name. Should have kept it alive regardless of cost, but didn't. Anyway, I have have many technological fantasies and hope you have more. Here are some which evolved during the writing of a giant novel, called, of course, Technological Fantasies.
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 web page and blog listed here 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 website and blog listed here for more 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.
Copyright © 2008, Douglas Pardoe Wilson
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