With great fanfare the much touted and discussed bailout has passed through the United States Congress. Despite the calls for bi-partisanship this measure was passed almost entirely on party lines. A shame that highlights a deep rooted problem in the United States, but that is a discussion for another time. Rather I want to talk about the innovation that President Obama is pushing, in terms of unifying government and technology to help spread information and allow people to see directly how their government works. more »
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A recent episode of the Daily Show, featured an article about iRobot, no not the famous Issac Asimov novel, or even the disaster of a Will Smith movie they turned it into… no this iRobot belongs to the iRobot corporation. In their piece it showed how this company who made its name making automated vacuum cleaning robots, is now getting into the military market. At first glance it makes sense, why risk a human life going into a dangerous area first, when you can just send in a robot. Police have been doing it for a while only in those cases it was a remote controlled robot without any autonomy. more »
Captain’s Log, we’re finding ourselves in uncertain times, politically divided, economically unstable, and on the very cusp of a new wave of technological achievements that may or may not be achieved due to the current trend of world events. However, out of every mistake comes a solution and an opportunity, the possibility for growth and renewal. Economic hardship can help a society reshape itself into a leaner more efficient entity allowing for the furthering of our own existence.
Let’s take one step back. The year is 2009 and the world is in the second year of a recession, or whatever term you want to slap on to the crappy economy. In a way, technology is what got us to the point in the first place, or was at least one step on the path. Jump back ten years. The World Wide Web was hitting an explosive phase; money was being spent on anything and everything with no end in sight. Well, until the bubble popped and people realized that all this money plus no returns equaled a total meltdown. Granted, this meltdown vanished quickly as the world changed and the market rebounded. The money that was left was invested in the housing market and all was well, till it wasn’t.
Thousands now find themselves out of work, myself included. What will the future hold, both for everyone that finds themselves in this shared predicament and for the technologies that may be pushed to the side due to a lack of any short term benefits? Geek Junk will serve as a view from my window for technology related happenings, as well as a place to begin storing and sharing knoweldge about everything technical and geeky.