Google’s Project Soli – Minority Report is nearly here

Rockin‘ linked to a post called …

GOOGLE’S NEW PROJECT SOLI IS MIND BLOWING – SEE IT IN ACTION

We’re very close to having the technology seen in Minority Report. (2002)

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Project Soli is developing a new interaction sensor using radar technology. The sensor can track sub-millimeter motions at high speed and accuracy. It fits onto a chip, can be produced at scale and built into small devices and everyday objects.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Uber disrupting the taxi industry

I hate taxis. :-(

And would love to support ANY alternative.

Uber sounds great. :-)

Uber is a venture-funded startup and transportation network company based in San Francisco, California, that makes mobile apps that connects passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire and ridesharing services. …

Uber has been accused in several jurisdictions of illegal taxicab operation. …

On 11 June 2014, in a concerted action, taxis blocked roads in major European cities in protest against what they perceive as a threat to their livelihood by companies such as Uber. The cabbies contended that Uber and similar smartphone app-based services have an unfair advantage because they’re not subjected to the same kinds of fees and regulations placed on taxis. …

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Google is one of the biggest investors.

Uber is not always the faster, cheaper option. But it will be, eventually.

RESET the NET

Two choices.

1. You can simply assume there is no privacy. No privacy online. None on phone.

Or …

2. you can try taking some small steps to discourage the NSA and other organizations from collecting data on you.

I’m switching from Google search to DuckDuckGo, for example. That might help. Apple is now offering DuckDuckGo as an alternative web search engine.

On the other hand, Google is responding to criticism, now offering end-to-end mail encryption, to try to make your email private.

reset the net

Watch the RESET the NET VIDEO .

Edward Snowden is all in for this protest.

RESET the NET

problems with the USA

I’ve got a love / hate relationship.

Many of the best and brightest I know are from the States. The best Gymnastics club. The best Gymnastics equipment company.

Apple and Google are from the USA.

Americans are the most innovative.

But my best guess is that the USA will go down the crapper fast, rather than have a graceful decline as did Great Britain.

There’s a fair bit of truth in this graphic.

problem with the USA

The U.S. government gridlock looks to be continuing for at least the next 6 years.

Republicans are not going to change fast enough to make major improvement.

The Democrats seem to want to copy Republican policy, for the most part. There’s been no serious attempt to improve anything under Obama, aside from a very slight fix of Health Care.

Merde. :-(