Thursday, April 02, 2009

Horrifying New Invention

Saw this invention on the TED website.

I won't lie. This stuff terrifies me. The camera application was neat, but once it starts getting into remembering people's names for you and telling you what Amazon said about books...that's where I get off the train.

It's clever. But it's also another technological crutch. It's like giving a healthy person a wheelchair. They're fun to roll around in, but it's not so good for your legs. They call it interactive, but to me it loosk like another way to AVOID interacting with the actual real world, putting up a technological filter between the user and what's actually out there.

The idea I suppose, is to free your brain for more important things. That's like telling a bodybuilder not to lift weights so he can free up his muscles for competition.

One of the best feelings in the world is learning to trust yourself. And that trust comes from making your own decisions, not relying on a computer. If you want to know if a book is any good, read the goddamn thing and make up your own mind.

Technology should be a tool, not a crutch.

In other news, here are my upcoming dates.

Upcoming Comedy
Tuesday, April 7 - Zombie Laughpocalypse, New City, Edmonton
Wednesday, April 8 - The Comic Strip, Edmonton
Thursday, April 9 - The Comic Strip, Edmonton
Friday, April 10 - The Comic Strip, Edmonton
Saturday, April 11 - The Comic Strip, Edmonton
Sunday, April 12 - The Comic Strip, Edmonton
Monday, April 20 - The Comic Strip - Edmonton

Dan Brodribb's Geek Love, a column on relationships appears in the culture section at Check out the latest column here.

Dan's Wrestling writing appears at Check out his current article here.

Other Appearances
Saturday, April 18- OSCW Wrestling - Hazeldean Community Hall

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