Einstein believed that God gave us a universe of common sense reality and that we would find the one common theory that made sense of everything. Einstein believed in Realism, and to the very end, he wanted to find the Theory of Everything.
Bohr, on the other hand, believed in a new theory of Quantum Mechanics, that our universe was like Alice in Wonderland and that Quantum Entanglement did not care at all about space and time.
Einstein believed that everything is separated by space and time and he found comfort in the limit of the speed of light. Bohr thought the universe behaves differently when observed and that entangled objects can be any distance apart. Throw a pair of entangled dice, and they both end up with the same number even if one of the dice is in the Andromeda galaxy and the other is in the Milky Way Galaxy. …
Developers Thinking Like Designers
There are over 2 million IOS Apps and 3.8 million Android Apps to choose from. So an excellent App design is critical.
It only takes 3 taps for any User to delete your App. That happens if the User gets frustrated or has no emotional connection to the App. The bottom line is that users fall for an App because of the design and how easy it is to use. Features and proper coding alone will not sell an App.
Today just a few developers are able to crank out remarkable Apps. But the key for developers is to think like designers. Programmers are famous for brushing aside Design. …
Silicon Valley Billionaires have secret plans to live forever.
Imagine a new startup that offers on-sight virtual reality tours. You enter their futuristic building by the Bay and select a destination, a destination in time. You chose Ancient Rome. You buy your ticket, and they provide you with their latest equipment. Next, you find yourself standing by the original Flavian Amphitheatre, in the center of ancient Rome.
Imagine VR Tours has perfected their technology to where you cannot tell the difference between reality and the virtual world. You soon forget that your experience is an illusion.
Now imagine you are living somewhere in the future, say 15,000 years from now. VR Tours has come a long way. They have endless worlds and time periods to explore. There is no required equipment to wear. Your stay is no longer limited to an hour. You are not bound to one planet. Now imagine you have chosen 20th century Earth and your time there will be 90 years. You stroll through a Gateless Barrier, and your new life adventure begins. Is this possible? …
Awakened by the sounds, 73-year-old Met Driscoll managed to sit-up on the leather sofa after falling asleep there the night before. He still worked late at night writing computer software, an old habit. His wife was busy in the adjacent kitchen.
Met found his iPhone buried in the sofa crack between the cushion and the rest of the couch. The time was 10 am. He checked the Yahoo weather App and found the temperature was 71 degrees with low winds. He made his way to the hall and climbed up the stairs on all fours, not because he was old but because he liked climbing the stairs that way. …
“Can I go play now?” Robbie asked his mom for the 4th time.
The doorbell rang. As his mom rushed out of the kitchen, she yelled, “Yes, you can play now.”
Robbie kicked open the abused kitchen screen door and darted outside. He could see his best friend, Glenn, was on his way to the hollow. Like an older brother, Glenn taught Robbie how to fight, climb trees and talk to girls.
Robbie ran down the wet cement steps onto the garage patio, hopped over the 3-foot guard rail, shimmied down the flag pole, and was on his way to the hollow. …
In the 1940s, with the detonation of atomic bombs, Earth became the interest of several advanced alien civilizations. And one observer found a threat that would soon end all life on the fledgling planet.
Earth had not yet unlocked the keys to quantum entanglement for faster than light speed transportation, so it was no threat to other planets. And with this impending natural disaster, there was little chance the planet would ever become a threat.
On Jul 25, 2020, an asteroid 130 meters across missed the Earth by just 50,000 miles or 1/5 the Moon’s distance. …
Update — N95 masks are still not available. Online orders from China take over a month if they arrive at all. Doctors say upgrade to a surgical mask “but of course N95 masks are not available.”
N95 masks, without a respirator valve, filter 95% of both large and small particles in both directions. N95 masks filter microscopic particles using a layer of fibers arranged to maximize their chance of contacting these particles. Weak, short-range electrostatic forces (Van der Waals) enable particles to stick to the layers.
If everyone wore one of these in public, Covid-19 would be eliminated within months. But good luck buying these masks. According to the CDC, these masks are only for health care workers due to a supply shortage. So the solution we all want and need is unavailable because we simply can’t produce enough of them? …
I’ve been writing software since the golden age. I knew the founders of Novel, Microsoft, Borland, Evans & Sutherland, Pansophic, Apple, Oracle, Electronic Data Systems, Computer Associates and others. Most of the legends are gone now, but what a trip. They would dream about a world connected by computers. Some of the legends became wealthy from luck or just good business sense, and some did not, but they were all dreamers. That is what they all had in common.
Lately, I’ve found myself writing about the future. It’s fun! I was working on a SciFi Novel and taking a master class from Dan Brown when a thought occurred to me. Dan Brown was teaching that to build a thriller novel; writers should create an almost impossible scenario for their heroes. Don’t worry about the solution. Although the hero has only a short time to solve the problem, you, as the not so magnificent writer, have all the time you need to find the answer. …
Imagine that in the not too distant future, androids become indistinguishable from humans in both appearance and behavior. This is entirely possible.
Then imagine we develop Virtual Reality that is indistinguishable from our own reality.
Why do we build androids and virtual reality? What compels us?
Now try to imagine that these two technologies have never been done before anywhere in the universe. Yet, if in 30 years, we are experiencing both android singularity and full simulated reality, then why are we not currently living in a simulated reality right now?
When did we become programmers? Is this creativity a sudden burst of curiosity or something much older?
Racquetball is more like chess than other sports. If you can learn these three points, you can beat anyone in racquetball.
Watch your opponent. When they are:
1. In the front — Pass shot
2. In the middle — Ceiling shot
3. In the back — Kill shot
The idea is to get them into positions 1 & 3 with strategy. Then take them out.
And remember never get frustrated because, in racquetball, anything can happen.
Boost Your Brain Power
Racquetball is a favorite sport among Computer Programmers. They know it makes them smarter. Playing racquetball requires quick reactions and clear thinking. …