I do love my weekends! I’m headed to the Greek Food Festival and then on a search to replace more of my electronics.
Audience, is there anything you’d like me to blog on? I want you to let me know! Please?!
As humanity cascades into the future full throttle, some of our technology and notions get left in the dust. Things that were traditional find themselves fighting with new systems and devices of convenience. Does the oven not hate the microwave? Can Amazon crush the likes of Bel-Air? And in this war of the digital, do we still need traditional schools when we have online alternatives?
Learning and personal growth are very important. In our current state of technology we can now take whole classes and even semesters online. These classes are usually easily accessed, involve the same amount of time, and can be observed in the comfort of your own home. I’ve even seen a few people enjoying class out in the park on their laptop or tablet. Learning electronically out in the fresh air seems pretty exciting to me. Lastly, most of the very important requirements like tests tend to be in a physical class room with actual people so their is face to face evidence of intelligence.
Obviously though the downside is not having that interaction with real living people. Although, isn’t that a bonus for some of us? The homework might also feel harder since in many ways you the student are on your own if you find yourself needing help. However, that may be teaching you to be more resourceful. Either way, I would say it’s so much easier to be distracted if you’re taking online classes. You could pay attention to class or maybe get up and make lunch.
Traditional class is a whole new experience each time you go. We meet new people and see our teachers physical reaction to teaching. You know right away if a teacher still enjoys their job. It’s also kind of awesome to be able to pick your professor’s brain after a lecture. The homework and tests might be tough though their is probably a place on campus where you can study. I did always enjoy leaving class with that sense of satisfaction of learning something new too.
Where are you on this? Do you take classes online or traditionally? How do you feel about one or the other? Is the ultra convenience online class too hard to pass up? Perhaps you believe that the physical class just honestly cant be missed. But is it relevant or retired?
Do you remember when I brought you the news about Project Glass? Google’s making glasses that basically have the everythingness. It turns out that Polaroid wants to steal a bit of their thunder. So much so that they are working with the very famous Lady Gaga to promote this new venture. What do you think of these new glasses?
Maybe you have a similar story to this. When I was growing up the Polaroid camera was really cool and a very interesting gimmicky device. You probably remember them at birthday parties or social events. As a kid it was neat to have a picture of you a few minutes after it was taken. And then, they kind of just disappeared out of my life.
In my teenage years I didn’t see Polaroids much. Nikon, Kodak, and Sony had swooped on the digital camera market. Suddenly thinking back to the Polaroid photos, they felt more hokey to me. Something for your corny nostalgic scrapbook and nothing more. Now I humbly admit. I want a Polaroid camera!
You probably didn’t know this but I moonlight as an artist and I think I could do some marvelous stuff with those new digital live photos. The glasses would be even cooler simply for the perspective they’d create. Polaroid has won me over. I don’t even mind Lady Gaga endorsing them. She’d totally rock those and I might too.
Are you into Polaroids? Were they ever a big part of your life? Perhaps you’ve felt just like me and thought of them as this campy novelty over the years. Would you kindly leave a message in the comments and let us know? I think my shutterbug senses are tingling now!
Ps – Buy me a camera?
Someone had to clue me in on this website, but www.TED.com is amazing. This is a website where the amazing, bold, creative, inspiring, passionate people in the world congregate and give speeches about all sorts of subjects. Some of these speeches are about technology and design. You could go through tons of these lectures. They are amazing. You definitely should check these out if you aren’t already!
When you think about new technology, do you consider the battery life of the device? Batteries are so strange when it comes to where we are from a technological standpoint. They are small and they are made to be easily stored. Sometimes they require additional work but for the most part, they simply do their job and then die. Here is a the notion from my spectators seat though.
Have we ever gone leaps and bounds with our batteries? Do you know if we have ever upgraded them? I’m actually asking you and this is why. Batteries haven’t changed much since I was born to my knowledge. You probably use them for your remote controllers, flash lights, and cameras. So are batteries more powerful?
Does a battery last longer than it used to? Or is it that they have the same amount of juice but can be used in more powerful equipment? I’m honestly perplexed by this. I definitely understand that if a company makes batteries less finite than they may make less money since you would need batteries less frequently. But you’d also think that we’d of found a way to make our energy sources last much longer.
If you have a personal story with batteries, you can leave a comment below. Most of mine go to my game controllers. However, the idea that batteries haven’t evolved much over the years is still in my head. We may have to do more research on this subject to find out the truth about them. You can’t hide forever batteries!
I love Fridays. And now because of the incident that happened to me recently, I’m going shopping. I’ll have to hit up the Mac store again but I think I may seek out a Chromebook. We shall see. I look forward to seeing you Monday Audience!
It’s been several years since something expensive has been stolen from me. You’ve probably gone through similar scenarios like this. Last night someone invaded my car and snatched a bag with my laptop in it. It had my notes on this blog, notes on my copywriting classes, and a large amount of personal files. Funny thing is, it’s not the laptop being gone that bothers me. They got a notebook that I’d written all of my ambitions inside. I need to rewrite all my goals and dreams back down.
I write this blog to captivate you. This is my experience of technology and entertainment that I truly enjoy gingerly sharing with you. And it’s fragile moments like these that make or break people. Nothing will stop me from snowboarding at Boreal all season long. Nothing will stop me from learning to surf in Hawaii and wrecking myself against the waves. Nothing will stop me from accomplishing my goals period. Because as my grandma says “We don’t let the bastards win.”
So audience, the blog marches forward. I hope you’re all reaching for your dreams as well.
This is ChrisDemas.com, and it’s still a thing!
Everythingness is the idea that a device that performs one function now preforms them all. We’ve seen the power of everythingness in phones, tablets, laptops, and ereaders. You’ve seen it in the most interesting of places. Now I offer you this idea. What if we as humans developed the smart bed? Would you enjoy everythingness in your bed?
The bed is a great place for sleep. That’s a bed’s function after all. However, imagine an overhang to your headboard that houses a screen. They could have a mouse device on the right side of the frame. The idea being that you can lay down and use the computer bed without having to sit up. Maybe, if you’d like to get fancy you’d add a detachable/rechargeable key board that also sits on the right side of the frame.
Regardless of setup, you’d wake up and instantly be able to turn on this screen without removing yourself from the sheets. Now, in your comfortable and relaxed state you may, check your email, surf the web, play music, watch Youtube, and look at Facebook. You could even update your Twitter. The smart-bed provides you with the ultimate in convenience.
I do predict some terrible accidents with some of these beds though. Do you have kids? Don’t let them jump on the bed! Do you enjoy breakfast in bed? Try your hardest not to spill on the shiny technology you’re sitting next to. Besides, maintenance would probably require someone to come inside your bedroom which might feel intrusive. So, there are some definite down sides.
You can see the pros and cons now. What say you audience? Is the smart-bed the new hot ticket item? Will it help us in our daily routines and make us more efficient? If you were given the chance to own bed 2.0 would you want one?
How did I miss this trailer? This is a movie that’s right up my alley. Although, I feel like this movie’s hero should be Donkey Kong the more I look at it. Does this trailer remind you of Rampage at all? And wait a minute, Zangief is a bad guy?!
Have you ever bought something technological and forgot how much you loved it despite it’s flaws? I just did that to myself. There is something about older technology that makes me utterly happy. Perhaps it’s that nostalgia factor. You remember how awesome it was from your childhood so you’d like to relive the memories. This is my recent account of the Nintendo I just bought.
Man I loved the Nintendo as a kid. I was born when it came out and when it was brought before me now with these old recognizable games I had to have it. You know the feeling! You wouldn’t be able to help it either! And when I mandatorily bought it off this gypsy (because who else owns a nintendo nowadays) it felt amazing!
Then I brought it back home and had to hook it up. There was this moment like it was christmas eve and I was unwrapping my new gift for the first time all over again. You remember having to figure out how it hooks up into the tv for the first time. You feel that partial cord confusion and also that tiny yet happy exhilaration once you’d figured it out. Yeah, I did that! I loved doing it over again.
And when I tried to play the first new game out of the twelve that came with this Nintendo, but it didn’t work. Nintendos basically came broken but I went through the entire stack and couldn’t fix it. You know that nostalgic disappointment too I’m guessing. The funny thing is though, I enjoyed just going through the motions of having all those Christmas morning feelings once again. I do plan on getting the system fixed as well. After about five years most Nintendo’s suffer what technological issue mine has.
Do you have a memory of something retro that you had to bring back into your life? How did it go? Did you meet the same tragic fate as me but enjoyed the experience of it anyway? You should let me know in the comments. I can’t be the only techno writer with a penchant for buying old things because they rocked my socks off once upon a time. I hope to hear from you!