There’s Excitement in the Air!

May 31st, 2007

Is there a full moon? For some reason tonight’s news is packed with fascinating technology developments.

I subscribe to the TED website, which very generously allows mere mortals who can’t find the time (or afford the price of admission) to experience much of what takes place at this extraordinary conference.

Tonight an email from the site directed me to a presentation by Blaise Aguera y Arcas, an extraordinary scientist, younger than he has any right to be, demonstrating groundbreaking software at the TED conference last March. It’s sort of about photography, yet is an astounding example of where that leads to brave new worlds.

And also, dare I say more, the report on the new Microsoft “Surface” computer is truly compelling. It’s not just a flash-in-the-pan, but a device chock-full of new ideas.

Then the TED website led me to fascinating earlier research co-authored by Blaise Aguera y Arcas which methodically reexamines (and challenges) Gutenberg’s exact methodology in the invention of printing.

Such an embarrassment of riches in a single night!