Science fiction does not merely anticipate but actively shapes technological futures through its effect on the collective imagination.
Workers building the world’s biggest ships could soon don robotic exoskeletons to lug around 100-kilogram hunks of metal as if they’re nothing.
As if to prove the point of my prior post…
Our parents and our grandparents created the world’s largest economy and strongest middle class not by buying stuff, but by building stuff.
The whole industry was set up for people who smoked frequently. It needs to learn how to educate new users…
Unlike a rusting highway bridge, digital infrastructure does not betray the effects of age. And, unlike roads and bridges, large portions of the software infrastructure of the Internet are built and maintained by volunteers, who get little reward when their code works well but are blamed, and sometimes savagely derided, when it fails.
Saw one of these yesterday in a clients art collection. Amazing.
Dymaxion Air Ocean World Map, 1980
Dimensions: 50 X 72 Inches, Materials: 100 Percent Rag Paper, Signed Edition Of 85
The Dymaxion Air-Ocean World Map Designed And Patented By Buckminster Fuller Is The First In The History Of Cartography To Show The Whole Surface Of The Earth With No Visible Distortion Of The Relative Size And Shape Of The Land And Sea Areas And No Breaks In The Continental Contours. The Map Offered Here Measures 50 X 72 Inches And Is Brilliantly Silk Screened In 29 Colors (Showing Mean Low Temperature Zones) On Arches 100 Percent Rag Paper. In A Limited Edition Of 85 Prints, Each Is Hand Signed And Numbered.
Fuller Describes The Dymaxion Map As A Tool Which Provides The Least Distorted Means Of Studying At One Glance The Total Synergetic Significance Of Air-Ocean Economics And The Alternate Strategies For Integrating All Phases And States Of Energy- Behavior-Resources Toward Operative Advantage Of All World People.
– Clement Mok