That drive.

Archaic humans like Homo erectus “spread like many other mammals in the Old World,” Pääbo told me. “They never came to Madagascar, never to Australia. Neither did Neanderthals. It’s only fully modern humans who start this thing of venturing out on the ocean where you don’t see land. Part of that is technology, of course; you have to have ships to do it. But there is also, I like to think or say, some madness there. You know? How many people must have sailed out and vanished on the Pacific before you found Easter Island? I mean, it’s ridiculous. And why do you do that? Is it for the glory? For immortality? For curiosity? And now we go to Mars. We never stop.”

Sleeping with enemy

Sousvelliance time.

I think there is time for sousvelliance package. Inspiration for this post should be obvious.

Google Glass or equivalent, internet connection, streaming live, copying on fly to network of p2p servers all around world to make it impossible to delete or censor it. Destroying recording device would not help in this case. Specialistic websites dedicated to cover live certain events (like protests) could be set up, all options including choosing particular person to follow.

It already can be done, it is just expensive (Google Glass goes for 1500$). But prices of gadgets fall, and open source software is for free… everyone will be able to transmit everything, if price of thing like Google Glass will be 15$. And it will, it is just matter of time.

What will be response of law enforcement? They cannot ban these devices (at least in USA) or arrest everyone, right? Right?

I can’t wait for police cellphone jammers, as they will be inevitably deployed into use of USA, China, Russia and other pseudodemocratic and authorianian countries. Of course, it will be to prevent terrorist communication or something. Not for preventing transmission of evidence about police brutality, nooo sir, not at all.


Today is sham “referendum” that already has known outcome – annexation of Crimea by Russia. But for me, most interesting thing is comments under various articles about Ukrainian crisis on news portals. They are truly fascinating.

Blindness Cognitive bias Doublespeak Lies Trivially provable untrue claims Alternative reality Doublethink Just plain old trolling

Sanity is overrated. Always was, always will be.