3 Amazing Videos and 4 Great Articles

by Manshu on February 23, 2013

in Links

I want to start this week by saying that I feel this is the best weekend links post that I have ever done, and is certainly my favorite by a long stretch.

I’m going to share three amazing videos this week, and going through the videos and articles in this post may take about an hour or so but you wouldn’t want to miss it.

I’m sure you’ve at least heard of the first one, if not seen the video, I’m talking about Google Glass, and if it’s anything like the video, it’s quite outstanding and I can see how this can change the way we function 15 or 20 years down the line.

Here is the video, you need to watch it a few times to really understand what’s going on in all the frames.

The second concept is what they are calling 3Doodler, which is a pen that actually writes up in the air, a 3D printing pen essentially.

You have to see the video to get a better sense of what I am saying.

Now, two articles related to these things – the first one about Google, which is titled How Google Retooled Android With Help From Your Brain, and again I don’t think I’ll do justice to the article by writing about it so you better read it yourself.

The second article is about 3D printing, and how it resembles the computer in the 80s.

All this is cool stuff, but compared to the ability to move your artificial hand by just thinking? I don’t even have words!

How can you look at all this and not think about Singularity? How long before machines become smarter than humans, and what happens then?

Humans are smart, machines are getting smarter, but don’t forget animals. Wouldn’t you be blown away to learn that dolphins call each other by name? 

Wasn’t this amazing? Enjoy your weekend!

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Swaroop Rao February 23, 2013 at 11:26 am

Thanks a lot for this. I agree that the videos you posted are some of the best that I have ever watched. Really made my weekend….

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Manshu February 24, 2013 at 12:56 am

I am so glad to hear that. There were a few more interesting things that I came across which I thought I’d save for next week.

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Ashok February 23, 2013 at 5:44 pm

I don’t see much utility of the Google Glass in our day to day normal life. Probably may come to use only once a while when going on a skydiving or skiing holidays, or doing some other such exciting stuff. Perhaps, I will buy a bunch of Glasses and hire them out on an hourly basis near to a tourist resort :-). My post-retirement business idea !

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Manshu February 24, 2013 at 12:57 am

Almost all cool things were toys at first :)

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siddhant February 24, 2013 at 9:07 am

Manshu,

Fantastic articles, I always look forward to your wee end Links even more than the financial articles :)

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Manshu February 25, 2013 at 5:34 am

Thanks Siddhant. I’m glad to hear that.

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