Category Archives: Past, present, and future
The picture below is an interesting summary of the general trend in computing over the last 100 years or so (MIPS = Million Instructions Per Second). There is, however, some gap in logic here, and it frequently occurs when projections … Continue reading
I posted about the new step in the robot evolution, Asimo, and about some funny robot falls before. This post adds a bit to the “falling robots” subject 🙂 If you are not interested in the entire 5 min video, go … Continue reading
It is so easy not to see the forest behind the trees… Look for the details and miss the bigger picture. This excellent video shows in 10 minutes the amazing progress in video gaming and in graphics in the last … Continue reading
One day, we are going to run out of non-renewable natural resources that we’ve been taking for granted for many centuries. And this day might be closer than most of us think. Let me first start with this iconography, which … Continue reading
The chart below offers an excellent summary of the changes in energy supply by tracking investments in different sectors: Notice that oil, gas, and coal investments are now declining, while the renewable energy investments are increasing. This decline in oil … Continue reading
During my recent trip to Japan, I used the Shinkansen, which is a Japanese bullet train, a lot. It is very comfortable and allows to move around the county fast without the hustle associated with air travel (luggage checks, security … Continue reading
Here is an interesting and concise (5-minute long) look into the future of cars. Most likely, it will all happen differently, of course. But this is an entertaining example of futuristic thinking.