Wolfe's Den went to Intel Labs to learn about Emotions through Images and Displays without Walls.
Intel has developed special algorithms to, it says "make the
interaction on any surface more accurate and precise. [The] Intel
software will allow seamless integration of images from multiple sources
and can wrap around corner surfaces in our home. Experiences like this
will enable new abilities to share, interact with display objects in
many new situation, locations and social/business contexts."
that right-angling the image isn't important. Can you guess what the
ingenious kludge shown below is? It's a $10 Crate & Barrel bowl,
which essentially served as a mirror in a prototype setup of the display
in Hillsboro. (The "Move" picture at top shows how the image looks on
the wall. Obviously, it's a different image, and the shots seem poorer
than that looked live, probably because I shot them with my Blackberry.)
like to close with the observation that Morris isn't some pie-eyed
social acolyte who's buying into that last word of the book title, which
I was too timid to print in full. Rather, she seemed to me to be
committed to identifying, and then surfacing, genuine utility from the
social miasma. She noted how social interaction is situational and
contextual, and how this leads to an objective of attempting to ensure
that one can connect with the right people at the right moment.
and Marshall are similarly committed, and I don't want to leave the
impression that the two efforts are orthogonal, or that one is more
significant than the other. That's not the case. Indeed, I came away
from my two days at Intel Labs with the distinct sense that nothing is
really sandboxed, in that there's a high energy level, professional
commitment, and probably a lot more fun than might be had in clinically
depressing research centers of yore or the faux party facilities popular
more recently. (Both probably beat pizza- and Jolt Cola-driven
OK, that's the data dump for now. I'll dive into the rest of the dozen Intel Labs efforts I saw in the coming weeks.
So the psych department who gave us dolphins manipulating children to sell P55 PCs before MMX apps, pioneered addiction to ads, attractors tying to clients now attempts too lure us into believing the worth of codevelopment for Intel forensic recognition algorithms.
The Mega Machine attempts to profile us to secure complete control.
The business of creating a limited, docile, scientifically conditioned reality adjusted to an Intel has kept pace with the transformation of that environment itself. By reinforcing its forms of conformity; rewards & adjusting stimulus that deny any real choice outside the range of Intelís system of controls.
Americans who spend 3 to 6 hours a day absorbing the contents of computers, whose entertainment are digital games, sense of reality is blunted by a world dominated by a daily intercourse with system agents will only by heroic effort be able to disengage themselves from Intel forensic clients to recover any measure of autonomy.
The mega machine attempts to have us under its control. Conditioned to its interfaces and its stereotypes far more effectively than the most authoritative human source which the system now attempts to substitute.
In this stage of development as science fiction writers perceive science will attempt to do directly by electronic, physical, chemical means what human institutions; religion, morals, law sought to do directly. By exhortation, persuasion, reward and discomfort namely too transform the nature of man.
Intel now confidently proposes to alter human potentialities through forensic intervention constructing a substitute homunculus component of a humanly vacuous automatic system.
An existence too permit no unforeseen departures or rebellions from Intelís grip.
On human culture and social invention, moral obligations and natural laws of an established society the human species has up until now avoided such a fatal arrest.
Since many photographs now have location information, it would be interesting to display images from all viewers at a location. If the mood could be deduced, the "sad" participants might start moving towards the "happy" region of the space. I just hope that criminals don't plug into the feed and use it to monitor how they're being viewed and to plan escape routes.
Why are we so down on terrestrial TV broadcast? There seems to be a growing consensus that broadcasting isn't just irrelevant but obsolete. Part of me agrees. But another part of me wonders if it's all true.