Wow. This came up at the end of Steve Lampen’s talk last night at CRASH Space. His talk started with Bhagavad-Gita and end with Zardoz as we talked about the consequences of eternal life (the classic dilema of when “can we?” turns into “should we?”)
Below are some of my notes… the video is here.
Wire and wine come from the same latin root.
Steve Lampem is
Multimedia Technology Manager
Product Line Manager – Entertainment Products
Belden (since 1902, Joe Belden)
“Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular” nobody has a perfect record of predicting the future 5MB used to weigh 5 tons Chemist turned Lving Anthropologist – Michael Tarkanian – Rubber Tree + Morning Glory Seed (Hallucigenic) Do it on Hottest day of year (Dorothy Hoesler?)
Diesel fuel from yeast… plastic next… ?Joe Belden’s big innovation was to buy shoelace machines to make wire Waldo L Semon- petroleum by products EPDM
?????? then Vinyl thermal plastic – can keep changing it??? poly vinyl chloride
???? Goodrich didn’t want it b/c it couldn’t make tires.
came from refrigeration experiment…
dielectric constant of?? 2.1 : poly ethylene discovery pressure & ethylene gas
plastic veggie bag used to be top secret??? WWII airplanes radar
Things for the furture
Room temp super conductor – infinite bandwidth no attenuation / magnetic forces pulls it apart as soon as apply signal first foot cost 1 mil, second .05Low resistance carbon nanotubes Kurzweil: 20,000 years of progress this century. Subdimensional communication in lieu of cables?
Shows periodic table of elements:
Strings -> Atoms -> Hydrogen Balls i.e. STARS!
The funnything about no. 26 iron – it’s creation isendothermic, star ender so 26 -> 90?
Where in the universe enough pressure? Super Novas
Habits are like a cable We weave as strand of it everyday and soon it cannot be broken
– Horace Mann
When you exhaust all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t
– Thomas Edison
Infrastructure is everything, object is just access
– Machines can fix them selves (machines can call the service department)
?????? The City and the Stars?? – Go outside the city!!! Arthur C Clarke // against the fall of night We will not understand them.?? After 2006 the Internet passed complexity of a human brain – who will it choose to talk to?
technical vs. ethical questionswith our thoughts we make the world — buddha