an essay on shifts on the World Wide Web At the end of the last millennium, people believed the first era of the web (aka WWW) was coming to an end and a new one was about to start. They named the new era web 2.0. The name didn’t quite stick, but the ideas did. They became the basis of … Read More
It’s been a while since in December 2019 the ninth and final entry in the so-called Skywalker Saga blasted into cinemas all over the globe. This is my review, and it is late, because not only did I not really find the time to write it down I also wasn’t really sure what to make of the movie. As a … Read More
This is kind of a review of the latest Avengers Movie but also a general critique of the business model and artistic architecture of the Marvel Superhero Movies. I will try to keep it light on spoilers for the former, but if you havenâ€™t seen the movie at all, you may want to not read any of this until after … Read More
Ready Player One is based on the novel by Ernest Cline, which I read or rather that was read to me by Will Wheaton. I liked it for itâ€™s attempt to capture the essence of fandom on the pop culture of the 1970s to 1990s. Knowing that Steven Spielberg would be directing the movie I was really looking forward to how they would adapt the story for the big screen and whether the movie could capture the spirit of the book.
There is a reason why this blog is not only called â€žwisdom of lifeâ€œ. Because it is my impression, that for the most part life doesnâ€™t make much sense. And in fact it canâ€™t because sense or meaning is something that is without exception constructed by humans. We make sense of it, if at all. It doesnâ€™t come from anywhere … Read More
Technology is evolving. Transhumanists like Ray Kurzweil argue that in the not to distant future we will have artificial intelligence clever enough to improve itself, maybe even develop human traits like consciousnessÂ and creativity. And given that software is already everywhere around us it might well be software that first makes the final step.Â Could happen, right? No more windows? The story … Read More