Monday, September 29, 2008

Have a nice day

Capyblanca is sorry to report that physicists failed to end the world as promised. Luckily, the economists went ahead anyway and brought us the apocalypse as promised.

Now that everything belongs to the state and all decisions are centralized and we are all communists, fellow comrades, here's a third historical event, brought to you by those nasty capitalists: the first private-funded space launch.

Some of the most amazing 9 minutes of video ever! Except, of course, for those that include Scarlett Johansson.

I wish Carl Sagan was alive to see this. As one commenter said, despite it all, the future's looking better. Or at least it does from high up there.

Monday, September 8, 2008

The final post!

So this is it for Homo Sapiens sapiens. Apocalipse duly scheduled for Wednesday. I hope the large hadron collider is on twitter, so we can follow the end of the world with the obligatory final "WTF?" tweet.

Hey, it was fun while it lasted, wasn't it?


"I'm going to heaven for the weather, and to hell for the company"

--Mark Twain

Friday, September 5, 2008

Legislating a change

"Introducing a technology is not a neutral act--it is profoundly revolutionary. If you present a new technology to the world you are effectively legislating a change in the way we all live. You are changing society, not some vague democratic process. The individuals who are driven to use that technology by the disparities of wealth and power it creates do not have a real choice in the matter."

Karl Schroeder