As predictions go my track record is pretty good, if I do say so myself. So, I’m predicting this week will be rather quiet, with the exception of Apple’s noise of course.
And it should be quiet. It’s summer time, time to relax a little, and after last week we need some relaxation with four major conferences running simultaneously around the world.
We had Computex on netbooks/tops MIDs AIOs, and supercomputers in Taipei, Dimension 3 on stereographics in Paris, E3 on computer games and controllers in L.A., SID on display technology in San Antonio, Park’s Connections conference in San Jose on digital living, plus various company meetings, twits, web conferences, Facebook, YouTube videos, dinners, and emails all feeding us non-stop information—Information!
Information. Information my uncle’s big toe.
You’ve heard the expression about drinking from a fire hose—you swallow when you can. Well that’s where we are right now trying to shallow all the information that’s been poured on us and separate it from the Kool-Aid. Poured on us is an apt description, we’re being water-boarded with information…and noise.
So much noise was created at these conferences, so much chest beating, loud (and sometimes bad) mouthing, and plan simple huckstering came spewing from the speakers, the demos, and the meetings that our Crapdar is spinning like a top and our BS filter has short circuited.
So we’re running all our computers and using GPU-compute algorithms in a shared information processing farm (which we normally provide to SETI) which is about 25 TFLOPS by last calculation, and we hope to have some results very soon.
We have found that in addition to our current information processing system we are going to have to add an augmentation stage to the Crapdar to block duplications and web echoes. This is a highly complex signal processing device (using GaAs DSPs) which can find and reject the same stories repeated by various web pages and even the ones that modify the original contents as a cloaking device to make it look original. Our time spent with the Klingons wasn’t wasted.
Here’s a brief analysis of what we have learned and feel is true: AMD, Intel, Nvidia, and Qualcomm were at Computex. Stereographic movies are being made. Game consoles have controllers without wires that can be waved in space, and all displays will be organic 240 Hz by 2011. We also suspect, but have not confirmed yet that computers will get smaller by being built with atoms and ions, computers will get larger by being built by Nikola Tesla’s ghost, and that computers will be ARM’ed and x86’ed with virtual robots that resemble humanoids. Everyone will wear glasses that are polarized and shuttered all the time (blocking harmful ultraviolet rays and preparing the wearer to see three degrees), and best of all we will be able to play console games on HDTVs by just thinking about it—the ultimate exercise routine. (Surgeon General’s warning do not do this while or after consuming alcohol or Viagra.)