Monthly Archives: December 2013

We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.

We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves. Galileo Galilei

Everything Existing in the Universe is the Fruit of Chance and Necessity. – Democritus, Part II

I would like to share some of the most interesting quotes from Peter Hoffmann Life’s Ratchet book. I wrote about it previously here. I liked the first, historical part of the book, but later chapters, in my view, lacked cohesiveness and struggled to provide proofs to the quote by Democritus after which this article is […]

Carl Sagan on Science and God

Carl Sagan believed that the little we do know about nature suggests that we know even less about God. We had only just managed to get an inkling of the grandeur of the cosmos and its exquisite laws that guide the evolution of trillions if not infinite numbers of worlds. This newly acquired vision made […]

Gartner predictions

Interesting positions in the trough of disillusionment are given to augmented reality, gesture control, and cloud computing. Wearables, big data – are at the peak of inflated expectations. In 2014, IoT is at peak of the Hype Cycle. References Hype Cycles 2013 Hype cycle visualization reveals some insights on the state of technology

The third age of computing

Every 30 years there is a new wave of things that computers do. Around 1950 they began to model events in the world (simulation), and around 1980 to connect people (communication). Since 2010 they have begun to engage with the physical world in a non-trivial way (embodiment – giving them bodies). Butler Lampson, Microsoft Research […]