Danger, Will Robinson, Danger

This past week in technology has been bitter-sweet, with an undertone of the low-grade paranoia that arrives in the back of the scull as you’re forced to consider whether or not we’re counting down to 1984.

We have officially seen the last mission performed by the US Space Shuttle. And although the US has other plans, it marks are very significant pothole in the road to human space exploration. The old shuttle was in operation long past it’s original designers’ expectations and it is certainly time that we retired the intrepid machine, but failing to replace it with a modern incarnation is a tradegy when you consider how much our technology has advanced since the first fleet was built. 

Onto scarier news, with the EU announcing that it wants to monitor all Internet searches. Yes, they have the very best of motives, but releasing the anonymity and freedom of the Internet to Big Brother for any reason strikes me as dangerous.

In the News:

Nano-Tech Audi – a car that can repair itself, or change it’s colour when you like…. that’s really cool.

Video Gamers Have Power Over Their Dreams – I’ve done this…. lots of fun ^^

Porting Digital Memory – an absolutely incredible article, exploring the advances towards blurring the line between the physical and digital realms, direct mental control of computers, and other assorted awesomeness.

Google Reportedly Ditching Windows – Google is (apparently) leaving the Microsoft platform over security issues…

Microsoft Talks Back to Google’s Security claims – …but Microsoft says it’s got the best security around.

Chameleon-Like Behavior of Neutrino Confirmed – CERN has a quantum breakthrough.

30 000 quit Facebook in protest – I actually haven’t been on Facebook for months (in case you haven’t noticed)… still have a profile though…

And there we have it. I hope you’ve enjoyed it and as always, feel free to leave a comment. Tell your friends ^^

-Odd
“peace sells, but who’s buying?”

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