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Dennis D. McDonald
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Digital strategy, collaboration, project management.
Digital strategy, collaboration, project management.

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From the post: "The problem with David Byrne’s discussion is that he fails for the most part to discuss both the benefits as well as the costs of these technologies. Nor does he try to reflect how societies, economies, and labor forces evolve regardless of technology. The next time we have a major nuclear accident, for example, I'll be very happy that we have radiation-resistant robots available to serve as first responders!"

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This week I got the blu-ray edition of this film and was again impressed on watching it. This time around the story line was a bit clearer and I almost imagine there are a few seconds added in here and there to make events a bit clearer. There are also many extras that I have not yet waded through.

I rarely buy physical media any more but this was an exception. The delay in command to retrieval on my old Sony player was obvious but tolerable as the read head seeks different files.

One detail that is very clear with rewatching is the amazing level of detail that has gone into set design on this film, especially the ship and room interiors. The layers of rich detail are phenomenal. Also apparent to me is the value of seeing films like this on a big screen. Scott knows how to show scale as shown by the many shots from the sky and the views from a distance of ships moving over landscapes. It made me realize that I would like to have a bigger TV screen!

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This week I got the blu-ray edition of this film and was again impressed on watching it. This time around the story line was a bit clearer and I almost imagine there are a few seconds added in here and there to make events a bit clearer. There are also many extras that I have not yet waded through.

I rarely buy physical media any more but this was an exception. The delay in command to retrieval on my old Sony player was obvious but tolerable as the read head seeks different files.

One detail that is very clear with rewatching is the amazing level of detail that has gone into set design on this film, especially the ship and room interiors. The layers of rich detail are phenomenal. Also apparent to me is the value of seeing films like this on a big screen. Scott knows how to show scale as shown by the many shots from the sky and the views from a distance of ships moving over landscapes. It made me realize that I would like to have a bigger TV screen!

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Researchers looked at how children ages three to 10 interacted with Alexa, Google Home, a tiny game-playing robot called Cozmo, and a smartphone app called Julie Chatbot. The kids in the study determined that the devices were generally friendly and trustworthy, and they asked a range of questions to get to know the technologies (“Hey Alexa, how old are you?”) and figure out how they worked (“Do you have a phone inside you?”). This article explores some of the pros and cons. But it leaves out the obvious, that certain children always had this, in the family servants. It is one more case of middle class humans wanting and getting the chance to live in ways once restricted to lords. (Like having a clean change of clothes; what luxury.)

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608430/growing-up-with-alexa/?utm_source=MIT+Technology+Review&utm_campaign=bac54ade6a-The_Download&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_997ed6f472-bac54ade6a-153646553


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