Some months ago I posted all the movie poster artwork from Jupiter Ascending. After watching the film several times now, I realize why there is such a wide variety of themes presented. The reason is that the movie pulls from so many popular sci-fi films of the past. In roughly album order, see if you can guess which poster matches each description:
Matrix: because it is the Wachowski's
Logan's Run: life feeding on life
SW:EP2: Super-jedi with princess
Dark City: ruled by evil overlords
Brazil: Ridiculous bureaucratic dark comedy
Most dislike these kinds of movies; Oblivion being another recent favorite of mine. (Check the memes here:
But I enjoy them immensely. I like to see all the memes being resurrected from our culture and portrayed in an epic metaphorical way.
Well, duh. And yet each and every day we go out and battle thousands of these folks, most of whom are now at least partially paying attention to cyberspace on a tiny little screen instead of you and me.
If I can just survive these crucial years while AI driving gets really good and becomes the regulation, I'll be around to help get my kids into a vehicle; hopefully after narrow-band-AI driving comes online.
Looks like Musk is going to fix broadband too. Also answers the question of how he is going to fund building a million person city on Mars.
Musk is tonight hosting a SpaceX event in Seattle, where the company is opening a new office. The talk will mostly be about SpaceX’s plans for hiring aerospace and software engineers in the Pacific Northwest to boost the company’s rocket-building efforts. But he'll also use the talk to announce his newest idea, which would launch a vast network of communication satellites to orbit earth. The network would do two things: speed up the general flow of data on the Internet and deliver high-speed, low-cost Internet services to the three billion-plus people who still have poor access to the Web. “Our focus is on creating a global communications system that would be larger than anything that has been talked about to date,” Musk told Bloomberg Businessweek ahead of the announcement.
The Space Internet venture, to which Musk hasn’t yet given a name, would be hugely ambitious. Hundreds of satellites would orbit about 750 miles above earth, much closer than traditional communications satellites in geosynchronous orbit at altitudes of up to 22,000 miles. The lower satellites would make for a speedier Internet service, with less distance for electromagnetic signals to travel. The lag in current satellite systems makes applications such as Skype, online gaming, and other cloud-based services tough to use. Musk’s service would, in theory, rival fiber optic cables on land while also making the Internet available to remote and poor regions that don’t have access.
“Our focus is on creating a global communications system that would be larger than anything that has been talked about to date.”
In Musk’s vision, Internet data packets going from, say, Los Angeles to Johannesburg would no longer have to go through dozens of routers and terrestrial networks. Instead, the packets would go to space, bouncing from satellite to satellite until they reach the one nearest their destination, then return to an antenna on earth. “The speed of light is 40 percent faster in the vacuum of space than it is for fiber,” Musk says. “The long-term potential is to be the primary means of long-distance Internet traffic and to serve people in sparsely populated areas.” ..."
(only if you were rich, it seems)
More geeking out over SW7:T2 had me hunting around. Found this one from 6 years ago on YT which is ancient history in internet time.
But it is about as cute as you can get.
Love me some of that Wachowski
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