Think about how arbitrary your birthday is. It is set when the earth and sun happen to be in the exact same relative position they were on the day you were born. Every year on March 26th for instance, the earth is in the same place in its circular path around the sun.
You have a unique bond with your mother that you don’t have with your dad. It’s a physical connection – you were made in your mother – you came out of your mother. Go back one generation – you have four grandparents. Your mother has a special connection to her mother, which makes that grandmother uniquely connected to you.
Writing is in the midst of a renaissance. Writing has flooded over society like a five mile tide. It’s not all social media; it’s everywhere in business and personal lives. We write emails all the time at work and home, and even the executive level writes their own correspondence these days.
We’re already seeing smart-glasses with voice command recording. Storage is getting cheaper and faster. It’s going to happen someday.
An entire 70 years of life, 16 hours a day, would require about 15 petabytes of disk space to hold the video – that’s only 15,000 terabytes, which sounds high, but 15,000 gigabytes sounded impossible not long ago, and you can buy one on Amazon today.
When the iPad first came out, reviews said, “Why get a device too big for a phone, too small for a real computer?” But trendsetters bought them, and the new experience of swiping your way into an amazing array of bright new reading and viewing apps caught on.
Our legislators have been looking out for consumers when it comes to receiving unsolicited advertising. They’ve given us a choice to stop unsolicited phone calls with the National Do Not Call Registry. They’ve given us a choice to stop unsolicited email with the CAN-SPAM Act.
They didn’t say “never again”, but Disney made a bold announcement that they have no plans for any more hand drawn animation feature films. (source) There’s no sense complaining – the old method is far more expensive, and their last few attempts failed in the box office.