Tag Archives: Technology

Will Your Children Get Mind-Controlled Mechas For Christmas?

In light of some recent developments – artificial limbs that the user can ‘feel,’ and motherf***ing RATS LINKING TO EACH OTHER’S BRAINS  – I thought I’d repost this rhapsody on our human-robot future, that I originally wrote for These Gentlemen in 2009. Will Your Future Children Get Giant Mechas For Christmas? (That They Control With […]

Quantum Story Computer Human Brain

Friday is sometimes unstructured “like what if, man? what if ?” quasi-stoned post day here at the babelwright blog! Just a random reaction to this article about the future of quantum computing.  The article asserts that someday soon, quantum computing may allow for a computer more powerful than the universe.  (Read the article for an explanation of that.)  Such […]

Indexing Saves the Future!

How glorious it will be! When the computing power and programming skill allows the Internet, retroactively and in its totality, to be tagged! Every website, file, app, game, video and subpage made taggable by aggressive coding.  Any Internet user, big or small, able to attach any word or hashtag or category to anything online – anything, anytime.  Does the […]

Once the Smartphones Have Freed the Music

You go out for the night with a couple good friends.  You have no specific plan, but you all like music, and the city is filled with music. You all go to the bar and venue district.  You grab a drink.  The smartbar reads your phone semi-remotely (in your pocket) and charges you directly for […]

A Transitional Decade

I was thinking about what my friend Sam over at Morpheme Addict said in this post.  It lead me to some not-totally-coherent thoughts, which maybe someone will be gracious enough to query in the comments? Anyways, Sam expresses a feeling of frustration and disconnect with the Facebook-and-blogging world which I think we’ve all known.  I […]

When You Text During Sex

You know that thing where you’re driving, and you zone out, and suddenly you’re at your destination?  Because your body took over the routine of your familiar route, while your mind wandered? I think eventually that’ll be like daily life.  Once the phone-device-embedded-viso-chips-Google-view-glasses of the future becomes the norm, people will get used to living their […]

Idea for a Play: Generative Color Computer

(Every once in a while, I may post an idea for a play which I don’t think could be realized given current technology, or which is just a thought experiment.) Audience members have a board in front of them with six buttons on it, much like a game of Simon plus two.  The buttons are […]