Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Design will completely change as 3D printers become more readily available. For the last hundred years all affordable objects have been minimal, sleek, or utilitarian due to the restrictions of mass manufacturing practicality.
Soon most people will have access to 3d printers, either in their own home, at the local hardware store, or online retailer. Any object will be replicated on demand with any form just as simply and cheaply as any other form, no matter how ornate.
There will be a period of time when people go overboard with impossibly complicated designs. Everything in your home will look like a doily. Residents will be able to reprint and replace any cabinet door, balcony railing, or window molding with altered biomorphic contours as they please. Entire buildings will be replaced with lacy knots bit by bit from the inside out. Condo buildings will be coral reefs of ornate calcified secretions, and it's human inhabitants merely fleshy polyps lost in the visual overload.
Welcome to the Neo-Rococo.
*See also: Future-Father Neo Rococo Movement
Monday, March 21, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
I periodically sit upside down in my couch with my back to the cushions and feet to the ceiling like Mork from Ork and make plans for the reversal of gravity. I fear being outside when the disaster happens and falling endlessly into the sky, passing out as air thins and my unconscious body freezing in the outer stratosphere.
When I first heard Val Kilmer read the quote above I felt justified in my fear. It was a thing. Others think about it as well.
I've found mentions here and there on websites devoted to unusual phobias, but it doesn't seem to have a name yet. I am going to call it anti-barophobia. Barophobia being the fear of gravity, my alteration could mean the fear of anti-gravity.
Now that I have named my fear, how do I confront it? Can anyone truly prepare for the irrational?
I am hereby starting an organization of one to tackle this problem. I am The Foundation for Anti-Barophobia. At FFAB Our plan is twofold.
1. We oppose the work of pseudoscientists experimenting in the fake field of anti-gravity research. They are tampering with volatile imaginary elements capable of untethering the weak force that binds our universe together.
2. We will conduct disaster-readiness experiments and demonstrations with the goal of educating the public.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Places get haunted and we get possessed.
In the spirit of ghost-hunting, Abbey Road Studios have installed a live webcam on the famed crosswalk outside their walls to capture this phenomenon.
Monday, March 7, 2011
One way to think about possible worlds is in the context of love. For
example, people often ask: would you still love me if I were poor? Would you
still love me if I had no arms? And so on and so forth. They are asking a
question about possible worlds. That possible world in which you have no
arms. Or that possible world in which you are poor. Or perhaps even that
possible world in which you are poor and have no arms.
If the answer to all these questions is "yes", then the lovers can be reassured that their love is an eternal constant between all possible universes, making them more secure in their love for each other. If the answers are "no" they can be assured that they exist in the correct iteration all the infinite possible universes, because in this one they are together.
Love aligns our place within the infinite multiverse.