Tuesday, February 13, 2007

I'll be watching you....

Whatever the case may be, I am now interested in blogging again. There is just something about having a voice and the thought that anyone can hear it if they so wish that is so intriguing.

Well todays topic I feel like addressing:
The Police at Fenway (the band)

I tried to get tickets for the Fenway show through a presale but all of them were snatched up in about thirty seconds. It makes you wonder if bands do this sort of reunion thing because they are running out of money. People are paying outrageous prices from scalper sites on already high priced tickets. Whatever the case may be I'm still psyched about them coming around the US. Hopefully my seats won't be too far from the stage as I can't afford the $225.00 just to have the luxury of sitting on the field, which still doesn't guarantee a close seat.

Fenway Park, as great as it is, does not make a very good concert hall. Audio is acheived by hooking up a bunch of Marshall amps and blasting sound as far as possible. I guess this is part of true rock heritage that most can't live without, but it still doesn't make the sound quality amazing. If you want amazing sound go to Berklee's music hall. People are also vulnerable to the weather due to being outside, and if your unfortunate enough to sit near a smoker your night is pretty much miserable. Maybe mine was last time because Dave Mathews draws a different crowd. I remember the man's excuse when my girlfriend and I asked him to stop smoking, "I'm sorry I can't do anything about it, we're outside." And all through the evening he made it his self fulfilling goal to blow smoke towards are way for even mentioning he made us uncomfortable. So much for the no smoking policy.

Since youve gone I been lost without a trace
I dream at night I can only see your face
I look around but its you I cant replace
I feel so cold and I long for your embrace
I keep crying baby, baby, please...

Kind of creepy... but my favorite song. I can't wait to hear it :)

Monday, February 12, 2007

2/12 Art & Tech

This was a very interesting topic today, as it has to due with the frustration of individuals sexuality and the possibility to completely remove it. I personally think that men and women are very different in terms of how they think. However I find that men and women often have similar personalities despite thinking differently from each other, which perhaps is a big part of attraction. If we were to remove gender from the world it might spawn the death of sexuality and the desire to reproduce.

On the topic of virtual reality, I think that it's a scary possibility due to the fact that technology comes faster than the security to moniter it. I don't think there would be anything to stop a person from living in a reality not currently accepted by society. This raises two questions in my mind:

Does virtual reality support the thinking of people who want to do harm to society?

and the opposite:

Does virtual reality keep people from doing harm to society because they can be artificially satisfied?

Sunday, February 11, 2007

2/8 Art &Tech Class Post

A very interesting day today. Our class discussion was based on a reading about sexbots in a future society. I think this posed some really important questions for our future on Earth. What kinds of limitations are we going to try and put on artificial intelligence? Are robots going to start to replace our normal everyday duties and responsibilities, such as taking out the trash or making the bed? I personally think that it won't be long before robots will be doing more and more for the average human being. Robots already do tasks like mowing the lawn or assembling cars.

In the story I find it hard to believe that robots are specifically targeted for sex rather than other tasks. It seems as though they are capable of doing everyday tasks, sex is still maintained as their primary function. Overall I did like the story and the process of the sexbots revolting for a new life. If I was in Tina's shoes I don't know whether or not I would deactivate Manny. He would help humanity and the Earth a lot, but at the same time the society that was built by humans would be controlled by programmed machines.