Welcome the Shiny Object! Beware the Shiny Object!

It’s an interesting notion; what do we do with all this technology, all this information, all these shiny objects? Electronic and technological capabilities have far outpaced our progress in social, emotional, spiritual and environmental matters, and we’ve been working at those for millennia longer than we’ve even had lightbulbs, cars and computers.

Today’s post features two videos; both mind-blowing and alarmingly trivial at the same time. The first is one of several robots-playing-acoustic guitars videos found on the web, the second is a relatively new look at the Leap interface for large non-tablet screens that’s gotten 5 million¬†views in just 10 days. They are both truly impressive works of engineering, skill and labor. But …


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