Don’t Be Dumber Than Your Things (or a Micro-Rant with an MIT Lecture, Flaming Arrows, etc.)

Continuing our Quantum Computing Crash (Collision?) Course to get you ready for our upcoming performance of BOUNDED IN A NUTSHELL (help us BUILD A NUTSHELL HERE) –

Learn how to shoot (safely) a flaming arrow this weekend! Or launch a rocket! Because you can! Because it’s the Twenty-First Century. And nobody has any excuses to be uninformed anymore. Nobody has any legitimate excuses to be an idiot anymore.

None. Zero. Zilch. I don’t want to hear it.

internet of things

Image courtesy of I-SCOOP.

Information is no longer at a premium. Information is everywhere. The days of having to find that book down the street at the local library have long since passed. Gone. Completely. That book is available through Amazon or in a PDF file hosted on someone’s blog. “Down the street” is a few URL’s away. If you’re reading this, you can get there.

The days of having to get into that top notch school to get the information are over. Completely. Over.

MIT has posted its 8.04 Quantum Physics I, Spring 2013 course on YouTube (first lecture linked below).

We’ve all heard the expression, “Well, at least it’s not rocket science…”

Screw that! You can become an expert in rocket science if you want to (another lecture ALSO linked below).

There are tons of classes and lectures online. Many for free. Some for a nominal fee.

The “internet of things” is connecting devices and appliances so seamlessly that they will be able to communicate as effectively as humans do. Hell. They may communicate better. Devices don’t misinterpret what other devices are saying or infer intentions that aren’t there. They don’t hold grudges and withhold information. They don’t get insecure and say too much in a needy fashion.

They may get smarter than we are because they openly take in and share new information.


So, no excuses.

Take the weekend and learn something you didn’t know before.

Learn a new language.

Listen to a classic book.

And find out how to shoot (safely) flaming arrows.

Because we don’t want the things that we own to own us. Or get smarter than us. Or go places where we can’t get to BECAUSE WE DON’T KNOW WHERE THE PLACES ARE.

ENJOY! 8.04 Quantum Physics I, Spring 2013:

It’s Rocket Science! with Professor Chris Bishop

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