Tuesday, May 5, 2009

OK Techies..Let's See Now...

If you Facebook, you know there are several apps that you can play with and publish to your page. While playing with one this morning I made an interesting discovery of something that has been whizzing through my mind from time to time..I will get to that in a minute. The app I used found famous people with your same first name. I found five other (female) Patties. Pattie Boyd, Pattie Petty, Pattie Anne Browne, Pattie Darcy Jones and Pattie Maes. I was somewhat familiar with the first three, found that Pattie Darcy Jones was a raspy voiced backup singer to Cher and appeared on Broadway in "Smoky Joe's Cafe" and Pattie Maes is in the vid I have included below, along with Pranav Mistry. You will have to watch the video from TED to learn more about her. It starts out kind of slow, but if you can hang in there the whole time, you will learn something very thought provoking.

Now, on to what my mind has been thinking for so long. When will they develop a "chip" that they'll be able to implant into our head that does the work of communication, storing, videoing, etc...I think Pattie Maes, et al, are getting nearer to that "Sixth Sense"...I found this amazing. Thought about it's application (some may think "implication") for visual artists...what do you think?




3 comments:

Mark Bridges said...

I was thinking i would get a cel phone some day, that has cool stuff. I like the live cams where i can see what's going on anywhere. Then i could pick my ear of corn in Pattie's field and follow its growth, harvest, packing, shipping, delivery to my door.

Pattie Wall said...

'Cept one thing...the corn seed is still in the package..:-0

Vern Schwarz said...

Wow, I struggle with a lot of the new gadgets that I buy now, mainly because I hate to read instructions, and would prefer to be doing almost anything else. This is one of those things that could possibly make technology easier, in spite of it's own incredible complexity. Very interesting...thanks.