If there has been one industry which has been able to progress and evolve quickly thanks to the introduction of the Internet into American consumers homes, it’s the music industry. It has been both a source of conflict against the archaic RIAA and a boon for the indie artist who seeks to make a name for themselves. It has adapted quickly to the needs of the artists and is finally now bridging the gap between the indie and the corporate with the help of music sync companies. These companies can offer a helping hand for the artist who wants to have their music played in commercials and movies.
Not every artist is going to choose this method of distribution. Read more »
I am going to lose my mind if my kids don’t stop bugging me. Sometimes, I feel like I must have a sign on my back that reads, “Harass me” I am going to try to find a new provider for my television. I just canceled my previous cable subscription because of the price, and for other reasons as well. Now I am looking to find something new and different. I think that DirecTV might be a good option for me. I have never even watched television that was from a satellite dish before, and so that could be kind of interesting.
I am sure that for the most part, it is not a lot different than getting your television from a cable provider. Read more »
When my wife and I decided to build our own home on a corner piece of her dad’s farm, we knew that we were building the home we would live in for the rest of our lives. We designed it not only for the two of us and our son but for the other children we were hopefully going to have. It did not take the contractors long to build, and it was finished nearly three months after they started. The only thing I had to do once they left was contact an ADT installer to come hook our security system up.
My wife’s father did not understand the need for a security system, especially since we have three dogs. I never want them to be in the position of having to defend us though. That is my job as man of the house, and that is why I wanted to have an ADT system installed. Read more »
Brain science is advancing rather quickly these days, especially in fields such as neuroscience, which focuses on understanding the biological structures and mechanisms of the brain. Current understanding of the workings of the brain is far beyond what could have been dreamed of a mere hundred years ago, or probably, even several decades ago. Yet, it seems that humanity’s understanding of the brain will only continue to grow within the forseeable future. And as that understanding grows, it will bring with it the possibility of new technologies that will be able to interact directly with the brain.
There are is already some precedence for neurotechnology; for example, there have been encouraging results with using prostectic devices that are connected to a patients nerves and give the amputee some degree of regained functionality in their missing limb. I think that such advances are only the tip of the iceberg, and that wonderful new technologies will change the human experience in ways we are not able to yet imagine.
There doesn’t seem to be any reason why a cure for blindness will not be available within the relatively near future. It is already possible to interface conventional electric signals with nerves. What remains is to create a device capable of rendering images comparable to what the human eye can do. It may take quite awhile before technology is capable of creating anything with the clarity of a real eye; but none the less, it seems like it should be possible. The possibilities for neurotechnology extend to many more conditions and diseases as well. Hopefully diseases such as dementia will become a thing of the past after our understanding of the human brain increases sufficiently. I am hoping that I will be alive long enough to see some of the advances in technology related to the brain.