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Topic: Re:Re:supervised learning and NLP
Posted by: nj
Date/Time: 13/07/2004 08:14:19

Hello, Ernest.

Here is a newstory that might be signaling the first crazy twist in the fulfillment of E.B. White's prediction:

"Transparent Desktop Opens Doors", on,1282,64129,00.html?tw=wn_10techhead

View the pictures associated with the story.  Full release of the technology is scheduled for 2008. 

To refresh your memory, here's one more quote for you from pp.151-152 of "War Of The Worlds".  Mark Slouka is quoting the famous children's book author E.B. White.

"In the not-to-distant future, White writes, our technologies, 'will insist that we forget the primary and the near in favor of the secondary and the remote.'  As we grow used to 'digesting ideas, sounds, images - distant and concocted,... a door closing, heard over the air; a face contorted, seen in a panel of light - these will emerge as the real and true; and when we bang the door of our own cell or look into another's face, the impression will be of mere artifice.' I see a time, White concluded, 'when the solid world becomes make-believe ... when all is reversed and we shall be like the insane, to whom the antics of the sane seem the crazy twistings of a grig.'"

It's interesting to think about what makes everyday life seem inside out, given what this videoconferencing technology can do, and the ease with which trial users are said (in the article), to adopt to it.  It's like creating a graphics interface for two people, side by side, only one of the people is absent.  Or like looking in a mirror, and seeing another person there....  Now imagine if you never actually see the person face-to-face....


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
supervised learning and NLP17/05/2003 19:44:29Ernest
     Re:supervised learning and NLP17/05/2003 22:25:17nj
          Re:Re:supervised learning and NLP18/05/2003 07:30:04nj
               Re:Re:Re:supervised learning and NLP18/05/2003 13:56:11Ernest
          Re:Re:supervised learning and NLP13/07/2004 08:14:19nj
               Re:Re:Re:supervised learning and NLP16/07/2004 14:02:25Ernest
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:supervised learning and NLP16/07/2004 22:30:40nj
     Re:supervised learning and NLP22/05/2003 17:56:20John Grinder
          Re:Re:supervised learning and NLP23/05/2003 00:05:18Ernest
          Re:Re:supervised learning and NLP28/05/2003 13:07:59Robin
               Re:Re:Re:supervised learning and NLP28/05/2003 16:08:44John Grinder
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:supervised learning and NLP29/05/2003 01:41:29Robin
                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:supervised learning and NLP05/06/2003 19:59:33John Grinder
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:supervised learning and NLP24/06/2003 14:23:27Robin
                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:supervised learning and NLP24/06/2003 17:26:56John Grinder
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:supervised learning and NLP26/06/2003 11:07:19Robin
                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:supervised learning and NLP26/06/2003 13:38:27John Grinder
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:supervised learning and NLP27/06/2003 18:45:44Robin
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:supervised learning and NLP27/06/2003 19:14:57Robin
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:supervised learning and NLP02/07/2003 13:46:24Robin

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