E•Wall - part III

When I wrote about my idea of the ‘E•Wall’ two years ago (here and here), I was sure it would become a reality although not from Corning, and not this fast (concep­tu­ally, that is).
But here goes Corning again, even better than the first: A Day Made of Glass 2.
Enjoy!

/​Finno


E•Wall - part II

That was quick… Hadn’t really expected it from Corning, but hey, I’ll have one! (and they do take design cues from Apple: see E•Wall — the future of…) See the future here: A Day Made of Glass… /​Finno


The Delusional Catholic Cult

Fans of the former Pope, John Paul II, are working hard these days in order to have him sainted. Among other require­ments, two witnessed ‘mira­cles’ are neces­sary for this to be achieved and the Catholic church, appar­ently, does not take this process lightly; being sainted is the utmost accom­plish­ment within this cult. One ‘miracle’ is […]


Slow season

Dear reader, I have wres­tled with a muscle inflam­ma­tion the past three weeks. This has sucked all my energy for writing, unfor­tu­nately. Drafts have lined up, though. Will post again soon, stay tuned… /​Finno


Thank 'God' we're not the center of the universe; we would all be dead!

Religion wants wo/​man to believe that s/​he is the center of creation and the center of the universe. Thankfully, this is completely wrong! Wrong, because we know now with the help of scien­tific progress since Galileo Galilei, that the universe is vast, expanding and we are not at its center. Thankfully, because of the effects […]


It's the population, stupid!

The Worlds Largest Pyramid Scheme (also known as ‘The World Economy’) is approaching its endgame. Since The Wealth of Nations, economic theory has had a great run, peaking during the 20th century and morphing from describing the show, into becoming the show itself. Even returning economic crises have not managed to shake its repu­ta­tion, because […]


Is man God-made or is god man-made?

This post is mostly a commen­tary to a friend’s post at the Huffington Post: Beware Secular Fundamentalism, by Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. I wanted to comment on the post, but real­ized I had too much to say to shoe­horn it into a comment field, hence this post. Ed has made an enor­mous contri­bu­tion to my life […]


Beware what you teach your children - they may learn it!

A carton of milk is passed around the break­fast table, and as one of the chil­dren in the family mind­lessly grips the carton, the father of the house inten­tion­ally drops it a millisecond before the child gets a good grip. The resulting spill, scolding, cleaning up and what-​have-​you, was intended by the father as a […]


E•Wall - the future of display virtualization

Every self-​respecting science fiction movie includes a scene with a whole wall as a display. It can be one of the walls in the kitchen, an office wall used as a computer screen, an office corridor used as part of the inte­rior design or a building façade used as a bill­board. UPDATE, Aug 6, 2011: […]


Fuck FIFA!

Prostitution has been illegal in South Africa since the fifties, almost 60 years. The end of apartheid did not change that. President Nelson Mandela did not change that. HIV/​Aids spread preven­tion did not change that. FIFA did! So foot­ball fans from all over the world would not have to rape to get pussy between the […]


Towards peace - Step 3 - Reset the clock

The saying ‘Be careful what you wish for, it may come true’ is based on two assump­tions: 1) the process of repeating to your­self over and over until it becomes a mantra you subcon­sciously perform, very often mani­fests the desired outcome 2) the process is so powerful, make sure you really want what­ever you want, […]


Towards peace - Step 2 - New energy

We all know the US would never have cared some much for what’s going on the middle east, where it not for the oil reserves it sits on. Yet we (most of us) quietly accept the US and it’s allies waging war in the region for the sake of control over oil. But the US […]


Towards peace - Step 1 - Death & taxes

The melt­down of the disaster that is the Catholic Church, makes this argu­ment almost compla­cent, but evil is hard to rid the world of, so let me add to this ‘idea who’s time has come’: Dismantling the delu­sions (Islam’s 72 virgins, Scientology’s Xenu), uncover all the child abuse (spread all over the world) and expose […]


The closest humanity can come to peace

In the post “Why peace is impos­sible on this planet”, I conclude that striving for peace (what all peace orga­ni­za­tions around the world are doing) is the best we can do, which I stand by. However, there are two major contrib­u­tors to war that can be dimin­ished, after which the striving will be a lot […]


Science's Greatest Challenge

There was a lot of stuff going on in the life of Stone Age wo/​man that s/​he couldn’t explain. For instance, where they them­selves came from orig­i­nally and where they went when they stopped living. So what do you do when you have no clue, and have to say some­thing to your offspring when they […]


On the Weirdness of Quantum Physics - Part I

Imagine looking down into a huge sports stadium, with its green playing field surrounded by empty stands and all seats avail­able to spec­ta­tors. Now add a human being standing in the middle of the field, wondering which avail­able seat to take, since s/​he is the first person there. Your job is to predict which seat […]


Multi-touch releases creativity in the coming years. Hint: Left hand!

Apple’s new iPad multi-​touch mouse­less and keyboard­less computer, will make us all –if we use an iPad– more creative in the future: iPad entices far more use of the left hand than tradi­tional computing does, and since the left hand/​arm is controlled by the right hemi­sphere of the brain, it forces the right side to […]


Why peace is not possible on this planet

War has prob­ably been around since apes became humans, perhaps even longer, but since I don’t think apes think of it as war, let’s stick to humans. Something that has been around as long as we have been around, can rightly be described as ‘part of our culture’. So to begin with, war is part […]


Welcome!

Today marks the real start of this blog, but before I get the first subject off my chest (tomorrow, stay tuned), let me outline a little agenda of subjects I will “finnos­o­phize” about, so that you can decide now if there’s any reason for you to come back later. Also, don’t come back daily, there […]