When people think of the future, they think of revolutionary advancements. The problem is that these advancements are happening, little by little. Case in point, a robot performed gall bladder removal surgery.
More beautiful koans.
Your score is: 47
Your Geek Level is…
Congratulations, you are a geek for all geeks. Do you find that great things happen when you’re around? That’s because you’re an Alpha geek. With your near limitless knowledge your teams go further and do better things than anyone around. We wish we could clone you and make this world a better place.
The Pentium 4 was only recently announced. This processor has been known by the code name Willamette, and now Intel is ordering the production of a million 1.7 GHz P4s. 1.7 gigahertz.
The future is closing in. While I am reminded of Gattaca, there is a new patent out on a machine that sucks up dead skin cells for analysis. Since warm air rises, particles from the lower body are also circulating near the head. Drugs, explosives, and other fun bits can be detected. What gets me worried is that these skin cells can also be collected and then run through DNA analysis.
Whistler is the first planned update to Windows 2000, much like Windows 98 was to Windows 95. Tweak Town has a preview, and not much has changed yet.
The future of computers is prophesied by David Gelernter.
Why is it that I never knew that
the head of the Human Genome Project is a professor at the University of Michigan? I have followed the HGP for quite some time now, and never knew that Francis Collins (the head of the National Institute of Health portion of the HGP) also is a professor in the Human Genetics and Internal Medicine departments here.