A montage of various scenes in the dealer room from both days at Silicon with Adam Savage 2021 (Sunday, 8/29/2021).
Fon Davis discusses movie robots (i.e., The Matrix, Terminator and I, Robot), Isaac Asimov’s Three Law of Robotics, artificial intelligence, and future robotic developments for Silicon with Adam Savage 2021 (Sunday, 8/29/2021). Introduction by Adam Savage.
A panel of scientists and engineers preview the future of NASA tech from the moon to Mars for Silicon with Adam Savage 2021 (Saturday, 8/28/2021). Panelists include Jeremy Vander Kam (thermal protection systems for the Mars Sample Return Earth entry vehicle and NASA’s Orion spacecraft), Christine Gregg (Automated Reconfigurable Mission Adaptive Digital Assembly Systems, or ARMADAS, project), Jonathan Morgan (aerospace engineer) Nick Cramer (Distributed Spacecraft Autonomy). Moderated by author Andy Weir (“The Martin”).
Adam Savage introduces Cady Coleman and Mary Robinette Kowel in this opening keynote for Silicon with Adam Savage 2021 (Saturday, 8/28/2021). They talk about the isolation at the International Space Station compared to the isolation of the COVID-19 shutdown, how the space program is different today with non-NASA astronauts going into space, and the differences between European and American puppetry.
When I heard that Amazon installed an Amazon Hub in a Chicago park, that didn’t make any sense to me. No way would Amazon install a Hub in a public space to accept Amazon packages only. Unless, of course, Amazon got a sweetheart deal from the City of Chicago.Read more “Why Misbranded Amazon Hub Are In Chicago Parks”
One of the expectations I raised in my video about the forthcoming SiliCon with Adam Savage (8/28-29/2021) was mask wearing (yes) and proof of vaccination (maybe). This week the San Jose City Council voted to require proof of vaccination for city run facilities like the SAP Center, the San Jose Convention Center, and the San Jose Center of Performing Arts. The mandate would not go into effect immediately to give venues time to prepare. No proof of vaccination for SiliCon with Adam Savage. Nearby restaurants may require proof of vaccination for indoor seating. Yes, you still need to wear a mask.
California voters will have a big decision to make at the ballot box on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Will they recall Governor Gavin Newsom? If voters say yes, which one of the 45 nobody candidates will replace him? If Democrats stay home, the next governor could win the election with less than 25% of the vote. How should you vote in a (POOP) show like this?Read more “How Should You Vote In CA Governor Recall Election”
One of the worse smells that I’ve ever dealt with while working at a local hospital was replacing a PC inside a maternity room. The nurse told me the room was ready. It wasn’t. I walked inside and it smelled like a slaughterhouse. It was that bad.