Dan Goodman's prediction and politics journal.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Tuesday June 15, 2004. Speculation (a rerun): six-limbed bird-equivalents with one pair each of wings, legs, and hands. Birds have more intelligence for their size than mammals do. So, perhaps flying creatures with human-level intelligence and tool-using ability?

***As an alternative to sitting around at home, I went to Lyndale-Farmstead park for a while.
Writing: Daily exercise, shorter than usual --
There were nine cats this morning, dressed in tuxedos and cranky about that. If I ever find out who's been leaving them here, I'll turn him into catfood.

"Well Met, Well Met, My Own True Love" -- A bit more changed from zero draft to first draft; a bit which was already first draft tweaked.

One problem: It's a romance, set in a future where "They had themselves brainwashed into being in love, and lived happily ever after" is an acceptable romance ending. I need to adopt that mindset while working on the story. So far, I've been distanced from that way of thinking.

"They Might Be Windmills" -- A bit more zero draft.

"History Line" -- A bit more zero draft.
A wearable camera full of sensors could help people with memory problems, according to Microsoft researchers [in the UK].

The prototype SenseCam takes an instant snap every time it spots changes in movement, temperature or light.

"SenseCam has been designed to act like a black box for the human body," lead researcher Lyndsay Williams told BBC News Online.

"It was something I originally created as a method for helping my family find their keys at home...."
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