Tuesday, March 22, 2005

- On April 29th, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy will hit the big-screens. This movie is based off the wildly popular book written in the late 70s by Douglas Adams. The Hitchhiker's guide is a combination of science-fiction and humor. I can easily say that it is the funniest book I have ever read. I highly recommend it. Adams wrote five books chronicling his Hitchhiker universe. The first book is a classic, but the other books degrade in quality with each new book. Regardess, all five books are worth reading. Douglas Adams spent over 20 years trying to get the Hitchhiker's Guide made into a movie. He died of a heart-attack in 2001, but plans for the movie were already in motion. Here is a website devoted to Douglas Adams, and his wonderful books:

- There are lots of websites on the internet for testing your typing speed. Try this one. I like it better than most. Use the comments section to let us know how you did:

- The progress of technology and medicine increases on an exponential curve. There is a good chance that new drugs and surgical techniques will let our generation significantly extend our lives. Get use to this idea. It's a virtual certainty that our children will have life-spans many times greater than our parents. There is even a chance that our children wont die from "natural causes" like disease, heart-conditions, or old-age. Perhaps only accidents and war will end their lives. Here is a detailed article explaining what could lie ahead:

- My goodness blogging is becoming popular! How do I know this? Well, there are many indicators, but my best indicator is that Microsoft is getting into the blogging business. They have started a beta-site for blogging called MSN Spaces. If you are interested in starting your own blog, or know someone who does, here is a link to MSN Spaces, and two other websites that have started offering blogging services:

1 comment:

Indgonine said...

A thought on aging. According to this article, i inferred that there is a good chance i am going to live to ....1200? If the aging process can be stunted, or stopped in 30 years that places me at....63! So for 1000 plus years i am going to be 63! Yippee! Sagging, old and covered in undesirable hair. Let me at it. Sincerely, wonderful article...if for nothing more than these experts optimistic outlook (one i agree with).