Protected Cultural Property
On May 14, 1954 the Hague Convention set out to prevent the destruction of culturally important artifacts. In the aftermath of the second world war where many of Europe’s cultural and social works of art and history were destroyed, something needed to be done to prevent this from happening again.
What if we froze this moment in time it constantly was replaying over and over again, but you could move freely around and see it from any angle. How would that change your perspective, your outlook and the decisions you would make?
As we explore our solar system, the biggest determent to communication speed won’t be the bandwidth, but the latency. As bandwidth gets larger and larger, we’ll quickly become aware of the real bottleneck in the network. There is an upper bound limit to the response time, the speed of light, which cannot be broken. There are ways to get around this, but they are hacks at best and can certainly be improved.
Welcome, the entire land
Hieroglyphs where used for over 3000 years by the Ancient Egyptians. Luckily, they are still studied and researched today, otherwise I couldn’t enlist others’ help in my crazy follies.
PST is the new GMT
Before the adoption of the prime meridian time and time zones were very imprecise. This week is the anniversary of codifying these time zone offsets which in an instant made the world a smaller place.