Akbar’s Meditations #3 – does not compute….

in my recent meditation on objects of culture, and their evolution, i present a few images of computers, the Csirac computer, austrialian first generation computer, room sized…i’ve included a graph so you can compare storage power, the numbers are too large for me to adequately translate into language.  the point of these posts is to look for a long time at the objects, at their level of functionality, and to think deeply about them, our relationship to them, and how this radical evolution is only about 60 years old.  look at the compression of power and project that 60 years into the future.  think about how much integration with our lives these machines have accomplished, and then project that blending further 60 years.  this is not about fear, its about fascination, it’s about being conscious…

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