Amazing how the gaming industry has evolved over the past years. Below is a part of the making of the new Call of Duty Black Ops by Treyarch.
Well, I’m not exactly passing through China, but rather visiting Shanghai for the Intel Developer forum. It’s an interesting city, and with a population of 18 million people there are actually more people living there than in my own country. Go figure. Actually, that could be a scary thought… or a comforting one, if you take into account the saying that “No matter how great your triumphs or how tragic your defeats, 1.3 billion Chinese couldn’t care less.” To be honest, it might be up to 1.4 by now as the 1.3 figure was almost a year ago. Oh, and did I mention that they likely have the largest online population too now. Well, almost.
On a side-note, It was a bit of an adjustment to see all those people smoking everywhere again, as we’ve had so many bans on smoking in Europe, that it’s hard to imagine that many smokers all over the place again. I was also surprised that I didn’t see that many fancy new cars all over the place… mabe I was just in the wrong district.
Tagging on my previous post on “shift happens“, ever serious site BBC Machines states that machines will achieve human-level artificial intelligence by 2029. And we’ll be having nanobots inside our bodies.
Click here for the full article.
.. and it is still happening. At an ever increasing pace. Check out the presentation.
“Predictions are that by 2013 a supercomputer will be built that exceeds the computational power of the human brain.” I’m especially interested in this one; I should be around to witness it. Let’s just hope that supercomputer doesn’t turn out to be Skynet.
Here is the original “Did you know 2.0“
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Wise words from Will smith: Running and reading are the key to life. Look here as he explains why.
Found through StrongLifts. Have a look there for his analysis. I’m off to running now. 😉