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Won't it be cool...

December 5th, 2005 (07:57 am)

When you can drag an image to Google and they will tell you
where it is from and what it is?


Laugh all you want--I knew WIFI was coming, and phones would
be able to....

Only a matter of time.
The kids have faster thumbs than I do,
but I've been reading Sci-Fi since the late 70's.

Unfortunately, one still cannot jump off the roof with a large black umbrella
and not get hurt.

Comments

Posted by: They call me 'Benton' (die7fox)
Posted at: December 5th, 2005 02:00 pm (UTC)

I want my flying car, dammit.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: December 5th, 2005 02:26 pm (UTC)
Boy Of Steel

You intimidate me,
but I like you.

Maybe that's why, I like you.

No that can't be it...
not all of it, anyway.

*laughs*

I covet your wit and way with words.
You know more words than I do.

You wield them soooooo well.

I hate cars.
I just want to FLY.

*giggles and runs away, covering her face with a fan*

Posted by: They call me 'Benton' (die7fox)
Posted at: December 5th, 2005 02:30 pm (UTC)

Oh, I'm a creampuff. I only look like a bad boy.

Posted by: Caleb Bullen (calebbullen)
Posted at: December 5th, 2005 05:12 pm (UTC)

Having a flying car would be fun. Other people having them would be a nightmare.

Imagine a trucker bomb coming at you from ten stories up. Or even a fast food wrapper or cigarette.

Plus eventually, you'd never see the sun. There'd be so much traffic overhead and such an influx of potential housing where roads used to be, that the sky would be chock full of cars.

You couldn't fly kites anymore.

You couldn't spend a lazy hour just looking at the stars or at clouds rolling by.

Naww... screw the flying car.

I want personal public transportation by way of pneumatic tubes. You could do it all underground and every trip would be as much fun as a water slide. Plus "Foosh" would become the most popular onomonopoetic sound and I've invested heavily in Foosh Futures.

Posted by: They call me 'Benton' (die7fox)
Posted at: December 5th, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC)

With my bullet-shaped head, that's probably a good option for me.

Posted by: The Queen of Overdub Kisses (33mhz)
Posted at: December 5th, 2005 02:38 pm (UTC)

I can actually think of some ways to implement it, but it's probably a ways off, just because as it stands, the google image search thing is based mostly around the text that surrounds and refers to an image, rather than the image itself.

A first draft would take the image and reduce it to number that's likely to be unique (hash it), and then compare that number against a database of other hashed numbers.

Getting it to work for images that have been altered in even minor ways from the original would be a lot more complicated, though.

Posted by: madravenstark (madravenstark)
Posted at: December 5th, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC)

i want Fury's parachute shoes.

i also want bradbury's automated house and asimov's gravitic ship.

what IS the propulsion for a gravitic ship? i never quite got that.

Corvin

Posted by: Caleb Bullen (calebbullen)
Posted at: December 5th, 2005 05:02 pm (UTC)

"Unfortunately, one still cannot jump off the roof with a large black umbrella
and not get hurt."

yet!

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: December 6th, 2005 12:56 am (UTC)
FuzzyKittyhead

i love you.

Posted by: Caleb Bullen (calebbullen)
Posted at: December 6th, 2005 02:59 am (UTC)

You're too kind.

Posted by: a (ohchicken)
Posted at: December 5th, 2005 07:49 pm (UTC)

are you around?

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