Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Looking for a simple way to exchange contacts in real life...

So Elon Musk is putting Tesla Roadster into Mars orbit.

Now we have 2018 and we still didn't solve a simple problem how to exchange contacts. Not so hypothetical situation from last night:
- we are both at a meetup
- we talk face to face for a few minutes (proximity 1m)
- we want to exchange contacts (proximity of the phones 0.1m)

Note that we both the "latest and greatest" iPhone X, with the following features:
- FaceID
- raise to wake
- listening to "OK Siri"
- automatically connecting to known WiFi networks
- constantly sending location to NSA data centres

I understand there is a privacy concern somewhere - it's OK to prompt me "are you sure to change your contact with..."

It's not Black Mirror - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2085059/ - it's basic usability.

I know there was an app to do that, now it is long gone: https://blog.bu.mp/


My dream is not to have phone at all. Personal assistant handling social media obligations. Until then - pocket computing device - checking so many things online, extremely practical when travelling...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

It's a little bit too much - can I simply spend some time on a beach?

Davos: https://www.weforum.org/

Miami: https://btcmiami.com/

London: https://www.blockchainweek.com/

Denver: https://ethdenver.com/

Paradox of choice:



Of course I'd much prefer to be on a beach... That's why Miami is so tempting: https://theloveburn.com/

Then plan maximum - Chicago and Earth Nation HQ... (around 8 hours driving)

During stay in Florida: https://www.thevenusproject.com/

Everything in time to return to London - something I cannot talk - and then some potential options:
https://anarchapulco.com/ (15-18 Feb)
https://geoparadise.org/ / https://tribalgathering.com/ (23 Feb - 12 Mar)
https://envisionfestival.com/ (22-25 Feb)

Time is the new money. Freedom is the new money. New paradigm... Alternatively, I can always retreat to Wales: https://astralship.org

SXSW: https://www.sxsw.com/schedule/


Other notable events:

Defcon: 9-12 August - https://www.defcon.org/


(making hacker camps great again)




More seriously cool stuff:

Only the highest vibration, not fluffing around. At the same time - JOMO - joy of missing out, cannot be everywhere.