50 years ago, & # 39; the mother of all demos & # 39; predicted our technological future
Innovation often comes in slow and measured steps over many years, but a demonstration in 1968 turned the world of personal computers into just 90 minutes. In a presentation dubbed "The Mother of All Demos," Douglas Engelbart showed technology that would take you directly to Apple's Macintosh, the Internet, Windows, Google Docs, the computer mouse, and much, much more. The most remarkable part was that it happened 50 years ago in 1968, when microchips were just a glint in the eyes of scientists.
NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft entered interstellar space
NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft emerged from the heliosphere – the solar-powered plasma bubble that encompasses most of our solar system – and entered interstellar space, becoming the second man-made object to do so. Voyager 1 was the first to do so, but this spacecraft still has a Plasma Science Experiment, used to measure the flow of solar wind particles until the amount has dropped to nothing. Both spacecraft are still technically inside the solar system, however. And they will be until they come out of the Oort Cloud, a large collection of distant objects that are still affected by the sun's gravity.
Elon Musk says the SEC can not stop him from tweeting what he wants
In an interview with the CBS program 60 minutesMusk said he is only complying with the SEC because it "respects the judicial system". He also said he chose Robyn Denholm as the new chairman of Tesla's board of directors, who, in addition to no longer wanting to be president, prefers "no title."
The documentary of the Fyre Festival of Netflix premieres January 18
The Fyre Festival was billed as "the cultural experience of the decade," but, as we all know, it actually turned out to be a major disaster and away from the lavish celebrity event it was advertised to be. A new documentary Fyre, gives viewers a look at the festival, as described by the organizers themselves.
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