“I am a 21st century person who was accidentally launched in the 20th. I have a deep nostalgia for the future.” FM-2030
Imagine this situation at an Hotel’s reception:
– Hello my name is FM-2030 and I have a reservation for tonight.
– Good morning and welcome, what is your name again?
-Ehm your legal name, the one in the documents
-Yes that is my legal name
Fereidoun M. Esfandiary changed his legal name because he thought that names can be connected with nationality, ethnicity and religion, thus restricting the individual freedom to live independently from its roots. It’s a tag that will always weighs on a person. FM are his initials but it can also stands for Future Man. 2030, instead, is the hundredth anniversary of his birth and he also thinks that, around that year, a singularity will occur. Continue reading “FM-2030 | The story of a Transhumanist”
Summer is the season best spent chatting with friends in a lounge bar facing the sea. Last summer I did exactly that; a Mojito, the scent of the sea breeze and the pleasure of meeting an interesting person.
“I personally don’t want to surrender to my natural instincts, I would like to detach from my body and live in a pure mental state in order to avoid the natural imperative of mating that degrades us to animals”. The seeds of the desire to transcend into a different being were already inside me, as this quote from the article about love and attraction testifies.
Continue reading “Transhumanism | A mindset for the future”
Unboxing a product is always a joyful moment of discovery and excitement. I’ve noticed that, regardless of the material they are made of, boxes get scratches, bruises and other annoying damages trough the years. Because of this, the product loses value both on the pre owned and the collectors’ market. Continue reading “How to unbox your favorite gadget”
In some situations the internal microphone of the iPhone or the iPad is simply not good enough. Do we want to take a nice video for the memories at the concert of our favorite artist? What about that cliff with a wonderful view in that super windy day? And that important lesson at University?
Continue reading “Christmas gifts | Shure MV88. External mic for iOS devices”
The light, it’s always about the light in photography, isn’t it? No matter what level we have reached, a better light gives us an hedge against a lousy photo.
Continue reading “Christmas gifts | Manfrotto Lumimuse 8 Bluetooth”
Our smart phone is a device we always have with us and that we use for an increasingly higher number of tasks. Sometimes we are limited by the fact that we have to hold it with our hands. A mini tripod is what we need to have our smart phones on the desk or other surfaces and continue with what we are doing. The Pixi is also perfect for our photographic needs.
Continue reading “Christmas gifts | Manfrotto Pixi, Red Dot Design Award”
Now that the MacBook Air has been updated after 3 years the question is more difficult than ever: MacBook 12″ Retina, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro?
Let’s see the characteristics of each machine together in this quick orientation guide.
Continue reading “Christmas gifts | Which MacBook should you buy?”
The first totally wireless headphones are available at an attractive street price of around 130 euros and they’re the perfect Christmas gift for your dear ones!
Continue reading “Christmas gifts | AirPods”
I speculated about the sublime in a previous article. Immanuel Kant made a distinction between mathematical and dynamic sublime. Continue reading “The skyscrapers | The sublime created by humans”
On September 12 Apple presented the 2018 iPhone lineup made of iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max ( nicknamed iPhone Christmas) and the iPhone Xr.
Continue reading “iPhone Xs, Xs Max and Xr| Design and usability”