Monday, March 31, 2014

2194 Brain Backup

A couple of body observations today. They both have to do with areas above the waist. Why is it, by the way, that observations about good things, as in more thoughtful, are above the waist and bad things, either risqué or unfair, are below the belt?

Anyhow, first thing. I had an advertising agency call recently wanting to place an order on the radio. The agent who called also asked me if any stations in the area played Rush Limbaugh. I asked why. She said she was representing a chiropractor who wanted to place the ads. And that her agency experience was that generally, being an advertiser on the Rush Limbaugh program was a good buy for chiropractors. I asked why again and she had no clue. It just was. 

Hmm. Maybe because he gets people's back up? Or bent out of shape against things they dislike? Or some people think he's a pain in the neck? 

The second above the waist observation is 3-D printing. The newest computer marvel. 3-D printers can make everything from custom machine parts to plastic pistols. Recently someone actually made Oreo cookies. 

It's all about programming in a precise three-dimensional image of a thing, then loading the right raw materials into your special printer. Voila, Star Trek Replicator object. 

So. I was thinking. It's kind of like what a CAT scan does when it makes an image of your brain. Little microscopic slices of pictures they reconstruct into a 3-D representation. Can they reverse that and use the precise 3-D image to construct an exact facsimile of your brain?

Cool! Talk about backing up your hard drive. The supreme offsite storage for sensitive data. A 3-D replica of your actual brain. 

Man. I think I just invented the ultimate selfie.

America, ya gotta love it. 

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