Time Travel and Aging

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Last night, I watched a television show about time travel (Genius by Stephen Hawking), which I was compelled to watch due to my recent desire to explore black holes and quantum physics to find ways to make the topics more accessible to kids. When you talk about time travel, it’s impossible to ignore black holes, and I fell into the program by its gravitational pull. Like most intellectual endeavors, this exploration left me with clarity but also with more questions and more obscurity. First and foremost, I wondered, “Would one age faster or slower when traveling in time?” Let’s explore this a bit. The Genius Show The Genius show could also be named “Can you think like a genius?”. Hawking sets up challenges for 3 “average” people. The challenges are meant to lead them to conclusions made by great scientific minds to show that the concepts may not be as difficult to comprehend as one might think, just that the mind needs to be prepared in the right manner and, most likely, coached in the proper way. This comes across well and helps the viewer follow the same path. Although we do not know what was edited out, the participants grasp the concepts easily and we are shown that we can understand the concepts, too. And think about this: Why would this not be true? Many concepts that we fully grasp and believe today were not so obvious in the past. The Earth is round, not flat. The Earth rotates around …

7 Minutes of Cool @MassTLC: Connecting Techies of All Shapes and Sizes

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I headed into Boston bright and early to congregate at the Renaissance Waterfront Hotel at the annual meeting of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC). With over 500 attendees, there was lots of opportunity to network. I thrive on networking at innovation-oriented events, because I find it helps me see things from different angles and be more creative. These events are different from the pure networking events where people are just looking to unwind or find a friend. The innovation community helps you think and create, which has been my mantra lately. I decided to try out the 30hands Mobile app in a different way, more from a journalistic perspective. We call 30hands Mobile a “photo storytelling app”, because it lets people organize photos and images into a storyline then record audio on top of the photos. If the storyline doesn’t flow the right way, just drag and drop the thumbnail images around into the desired order. Recorded audio stays with the images as they move around. If you stutter when speaking or just don’t like it, just click record again and record over the previous audio. From the desktop, there’s a preview button (play) that let’s you review the whole story. When you’re ready with it, click the action button in the upper right and publish it as a video presentation to your camera roll or to a 30hands site, if you’ve signed up for one. We’re still working on some more editing features, so I was wondering how …