Lurnea's graduation presentation was on tonight at Academy Xi, where she showcased her work alongside her six classmates, Vienna Chen, Roger Saxby Heath, Wharton Law, Amanda Maykot, Mark Potter and Tobias Robinson.
I wished I stayed longer to chat to everyone.
There is a sort of exhaustion you feel only after travelling. I imagine this is what time travel feels like... (ignoring that time travel in the conventional fictional sense isn't possible based on our modern understanding of science, but pretending time travel is possible, then this is what I imagine it must feel like)
Time is a big, huge, enormous topic, and a theme I return to contemplating almost every day.
Time is the only objective constant between people. We all have the same amount of time (an aside, even though we each have the same amount of time, we do not all experience time in the same way, and that is where things become really interesting, but more on this when I am not exhausted).
This equality is why time is the one thing that we try to measure with impeccable precision using VIVA. Rather than measuring social networks, spending habits or search terms, we measure time. This is how VIVA will provide reliable information... because we remove everything from the equation that has nothing to do with time. We measure two fundamental and comparable things - our propensity for what we want to do with our time, and the value we give to our time - and then we build personalisation algorithms on top of those foundation principles.
Or, maybe I am exhausted because I caught a cold in Melbourne.
This philosophical drivel will have to wait for another day.