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Because he was Michael Yu.

Once there was a person named Michael Yu. He was a samurai who fought wolves. One day, he founded the biggest wolf he ever saw in his LIFE. HO MAN. He took out his sword and swung at the beast. BUT MAN! WAS HE TOO SLOW. The wolf bit his arm OFF. ouchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. He bled. But he endured it.

Because he was Michael Yu.

He used his other arm to punch the wolf super hard until it barfed out his arm. He manually put his arm back on, and then it grew back instantaneously.

Because he was Michael Yu.

He took out another sword from his pants and began charging up his chi. The wolf got scared. It hurriedly retreated away. BUT MICHAEL YU WOULD NOT FORGIVE THE WOLF. HE SPRINTED TO IT, AND BIT HIS ARM OFF.

Because he was Michael Yu.

See Michael Yu’s blog page at http://michaelyu19950425.wordpress.com/about/

The Singularity

The singularity is when technology will advance so quickly that it will be able to surpass human intelligence. This means that robots will be able to think for us; create its own technology to surpass humans altogether. It’ll be like a machine  to do your homework! Amazing…

But is this a good thing?At the rate at which technology is advancing right now, newborn humans will someday not be able to comprehend how we, the creators of the technologies, created what we created. As a result, they won’t be able to develop any technology beyond what is already made; and the rate of evolving technology will decrease. So singularity is needed to infuse technology into humans to enhance their academic and physical abilities.

But what will this mean for sports? For competitions? If everyone could be enhanced in any way they wanted, then what will be the purpose of their hard work; for everyone who trained hard to be who they are today? Also, who would get this technology? Would the enhancements be privatized so that only rich people can afford them? And what of the controversial debates about genetically modified babies? ASDJKLASKL:DJ:QWIO:FJASDKAS:KLDJAS:LKDJASL:DKJASLDJMIND BLOWN5061_2_i_robot_3d_2004_blu_ray_movie_review_full

Although the singularity would seem to be one of the greatest revolutions of the world, I don’t think people would be able to adjust to the sudden changes in technology.

An expansion on the Technological Singularity: http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/high-tech-gadgets/technological-singularity.htm

Frank Lloyd Wright

During the time in our technological design class when everyone was still building cabins, my teacher spoke to us about a famous architect named Frank Lloyd Wright who made unique American architecture, and thought that we could be inspired by his work. It was until now that I decided to research about his works.

Frank Lloyd Wright was known for his prairie-styled buildings; buildings located close to grassland and/or in a natural environment. What made his buildings so famous was mostly because of their aesthetic appeal which was complemented by synchronizing the structures and materials of the building with the surrounding environment. In addition, Frank Lloyd Wright had designed many of his own furniture (which were built into the house), along with stained glass.

“The prairie has a beauty of its own and we should recognize and accentuate this natural beauty, its quiet level. Hence, gently sloping roofs, low proportions, quiet sky lines, suppressed heavy-set chimneys and sheltering overhangs, low terraces and out-reaching walls sequestering private gardens” – Frank Lloyd Wright

"Falling Water"

“Falling Water”

"Falling Water" Interior

“Falling Water” Interior

 

The Eiffel Tower

It was first built in 1889 for the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution; now it’s one of the greatest tourist attractions in the world.

The design of the tower was actually based from a competition. Many architects had designed proposals for what the building would look like, but in the end the Eiffel Tower design (which was made by Alexendre-Gustave Eiffel, who was a chemical engineer) was selected. After its construction, it was to be dismantled; however due to the many protests from the civilians and tourists, it was decided that the structure was to stay. Starting from the 1900’s, the tower was used as a transmission tower once radios and televisions were widespread. Also, it was used for several scientific experiments involving temperature, pressure and more.

During the construction of the tower, the Eiffel Tower was the tallest man-made structure in the world (986 feet at the time. The height was later increased to 1052 feet because of an addition of a television antenna), and was able to stand against wind pressure of 82 PSF (at the top). During this time, people had thought that the look of the structure was unappealing; “an eyesore”. Once the structure was made, it took up 328 feet of space for each side of its square base, and weighed approximately 7300 tons.towerplan