Monday, December 8, 2008

Gateman--Not the Superhero, But Still Pretty Cool

I've been meaning to create this post for a while, and I finally took the one minute needed to shoot the video below. And the fifteen for Youtube to process it.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.--Sir Arthur C. Clarke

Case in point, my flat's "entry system" or, um, lock. As you can see, it's keyless, at least in the traditional sense. You can apparently activate it by keypad code, or telephone code, or by using what seems to be a watch battery glued to a stick.

While I'm at it, let me include another of my favorite Clarke quotes:
The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.

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