Last friday we went to our youth group and they had a event called Jello Night. You probably guess what we did that night. We played games with jello! There was a kiddy swimming pool full of it. There was jello everywhere and everyone was covered to toe in it. My hands and feet were orange at the end of the night. They had all kinds of silly games and at the end there was a slip and slide with jello. That’s probably when I got the messiest. After that I had to get changed and cleaned up so I could play drums in the worship band. I had a lot of fun!
It has gotten colder outside and it is warm in our house so this happens to the windows. It is really cool and is on almost every window.
Last night dad and I went to the rodeo. We got there right in time for it to begin. I’ve never seen so many cowboy hats in my life, not even in Texas. It was pretty cool. There were bucking bronks, roping, barrel racing, and bull riding. I think barrel racing was my favorite because it was the fastest. Roping was pretty good too and so was bull riding, but the bucking bronks got kinda got old after a while because there were a lot of them. It was loud, exciting and everything I expected a rodeo to be, even the rodeo clown was funny.
After two years of waiting it finally came! Yesterday night it snowed about half an inch, I would like more but it’s a good start. It has snowed a little bit today and I hope it will snow a lot more. On Friday the weather forecast says that it should be -10 and a lot of snow I’m really excited and it looks like it will be a good winter.
Here’s a video of a trail I found in the river valley near our house.
Today we put up our Christmas lights and it was really easy because we have a flat roof and a easy way to get on it. It was confusing what I had to do with the settings on the camera. I had to change the ISO settings, the shutter speed and the f – stop. In the end I got a really cool picture.
Enough geothermal energy to power the world.
The future is full of bicycles.
Gaming will help improve our ability to make decisions.
Ward off mosquitoes using the smell of their predators.
Watch out, St. Louis!The first prediction “The Internet will automatically search itself so you don’t have to” is a amazing idea that would be helpful, but it might be too complicated. I don’t think it it would be very accurate because it needs to anticipate what you want based on what you have searched before. What if you wanted to search something you never have searched before? It probably cant reed your mind so it probably cant think of the new thing you want to search.
Dig very deep, and you will find enough geothermal energy to power the world. That is a great idea for getting energy and heat. Some people are already using it but I think more and more people are going to be using geothermal energy. It will lower the amount of energy needed from power plants and with less activity in power plants means less fumes going into the air and resulting with cleaner air.
“The Future Is Full Of Bicycle’s” Is about more and more people using bikes or just walking to get places. That is a phenomenal idea because people would be getting exercise and getting where they need to be, at the same time. With less people driving there would be less accidents and less pollution
The prediction that gaming will help improve our ability to make decisions is a great idea because being able to make the right decisions quick is a great thing to be able to do. If what ever they are doing works, it will be a great tool for everyone to use.
Ward off mosquitoes using the smell of their predators. This prediction is about learning the smell of mosquitoes predator and releasing it in breeding areas. I don’t think that would work very well because then the mosquitoes would just go somewhere else. A other problem is If we have the predator’s sent and release it, will the predators of the mosquito’s predators start appearing?
The last prediction I chose is called “Watch out St Louis” It is about how St Louis is the most dangerous place because of all the ways natural disasters can occur in that area. They are on the New Madrid fault, the Mississippi river can flood and there is a massive amount of pollution. A other bad thing about St. Louis is that it has the highest crime rate of the USA. So when you go to St Louis you could be killed by a falling building caused by a earthquake, drown in a flood, choke to death from pollution and be stabbed all at the same time! Now I know where I’m not going to for vacation.
Over all the predictions the one that I thought was the most interesting (not the best) was using geothermal energy for heat because it has great potential and will cut down on pollution.
In a magazine, The Futurist, there is an insert called “Outlook 2012″, in which there are listed 60 different ways the world could change in the future. Most of the predictions are way out and I don’t think they could or will happen for many years. Here are some that I think are more realistic:
Social game based learning
The internet will automatically search itself
How to ward off mosquitoes
Future full of bikes
“Lessmeatariansm”- is the prediction that the world will be changing to a mostly vegetarian diet and using less meat. I found this one interesting because a lot of people eat a lot of meat. The predictions is that it will reduce agricultural greenhouse gasses. This makes sense, but I don’t think we should just stop eating meat. I think we should find away to harness that gas and use it for something or just find some clean, efficient way to get rid of it.
Social game based learning – The prediction is that games will be used as more of a learning and social tool and replace text books in classrooms. Video games and learning don’t usually go in the same sentence but It would be nice to be able to play games instead of reading text books.
The Internet will automatically search itself so we don’t have to – This prediction is quite interesting. People predict that we won’t have to type in something in google to search it, your smart phone will pick up information from your environments and anticipate what you want to know. This would be amazing and it could also have some problems. Say you saw someone throwing dog poop in a trash can. Your smart phone would search dog poop in trash can. Hmmm….
How to ward off mosquitoes – The prediction here is that we will synthesize the important compounds released by mosquitoes predator’s. People could release these natural chemicals into breeding areas to ward off the mosquitoes. This would be nice, because nobody really likes mosquitoes buzzing around all the time.
Future full of bikes – The prediction is that more and more people will be using bikes as transportation. Being the bike addict that I am, I found it interesting that people actually use bikes for transportation and not for just doing crazy stuff in the mountains. It does make sense to use them as transportation to work or wherever you want to go. They’re cheap, (well… Kinda) they don’t pollute, and you’ll get some exercise. Now if they could build dirt jumps on the way to work or school, I wouldn’t want to use a car anymore!
The magazine is interesting, but some of the things in it are kind of crazy. Some people are still living in clay huts and I think we should spend more time on helping them then pursuing some of these ideas.