I want to spotlight this TED video, not for what the speaker is talking about, but because of the methodology he's using to arrive at his conclusions. This man is Deb Roy, an MIT researcher who wanted to study how his newborn son learned language. So, he placed near-constant video cameras all throughout his home. As a result, he was able to extract in incredible detail the evolution of words that his son learned to speak.
That's definitely a fascinating subject and I highly recommend this video for learning about that.
However, what I really want to highlight is simply the amazing power of the methodology he's using. We live in a society where our lives are increasingly recorded. I can think of probably 100 different applications for his technology, both good and bad. It kind of blows your mind how much insight can be pulled from ...read more