I admit that I do not subscribe to any scientific or engineering journals nor have I adequately followed the progress in fields like mathematics and physics — but holy humunoids — how come I didn’t know anything about ASIMO? As we were winding up our first day at Disneyland, Geof, Chase and I almost accidently stumbled upon the Innoventions attraction inside Tomorrowland, which will likely turn out to be the highlight of our entire trip!
Did you know the Honda has been working (for 20 years) on developing a walking, talking, stair-climbing robot?
If you have children or grandchildren, please do me a huge favor, very soon.
Sit down with them and go to this website and talk about the amazing world we live in, and why they should be absolutely optimistic. Sometimes we get so caught up in everything that is wrong and broken and disappointing that we forget to talk about the amazing results of applied imagination and hard work. Today we got rained out — but I can honestly say there wasn’t anything we missed — in fact, because of the rain, we ducked into several indoor attractions and exhibits that we may have otherwise passed by. I LOVED the 50th anniversary film hosted by Steve Martin — I’m a sucker for "magic" and dream-come-true stories, like Walt’s. In 1953 Disneyland was a 50 acre orange grove one hour from any major city in Southern California and today, 500 million visitors later — even in a downpour it’s a very happy place. We even met a family from Korea and showed them the photo of Addie on Geof’s phone.