I think this is where things are headed. A Twitch streamer interacting with the chat room is like a step beyond Youtube with static comments, web/email forums, IRC/instant messaging. Twitch or something like it will probably expand beyond games, maybe not to general streams like Justin.tv, but to entertainment generally. Like the other day a gamer was pointing out how it could be cool if someone could stream a movie and the chat is doing their trolling thing through the movie.
I try to imagine what's beyond that. Rather than a mostly-one-person broadcast with interaction with the anonymous text that is the chat, maybe more like you see sometimes with role-playing streams where there are 5 people on screen, except now the entire chat can somehow feature on the stream (obviously there are difficulties with that). A kind of virtual pub, I guess. Maybe that's not much different than MMOs, though.
"Getting a small group of human beings to Mars and back is no easy task, we learned at the recent GPU Technology Conference in San Jose hosted graphics chip and accelerator maker Nvidia.
It hardly gets spammier than that, congrats.
I think you read the quote too fast. It's not claiming anything about physics. It's saying that computer vision is at a very early stage, which you said as well.
I had different quibbles with that quote. 1) Technology advances much faster today than it did in 1700, so it's not as if it will take centuries for computer vision to reach the same stage as physics. 2) The quote assumes a similarity of the technological paths (if there is something like that) of physics and computer vision, which doesn't seem obvious.
the NSA is certainly not the first, and arguably far from the worst
What's this argument? First of all, prove that you're not from the NSA.