Have you seen the movie Ready Player One? If you have you will probably remember the headsets they wore to go into the “Oasis,”. Well those headsets are real and are buyable today (below). If you’ve ever wanted to feel like your someplace your not try virtual reality. Ever wanted to do first person in one of your favorite games? You can do that! Have you ever wanted to fly and have superpowers? You can also do that. There are endless possibilities. You might say that you can do all of this on a console or a computer. Yes, but this is different, this is first person. When you put on the headset you see through your avatar’s eyes not the computer’s. Virtual Reality or VR is a glimpse into what the future might me. In a few years Virtual Reality or VR will be used for all electronic needs.
Did you know that there are real jetpacks? There are many all over the world including this one (below). It is truly amazing that this once crazy fictional creation is now real. The real jetpacks are not as cool as the ones in the movies, they are much slower and can’t go as high. Although they aren’t as cool they are in the movies they still look amazing and must be very cool to see in person.
In Technology we made people out of wire and solder. We had to twist the wires to make a body and legs and the extra wire we had would be the arms. When we have done that we go to the solder which is a hot knife like tool. We use the solder to glue the person together with a special metal. After we have to let it dry but then the person is complete. People have made their people many things some are playing sports and some are even Dabbing! I put mine into a position where I don’t even know has he’s doing. In all this has been a fun experience making solder people.
For many years Flying Cars have been a myth and a seemliness impossible feat to pull off, but now many companies are trying to figure out how to make one work. Many years ago people dreamed about creating self driving cars which seemed impossible, although now they are a reality. Now the same might come true for flying cars. Many companies have made prototypes of them (Picture Below) and have had successful test runs. Now that self driving cars are on the market flying cars may become a reality.
In the beginning of the school year our school gave us I-pads. These I-pads have replaced the chromebooks that my grade have been using since 4th grade. They have been very useful, we can do more things on the I-pads, they have more apps that are used to make many things easier. My grade is the first to use the I-pads throughout each house. I-pads are now used excessively and almost everything we do are on the I-pads. Giving my grade I-pads is a big step forward to making school more easy for everyone.
Yesterday in Technology we did a breakout EDU. The room was split up in two and there were two boxes that each team had to unlock. One box had a key that unlocked the cabinet that had safety goggles in them. I had a good time with my team trying to work together to open the box. Sadly my team didn’t open our box first, but we had they key, and both teams finished before the timer ran out. Breakout EDU is a fun experience that teaches teamwork, my team tried to work together the best we could even if we didn’t always get along we worked together and succeeded in the end.
Is The Movie Good?
Black Panther is a great movie based on the Comic Book character Black Panther(Above). Starring Chadwick Boseman (Below) as The Black Panther. This is one of my favorite movies. It has a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes so many others also think it’s good.
What About The Plot?
The plot centers around T’Challa (Black Panther) becoming King and the enemies and friends he makes. And if he will keep the traditions of Wakanda (his native country) or will he take a new path and open up Wakanda to the world. To the world, Wakanda is a poor country, with little resources. But Wakanda actually has a precious resource called Vibranium which can be used in technological wonders. Wakandans worry if other countries steal their Vibrainium, they will use it for evil. That’s why they want to protect their precious resource. In the past, Klaw (Andy Serkis) a Wakandan fugitive, stole Vibrianium from Wakanda, and used it to kill many citizens. Now he has stolen a Vibrainium artifact from The British Museum. He was helped by Erik Kilmonger (Micheal B. Jordan) who is the son of an american woman and T’Challa’s uncle. So he’s really part Wakandan. Kilmonger’s father was secretly killed by a young T’Chaka (Atandwa Kani), T’Challa’s father, in front of Zuri (Denzel Whitaker son of Forest Whitaker*). Now Kilmonger has sworn revenge on Wakanda and will do anything, and kill anyone to get the throne.
*Forest Whitaker plays an older Zuri later in the movie
What’s Really The Message?
Black Panther is the first Marvel movie to have a black person in the main role. This movie talks about black heritage and how blacks have been mistreated over the years. Wakanda is a living image of what would have happened if a black country hadn’t been taken over by a white European country and how they would still have kept their African tradition and culture. In white dominated communities large groups of blacks are going to see Black Panther. The people in the groups are unified with other people of their race and new people with similar backgrounds. Black Panther is one of the most influential movies of all time. It binds communities together and does things that would have never happened if we weren’t living in the 21st century. Thank you Marvel for making such a great movie.
Today a challenge was given to my class we had to Breakout EDU. What is Breakout EDU? Breakout EDU is an exercise for kids where you have to find clues to open a box. Inside the boxes are prizes. I don’t want to spoil the surprise but inside the boxes there are two papers that say “We Rock!” and “We did it!” Anyway it was really fun and I hope you get to do it sometime.
In China Town in New York City there’s a dim sum restaurant called Dim Sum Go Go. I’ve been going to this restaurant annually since I was 2. The restaurant’s design is pretty cool but the best thing there is the food. The dumplings taste like they’re fresh from China ( I recommend the shrimp dumplings). They have a large variety of drinks. They have the best pork buns in the world. Trust me I’ve had many, many pork buns in my life. Also when you’re finished eating the main course, you can eat their delicious mango pudding. After you’re done with the meal you can walk to the Brooklyn Bridge (It’s very close to the restaurant). I’ve eaten there more times than I can remember. It is the best Chinese restaurant in New York State! I hope you get there some day soon.