I returned from Poland this past Thursday, and I attented the first day of CVPR yesterday. On this first day, I went to the "Beyond Patches" workshop; however, the most exciting part of the conference will be tomorrow through Wednesday.
Also, I've started reading Ishmael by Daniel Quinn. I think there are some interesting topics being discussed in Ishmael and should be compared to the ideas presented in Isaac Asimov's Foundation series. When I finish Ishmael, I will write more on this.