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Sep 28, 2014

How the Web Became Our ‘External Brain,’ and What It Means for Our Kids

Posted by in category: internet

By Michael Harris — Wired

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Recently, my two-year-old nephew Benjamin came across a copy of Vanity Fair abandoned on the floor. His eyes scanned the glossy cover, which shone less fiercely than the iPad he is used to but had a faint luster of its own. I watched his pudgy thumb and index finger pinch together and spread apart on Bradley Cooper’s smiling mug. At last, Benjamin looked over at me, flummoxed and frustrated, as though to say, “This thing’s broken.”

Search YouTube for “baby” and “iPad” and you’ll find clips featuring one-year-olds attempting to manipulate magazine pages and television screens as though they were touch-sensitive displays. These children are one step away from assuming that such technology is a natural, spontaneous part of the material world. They’ll grow up thinking about the internet with the same nonchalance that I hold toward my toaster and teakettle. I can resist all I like, but for Benjamin’s generation resistance is moot. The revolution is already complete.

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Sep 27, 2014

Google Glass: Why the gadget faces its biggest test

Posted by in category: innovation

Sep 27, 2014

Getting Apple, Microsoft and Fortune-500s to Uninterruptedly Buy From You!

Posted by in categories: business, computing, disruptive technology, economics, education, electronics, engineering, ethics, information science, science, scientific freedom

Getting Apple, Microsoft and Fortune-500s to Uninterruptedly Buy From You!

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Apple, Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors, Honda, Daimler-Chrysler’s Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Royal Dutch Shell Oil Company, Google, Xerox, Exxon-Mobil, Boeing, Amazon, Procter & Gamble, NASA and DARPA, Lockheed Martin, RAND Corporation and HUDSON Institute, Northrop Grumman Corporation, GEICO, Microsoft, etc.

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Sep 27, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (September 27, 2014)

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FUTURISM UPDATE (September 27, 2014)

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ENGADGET: Google’s data-transferring tool gets a shiny new interface http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/26/google-takeout-redesign/

BLOOMBERG: Ford Due for Ratings Boost as Profit Returns to 1999 Level: Cars http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-26/ford-due-fo.….in.company

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Sep 26, 2014

Review: When Google Met WikiLeaks (2014) by Julian Assange

Posted by in categories: big data, bitcoin, computing, encryption, ethics, events, futurism, geopolitics, government, hacking, internet, journalism, law, law enforcement, media & arts, military, transhumanism, transparency
Julian Assange’s 2014 book When Google Met WikiLeaks consists of essays authored by Assange and, more significantly, the transcript of a discussion between Assange and Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen.

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Sep 26, 2014

Hundreds of floating robots could soon surveil the oceans

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

by — C/Net

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Boeing and Liquid Robotics today announced a partnership to make water-borne robots that can handle a variety of surveillance jobs, ranging from hunts for submarines to the detection of drug traffickers.

Silicon Valley’s Liquid Robotics is the manufacturer of the Wave Glider SV3, a $300,000 self-powered, seafaring data center that offers customers — until now, mostly researchers and marine industry companies — tools for investigating the open seas for months at a time. SV3s have a hybrid propulsion system that can drive the robot with either solar or wave power. Boeing is the world’s second-largest defense contractor.

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Sep 25, 2014

Question: A Counterpoint to the Technological Singularity?

Posted by in categories: defense, disruptive technology, economics, education, environmental, ethics, existential risks, finance, futurism, lifeboat, policy, posthumanism, science, scientific freedom

Question: A Counterpoint to the Technological Singularity?

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Douglas Hofstadter, a professor of cognitive science at Indiana University, indicated about The Singularity is Near Book (ISBN: 978–0143037880),

“ … A very bizarre mixture of ideas that are solid and good with ideas that are crazy. It’s as if you took a lot of very good food and some dog excrement and blended it all up so that you can’t possibly figure out what’s good or bad …”

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Sep 25, 2014

‘Person of Interest’ Season 4 Will Tackle Big Questions About Artificial Intelligence

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

Sep 25, 2014

Litmus-Testing Your Corporate Into For-Cash Strategy!

Posted by in categories: business, complex systems, disruptive technology, driverless cars, economics, education, engineering, futurism, innovation, science, scientific freedom

Litmus-Testing Your Corporate Into For-Cash Strategy By Mr. Andres Agostini at www.linkedin.com/in/AndresAgostini

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HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS ACCORDING TO THESE COMPANIES:

Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors, Honda, Daimler-Chrysler’s Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Royal Dutch Shell Oil Company, Google, Xerox, Exxon-Mobil, Boeing, Amazon, Procter & Gamble, NASA and DARPA, Lockheed Martin, RAND Corporation and HUDSON Institute, Northrop Grumman Corporation, GEICO, etc.

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Sep 24, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (September 25, 2014)

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FUTURISM UPDATE (September 25, 2014)

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LINKEDIN: “Litmus-Testing Your Corporate Strategy Into For-Cash Victory!” by http://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140924064538-344.….sh-victory

FAST COMPANY: DHL Will Begin Testing Drones (Flying Robots) Deliveries On Friday http://www.fastcompany.com/3036215/fast-feed/dhl-will-begin-.….-on-friday

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