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The human species is rapidly and indisputably moving towards the technological singularity. The cadence of the flow of information and innovation in the infoverse demands a response. As hyperconnectivity increases, our minds are becoming progressively more coupled and cybernetically...
The world as we know it is in disruption. Maybe it's always been in disruption, pushing us through cycles of apparent chaos so that evolution can continue and new paradigms emerge. Thanks to social technologies, we're growing into a globally connected communication system, and seem to be heading towards a tipping point. But what is it that we're...
From Venessa
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Or, The Risk of Extrapolating Linear Trends Against Non-Linear Systems. A common habit in forecasting, particularly in energy futures & economic growth, is to take roughly linear trends and extend them over the next few decades. The notion is that there is inertia in what has already happened that will make the future look markedly similar,...
From chris arkenberg
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In many languages, Greek and Latin roots constitute an important part of the scientific...
From Mariana Soffer
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part 2 of the series: The rise of the Cyber Unified Civilization Data is not information,...
From Wildcat
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in the future, engineering will abandon workshops, screws and nuts, no clean room facilities,...
From amzamz
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Recently during #journchat, I saw a reference to a post titled Does Your Twitter Handle Belong on Your Resume? The author is a PR college student, and the conversation around the post is mainly tactical, but the bigger picture surrounding our online identities is one I've been wanting to address for some time, so this gives me the opportunity....
From Venessa
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Possible New Careers Emerging from Advances in Science and Technology (2010 – 2030) Final...
From LED
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This post was first published as part two of a series of three posts on on Augmentology...
From Gabriel Shalom
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There exists certain kind of people about whom I do not think as people per se, but more as an...
From Wildcat
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^ "Question 2010" by Katinka Mason ({ 172 Responses }) Excerpt: The most...
From First Dark
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This post was first published as part one of a series of three posts on on Augmentology...
From Gabriel Shalom
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An Endless becoming whistles at us, to investigate the skyline of our emotions, challenging our...
From Xaos
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A new invention has emerged, a code for the collective conscious, which requires a new way of thinking. The collective...
From Wildcat
 
Here is the text and slide share of a lecture I gave at ECCO research group seminar at the free...
From Spaceweaver
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This past Saturday I worked with Mike Liebhold, Gene Becker, Anselm Hook, and Damon Hernandez to present the West Coast Augmented Reality Development Camp at the Hacker Dojo in Mountain View, Ca. By all accounts it was a stunning success with a huge turn-out of companies, engineers, designers, makers, artists, geo-hackers, scientists, techies...
From chris arkenberg
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Contemporary human being exists inherently in several environments simultaneously; one’s...
From Ilparone
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"Toward a Civilization of Collective Intelligence" identifies the most important changes...
From Wildcat
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or The rise of the Cyber Unified Civilization “The radical of one century is the...
From Wildcat
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In Part 2 of the HFD series, I pointed out the main differences between monopticism, panopticism,...
From FrankSpencer
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We've entered into a new year, the channels have been flooded with list upon list of 2010 predictions and trends, and now we're laying the foundations for how we'd like to characterize the times - David Houle is calling it the Transformation Decade, a tweet from @RitaJKing mentioned The Imagination Age, and Seth Godin rang in the new year with a...
From Venessa
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Punchcard Phone by Marek Bereza Steampunk Tendencies aka Ways in Which the 21st Century May...
From Gabriel Shalom
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This is a study that explores the notion of direct, participative and processual democracy. ...
From notthisbody
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intelligence: n. the capacity to acquire and apply knowledge (this post is a group Twitter...
From Venessa
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The modern computer has been essential to coming to understand how the Social Brain works,...
From Self-Evolving
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Cyberspace represents a quantum leap forward into the technological construction of vision. Instead of an embodied consciousness...
From Wildcat
 
Now, when the tears find no ink but a keyboard to excite. Now, when the arch of life is...
From Xaos
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"Collective Intelligence (CI) is the capacity of human collectives to engage in intellectual cooperation in order to create, innovate, and invent." - Pierre Levy + James Surowiecki + Mark Tovey I wrote a post a few days ago, Is Twitter a Complex Adaptive System?, that proposed the idea that Twitter may be evolving into an entity of...
From Venessa
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We love life here every instant. Every second is so good that it would blow your mind had its amperage not been previously...
From Wildcat
“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” Friedrich Nietzsche a bit of mock poetry first: " But since, alas! frail Beauty must decay, Curl'd or uncurl'd, since Locks will turn to grey; Since painted, or not painted, all shall fade, And she who scorns a Man, must...
From Wildcat
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what takes an idea from inception to actualization & execution, the visualization &...
From notthisbody
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The first decade of the 21st century is about to end in just a few weeks. Among many things, I find most impacting the explosion of knowledge in the field of brain sciences and human behavior in this decade. Though the great riddles of consciousness and the emergence of minds from brains are still open and far from any solution, many connections...
From Spaceweaver
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I've seen a bunch of posts bubble up over the past few days that are really sparking my curiousity about what is really going on with Twitter, so I need to do a little brain dump. Bear with me. Insight #1 An article by Rosabeth Moss Kanter was just published today on the Harvard Business Review website, titled On Twitter and in the...
From Venessa
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“I hear a very gentle sound… With your ear down to the ground…” Talk of the global mind...
From chris arkenberg
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The significant problems we face today cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at...
From Venessa
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Here you can see an important slide show of Jamais Cascio presentation at the singularity...
From Wildcat
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It is an open and never ending question, the yeast that animates the brush into a stroke and...
From Xaos
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1. Tor hidden services The concept of Tor is simple: complete anonymity on the Internet. Tor...
From HackerLastPip
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A talk I attended by Martin Erickson, Creative Director of The Company P (participatory, playful,...
From notthisbody
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A fascinating presentation by Anders Sandberg from the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford...
From Wildcat
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Some interesting books were recently brought to my attention by Carel. In one of them, Barry...
From rene
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A post by Dharmishta Rood explores the idea of "networked reading," reading where User Generated Content / User Created Content is the primary text. It begins by defining what UGC/UCC is: - Generated in a public digital setting. (ie Email ≠ UCC) - Users input items of creative worth. (ie Google Image ≠ UCC) - "...content...
From HackerLastPip
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Lebbeus Woods. Terrain 2. A little know, but incredibly influential and constricting aspect...
From HackerLastPip
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Omega Point and the Noosphere By Jonathan Bethel - With the convenience of modern...
From hronoya
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“A philosopher’s ontology is the set of entities he or she assumes to exist in reality, the types of entities he or she is committed to assert actually exist. Although in the history of philosophy there are a great variety of ontological commitments, we can very roughly classify these into three main groups. For some philosophers reality...
From Tomas
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by Manuel DeLanda One constant in the history of Western philosophy seems to be a certain conception of matter as an inert receptacle for forms that come from the outside. In other words, the genesis of form and structure seems to always involve resources that go beyond the capabilities of the material substratum of these forms and structures....
From Tomas
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Within our mythological sphere an epic-edge is unfolding, disclosing the current narration: we as...
From Xaos
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As many have documented, the foundations of our current state of the Internet (namely the TCP/IP protocols) were developed by Leonard Kleinrock at UCLA in late 1969, with the first Internet connection formed between the UCLA and Stanford campuses. It's good to keep in mind this initial connection, as it summarizes the essence of the Internet: a...
From HackerLastPip
 
“The deterritorialization of the self is the essential feature that marks human entry into...
From Wildcat
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The idea is to remain in a state of constant departure while always arriving. Saves on...
From Wildcat
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