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Why top-down syndication is broken

(http://jackiehai.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
The AP syndication model works in an economy of information scarcity, whereas the web represents an economy of abundance. [W]hat the AP has failed to grasp is that the evolution of the participatory web has blurred the line between content prod... More>>>
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journalism, journalists, newspaper, newspapers, oldmedia, newmedia, socialmedia, web20
Government

Obama's Cuba Move (Thomas Barnett)

(http://thomaspmbarnett.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Barnett likes Obama's gradual opening Cuba policy: "Feed Cuba the modern connectivity (high-tech services) and the age-old kind (family bonds). Let the people get a real taste for both." More>>>
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cuba, obama, fidel, castro, fidelcastro, us, unitedstates, engagement
Metaverse

Second Life Starts To Grow Again

(http://gigaom.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Mark Kingdon, CEO of parent company Linden Lab, has been touting the return to steady user growth; to back up his claims, he shared with us the chart below, which tracks the number of unique repeat logins into Second Life on a month-by-month basis... More>>>
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Possibilism vs. Singularity

(http://forwardonline.wordpress.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
"The notion of Possibilism (Possibilitarianism?) seems to me to provide an amusing and much-needed counter-meme to the narrow faux certainty of Singularitarianism…" More>>>
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Social_media
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Openness, participation and scale: Web 2.0 rule...

(http://conem.wordpress.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
"A large part of my horizon scanning research last year was on emerging communications and media business models. I needed to explain the main underlying trends likely to shape emerging value-chains and business models, so I came up with thes... More>>>
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Biotechnology
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Kurzweil's nano neural nets

(http://www.sentientdevelopments...) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
In his book, The Singularity is Near, futurist Ray Kurzweil describes how a nanotechnology powered neural network could give rise to the ultimate virtual reality experience. By suffusing the brain with specialized nanobots, he speculates that we w... More>>>
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Human Future Website

(http://www.humansfuture.org) - scanned by: aymeric over 5 years ago
In this site there is a vast database of ideas pertaining to human future which include genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, robotics, emerging technologies, life extension, human evolution and enhancement. More>>>
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Human Future Website

(http://www.humansfuture.org) - scanned by: aymeric over 5 years ago
In this site there is a vast database of ideas pertaining to human future which include genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, robotics, emerging technologies, life extension, human evolution and enhancement. More>>>
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Security

Right-wing extremism may be on rise

(http://www.cnn.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Right-wing extremist groups may be using the recession and the election of the nation's first African-American president to recruit members, a recently released Department of Homeland Security report contends. It said real-estate foreclosures, une... More>>>
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Technology

Our ears may have built-in passwords

(http://www.newscientist.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Here's an ingenious idea: When pinged by a tone through a phone, otoacoustic emissions (OAEs), the ear-generated sounds emanate from within the spiral-shaped cochlea in the inner ear, may be distinct enough to serve as biometric passwords, bypassi... More>>>
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Who Will Win The New Space Race? Microsoft or G...

(http://www.dailygalaxy.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Are Microsoft and Google in a space race? We think they are. Their rivalry is also, we believe, a precursor to the next great post-Internet technology boom: space exploration and development. More>>>
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Why We Need To Study Geohacking

(http://www.dailygalaxy.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Presidential Science Adviser John Holdren recently outlined options for geohacking, forcibly reconfiguring parts of the planet's ecology. Since this is a country where you can't set up a windfarm without someone opposing it this set off a storm o... More>>>
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geohacking, biohacking, bio