Digital Culture
6.2K views | +6 today
Follow
 
Rescooped by nukem777 from Papers
onto Digital Culture
Scoop.it!

The Evolutionary Ecology of Technological Innovations

Technological evolution has been compared to biological evolution by many authors over the last two centuries. As a parallel experiment of innovation involving economic, historical and social components, artifacts define a universe of evolving properties that displays episodes of diversification and extinction. Here we critically review previous work comparing the two types of evolution. Like biological evolution, technological evolution is driven by descent with variation and selection, and includes tinkering, convergence and contingency. At the same time there are essential differences that make the two types of evolution quite distinct. Major distinctions are illustrated by current specific examples, including the evolution of cornets and the historical dynamics of information technologies. Due to their fast and rich development, the later provide a unique opportunity to study technological evolution at all scales with unprecedented resolution. Despite the presence of patterns suggesting convergent trends between man-made systems end biological ones, they provide examples of planned design that have no equivalent with natural evolution.

 

The Evolutionary Ecology of Technological Innovations

Ricard V. Solé, Sergi Valverde, Marti Rosas Casals, Stuart Kauffman, Doyne Farmer, Niles Eldredge

SFI Working Paper 12-12-022

http://www.santafe.edu/research/working-papers/abstract/b1b04354b39d2aab7cbcc8a4ac97ef0e/


Via Complexity Digest
more...
Complejidady Economía's curator insight, January 25, 2013 11:00 AM

La Economía evolutiva de las innovaciones tecnológicas.

Digital Culture
All things connected...everything happening as we enter the Digital Era and hook up to the Global Village.
Curated by nukem777
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by nukem777 from Daily Magazine
Scoop.it!

The Textbook Is Dying. Meet the Artificially Intelligent Software That’s Replacing It. 

The Textbook Is Dying. Meet the Artificially Intelligent Software That’s Replacing It.  | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
This fall Pearson introduced an “immersive digital learning tool” called Revel that reimagines the textbook as a multimedia experience replete with videos, interactive exercises, and animated infographics. The goal, Pearson’s Stephen Frail tells me, is to make the course materials “more compelling than Facebook,” which after all is only “one click away” whenever a student is doing coursework on her computer or tablet.

Via Nik Peachey, Jim Lerman, Ines Bieler, Stephania Savva, Ph.D, THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*
more...
Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 15, 1:12 AM

Takes a while to get to the point, but worth reading.

Scooped by nukem777
Scoop.it!

iPhone 8 Review: Apple’s Best and Most Boring iPhone

iPhone 8 Review: Apple’s Best and Most Boring iPhone | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
This isn't 2017's most exciting iPhone. But the iPhone 8 shines even in the shadow of the iPhone X.
nukem777's insight:

Another 'fail' from Apple.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by nukem777
Scoop.it!

Massive demand will see 5G phones arrive in 2019 says Qualcomm

Massive demand will see 5G phones arrive in 2019 says Qualcomm | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Qualcomm says due to massive demand from eager tech fans and business, the first 5G phones and services will arrive in 2019, not in 2020.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by nukem777
Scoop.it!

11 Legal Apps To Watch Movies On Your Android Smartphone

11 Legal Apps To Watch Movies On Your Android Smartphone | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
There are more movie apps available for Android smartphones than ever before and we have listed the top 11 legal movie apps you can download today.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by nukem777 from Learning - Social Media - Innovation
Scoop.it!

Here are 15 books that will help you succeed in the tech world

Here are 15 books that will help you succeed in the tech world | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
The Insider Picks team write

Via Marc Wachtfogel, Ph.D.
nukem777's insight:

Also good for just understanding this week's futures drivers.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by nukem777
Scoop.it!

Time Well Spent

Time Well Spent | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Time Well Spent is a movement to transform the race for attention so it
aligns with our best interests.
nukem777's insight:

Focus or be left in the dust

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by nukem777
Scoop.it!

In the Era of ‘Prosthetic Intelligence,’ the Right to Remain Silent Is the Right To Encryption

In the Era of ‘Prosthetic Intelligence,’ the Right to Remain Silent Is the Right To Encryption | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Self-incrimination has taken on a new, dangerous meaning, according to researchers.
nukem777's insight:

'prosthetic intelligence' add this to your lexicon!!
That is, without even realizing it, we have become reliant on what Eckersley and Conway call "prosthetic intelligence." Our digital machines are not mere tools, but extensions of the most basic processes of human cognition, the suite of mental processes encompassing thoughts, experiences, sensations, and memories.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by nukem777
Scoop.it!

Updated: 3 things to do now to check up on your data privacy settings

Updated: 3 things to do now to check up on your data privacy settings | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
This week, Unroll.Me found itself in an unfriendly spotlight. Read on.
nukem777's insight:

“If you’re not paying for the product, then the product is you.” 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by nukem777
Scoop.it!

Tech Is Public Enemy #1. So Now What? – NewCo Shift

Tech Is Public Enemy #1. So Now What? – NewCo Shift | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
If the technology industry were in fact a singular entity — if GAFA, or FANG, or whatever the acronym we identify with the world’s most valuable and profitable companies was in fact one huge…
nukem777's insight:

Seriously good read and links

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by nukem777
Scoop.it!

Permanently delete files from any device

Permanently delete files from any device | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Just moving a digital file to the trash bin won't get rid of it. Want to make sure your data is gone forever? Here's what to do on computers, tablets, and phones.
nukem777's insight:

Cuz you just never know when your significant other is going to look at your devices :) Or you boss, or your parents, blah, blah.
Respect yourself, protect yourself!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by nukem777
Scoop.it!

Miners on the Rise

Miners on the Rise | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Over the last month alone, we have detected several large botnets designed to profit from concealed crypto mining. We have also observed growing numbers of
nukem777's insight:

Jump right on in the water -- it's only full of sharks!

"As we see, threat actors will grasp any opportunity to make illegal money, and the methods to make money online are continuously evolving. The development of the cryptocurrency market has led to an explosive growth in cases where miners are installed without users’ knowledge or consent. This can be explained by the fact that when a new cryptocurrency is emerging, it is much easier to mine and make money from it. Threat actors are on the lookout for ways to use the resources of somebody else’s hardware, and often it is regular users who fall victim."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by nukem777
Scoop.it!

The iPhone X is basically Samsung's Note 8 plus Animojis | ZDNet

The iPhone X is basically Samsung's Note 8 plus Animojis | ZDNet | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Apple's new iPhone X is the first iPhone that's drastically different from what we've seen over the last decade. However, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 still offers more and has my full attention.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by nukem777 from Daily Magazine
Scoop.it!

Dimon calls bitcoin ‘a fraud’ and may have delivered the biggest blow to the digital currency

Dimon calls bitcoin ‘a fraud’ and may have delivered the biggest blow to the digital currency | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. boss Jamie Dimon just leveled one of the harshest criticisms about bitcoin and the broader digital-currency sector to date.

Via THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*
nukem777's insight:

"

Speaking at a banking industry conference organized by Barclays BCS, +3.16%Dimon compared the rapid ascent of bitcoin with the 17th century mania over tulip bulbs—viewed as a classic, textbook bubble—and predicted that things may end just as badly for investors in the decentralized currency, which has been surging over the past year.

“Bitcoin will eventually blow up. It’s a fraud. It’s worse than tulip bulbs and won’t end well,” Dimon said.

Dimon also said he would fire any trader trading bitcoin for being “stupid.”

Speaking at CNBC’s Delivering Alpha conference late Tuesday afternoon, Dimon reiterated that “bitcoin is not a real thing and it’s solely speculative and that there’s no need for it in the US.”"

more...
THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, September 12, 5:18 PM

Jamie Dimon on bitcoin: "It’s a fraud. It’s worse than tulip bulbs and won’t end well."

Scooped by nukem777
Scoop.it!

Create your own wireless service network with the Gotoky

Create your own wireless service network with the Gotoky | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
The Gotoky is a secure off-grid communication device that allows smartphones to create their own networks where service is unavailable.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by nukem777 from iGeneration - 21st Century Education (Pedagogy & Digital Innovation)
Scoop.it!

Oct. 19 - Digital Skills - over 90 hours of free curriculum - learn more 1:00 pm EST


Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by nukem777 from Futurewaves
Scoop.it!

How Quantum Computers Will Revolutionize Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning And Big Data

How Quantum Computers Will Revolutionize Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning And Big Data | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Quantum computers promise to give us computing power that is millions or even billion times faster than the computers in use today. This will transform the fields of big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, which today often operate at the very limits of computing capabilities.

Via Trudy Raymakers
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by nukem777 from Learning - Social Media - Innovation
Scoop.it!

Data Visualization: The Best Infographic Tools For 2017

Data Visualization: The Best Infographic Tools For 2017 | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Infographics are a popular way of presenting and visualizing data to an audience. The combination of eye-catching visuals and bare-bones information is effective at engaging audiences, and simple to share on social media. There are many tools available to help you, here are some of my favourites.

Via Marc Wachtfogel, Ph.D.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by nukem777
Scoop.it!

STXsurreal Partners With Google to Launch Pay-Per-View VR Video, Aiming to Become 'HBO of VR'

STXsurreal Partners With Google to Launch Pay-Per-View VR Video, Aiming to Become 'HBO of VR' | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
STXsurreal, the immersive media division of STX Entertainment, is partnering up with Google’s VR team to launch a new “pay-per-experience” app on the Daydream VR platform, which will host a selection of curated live-action 360 films. Casting it as the ‘HBO or Showtime of VR’, the deal allows STXsurreal to develop and produce multiple live-action scripted VR series coming …
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by nukem777
Scoop.it!

Why 500 million people in China are talking to this AI

Why 500 million people in China are talking to this AI | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
iFlytek’s voice recognition technology is everywhere in China, and that’s what’s making it smarter every day.
nukem777's insight:

Changing the way machines process language will help companies create voice-based AI devices that will become an integral part of our daily life. “Whoever makes a breakthrough in natural-language processing will enjoy an edge in the market,” says Chu.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by nukem777
Scoop.it!

Build a portable computer on a USB stick

Build a portable computer on a USB stick | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Using modern-day Linux distributions, you can set up a portable computer that will fit on a standard USB flash drive. You simply plug it into any other machine.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by nukem777
Scoop.it!

This isn’t sci-fi: A space-based sharing economy powered by nano-satellites could save humanity

This isn’t sci-fi: A space-based sharing economy powered by nano-satellites could save humanity | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Creating a sharing economy in space could help us identify and counter some of the biggest threats to our planet.
nukem777's insight:

Pie in the sky...hope not.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by nukem777
Scoop.it!

Google Drive is changing—here's how to prepare

Google Drive is changing—here's how to prepare | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Your ability to access Google Drive through your computer desktop is changing. Here's what you need to know about how the change will affect your data.
nukem777's insight:

h/t @TheOfficialAndreasCY

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by nukem777
Scoop.it!

Mergeable nervous systems for robots

Mergeable nervous systems for robots | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Article
nukem777's insight:

Oh, what could possibly go wrong here???
"MNS robots thus constitute a new class of robots with capabilities beyond those of any existing machine or biological organism: an MNS robot can split into separate autonomous robots each with an independent brain unit, absorb robotic units with different capabilities into its body, and self-heal by removing or replacing malfunctioning body parts—including a malfunctioning brain unit."

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by nukem777 from iGeneration - 21st Century Education (Pedagogy & Digital Innovation)
Scoop.it!

That Image is Not Yours. Do Not Touch. - by @AliceKeeler

That Image is Not Yours. Do Not Touch. - by @AliceKeeler | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Images on a Website are NOT Public Domain It is essential that our students are able to communicate digitally and visually. However, this also means we need to ensure that students really understand copyright, fair use, creative commons, and public domain. There is a pervasive feeling that anything on the Internet is free, it’s not. …

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
more...
Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, September 13, 3:20 AM
Brilliant! A really useful writeup of picture copyright laws. 
irene's curator insight, September 14, 8:52 PM
Always worth reminding ourselves and our students.