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Imaging Conflict Resolution | Conversation | Edge

Imaging Conflict Resolution | Conversation | Edge | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

One of the questions I'm asking myself from my work is the question I've always been asking myself: how is it going to be useful? I have an idea for how the kind of work I do could be useful, but I'm not at all sure this is possible, or possible in my lifetime. The idea has a big version and a little version. The big version has to do with self-knowledge and understanding ourselves. The big idea is that neuroscience is a kind of self-knowledge. It's a way of understanding our minds and our behaviors. If we get it right, if we really come to understand our brains, we will understand ourselves, we will be better at predicting our behaviors in contexts and in ways that really matter. In trying to run a society, you need to know how the elements of it would work, just as much as to run a machine you need to know how the physical elements work.

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» Napster, Udacity, and the Academy Clay Shirky

» Napster, Udacity, and the Academy Clay Shirky | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

Fifteen years ago, a research group called The Fraunhofer Institute announced a new digital format for compressing movie files. This wasn’t a terribly momentous invention, but it did have one interesting side effect: Fraunhofer also had to figure out how to compress the soundtrack. The result was the Motion Picture Experts Group Format 1, Audio Layer III, a format you know and love, though only by its acronym, MP3.

The recording industry concluded this new audio format would be no threat, because quality mattered most. Who would listen to an MP3 when they could buy a better-sounding CD at the record store? Then Napster launched, and quickly became the fastest-growing piece of software in history. The industry sued Napster and won, and it collapsed even more suddenly than it had arisen.

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WIKISPEED - WIKISPEED, first car-maker in the world to accept Bitcoin [PRESS RELEASE]

WIKISPEED - WIKISPEED, first car-maker in the world to accept Bitcoin [PRESS RELEASE] | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

For the first time in history, it is now possible to purchase a car manufactured by a distributed, collaborative corporation using currency issued by no bank. We see this as a landmark in the maturation of the web: a step forward in the convergence of activities driven by networking logics in all fields of human life. This convergence of network culture, network manufacturing and network economics holds the promise to fundamentally change the world, bringing back power to the people. A world where an open source car can be purchased with open source money is already a new world with new and exciting potential.

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Kent Larson: Brilliant designs to fit more people in every city | Video on TED.com

TED Talks How can we fit more people into cities without overcrowding? Kent Larson shows off folding cars, quick-change apartments and other innovations that could make the city of the future work a lot like a small village of the past.
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The Real Revolution Is Openness, Clay Shirky Tells Tech Leaders - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Real Revolution Is Openness, Clay Shirky Tells Tech Leaders - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

There’s all kinds of hidden value in our systems which you can’t even understand until you open them up to see what people do with them,” Mr. Shirky said. “The thing that drives me craziest in conversations with large institutions about large data sets is they want to know in advance what will happen. Why should we open up our data? To which the answer is, you open up your data to see where the value is. It’s the value you can’t even predict until you try it that you get back.”

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The most important education technology in 200 years | KurzweilAI

The most important education technology in 200 years | KurzweilAI | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Four of the 19 Coursera courses on AI and robotics (credit: Coursera) Education is about to change dramatically, says Anant Agarwal, who heads edX, a $60...
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The World Is Not Enough: Google and the Future of Augmented Reality

The World Is Not Enough: Google and the Future of Augmented Reality | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
The new Google FieldTrip app probes the question: What digital information do you want to see overlaid on the physical world?
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John Wilbanks: Let’s pool our medical data | Video on TED.com

TED Talks When you're getting medical treatment, or taking part in medical testing, privacy is important; strict laws limit what researchers can see and know about you.

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Joseph Grima on Adhocracy at Istanbul Design Biennial

Joseph Grima on Adhocracy at Istanbul Design Biennial | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Joseph Grima says open design is "more than a technological revolution; it's a cultural revolution" at Istanbul Design Biennial.
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Stephen Heppell, Learning Without Frontiers, London

Stephen Heppell is a globally renowned learning consultant and visionary. In this talk he reminds us of why we learn, the purpose, objective and how we may leverage the abundant technologies of the 21st century to drive positive improvements and new practice across the whole of society. Presented January 11th 2011

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Connectomics: Sebastian Seung vs. Tony Movshon, Columbia 2012

Connectomics: Sebastian Seung vs. Tony Movshon, Columbia 2012 | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

Does the brain’s wiring make us who we are? Neuroscientists Sebastian Seung and Anothony Movshon debate minds, maps, and the future of their field. Moderated by Robert Krulwich and Carl Zimme.

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Ray Kurzweil on Singularity 1 on 1: Be Who You Would Like To Be

Ray Kurzweil on Singularity 1 on 1: Be Who You Would Like To Be | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Want to hear Ray Kurzweil talk about his latest book “How To Create A Mind” and a variety of other topics?
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The Radicalness Of 3D Printing

The Radicalness Of 3D Printing | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Way back in February of 2011, I wrote an extensive article for H+ on 3D printing and how it would allow a transition between an economy based on material “value” and scarcity to one based on nonmaterial “value” and abundance.
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What if? Thriving Beyond Economic Growth

Donnie Maclurcan from the Post Growth Institute (http://postgrowth.org) outlines a macroeconomic framework based on not-for-profit enterprise at the Environmental Professionals Forum (Oct 2012) hosted by Net Balance.

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Arunachalam Muruganantham: How I started a sanitary napkin revolution! | Video on TED.com

TED Talks When he realized his wife had to choose between buying family meals and buying her monthly "supplies," Arunachalam Muruganantham vowed to help her solve the problem of the sanitary pad.
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Marshall McLuhan: The World is a Global Village

Marshall McLuhan: The World is a Global Village | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

The emergence of “new media” and “social media” — it has all looked fairly revolutionary, the beginning of something entirely new. But, when you step back and consider it, these innovations mark perhaps just an acceleration of a trend that began long ago — one that Marshall McLuhan, the famed communication theorist, first outlined in the 1960s. The vintage clip above gives you a feel for this, and McLuhan himself appears at around the 2:45 minute mark. As you watch this video, you start to realize how prescient McLuhan was, and how social media is almost the logical fulfillment of the trend he saw emerging. We’ve added this piece to our big collection of 275 Cultural Icons, which features great writers, artists and thinkers speaking in their own words.

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Organized Wonder | Curated documentaries, interviews, short films, and other top videos from around the web.

Organized Wonder is a way to share and discover the best talks, documentaries, interviews, short films and various other videos scattered across the web. Follow people you admire and share your wonders with others.
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How Science Can Build a Better You

How Science Can Build a Better You | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
How far would you go to modify yourself using the latest medical technology?
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Keynote - Edgar Morin - Complex thinking for a complex world

Our world is at crisis. Global challenges abound. However, they have a "dark" and a "bright" side. The dark side is the imminent danger of the breakdown of interdependent societies with the perspective of extermination of civilised human life. The bright side marks a possible entrance to a new stage of evolution of humanity, to the self-organisation of a humane world society. Cybernetics, systems research, the sciences of complexity -- all of them have the potential to endow the subjects of history with guidance and a means for mastering the current transformation.

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Austrian Programmers Build Free Bridge to Internet

A group of computer programmers and hackers in Austria is creating a low-cost way of spreading Internet access across communities. "FunkFeuer" which means "n...
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How the German Pirate Party's Liquid Democracy Has Democratized Internal Party Politics

How the German Pirate Party's Liquid Democracy Has Democratized Internal Party Politics | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it


Blogger Jon Worth talks to visionOntv about Liquid Democracy and the German Pirate Party, and how UK political parties can learn from them.

 

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What it Looks Like Through Vuzix's New Augmented Reality Glasses

What it Looks Like Through Vuzix's New Augmented Reality Glasses | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Vuzix augmented reality glasses 'SMART Glasses' may hit the market before Google's Project Glass. The AR glasses use optical engines and waveguides.
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Rachel Botsman: The currency of the new economy is trust

There's been an explosion of collaborative consumption -- web-powered sharing of cars, apartments, skills. Rachel Botsman explores the currency that makes sy...

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Collaborative consumption as a basis for a reputation economy is a remarkable insight to where we might all be heading. Who will build the Reputation dashboard to measure the worth of your reputation, intentions, capabilities and values across communities and marketplaces? Intriguing presentation.
Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 29, 2012 10:09 PM

This is another great TED Talk. I first heard the phrase 'reputation trail' while watching this video. I've since become intrigued by the concept of collaborative consumption and online trust.  

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The Self-Destruction of the 1 Percent

The Self-Destruction of the 1 Percent | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
The top 1 percent cannot evade its share of responsibility for the growing gulf in American society.
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Tim O'reilly - "the Clothesline Paradox" | Conversation | Edge

Tim O'reilly - "the Clothesline Paradox" | Conversation | Edge | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

If we're going to get science policy right, it's really important for us to study the economic benefit of open access and not accept the arguments of incumbents. Existing media companies claim that they need ever stronger and longer copyright protection and new, draconian laws to protect them, and meanwhile, new free ecosystems, like the Web, have actually led to enormous wealth creation and enormous new opportunities for social value. And yes, they did in fact lead in some cases to the destruction of incumbents, but that's the kind of creative destruction that we should celebrate in the economy. We have to accept that, particularly in the area of science, there's an incredible opportunity for open access to enable new business models.

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