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Innovation Expert John Seely Brown on New Ways of Learning in a Rapidly-Changing World

John Seely Brown is a visiting scholar at the University of Southern California and the independent co-chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge. He has w...
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IBM's Watson Headed to Your Smartphone as Customer Service Agent | MIT Technology Review

IBM's Watson Headed to Your Smartphone as Customer Service Agent | MIT Technology Review | Friday Thinking 24 May 2013 | Scoop.it
The software that obliterated human champions on Jeopardy will now be talking to customers of banks and other companies through websites and mobile apps.
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Jonathan Fincher's profile

Jonathan Fincher's profile | Friday Thinking 24 May 2013 | Scoop.it
Jonathan grew up in Norway, China, and Trinidad before graduating film school and becoming an online writer covering green technology, history and design, as we
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Bitcoin Hits the Big Time, to the Regret of Some Early Boosters | MIT Technology Review

Bitcoin Hits the Big Time, to the Regret of Some Early Boosters | MIT Technology Review | Friday Thinking 24 May 2013 | Scoop.it
The first major conference for the digital currency suggests it is gaining legitimacy, but in a manner disappointing to some early enthusiasts.
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Gigabit-Per-Second Wireless Tested in New York | MIT Technology Review

Gigabit-Per-Second Wireless Tested in New York | MIT Technology Review | Friday Thinking 24 May 2013 | Scoop.it
Samsung’s technology for ultrafast data speeds currently requires a truckload of equipment.
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Google's Impressive "Conversational Search" Goes Live On Chrome

Google's Impressive "Conversational Search" Goes Live On Chrome | Friday Thinking 24 May 2013 | Scoop.it
The “conversational search” that Google demonstrated at last week’s Google I/O conference is now available to users of its Chrome browser, and it’s a significant leap in how we use search engines.
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I Am Not This Body

I Am Not This Body | Friday Thinking 24 May 2013 | Scoop.it
My body and I have an intimate but awkward relationship, like foreign roommates who share a bedroom but not a language.
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Bonding with your virtual self may alter your actual perceptions | Penn State University

Bonding with your virtual self may alter your actual perceptions | Penn State University | Friday Thinking 24 May 2013 | Scoop.it
When people create and modify their virtual reality avatars, the hardships faced by their alter egos can influence how they perceive virtual environments, according to researchers presenting their findings at 2013 Annual Conference on Human Factors...
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Cloud computing modernizes education in China | ZDNet

Cloud computing modernizes education in China | ZDNet | Friday Thinking 24 May 2013 | Scoop.it
Chinese cloud services provider, 3Tcloud, is deploying the country's biggest education cloud project which touts cost savings for the local government.
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In the Programmable World, All Our Objects Will Act as One | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

In the Programmable World, All Our Objects Will Act as One | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | Friday Thinking 24 May 2013 | Scoop.it
We are surrounded by tiny, intelligent devices that capture data about how we live and what we do. Soon we'll be able to choreograph them to respond to our needs, solve our problems, and even save our lives.
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The bionic man, and what he tells us about the future of being human

Rex, as he's called, has been put together by an expert team for a forthcoming Channel 4 documentary 'How to Build a Bionic Man' - in an effort to show just ...
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Big Data Needs a Big Theory to Go with It: Scientific American

Big Data Needs a Big Theory to Go with It: Scientific American | Friday Thinking 24 May 2013 | Scoop.it
Just as the industrial age produced the laws of thermodynamics, we need universal laws of complexity to solve our seemingly intractable problems
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Getting To Know Your Inner Mushroom

Getting To Know Your Inner Mushroom | Friday Thinking 24 May 2013 | Scoop.it
Leave a bagel on the counter for a few days, and you'll probably notice purple splotches growing over it. At some point a mold spore wafted across the kitchen, landed on the bagel, and started to e...
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Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy | McKinsey & Company

Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy | McKinsey & Company | Friday Thinking 24 May 2013 | Scoop.it
Twelve emerging technologies—including the mobile Internet, autonomous vehicles, and advanced genomics—have the potential to truly reshape the world in which we live and work.
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The Data Scientist: A Job and a New Way of Doing Business | MIT Technology Review

The Data Scientist: A Job and a New Way of Doing Business | MIT Technology Review | Friday Thinking 24 May 2013 | Scoop.it
A job invented in Silicon Valley is going mainstream as more industries try to gain an edge from big data.
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Baby’s life saved with groundbreaking 3D printed device from University of Michigan that restored his breathing | UofMHealth.org

Baby’s life saved with groundbreaking 3D printed device from University of Michigan that restored his breathing | UofMHealth.org | Friday Thinking 24 May 2013 | Scoop.it
Every day, their baby stopped breathing, his collapsed bronchus blocking the crucial flow of air to his lungs. April and Bryan Gionfriddo watched helplessly, just praying that somehow the dire predictions weren’t true.
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Sergey Brin: Why Google Glass? | Video on TED.com

It's not a demo, more of a philosophical argument: Why did Sergey Brin and his team at Google want to build an eye-mounted camera/computer, codenamed Glass?
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Bonding with your virtual self may alter your actual perceptions | Penn State University

Bonding with your virtual self may alter your actual perceptions | Penn State University | Friday Thinking 24 May 2013 | Scoop.it
When people create and modify their virtual reality avatars, the hardships faced by their alter egos can influence how they perceive virtual environments, according to researchers presenting their findings at 2013 Annual Conference on Human Factors...
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Cloud computing modernizes education in China | ZDNet

Cloud computing modernizes education in China | ZDNet | Friday Thinking 24 May 2013 | Scoop.it
Chinese cloud services provider, 3Tcloud, is deploying the country's biggest education cloud project which touts cost savings for the local government.
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