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5 Things You Should Know About Quantum Internet

5 Things You Should Know About Quantum Internet | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

Below I will demystify some misconceptions that have been swirling around quantum encryption/decryption and the quantum internet more generally, providing you with a realistic understanding of what is and isn’t possible when it comes to data security today and in the future.

 

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Surprise, surprise: New survey shows public cloud adoption way, way up

Surprise, surprise: New survey shows public cloud adoption way, way up | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Not a shocker that Amazon Web Services dominated public cloud use, but RightScale’s latest State of the Cloud Report found other nuances worth a look.
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Information society - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

An information society is a society where the creation, distribution, use, integration and manipulation of information is a significant economic, political, and cultural activity. The aim of the information society is to gain competitive advantage internationally, through using information technology (IT) in a creative and productive way. The knowledge economy is its economic counterpart, whereby wealth is created through the economic exploitation of understanding. People who have the means to partake in this form of society are sometimes called digital citizens. This is one of many dozen labels that have been identified to suggest that humans are entering a new phase of society.[1]

The markers of this rapid change may be technological, economic, occupational, spatial, cultural, or some combination of all of these.[2] Information society is seen as the successor to industrial society. Closely related concepts are the post-industrial society (Daniel Bell), post-fordism, post-modern society, knowledge society, telematic society, Information Revolution, liquid modernity, and network society (Manuel Castells).

There is currently no universally accepted concept of what exactly can be termed information society and what shall rather not so be termed. Most theoreticians agree that a transformation can be seen that started somewhere between the 1970s and today and is changing the way societies work fundamentally. Information technology goes beyond the internet, and there are discussions about how big the influence of specific media or specific modes of production really is.

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Knowledge is a resource but what is its value? Rice has value. Oil has value. Land has value. What are some ways that can include "knowledge" in a monetary system? Or is it not possible? Is knowledge something different altogether? It certainly isn't "priceless," but can it be valued?

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Why Atoms Are The New Bits

Why Atoms Are The New Bits | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The real problem with digital technology is that its impact hasn't spread far enough yet
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Defining Open Data | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

Defining Open Data | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

Open data is data that can be freely used, shared and built-on by anyone, anywhere, for any purpose. This is the summary of the full Open Definition which the Open Knowledge Foundation created in 2005 to provide both a succinct explanation and a detailed definition of open data.

 

As the open data movement grows, and even more governments and organisations sign up to open data, it becomes ever more important that there is a clear and agreed definition for what “open data” means if we are to realise the full benefits of openness, and avoid the risks of creating incompatibility between projects and splintering the community. 


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"There are 2 important elements to openness:

Legal openness: you must be allowed to get the data legally, to build on it, and to share it. Legal openness is usually provided by applying an appropriate (open) license which allows for free access to and reuse of the data, or by placing data into the public domain.Technical openness: there should be no technical barriers to using that data. For example, providing data as printouts on paper (or as tables in PDF documents) makes the information extremely difficult to work with. So the Open Definition has various requirements for “technical openness,” such as requiring that data be machine readable and available in bulk.

- See more at: http://blog.okfn.org/2013/10/03/defining-open-data/#sthash.sADvs2Q8.dpuf";

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Microchip moves information around in 3-D: From left to right, back to front, and up and down

Microchip moves information around in 3-D: From left to right, back to front, and up and down | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Scientists have created, for the first time, a new type of microchip which allows information to travel in three dimensions. Currently, microchips can only pass digital information in a very limited way -- from either left to right or front to back.
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