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Understanding The Protocols Behind The Internet Of Things | Embedded content from Electronic Design

Stan Schneider Stan Schneider, Contributing Technical Expert Oct 09, 2013

The Internet revolutionized how people communicate and work together. It ushered in a new era of free information for everyone, transforming life in ways that were hard to imagine in its early stages. But the next wave of the Internet is not about people. It’s about intelligent, connected devices.

To interact successfully with the real world, these devices must work together with speeds, scales, and capabilities far beyond what people need or use. The Internet of Things (IoT) will change the world, perhaps more profoundly than today’s human-centric Internet.

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Allows for different definitions for The Internet of Things (IoT) suggesting that the definition will differ based on how IoT is used. Increases awareness of different protocols as well. Careful reading may generate ideas and forecasts. 

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How to Curate Your Facebook News Feed

How to Curate Your Facebook News Feed | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

Excerpt from article by Mashable:
"Baby photos. News articles. Selfies. Advertisements. Job announcements.
It's likely your Facebook News Feed contains some combination of these, if not all of them (and likely other categories, too). That's both the beauty and the curse of News Feed: It provides updates from all aspects of your life in one place, including those you may not care to see.

Mashable sat down with Greg Marra, Facebook's product manager for News Feed, to discuss how users can best curate the content that they see in News Feed. The easiest way to change what you see? Engage with content, says Marra.

"The basic interactions of News Feed are some of the most important signals that we get," he explains. "Unfortunately, those interactions aren't able to capture everything that we want to know, so we also give people additional controls to tell us things we can't figure out just from normal usage of News Feed."

Here's what we learned.
- If You Want to Stop Seeing Posts From a Facebook Friend...
- If You Want to See More Posts From a Facebook Friend...
- Create Additional, Personalized News Feed Lists
- You Can't Eliminate Ads, But You Can Give Feedback
- Take Facebook's Survey

The moral of the story: With the exception of Facebook ads, you should be able to eliminate anything (or anyone) you don't like from your Facebook News Feed. It requires you to put in a little effort, but hey, these digital newspapers aren't going to write themselves..."

Each point is analyzed with detailed information. Read full article here:
http://mashable.com/2014/01/19/facebook-news-feed-curation/

 


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Joseph Ruiz's curator insight, January 20, 2014 8:02 AM

Great tips for more seeing more relevant Facebook content

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Abrupt rise of new machine ecology beyond human response time

Society's techno-social systems are becoming ever faster and more computer-orientated. However, far from simply generating faster versions of existing behaviour, we show that this speed-up can generate a new behavioural regime as humans lose the ability to intervene in real time. Analyzing millisecond-scale data for the world's largest and most powerful techno-social system, the global financial market, we uncover an abrupt transition to a new all-machine phase characterized by large numbers of subsecond extreme events. The proliferation of these subsecond events shows an intriguing correlation with the onset of the system-wide financial collapse in 2008. Our findings are consistent with an emerging ecology of competitive machines featuring ‘crowds’ of predatory algorithms, and highlight the need for a new scientific theory of subsecond financial phenomena.

 

Abrupt rise of new machine ecology beyond human response time
Neil Johnson Guannan Zhao Eric Hunsader Hong Qi Nicholas Johnson Jing Meng Brian Tivnan

Scientific Reports 3, Article number: 2627 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep02627


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kalexandera's curator insight, September 21, 2013 5:26 PM

This is proof that speed and complexity will syncronize creating patterns. This was proven earlier by a simple on/off experiment with lights. simple rules create complex patterns - you don't need conscious intervention. The impact of these patterns, however are sourced by life......

 

Fab GOUX-BAUDIMENT's curator insight, September 23, 2013 8:20 AM

here we are... at the dawn of a human-machine competition?

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The robotic future won't look anything like what you imagine

The robotic future won't look anything like what you imagine | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
In late autumn, I walked through drifts of crunchy leaves in Berkeley's warehouse district to find a strange lab on the shores of San Francisco Bay.

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DARPA Robotics Challenge winner: SCHAFT from Japan | KurzweilAI

DARPA Robotics Challenge winner: SCHAFT from Japan | KurzweilAI | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
It was a Woodstock for robots,” said Boston Dynamics' Marc Raibert, as sixteen teams from around the world came together at Florida’s Homestead Miami
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