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The Emergence of Distributed Cognition - a conceptual framework

The Emergence of Distributed Cognition - a conceptual framework | Global Brain | Scoop.it
We propose a first step in the development of an integrated theory of the emergence of distributed cognition/extended mind.
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The prospects of an emerging global intelligence on the internet and elsewhere
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The lowest-price, easiest-to-use 3D printer yet

The lowest-price, easiest-to-use 3D printer yet | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The Micro 3D printer (credit: MD3)
If you’re on the edge about deciding to get a 3D printer, this Kickstarter campaign for The Micro, billed as the “first truly consumer 3D printer,” may just push you off it.
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Eli Levine's curator insight, April 16, 7:14 PM

This will be made illegal, for the sake of protecting the current corporate behemoths.  This is a seed of the Social Revolution.  May it's presence last from now, until the end of time and beyond!

 

Think about it.

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Google’s New Modular Phone May Be the Last You’ll Need to Buy

Google’s New Modular Phone May Be the Last You’ll Need to Buy | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Google's Project Ara could reinvent the way we buy and upgrade our smartphones.
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Book Review: Trying Not to Try - Huffington Post

Book Review: Trying Not to Try - Huffington Post | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Book Review: Trying Not to Try
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Yet Slingerland presents a very balanced understanding of cognitive control, noting that these cognitive processes evolved over the years as group cooperation strategies.
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Let the Global Brain Do the Thinking: A New Approach to Making Things

Let the Global Brain Do the Thinking: A New Approach to Making Things | Global Brain | Scoop.it
RT @Ukosumu: Let the Global Brain Do the Thinking: A New Approach to Making Things http://t.co/9OrYwdAcZU #GE #FastWorks #GrabCAD #Quirky #…
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The New Way Of The World: On Neoliberal Society

The New Way Of The World: On Neoliberal Society | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Exploring the genesis of neoliberalism, and the political and economic circumstances of its deployment, Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval dispel numerous common misconceptions.
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Coming to Terms With Humanity's Inevitable Union With Machines

Coming to Terms With Humanity's Inevitable Union With Machines | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Our robot overlords are already here. We’re just anthropomorphizing our technology in more subtle ways than we’d imagined in the past.
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Interesting entry with a human psychological angle.

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Mlik Sahib's curator insight, April 15, 4:38 PM

“What it means to be human and the evolution of humanity is changing so rapidly that we’re kind of at a different stage of being human. There’s not a lot of distinction between the natural and artificial any more,” says Colin Marchon, an NYU student and documentary filmmaker."

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Simple molecules as complex systems : Scientific Reports : Nature Publishing Group

Simple molecules as complex systems : Scientific Reports : Nature Publishing Group | Global Brain | Scoop.it
For individual molecules quantum mechanics (QM) offers a simple, natural and elegant way to build large-scale complex networks: quantized energy levels are the nodes, allowed transitions among the levels are the links, and transition intensities...
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Intelligence Amplification - Social Impacts

Intelligence Amplification generally refers to all scientific and engineering endeavors aimed at controllably altering human cognitive ability. The intent is...
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Phys. Rev. X 4, 011026 (2014) - Coupling Functions Enable Secure Communications

Phys. Rev. X 4, 011026 (2014) - Coupling Functions Enable Secure Communications | Global Brain | Scoop.it
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Now You Can Build Google’s $1M Artificial Brain on the Cheap | Enterprise | WIRED

Now You Can Build Google’s $1M Artificial Brain on the Cheap | Enterprise | WIRED | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Andrew Ng wants to bring deep learning -- an emerging computer science field that seeks to mimic the human brain with hardware and software -- into the DIY era. ("Low-cost" neural nets on gpus.
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The Labor Transition: Shall we prepare for an “end of work”?

The Labor Transition: Shall we prepare for an “end of work”? | Global Brain | Scoop.it
In a time of emerging technologies, while artificial intelligence and adaptability of robots is getting better, a new problem may come up: will machines monopolize all active positions in our society? This fear is already topical and enabled resurgence and modernization of the Luddite thinking.(1)
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Interesting article with quite a few Global Brain ideas such as the eventual merging of humans and machines.

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Great article. Thanks for sharing!
Mlik Sahib's curator insight, April 9, 8:16 PM

"First trail: the universal income: ...

Second trail: educational revolution and barriers to entry : ...

Third trail: Enhanced human: ...


In conclusion, facing a possible evaporation of human performed labor, we have seen above that possible solutions could be radical. History requires us attention as it left its traces in eugenic past approaches which mark our civilization of their violence. But nothing requires us to make same mistakes, as long as those who refuse to enter into this logic of mankind enhancement are not placed on the side and ostracized, and as long as our human empathy remains at the center of our values. However, it’s interesting to note that above developments seem so radical that, except prospectivists like Ray Kurzweil or Robin Hanson, most cultural works appropriating them describe dystopias. They act as whistleblowers, because in fact, this issue raises the question of what we want to make of our society. We must be careful not to distort our humanity while appropriating these technologies and the tremendous benefits they could bring us, and improve our quality of life. After having used “Birth” value as discriminant element at the center of agrarian societies, and afterwards “Work” value at the center of industrial societies... maybe it’s time to put “Knowledge” value at the center, knowledge in a sense of enrichment of people like Gene Roddenberry imagined it when he conceptualized the utopian world of Star Trek."

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Dynamical Systems on Networks: A Tutorial

We give a tutorial for the study of dynamical systems on networks, and we focus in particular on ``simple" situations that are tractable analytically. We briefly motivate why examining dynamical systems on networks is interesting and important. We then give several fascinating examples and discuss some theoretical results. We also discuss dynamical systems on dynamical (i.e., time-dependent) networks, overview software implementations, and give our outlook on the field.

 

Dynamical Systems on Networks: A Tutorial
Mason A. Porter, James P. Gleeson

http://arxiv.org/abs/1403.7663


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The future of brainwave-enhanced media | SharpBrains

The future of brainwave-enhanced media | SharpBrains | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Perils and pleasures of mood-sensing technology (New Scientist): "What happens when we link films and music to devices that capture small changes in our
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Self-organization model of the mind still actively researched ...

Self-organization model of the mind still actively researched ... | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Bak introduced self-organized criticality in a landmark 1987 paper — one of the most highly cited physics papers of the last 30 years. Bak began to see the stabilizing role of frequent smaller collapses wherever he looked.
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Discover the Convergence of Tech and Finance at the Exponential Finance Conference, June 10-11

Discover the Convergence of Tech and Finance at the Exponential Finance Conference, June 10-11 | Global Brain | Scoop.it
CNBC and Singularity University are partnering to present Exponential Finance, a two-day conference to explore upcoming, game-changing technologies and their imminent implications for the financial world. Singularity Hub readers registering for...
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Cloud Power: Intel Squeaks By Earnings On Data Centers, Internet Of Things - Forbes

Cloud Power: Intel Squeaks By Earnings On Data Centers, Internet Of Things - Forbes | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Cloud Power: Intel Squeaks By Earnings On Data Centers, Internet Of Things Forbes The growth came from the data center group, which grew 11% year over year to $3.1 billion, and the “Internet of Things” group, which includes embedded chips for a...
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Cisco, IBM Launch Internet of Things Consortium - Top Tech News

Cisco, IBM Launch Internet of Things Consortium - Top Tech News | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Cisco, IBM Launch Internet of Things Consortium Top Tech News The Industrial Internet Consortium's goal is to deliver best practices, reference architectures, case studies and standards requirements to ease deployment of connected technologies for...
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The Meme as Meme - Issue 5: Fame - Nautilus

The Meme as Meme - Issue 5: Fame - Nautilus | Global Brain | Scoop.it
On April 11, 2012, Zeddie Little appeared on Good Morning America, wearing the radiant, slightly perplexed smile of one enjoying instant…
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Interesting angle on memes and the internet.

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Building Resilient Regions: Complex Adaptive Systems and the Role of Policy Intervention

Building Resilient Regions: Complex Adaptive Systems and the Role of Policy Intervention | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Building Resilient Regions: Complex Adaptive Systems and the Role of Policy Intervention (Building Resilient Regions: Complex Adaptive Systems and the Role of Policy Intervention http://t.co/3RqmGPKXrN)...
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Internet of Things will surpass all PCs, Tablets & Phones combined by 2017! #IoT #IoE #BigData - via @JimHarris

Internet of Things will surpass all PCs, Tablets & Phones combined by 2017! #IoT #IoE #BigData  - via @JimHarris | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Internet of Things will surpass all PCs, Tablets & Phones combined by 2017! #IoT #IoE #BigData http://t.co/as6hyZ5lxO
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OpenUDC | Open P2P protocol for Universal Dividend Currency

OpenUDC | Open P2P protocol for Universal Dividend Currency | Global Brain | Scoop.it
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The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism | KurzweilAI

The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism | KurzweilAI | Global Brain | Scoop.it
In The Zero Marginal Cost Society, New York Times bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin describes how the emerging Internet of Things is speeding us to an era of
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Beyond capitalism

Beyond capitalism | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Jeremy Rifkin explains the theory behind his book The Zero Marginal Cost Society
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Biological Bits

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A BRIEF GUIDE TO THE IDEAS AND ARTEFACTS OF COMPUTATIONAL ARTIFICIAL LIFE
Alan Dorin, Animaland, 2014
This guide provides broad coverage of computational Artificial Life, a field encompassing the theories and discoveries underpinning the invention and study of technology-based living systems. It is targetted at students of all ages who are new to Artificial Life or are hoping to gain a broad understanding of its themes.
The book focusses specifically on Artificial Life realised in computer software. Topics include:
• pre-history of Artificial Life
• artificial chemistry
• artificial cells
• organism development
• locomotion
• group behaviour
• evolution
• ecosystem simulation

Biological Bits includes animations and interactive software for experimentation with key processes. Simulations are included to allow exploration of cellular automata, developmental models, group behaviour and ecosystem simulation to aid in illustrating the text. The book can be read cover-to-cover as a general introduction to Artificial Life, or it can serve as a textbook for university or advanced high-school courses.

 

http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~aland/BiologicalBits.html


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Econophysics: Can antimoney prevent the next financial crisis?

Econophysics: Can antimoney prevent the next financial crisis? | Global Brain | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Borrowing and lending money are essential interactions in a thriving economy, yet they come with their own set of risks. For instance, the credit money that is often involved in lending is thought to play a major role in causing large-scale financial crises, such as real estate collapses. ...
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Very interesting proposal to transform the global monetary system

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