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The prospects of an emerging global intelligence on the internet and elsewhere
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Myhrvold: 50 simple things won’t fix the climate — but a few complex things might

Myhrvold: 50 simple things won’t fix the climate — but a few complex things might | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Yesterday, I wrote about a new peer-reviewed paper from inventor Nathan Myhrvold and climate scientist Ken Caldeira. It found that, if there is to be any hope of staying in the zone of climate safe...
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Social Networks Matter: Friends Increase the Size of Your Brain | The Primate Diaries, Scientific American Blog Network

Social Networks Matter: Friends Increase the Size of Your Brain | The Primate Diaries, Scientific American Blog Network | Global Brain | Scoop.it
New research confirms that social complexity enriches cognitive growth. Could having more Facebook friends actually make you smarter?
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Giant Global Graph | Decentralized Information Group (DIG) Breadcrumbs

Giant Global Graph | Decentralized Information Group (DIG) Breadcrumbs | Global Brain | Scoop.it

I called this graph the Semantic Web, but maybe it should have been Giant Global Graph! Any worse than WWWW? ;-)

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The Race to Inner Space

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Seeing, Guiding and Benefiting from Humanity’s Faster, Smaller, Smarter, and Wealthier Future

Humanity's advances to date have been accompanied by great leaps in the density, diversity, and virtuality...

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Russell C. Smith: Crowdsourcing Creativity -- Is This Any Way to Get ...

Russell C. Smith: Crowdsourcing Creativity -- Is This Any Way to Get ... | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The whole structure of work and how it happens has been reinvented over the past several decades, in drastic ways and with far-reaching consequences. Lately, companies in the United States have been pulling jobs back ...
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5 Movies About The Internet That You Need To Watch - Screen Junkies

5 Movies About The Internet That You Need To Watch - Screen Junkies | Global Brain | Scoop.it
5 Movies About The Internet That You Need To WatchScreen JunkiesTaking that growing land and planting some imagination produces these five movies about the internet that you need to watch, just go easy on the cybernetics until you really want to be...
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MSV’12 – The 2012 International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Methods

MSV 2012 conference is being held jointly (same location and dates) with a number of other research conferences (WORLDCOMP). WORLDCOMP is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer science, computer engineering and applied computing.
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Toward a Science of Consciousness

Toward a Science of Consciousness | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Toward a Science of Consciousness is a biennial conference held since 1994 in Tucson, Arizona, and known for rigorous, interdisciplinary approaches to essential questions of how the brain produces conscious experience, the nature of reality and our...
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The Quantified Self Conference 2012

The Quantified Self Conference 2012 | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Quantified Self 2012 is a conference for users and tool makers interested in self-tracking systems.
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What’s so clever about Smart Cities? Ingenia article

What’s so clever about Smart Cities? Ingenia article | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The Royal Academy of Engineering has just published a 6-page special on Smarter Cities: What’s so clever about Smart Cities?
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Exploring Wikipedia with Gremlin Graph Traversals

Exploring Wikipedia with Gremlin Graph Traversals | Global Brain | Scoop.it
A graph is a data structure composed of vertices and edges.
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Physical Activity Improves Cognitive Performance in Adolescents: Study

Physical Activity Improves Cognitive Performance in Adolescents: Study | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Study: Physical Activity, Fitness, Weight Status, Cognitive Performance in Adolescents from the Journal of Pediatrics: AVENA Study Group.
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Cognition and the Intrinsic User Experience

Cognition and the Intrinsic User Experience | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Understanding thecognitive processes and nuances people go through when finding and consuming content is important to building an ideal experience.
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THE FAIR SOCIETY

THE FAIR SOCIETY | Global Brain | Scoop.it

In THE FAIR SOCIETY Corning argues that both capitalism and socialism fail the fairness test. He proposes instead a new economic and political vision, based on this new science, that he calls a “bio-social contract,” and he outlines a set of transformative economic and political reforms that could lead to what he terms a “Fair Society.”

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FBI Turns To Facebook For Tips In Manhunt For Armored Car Heist Suspect

FBI Turns To Facebook For Tips In Manhunt For Armored Car Heist Suspect | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The FBI is reaching out to its Facebook fans for help in solving a murder and $2.3 million theft.
Last summer social media played a role in helping the FBI track down fugitive gangster Whitey Bulger.
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Hayek’s Speculative Psychology, The Neuroscience of value Estimation, and the Basis of Normative Individualism

Hayek’s Speculative Psychology, The Neuroscience of value Estimation, and the Basis of Normative Individualism | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Here’s the opening paragraph of Don Ross’ paper from Hayek in Mind: Hayek’s Philosophical Psychology.
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The Singularity Convention

The Singularity Convention | Global Brain | Scoop.it
This is a 1-day convention, a series of TED-like talks covering exponential technologies, potential implications in different aspects, and a panel discussion.
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On Complexity, Awareness, and Social Action « James W. McCarty, III

I make a living exploring moral ambiguity and the complexity of social issues. I try and teach my students to live in a gray rather than a black and white world. My vocation includes pushing against too easy analyses of social ...
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AI designs its own video game

AI designs its own video game | Global Brain | Scoop.it
(Credit: Games by Angelina)“Space Station Invaders,” the handiwork of an AI called Angelina, can create a simple video game almost entirely from scratch.Angelina creates games using a technique known as cooperative co-evolution.
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International Internet Preservation Consortium 2012 General Assembly

Libraries, archives, and other organizations have been systematically collecting web archives for over 10 years, namely in the service of cultural heritage.
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'SimCity' game rebuilt for age of climate change

'SimCity' game rebuilt for age of climate change | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Climate change is coming to SimCity.A new version of the city-building computer game that factors in real-world consequences of energy choices has won endorsements from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and the director of the Academy Award-winning documentary...
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The 13th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems

The 13th International Conference on  the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems | Global Brain | Scoop.it
It is a great pleasure for the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action at Michigan State University to host the 13th International Artificial Life Conference.
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22. Emergence and Complexity

(May 21, 2010) Professor Robert Sapolsky gives a lecture on emergence and complexity. He details how a small difference at one place in nature can have a hug...
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