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The prospects of an emerging global intelligence on the internet and elsewhere
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talk and demo: Brain-Computer Interface Technologies | Computer ...

talk and demo: Brain-Computer Interface Technologies | Computer ... | Global Brain | Scoop.it
As the proliferation of technology dramatically infiltrates all aspects of modern life, in many ways the world is becoming so dynamic and complex that technological capabilities are overwhelming human capabilities to optimally interact with ...
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Viktoras Veitas's comment, February 23, 2012 12:43 PM
Similar Brain computer interface research is done by Research Group Neurophysiology at KUniversity Leuven headed by Marc Van Hulle.
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5 Social Networks for Social Change | Cirquedumot

5 Social Networks for Social Change | Cirquedumot | Global Brain | Scoop.it
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A Review of Holland's Seven Basics

Holland's Seven attributes for a complex adaptive systems #CAS http://t.co/GgLYOGiD...
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D-Wave Defies World of Critics With 'First Quantum Cloud'

D-Wave Defies World of Critics With 'First Quantum Cloud' | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Geordie Rose has a Ph.D. in quantum physics, but he's also a world champion in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and a Canadian national champion wrestler.
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Rawporter Is A Brilliant, But Poorly-Executed, Idea

The future of journalism, as Rawporter sees it, will include armies of regular people selling raw video footage to outlets who can't get a crew to breaking news events.
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Tomahawk, the Most Important Music App Nobody's Talking About

Tomahawk, the Most Important Music App Nobody's Talking About | Global Brain | Scoop.it
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Bullet-Time in Simulation City: Revisiting Baudrillard and The Matrix by way of the "Real 1999"

Bullet-Time in Simulation City: Revisiting Baudrillard and The Matrix by way of the "Real 1999" | Global Brain | Scoop.it

Abstract: The writers and directors of The Matrix famously claimed Jean Baudrillard as a source of inspiration for their movie, going as far as to feature a copy of Baudrillard’s signature book, Simulacra and Simulation, as a prominent prop in one of the movie’s first scenes. Baudrillard, however, explicitly disowned The Matrix as a representation of his worldview. When we follow the story of The Matrix from the perspective of the protagonist Neo, as the story compels us to do, we encounter a dualistic, Platonic division between reality and illusion which, as Baudrillard rightly observes, annuls the implosive dynamic that is the heart of the hyperreal condition. On the other hand, when we consider The Matrix from the perspective of its audience, the citizens of the “real 1999” (as opposed to the simulacral 1999 generated by the Matrix), we find late-century American culture refracted back to us as the kind of world that lends itself to “neural-interactive simulation.” By performing a reading of The Matrix that emphasizes its reference to its contemporary historical moment, we can identify a sense in which the film authentically captures a Baudrillardian variety of space-time.

 

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Mobile-Connected Devices Will Make the World Even Smaller | Techland | TIME.com

Mobile-Connected Devices Will Make the World Even Smaller | Techland | TIME.com | Global Brain | Scoop.it
It may be difficult to imagine a world where human beings are even more connected than we are now. Yet the reality is that when it comes to connectivity, we’re barely scratching the surface in terms of where we’ll be in the future.

Many anticipate that this growth will be largely driven by mobile-connected devices like smart phones and tablets. To understand the scope of where we are heading with mobile computing, consider this data from a recent Cisco report:

The number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the world’s population in 2012There will be over 10 billion mobile-connected devices in 2016Monthly global mobile-data traffic will surpass 10 exabytes per month in 2016Over 100 million smart-phone users will each consume more than 1 GB of data per month in 2012Global mobile-data traffic will increase eighteenfold between now and 2016Mobile-network connection speeds will increase ninefold by 2016Two-thirds of the world’s mobile data traffic will be video by 2016

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Dropbox: Founder Drew Houston Simplifies the Cloud - Technology Review

Dropbox: Founder Drew Houston Simplifies the Cloud - Technology Review | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The CEO of Dropbox explains why simplicity is so hard to achieve.
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New book by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler, Abundance, debuts #1 on Amazon and Barnes & Noble

New book by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler, Abundance, debuts #1 on Amazon and Barnes & Noble | Global Brain | Scoop.it
New book by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler debuts in top 100 on Amazon (credit: Amazon.com, Inc.)A special message from author Peter Diamandis:Dear readers,On February 20, 2012, Abundance debuted #1 on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Thank you...
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Sharing – Culture and the Economy in the Internet Age

Sharing – Culture and the Economy in the Internet Age | Global Brain | Scoop.it
In the past fifteen years, file sharing of digital cultural works between individuals has been at the center of a number of debates on the future of culture itself. To some, sharing constitutes piracy, to be fought against and eradicated.
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Employer Social Media Could Save US Companies $370 Billion in 2012

Employer Social Media Could Save US Companies $370 Billion in 2012 | Global Brain | Scoop.it
  I've long been a fan of social media for the purposes of research, information sharing, and relationship building.
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REVIEW: I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy

REVIEW: I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Book by Lori Andrews (I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy - Reviews- Macleans.ca http://t.co/0xYf7Yjt via @addthis...)...
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MIND UPLOADING AND THE BODY | Mind Child's musings

MIND UPLOADING AND THE BODY | Mind Child's musings | Global Brain | Scoop.it
One reason, I think, is we assume that, since the brain is 'the most complex thing in the known universe', any civilization with the technology to create emulations of particular brains is bound to be able to make nice shiny new bodies to go with...
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The Talent Society

The Talent Society | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Americans are trending toward solo living. Some people are set up well to flourish in this kind of society. Others are not.
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Can We Harness the Internet to Collaboratively Write Better Laws?

Can We Harness the Internet to Collaboratively Write Better Laws? | Global Brain | Scoop.it
A new platform called Madison seeks to bring more voices to the table, but a few design flaws mar the whole effort.
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Exascale Computing Race Heats Up

Exascale Computing Race Heats Up | Global Brain | Scoop.it
 In terms of exascale computing, the U.S. is just getting out of the gate. According to some exascale computing  represents the next frontier for the industry.
The European Commission...
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Ready, Set, Download the Universe

Download the Universe brings together 15 of the Internet's top science folks in an online forum that guides readers through the vast world of digital science e-books, texts and apps.
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The Smartphone In Your Pocket Is A Multifunction Buying Machine

The Smartphone In Your Pocket Is A Multifunction Buying Machine | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Just like a camera, the best store is the one you have with you. And most of us carry our smartphones with us everywhere we go and buy things all day long.
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Collective Intelligence 2012

Collective Intelligence 2012 | Global Brain | Scoop.it

The conference will be held April 18-20, 2012 on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA


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Analogy as the Core of Cognition

In this Presidential Lecture, cognitive scientist Douglas Hofstadter examines the role and contributions of analogy in cognition, using a variety of analogie...
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Google to sell heads-up display glasses by year’s end

Google to sell heads-up display glasses by year’s end | Global Brain | Scoop.it
(Credit: Google)Google-made glasses that will be able to stream information to the wearer’s eyeballs in real time will go on sale to the public by the end of the year, according to unnamed Google employees, the New York Times Bits blog reports.They...
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Civilization faces ‘perfect storm of ecological and social problems’

Civilization faces ‘perfect storm of ecological and social problems’ | Global Brain | Scoop.it
(Credit: BP)Celebrated scientists and development thinkers today warn that civilization is faced with a perfect storm of ecological and social problems driven by overpopulation, overconsumption, and environmentally malign technologies.In the face...
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The Emerging Science of Connected Networks - Technology Review

The Emerging Science of Connected Networks - Technology Review | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Complexity scientists have made great strides in understanding the behaviour of single networks.
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PhD Student focusing on designing for emotion, movement and sociality

PhD Student focusing on designing for emotion, movement and sociality | Global Brain | Scoop.it
A suitable background for this position would be a Master’s Degree in Engineering with a specialisation in Interaction Design or Human-Computer Interaction, alternatively a Master of Arts degree from an Industrial Design school, specialising in...
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