The evolving relationship between humans and machines is the key theme of Gartner, Inc.'s "Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2013." Gartner has chosen to feature the relationship between humans and machines due to the increased hype around smart machines, cognitive computing and the Internet of Things. Analysts believe that the relationship is being redefined through emerging technologies, narrowing the divide between humans and machines.
Gartner's 2013 Hype Cycle Special Report provides strategists and planners with an assessment of the maturity, business benefit and future direction of more than 2,000 technologies, grouped into 98 areas. New Hype Cycles this year include content and social analytics, embedded software and systems, consumer market research, open banking, banking operations innovation, and information and communication technology (ICT) in Africa.
The Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies report is the longest-running annual Hype Cycle, providing a cross-industry perspective on the technologies and trends that senior executives, CIOs, strategists, innovators, business developers and technology planners should consider in developing emerging-technology portfolios.
"It is the broadest aggregate Gartner Hype Cycle, featuring technologies that are the focus of attention because of particularly high levels of hype, or those that Gartner believes have the potential for significant impact," said Jackie Fenn, vice president and Gartner fellow.....
The news forecast? More Snowden...The New York Times is in the Snowden game.The paper — which NSA leaker Edward Snowden deliberately avoided over his fear that it would cooperate with the United States government — is now working with the Guardian on a series of stories based on documents that detail National Security Agency cooperation with its British counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters, known as GCHQ."In a climate of intense pressure from the UK government, The Guardian decided to bring in a US partner to work on the GCHQ documents provided by Edward Snowden," Guardian spokeswoman Jennifer Lindenauer said in an email. "We are continuing to work in partnership with the NYT and others to report these stories."...
While hundreds millions of people have used Google Earth over the years, many aren’t aware of some of the great things it can do. One of those is the ability to explore our moon, which is an excellent feature to have.
Here is a riff I just added to the great conversation about Google and the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire:
Note To Thomas Power based on his thread... Decline and fall of the Roman Empire for Google for sure. I think social scared them about as much as a company can be scared sort of like how scared Microsoft was of the web.
Turns out they both were right to be scared (lol). As we move toward semantic web, a web of meaning and context checked by social, what we know as Google will be all but gone.
I just created a Haiku Deck about how web design changes in a semantic web time (http://sco.lt/61eqNF if you are interested and sorry to pimp your post).
The reason the big G is worried and closing the gates is app-ification + semantic could be a difficult combination for their $. Google's system depends on the VOTE of a link (or link expressed as social share).
What if we LINK LESS? What if we SEARCH LESS? In an app-based world where I watch my Amazon movies without every appearing to go to Amazon (at least as far as Google is concerned) how relevant and true is Google's traffic analysis?
Last night I fired my Amazon app to watch Inspector Morris and Google has NO VIEW into that click or time on site, none. As the mobile web dominates we will app-ify all of our code.
My deck speaks to our adoption of the Google float. Once our websites are What If math then we can be said to be fully app based too since what Google's spider "sees" is nothing.
Nothing because what you see when you go to my website will be different than what someone else sees based on your cookie. That cookie will say what persona you belong within and so what website you see.
If Google has value in the world described in the Future of Web Design it will be VASTLY different than counting links. I think THIS anticipation of OUR future floats is why Google is insisting on having us all logged in all the time.
Once we are logged in we are using Google's app in a similar way as my use of Amazon's last night. We disappear to anyone other than Google allowing Google to create a new value system NOT based on links.
Semantic web is that new value system not based on links. Google will have so many signals and so much big data on behavior they can craft a new voting booth for their SERPs pages - one that may just remain elegant and relevant even in a world of meaning controlled by apps.
"Why hasn't formal education taken to heart the lessons of connected learning? That's the question . . . For all the talk about educational transformation coming from MOOCs, for-profit assessment firms, and many pundits who think they know what learning is, there is relatively little talk, at the structural and systemic level, of how we can transform formal education in a way that takes advantage of and addresses the challenges of living in the era since April 22, 1993, when the Internet was commercialized and we all began to rely on peers, online sources, voluntary participation, non-expert advice (on everything from restaurants to medical emergencies), and other forms of any-time learning as a matter of habit and practice."
Open access publishing is growing far faster than previously thought, according to a new report prepared for the European commission. Half of all research papers published in 2011 are now freely available online, it is claimed – nearly twice as high as previous estimates.
The research was carried out by Science-Metrix, a Canadian research evaluation firm, as part of a wider study on open access for the commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation.
‘We basically took a sample of 320,000 papers from various databases and developed “harvester” software to look for the availability of articles,’ says Science-Metrix CEO Éric Archambault. ‘If it was able to download a paper it would classify it as a free article.’
The citizens of Milan – which, like other Italian cities, faces surging unemployment and a vicious recession – wrestled at the weekend with the additional prospect of being unable to buy Dolce & Gabbana’s highly priced clothes for a few days.
Access to technology is not enough to eliminate the digital divide, according to a new study from the University of Southern California.
The study, "Computer Usage and Access in Low-Income Urban Communities," which was published in the July 2013 issue of Computers in Human Behavior, examined the effects of home computer access on low-income households that participated in the Computers for Families program. The program aims to reduce the digital divide by providing low-income families with refurbished desktop computers, software, technical assistance, and basic computer instruction, all of which are donated by companies, agencies, and organizations in the area. In order the qualify for the program, participants were required to attend an eight-hour computer skills boot camp.
No surprise that in 'Masterworks for One and All,' an article about how museums have begun to offer free, high-quality downloadable images of works from their collections, the New York Times’ Nina Siegal brings up Walter Benjamin.
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