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Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles" | Video on TED.com

As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge...
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Ken's Key Takeaway:

It is nice that Google learns from you but it is also dangerous.  Google and other search engiines and social networks decide what information is provided for you.  Pariser gives the example of two people searching for Egypt.  They took screen shots. One person's top results did not even indicate that there was an uprising.

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Kevin Kelly: How technology evolves

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A finite game is played to win. An Infinite Game is a game where
you play to keep playing

 

I still love this six-year-old Ted talk of how technology evolves and how it changes human thought evolution.

 

Differences, Freedom, Choices, Possibilities.  Those are the four things that we want from any technology.

 

 

http://www.ted.com

 

Tech enthusiast Kevin Kelly asks "What does technology want?" and discovers that its movement toward ubiquity and complexity is much like ...

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Meet Silk, the Semantic Web for the rest of us

Meet Silk, the Semantic Web for the rest of us | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

I explored a bit today.  I see some promise.  I also was already impressed with their work (but didn't know it was them) through TNW and The Guardian web sites.
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New Dutch cloud service Silk, which is launching today, wants to fulfill the promise of the Semantic Web and make your documents, web pages and files more powerful -- and with a few fixes, it could get there.

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An App That Senses When You're Feeling Down

An App That Senses When You're Feeling Down | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Ginger.io just won the $100,000 Data Design Diabetes challenge, because it silently analyzes your phone usage data to figure out if you're upset. For diabetes patients, that could be a lifesaver.
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Ken Morrison's comment, November 18, 2011 5:02 PM
Thank you Vonny!
Vonny has a good facebook news curation site at: http://www.scoop.it/t/facebook-facination
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Futurist Ray Kurzweil hired by Google to advance language processing and artificial intelligence

Futurist Ray Kurzweil hired by Google to advance language processing and artificial intelligence | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Prominent futurist and author Ray Kurzweil has accepted a position as director of engineering at Google, where he plans to work on technology developments in language processing, machine learning, ...
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After yesterday's pathetic tragedy, I prefer to spend today focusing on the positive things about humanity and our steps int he right direction.  I think today is a good day to unplug from the TV and technolgoy and just be a 1980-style human for a while.

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An Interview with the worlds first natural birth born cyborg (somewhat) - Building Gods

An Interview with the worlds first natural birth born cyborg   (somewhat)  - Building Gods | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

At 8 minutes in, you can see this human remotely turn on a lamp by 'double-clicking his hand (clapping)

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This film by Ken Gumbs tackles the issue of pending greater-than-human artificial intelligence and the possible ramifications.

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Can an Algorithm Write a Better News Story Than a Human Reporter?

Can an Algorithm Write a Better News Story Than a Human Reporter? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Be scared, be very.....well nevermind.  But it is pretty cool technology.  

 

 

Had Narrative Science -- a company that trains computers to write news stories—created this piece, it probably would not mention that ...

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Ken Morrison's comment, April 30, 2012 3:15 PM
Thank you for the rescoop. I am happy to find your high-quality site. I will share it with my students.
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Luís António Santos's comment, May 1, 2012 10:43 AM
Thanks, Ken. Hope not to disappoint :)