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Why this decade will be the most innovative in history

Why this decade will be the most innovative in history | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
Many people believe that we’ve run out of ideas and that the future will be one of bleak shortages of food, energy, and water. Billionaire Peter Thiel, for example, argues that, despite spectacular advances in computer-related fields, technological progress has actually stalled because the internal combustion engine still rules our highways, the cancer death rate has barely changed since 1971, and the top speed at which people can travel has ceased to improve.

 

Thiel is right about engines, speed, and cancer death rates. But he and the pessimists are completely wrong about what lies ahead.
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Alan Turing's legacy: how close are we to 'thinking' machines?

Alan Turing's legacy: how close are we to 'thinking' machines? | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
This year, the Loebner prize, the annual competition to find a computer that can pass for a human, was held in Turing's former stomping ground of Bletchley Park. How did they do?
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Are video game soundtracks the new concept albums?

Are video game soundtracks the new concept albums? | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
Keith Stuart: Does the brilliant soundtrack for Max Payne 3 hint at a future in which bands use game scores as a new creative medium?
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Wikipedia Zero expands into Asia, drops mobile data charges for 10m subscribers in Malaysia

Wikipedia Zero expands into Asia, drops mobile data charges for 10m subscribers in Malaysia | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
Wikipedia Zero, a project launched by the Wikimedia Foundation to offer free mobile access to Wikipedia in emerging countries, expanded into Asia for the first time this week via a partnership with Malaysian operator Digi, opening access to more than 10 million subscribers in the country.
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Governments pose greatest threat to internet, says Google's Eric Schmidt

Governments pose greatest threat to internet, says Google's Eric Schmidt | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
Schmidt warns about rise of censorship and government cybercrime in speech at London's Science Museum...
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Model the world with Wolfram’s new software for engineers

Model the world with Wolfram’s new software for engineers | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
It can be used to make models for a huge array of things, including airplanes, spacecraft, cars, ships, this ice breaking propulsion pod, industrial robots, joysticks, energy consumption, and health simulations.
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Amazon consumer book reviews as reliable as media experts

Amazon consumer book reviews as reliable as media experts | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
Amazon reviews are just as likely to give an accurate summary of a book's quality as those of professional newspapers, according to a study from Harvard Business School.
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So you're a cyborg -- now what? - CNN.com

So you're a cyborg -- now what? - CNN.com | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
QAs we become ever more dependent on external sources of memory -- using GPS to guide our driving, smartphones to keep our schedules -- it's time to rethink our ideas about what "memory" actually is.
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CHART OF THE DAY: More People Have Mobile Phones Than Electricity Or Drinking Water

CHART OF THE DAY: More People Have Mobile Phones Than Electricity Or Drinking Water | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it

How big is mobile? Really big. This slide from analyst Chetan Sharma shows that mobile is the most pervasive technology ever invented.
As you can see, mobile has deeper penetration than electricity and safe drinking water.

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TechCrunch | The Future of Science

TechCrunch | The Future of Science | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
Almost every technological and medical innovation in the world has its roots in a scientific paper. Science drives much of the world’s innovation. The faster science moves, the faster the world moves.
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ZX Spectrum at 30: the computer that started a revolution

ZX Spectrum at 30: the computer that started a revolution | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
Matt Warman celebrates the computer that introduced a generation to games and programming.
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Tim Berners-Lee: demand your data from Google and Facebook

Tim Berners-Lee: demand your data from Google and Facebook | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
Tim Berners-Lee, the father of the world wide web, has urged internet users to demand their personal data from online giants such as Google and Facebook to usher in a new era of highly personalised computer services "with tremendous potential to help humanity"
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Web freedom faces greatest threat ever, warns Google's Sergey Brin

Web freedom faces greatest threat ever, warns Google's Sergey Brin | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it

Exclusive: Threats range from governments trying to control citizens to the rise of Facebook and Apple-style 'walled gardens'.

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Why we owe it all to Alan Turing

Why we owe it all to Alan Turing | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
It’s 100 years since the birth of Alan Turing — the brilliant British polymath scientist whose work informs and pervades all of modern computing. Despite a criminally shortened life, he made significant contributions in many fields: helping to break the German ciphers in WWII, designing some of the first digital computers, defining the field of Artificial Intelligence and conducting research in mathematics, biology and physics.
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View ancient and cultural sites up close with Google's new World Wonders Project

View ancient and cultural sites up close with Google's new World Wonders Project | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
Google launched the World Wonders Project on Thursday, a new site that gives users the chance to see ancient and cultural sites around the world up close.
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TechCrunch | How The Future of Mobile Lies in the Developing World

TechCrunch | How The Future of Mobile Lies in the Developing World | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
In less than three decades, the mobile phone has gone from being a status symbol to being a ubiquitous technology that facilitates almost every interaction in our daily lives.
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What if we achieved The Singularity - but lawyers got there first?

What if we achieved The Singularity - but lawyers got there first? | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
Charles Arthur: If the contents of our brains get uploaded into a computer, then surely someone is going to have to pay to keep it all working. That'll be you. But what if you can't pay? And what about all that copyrighted content?
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How People Spend Their Time Online [Infographic]

How People Spend Their Time Online [Infographic] | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
To pull out just a few interesting facts:

 

30% of the world’s entire population is now online, and the global time spend online per month is equivalent to 3,995,444 years. The average time spend by users is16 hours per month (32 hours for US residents).

 

Social networking is the most popular and time consuming online activity – with users spending more than one fifth (22 percent) of their time engaging on social media channels. This means that more than 250 million tweets and 800 million Facebook status updates are now published every single day.

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Game Changers:

Presentation delivered at eyeforpharma eMarketing Europe & Mobile 2012, Barcelona.

What are the game changers for pharmaceutical digital marketing and communications?

Understanding the impact of a socialised world and mapping the social web, mobile and ubiquitous connectivity, the quantified self and health applications, big data and the impact on measuring, predicting and tracking health.

 

How can games rock the health and pharma world? What is a game? Motivational design, games for health, immersive gaming and narrative based simulation, the virtual world and how we can harness gamers for science.

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IBM DeepBlue The Chess Playing Super Computer That Beat Gary Kasparov Turns 15

IBM DeepBlue The Chess Playing Super Computer That Beat Gary Kasparov Turns 15 | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
Social Media, Technology News, Gadget and Gaming Reviews and Viral Videos...
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Trapped in the past: How slow adoption rates hurt Android

Trapped in the past: How slow adoption rates hurt Android | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
New figures from Google's own data show uptake of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is shockingly slow. Is this Android's Achilles' Heel, or do real people not care one way or another what version of Android they use?
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How We'll Get Beyond the Emoticon

How We'll Get Beyond the Emoticon | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
Emoome

 

emo - a complex psychophysiological experience of an individual’s state of mind as interacting with biochemical (internal) and environmental (external) influences

 

ome - as used in biology, refers to a totality of some sort

 

The first step in Emoome’s development is just for tracking the self. You quickly build up a meaningful history just by entering descriptions of your mood a few moments a day. Recording a feeling progresses in three screens. The first asks, “How do you feel right now?”, and you answer with one word. Next it asks, “What is one thing you did today?”, and you can enter a word or phrase. The final screen asks you to describe that one thing in three words.
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Singularity University: meet the people who are building our future

Singularity University: meet the people who are building our future | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it

Take top thinkers from Silicon Valley and science, mix them with a heavy dose of utopianism and showmanship, and you've got the Singularity University – on a mission to seek technological solutions to the world's great challenges

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Two thirds of viewers link TV with social media

Two thirds of viewers link TV with social media | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it

A US poll has revealed that increasing numbers of viewers are engaging with social media sites while watching TV, primarily to access further content on the shows.

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Crowd computing taps artificial intelligence to revolutionize the power of our collective brains

Crowd computing taps artificial intelligence to revolutionize the power of our collective brains | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
The two hundred people packed into a small screening room in Midtown Manhattan on a recent Tuesday night made quite a throng. Engineers, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs sipped Sam Adams and nibbled bits from a fruit plate.
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