Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Business Model for Digital Creators? 1

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The digital world demands a new business model.  Information is meant to be free to all.  Knowledge, which is what changes us and expands our universe, should not be a commodity.  But then how will the creative community live?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

FuturICT's Crisis Observatory 5a: Data Mining, Reality Mining & Privacy

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Have we inadvertently built a global time bomb, as our ad hoc global patchwork of devices make autonomous decisions based on their subjective interpretation of their surrounding world?

Monday, September 26, 2011

FuturICT's Crisis Observatory 4: Global Flight Simulator

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We continue with FuturICT's proposal for a paradigm shifting initiative to bring the world together.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Understanding Cancer Metastasis: Unmasking A Killer

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We continue with understanding how metastasis occurs in its transformations in the body.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Understanding Cancer Metastasis 2

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This is a continuation of an explanation of cancer metastasis.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Understanding Cancer Metastasis 1

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A cancer cell is a pale cast of  thought, pregnant with desire,  packed with motive and reasoning  more murderous then all ill-intent!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

FuturICT's Crisis Observatory: A Computer Model Of The Entire World 1

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A knowledge accelerator turning massiva data into knowledge and technological progress called the Living Earth Platform?  This is the plan of FutureICT's Dirk Helbing.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Culturomics: Time Wave Zero, Web bot & Predictions 3b

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How does Web bot stand up against the now more well known and government funded Culturomics?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Culturomics: Computers that Predict The Future? 3

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Libyan revolution predicted?  Bin Laden's location within 200 kilometers known?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Culturomics: Computers That Predict The Future? 2

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Culturomics 2.0 - the new way to analyze the world.

Culturomics: Computers That Predict The Future? 1

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Are there computer models that predict the turn of world events?  Can they predict the actions of large numbers of people? What are geocoding, tone mining, and network analysis?

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Rachel Armstrong, Architecture & Synthetic Biology 4

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Here's the conclusion of Dr. Armstrong's lecture: Hay on Wye Philosophy & Music Festival on Synthetic Biology & Architecture - Making 'Life' in the Laboratory.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Rachel Armstrong, Architecture & Synthetic Biology 3

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We continue with the transcribed lecture delivered in June of 2011 By Rachel Armstrong in the Hay on Wye Philosophy & Music Festival on Synthetic Biology & Architecture - Making 'Life' in the Laboratory.

Rachel Armstrong, Architecture & Synthetic Biology 2

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We continue with Dr. Armstrong's lecture on her unique view of the merging of urban architecture and synthetic biology.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Rachel Armstrong, Architecture & Synthetic Biology 1

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What kind of relationship should we have with life?  Is it there for us to use like lego blocks to rearrange and design and own at will?  Is there another possible approach?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The False Illusion Of Safety: The Need For New Architecture 2

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Some proposals for a new kind of architecture that will live in harmony with nature and save cities from being overcome by it.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Internet & Books Share Same Critics 3

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The pencil was attacked as a device that would ruin the writing of students when it was first introduced.  Just how important is the "smell" of books?

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Internet & Books Share Same Critics 2

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We continue with the common criticisms leveled at the Internet's proliferation in our society, life and schools.