Tuesday, December 28, 2010

We Guess The Kindle Survived the iPad Attack

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Many believed that the iPad would crush the Kindle and other eReaders once it was released.  This has NOT happened.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Words for Us All to Remember...

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"Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!"
Jacob Marley
A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens

Friday, December 24, 2010

Inception Part 4: Science Breakthroughs

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What does science have to say about dreams and about events in the film Inception?

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Size and Influence of the Military-Industrial Complex 3

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We continue with further illustrations of President Eisenhower's farewell address.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Size & Influence of the Military-Industrial Complex 1

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How large is the defense industry?  How has it influenced the advance of technology?

Monday, December 20, 2010

Inception Part 3 Totems, Memes, And Other Structures

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Dreams and Memes? Is what the average person defines as reality really a projection of their beliefs and learned perceptions?

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Inception: Part 2 Hypnosis And Neuro Linguistic Programming

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We continue with a closer look at the relationship between NLP, Hypnosis and the film Inception.

Inception: Part 1 Hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming

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Inception may turn out to be one of the finest sci-fi films ever produced. But is it strictly sci-fi?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Internet Censorship Around The World Part 10 Vietnam

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Does Vietnam support freedom of expression?

Internet Censorship Around The World Part 9 Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan

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Both of these former Soviet Republics have a predominant Muslim population.  Freedom of the Press is not sanctioned.  Internet Censorship is rampant in both countries.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Intellectual Property Rights vs Innovation Part 2

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This is a continuation of our series on patent laws and lawsuits.  Do they stifle innovation?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Intellectual Property Rights vs Innovation Part 1

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There is a rush of patent lawsuits between mobile phone companies.  Most of them are involved in lawsuits and counter suits in court.  Why?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Voice & Data At Same Time T-Mobile & Sprint...

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How do Sprint and T-Mobile stack up voice and data access at the same time?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Will Verizon's iPhone Rule The Air?

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Verizon has been talking a big game about how it is ready for the iPhone. Will it provide the same service as AT&T? Is it providing it now?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Amazon Web App And You're Done

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Amazon's new web app is everything Google's web app should have been.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Is The Internet About To Get Very Slow?

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Is our present infrastructure for the Internet about to be overwhelmed?  Will it be bogged down to a crawl by a use rise in the bandwidth asked of it?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Are Wall Street Computers Making Their Own Decisions?

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Are computers controlling our economic future?  IS the entire world economy based on algorithms?

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Building Gods...

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Will we build computers that will be so much more powerful and intelligent than us, that they will appear as gods to us?

A Future of Communications...

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Despite how cool we might think our smartphones are, they are still very conventional.  It is the designers, that see the future in beauty and grace.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Internet Censorship Around the World Part 8 Tunisia...

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Is there Internet freedom, as well as general freedom in Tunisia?  Are human rights respected?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Blackberry Users Access the Web More Than iPhone Users?

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A new report shows that Blackberry Users are getting more page hits through their web browsers than iPhone or Android Users?  Can this be true?  If so, why?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Net Neutrality and Why It Should Concern You...

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Should Internet providers be allowed to charge people by the amount of time they spend on the Internet, or, by how much information they download?

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Mobile Paradigm Shift....

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The world of the mobile device, will eventually take over most of the computer market.  Already, the predictions for its growth, are startling.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Response to: Wired for Distraction New York Times...

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Yet again we have another article about the dangers of digital devices and the damage they are doing to our brains.   Is the world falling apart?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Forbidden Planet Coming True?...

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Did this sci-fi film predict many of the imminent future technological breakthroughs that approach?  We think so.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Will Google Scholar Dominate the World of Research?...

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For years academics have used closed systems of peer reviewed journals, purposely shielded from the public.  Is that era changing?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Nikola Tesla....

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The true father of the world's electrical systems.  A dreamer, a visionary, reckless, spirited, always looking for money.  Did he discover s source of free energy for the world?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Facebook's Next Move...Go After Gmail...

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Facebook wants you to stop using Gmail and check your email with them.  Look out for Project Titan.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

What is Project HAARP?...

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Does the United States government have the ability to change the weather?  Can they create hurricanes or tsunamis?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Psychotronic Warfare...

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Your mind being controlled without you knowing it?  An entire geographical region "pacified?" Will this be how the wars of the future will be fought?  In our minds?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Remote Viewing Weaponized....

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Will our enemy enter our innermost secret installations invisibly and from thousands of miles away?  Will wars be fought by the conscious, bodiless armies of soldiers in a psychic battlefront?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Machines Controlled By The Human Mind Part 2....

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More information on the evolution of mind control experiments, leading to controlling machines with your mind.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Machines Controlled By The Human Mind Part 1....

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Is it possible to control machines with just our thoughts?  Is it possible for a machine to control OUR thoughts?

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Internet Censorship Around The World Part 2: Afghanistan & Burma...

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What do Vietnam, Afghanistan, Syria, North Korea, Cuba, Burma, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tunisia, Iran, and Egypt have in common?  They all have large Internet Censorship.

Internet Censorship Around The World Part 1 China...

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In what countries is the Internet blocked or filtered?  Find out in this article.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wikipedia Examined...

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With 16,000,000 articles is the largest and most popular reference work on the Internet, being ranked the 7th largest website by Alexa.  It is a good thing?  It is worth reading?

Happy Halloween 2.0 - the Uncanny Valley

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Horror movies have been using it successfully for years, while human like robots and cgi can't crawl out of it (at least not yet). It is the uncanny valley and its a real spook show...

The term was first used by roboticist Masahiro Mori in 1970. When he first started making his robots more human the reception by others was pleasant, but when he continued to improve on their human likeness the reception went sour as people were freaked out. He realized then that his robots had fallen into the "uncanny valley", and wouldn't escape until they achieved nearly perfect human likeness.

We will overcome this valley as good cgi is almost indistinguishable from real human footage today already. Getting our robots out of the valley is going to be a lot harder, but I'm sure they will get there sometime after they pass the Turing test. Horror fans will surely miss the valley, but don't fret, it will be back!

We will see the return of the uncanny valley in humans 2.0
Imagine looking into my iris to see a lens zooming in and out, or watching my knees bend backwards to run faster. These are possibilities we may see in future transhumanists, and to witness a human 2.0 today would surely appear uncanny. But will we still be freaked out or will it be the norm? Surely the bold ones to first adopt such changes will get ridiculed by luddites, but I'm sure the shock value is what some of them are looking for anyway. Today many people often modify their bodies with tattoos, piercings and even skull spiked implants to stand out from the crowd. In the future it will not just be a fashion statement but also a functional upgrade.

When we have transcended biology so far we aren't even recognizable as a biological being, the uncanny valley will disappear again. But by then, who knows what, if any, will be our standard of natural appearance. Surely by then our minds will have matured as much as our bodies.