Thursday, September 30, 2010

Facebook and Skype a marriage made in heaven?

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What does Skype get from this deal?  What does Facebook get?

Technology and Mutualism

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All technology feeds on human beings...
The human body as all life is in a transient stage of evolution, a gruelingly slow pace while technology's evolution blazes on. This becomes very evident when we look at our digestive process. Cooking is a technology which aids our digestive tract, similar to the Bacteroides, Eschericia Coli, and Streptococcus living in our gut, but on the down side we are loosing nutrients in process of cooking. Todays farming methods allow us to grow more foods, but over farmed fields yield less nutrient rich plants. Preservatives allow us to transport and store food for long periods of time, but ingestion of preservatives can be harmful. Our bodies and brains have evolved nicely because of cooking technology, but the stated pitfalls still remain in our transient state.
Technology is all around us, living off us, just like all the microscopic organisms living on our skin and inside of us, but not parasitically, rather a symbiotic relationship. Technology and humans are a pair of mutualistic organisms evolving in harmony.
In the year 2010 take the humans out of technology and technology dies. It currently can't continue to evolve or even live without us. But just like us, technology is in a transient state of evolution. Evolutionary algorithms are the start of technology bearing its own children, children designed smarter than its parent(s). Today's technology is working in collaboration with us to improve and reproduce.
Now try to take the technology out of the humans, it is impossible. Technology is what separates human from animal, and while technology is not growing independent of us, it is gaining more control of us. As it becomes more and more imbedded into us, biology will continue to fade into oblivion as technical body parts will far outweigh their biological inspirations. Attempting to fight off this technological takeover would be self defeating, just as killing off the Bacteroides living inside your digestive tract would be catastrophic.
Technology is doing more than keeping us healthy; it's bringing us closer, enriching us, sustaining us. We will continue this mutualistic relationship with technology. I personally look forward to transcending into what makes us human after all.

Jeremiah Bilas

Nanotechnology Introduction...

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For the world to advance to the next stage in technology things must get a lot smaller. This miniaturization will present unforeseen challenges to our society. Can something 1/25,400,000 of an inch destroy the race?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Singularity with Ray Kurzweil...

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Ray Kurzweil speaking about Technological Singularity
Is technological progress occurring at such an ever increasing exponential rate that we will soon reach a technological tipping point?  Will this be a good or a bad thing for humanity?  Are we working towards domination by machines over humans??

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Marshall McLuhan: End of the Book as We Know It...

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Marshall McLuhan, Nick Denton from Gawker

The book has seen its heyday. Even text's role is changing. What will that mean to those who still like to read? What will it mean to those who don't?  The book replaced by the vook??

Claytronics or Programmable Matter....

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Tiny barely visible computers that can rearrange themselves into any shape and color through their own internal network??

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The "Devicecification" of America....

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How many devices do American have?  How many do they need?  What are these devices doing to us?  (Note: This article is dedicated to my mother Gloria who was and continues to be a great inspiration in my life.)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Why Facebook WILL Build an Android Phone...

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Facebook Phone?
Recent reports began to surface 19 hours ago that Facebook was working on building a phone. Despite denials, it is obvious they are.  Why?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Holographs instead of Screens?

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We are slaves to screens. Would you like to do away with your screen and use your room as a screen??

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Battle of the Titans Part 2....

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The fight still continues with NO knockout blows!

More of Wired for War...

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War robots.  Will they help the military or simply make more money for the military-industrial complex?  Watch these videos!

Six Degrees of Separation OR How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer...

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This is not the Hollywood film with the same title.  It is a documentary about networks showing that no matter WHERE you are or WHO you are you can reach anyone in the world using no more than six other people.  Don't believe it?  Watch the 6 part documentary.

Video History of the Personal Computer...

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It is a long series by Robert Cringely which reaches up to the beginning of the internet browser.  But there are few documentaries like it.

John Von Neumann - Pioneer in the Mathematical Theory of Computing

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Whether they think that artificial intelligence is impossible or inevitable, most people have highly polarized views on it. John von Neumann, genius, mathematician, and inventor of the nearly ubiquitous computer architecture that bears his name, blazed trails for both camps.

Nicholas Carr's Book The Big Switch Rewiring The World From Edison to Google

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From Publishers Weekly
This book is extremely worth the reading.  He is a true visionary.  Watch his video presentation on this book!

More Information on Kevin Kelly...

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He is a MUST read to understand how the visionaries see where technology is headed.  Here is some information posted on him.  Watch his presentation titled, The Internet: The First 5,000 Days.  It is EXCELLENT!

New Book from Kevin Kelly Technology Visionary...

Read more! Go to this website for his new book... What Technology Wants.  Anything written by Kevin Kelly is worth its weight in gold!

The Battle of the Titans Part 1....

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Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook are fighting for a dominant role in the internet.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Are we or our machines the ones who are wired for war???

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Watch this video presentation of this book.   It is a must read by an expert in the field who has advised the military on war robotics.  How expensive will future hi-tech wars become for America?