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Gideon Rosenblatt has been at 5 events

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Reinventors Network786,927Talk about a fundamental Reinvention! The arrival of Artificial Intelligence could reinvent what it is to be human, to be employed. As we shift many kinds of work, even knowledge work, to machines, we might ultimately need to rethink economic distribution and the social compact among citizens. Join +Kevin Kelly , the founding executive editor of Wired magazine, as we focus this roundtable on this important initial question: What is the early path of commercialization for Artificial Intelligence? In other words, what will be AI’s first killer apps? This will be where regular people initally encounter AI. Let’s get a handle on this powerful enabling technology now.We have a great group of participants taking part in this discussion: +George Dyson , Non-fiction author and historian of technology+Doug Lenat , CEO of Cycorp+Krisztina Holly , Tech entrepreneur, engineer, innovator+Nova Spivack , CEO of Bottlenose+Wayne Radinsky , Resident Futurist at Boulder Future Salon+Amir Behbehani , Founder of Serial MetricsSee more at: http://reinventors.net/roundtables/reinvent-artificial-intelligence/Reinvent Artificial Intelligence with Kevin Kelly2014-04-30 20:00:00223 
Business Rockstars3,548 We are pleased to host +DR. MICHIO KAKU, Physicist/Futurist  in a discussion about the human brain and it's possibilities.We are taking your questionsSubmit your questions in the comments for a chance to have +Ken Rutkowski relate them to Dr. Michio Kaku in the Hangout! The New York Times best-selling author of PHYSICS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE, PHYSICS OF THE FUTURE and HYPERSPACE tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.         For the first time in history, the secrets of the living brain are being revealed by a battery of high tech brain scans devised by physicists. Now what was once solely the province of science fiction has become a startling reality. Recording memories, telepathy, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis are not only possible; they already exist.  THE FUTURE OF THE MIND gives us an authoritative and compelling look at the astonishing research being done in top laboratories around the world—all based on the latest advancements in neuroscience and physics.  One day we might have a "smart pill" that can enhance our cognition; be able to upload our brain to a computer, neuron for neuron; send thoughts and emotions around the world on a "brain-net"; control computers and robots with our mind; push the very limits of immortality; and perhaps even send our consciousness across the universe.           Dr. Kaku takes us on a grand tour of what the future might hold, giving us not only a solid sense of how the brain functions but also how these technologies will change our daily lives. He even presents a radically new way to think about "consciousness" and applies it to provide fresh insight into mental illness, artificial intelligence and alien consciousness.  With Dr. Kaku's deep understanding of modern science and keen eye for future developments, THE FUTURE OF THE MIND is a scientific tour de force - an extraordinary, mind-boggling exploration of the frontiers of neuroscience.------------#physics   #michiokaku   #hangoutsonair   #businessrockstars   #thefuturSOON: "Add 120+ IQ Points & Time Travel!"2014-03-22 00:00:0063 
Yifat Cohen69,567Why does the ex-head of American Express Chairman’s Innovation Fund think our future is in “producerism,” not consumerism? What does it even mean?!?This Hangout is public so feel free to share and invite your friends.Using frameworks +Steve Faktor developed such as the 4C’s of Innovation™ - Creativity, Capabilities, Culture, and Context - and the Creativity Cube™, Mr. Faktor deconstructs the current economic environment to reveal innovation opportunities and growth sectors – health and education in particular. Although his initial scenario suggests doom and gloom for the U.S. and other markets, the future he envisions is ripe with opportunity.SO - How do You Get Innovation Right?Well, if we're lucky (and we usually are), Steve will dive into his latest book Econovation and share with us a future we've taken for granted. It empowers readers to think big, dream big, and conquer economic conditions that will paralyze others. WE WILL TOUCH ON HOW TOCapitalize on a market that will go from making nothing to making everything . . . for China.Use psychological pricing and some crafty tricks from Google to reduce reliance on tapped-out consumers.Sell to consumers whose new identities will be based on what they create, not what they buy, click or super-size.Seduce a desperate government to finance your business, then feed you pancakes in the morning.Motivate tomorrow’s employees with social currency instead of the green, depreciating kind.Upgrade your business and your kids with a little help from Mormons and kindergartners with hacksaws.WHO IS STEVEN?Developing B2B startups at +ideafaktory  and corporate speaking about emerging producerism opportunities that I wrote about in my book +Econovation and Forbes column. -------------------#hangoutsonair   #americanexpress   #econovation   #interview   #entrepreneur   #entrepreneurship   How Global Trends Will Shape the Future of Innovation.2013-01-17 18:00:0046 
Yifat Cohen69,567Google+ changes the Truth about social media marketing.This is a public Hangout, feel free to share and inviteHave you noticed the date? Today the world is ending. And it's a wonderful, wonderful thing.Everything you know, or think you know, about online marketing, social media, engagement and where's the money is online - is no longer true.IN THIS HANGOUTS WE ARE GOING TO MAKE SOME TRULY CONTROVERSIAL CLAIMS+Alex Mandossian is going to show you why you should pay attention to Google+ now, if you want to make money online. He'll show you why the money is no longer in the listHow the conversation have moved from one-to-many to many-to-manyHow you can broadcast your Hangouts simultaneously on hundreds of sitesAnd most of all - how to position yourself in front of this trend that is going to turn the social media world upside down.BUT WHO IS ALEX MANDOSSIAN TO BE CLAIMING THIS?His colleagues and students acknowledge him as the Warren Buffet of the Internet because of his unique ability to teach his students how to make BIG money with very little risk. Alex has generated $243 million in sales and profits for his small business students, clients and joint venture partners since 1993.  Many of the business strategies you'll learn today transformed his annual income in 2001 to be a monthly income in 2003; and eventually daily income by 2006.These marketing principles helped him grow his student data base from 200 people to 20,000 during his first 2 years in business ... and to over 200,000 during the following 3 years.He has engaged with best-selling authors such as Jack Canfield, +Ken Blanchard  +Harvey Mackay and +Tim Ferriss (4-Hr Work Wk)Business leaders such as Donald Trump, Vic Conant of Nightingale Conant and Ivan Misner, CEO of Business Network International, and celebs such as Larry King and Mohammad Ali to name a few.As a family-centered entrepreneur who works from home, his goal is to become the world’s 1st "work-at-home" billionaire, not just in Net Worth, but by creating 1,000 other Internet millionaires …The money is no longer in the list, so where is it?2012-12-20 18:00:0059 
Yifat Cohen69,567How the social revolution is changing the way we do business.We all keep hearing about how important it is to engage and build relationships - what does it really mean, and what tools are out there to help us master it?When +Gideon Rosenblatt spoke at DreamForce he saw a vision for a future of business information systems that is entirely based on relationships.ENGAGE OR DIE.In this Hangout On Air, we'll dive into the topic of engagement with +Gideon Rosenblatt   as he explains what he calls "engagement leverage." This framework bridges the kind of internal engagement you need with employees with the external engagement you need with customers, suppliers, partners and other external stakeholders. It's a simple, yet surprisingly powerful way for thinking about the way your organization gets work done. Gideon writes at Alchemy of Change about helping companies bring purpose and technology together into a more powerful source of competitive advantage. Gideon just came back from leading a panel on engagement at Salesforce's Dreamforce Conference (now the biggest tech conference in the world) and so in addition to talking with us about the engagement leverage model, he'll also share some of what he saw at Dreamforce. (http://www.salesforce.com/dreamforce/DF12/)DreamForce: what I learned about the relationship revolution.2012-10-04 18:00:0064 

Gideon Rosenblatt has been shared in 537 public circles

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Allan watson7,797Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done. If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#News #BusinessNews #TechNews #Aviation #Flight #Flights #Passengers #Airport #Travel #KLM #Aircraft #AirTravel #Airbus #Flying #AvGeek #Boeing #Chicago #Safety #AmericanAirlines #Canceled #SharedCircles   #weeklyreview #sharedcircle     #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle2014-09-27 12:27:02303273140
George Clark7,103Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.#topcircle #circleshareoftheday #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles   #fridaycircle   #themecircle   #mediterranean   #addbackspree   #ripplescircle   #addback   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #peoplescircle   #circleoftheday   #followme   #follow4follow  2014-09-27 10:52:530292437
Becky Collins16,515Hot and spicy foods circle! :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-15 05:16:26463005
Chris Cota29,847The #FridayCircle Share is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-09-12 18:17:184124812
Chris Cota29,645The #Wednesdaycircle   is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-09-04 03:52:154187617
Amaresh Singh11Circle of Daymy Friends! - You're in this CircleWelcome this circle dated August 29th, 2014.To be considered:1- Add circles2- Ask to be included in the Original post3- Re-share Circle4- Plushttps://plus.google.com/u/0/+OnlineResultPortalPlus/posts/exebUVFcFeW (Indian Universities Circle http://goo.gl/77wQkX)#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles#sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share#shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share#addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-08-29 10:25:10484443167
martin shervington601,579'Plus Your Business Academy' Founding Members Circle! Thank you to everyone who is involved as either a participant, mentor or partner. We have almost completed the first round of Trailblazers and are getting ready for the Pathfinder program to launch in September.So much going on and it would have come together without you all :DOnwards my friends!p.s. I've added myself and the PYB page into this circle too as I wanted to be part of this one.2014-08-22 11:40:0515844976
Amanda Franzen9,091Super Friends CircleIf you received this in your notifications, you are in the circle.  Just share it and add it if you like!My friends in this circle are active users with great personalities!2014-08-19 19:44:55496103
Becky Collins15,071Dance Circle : Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-16 05:13:064828316
Chris Cota28,806#RIPROBINWILLIAMS   tribute circle is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-08-13 14:14:0942081127
Domenico Mallimo25,464Hi friends! I'm glad to share with you this #mixcircle :DTo be added in the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Do +1 t the post.  2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing).   3 - Include the circle among your circles.   4 - Share the circle (include yourself).   #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #circlewednesday #wednesdaycircle #circle #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #slivermetalcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #chiudiilcerchio   my website http://www.slivermetal.org/http://bit.ly/Navigare2014-08-13 05:10:55492161120
Nick Warner645Follow these awesome friends!2014-08-07 16:03:15500307
Chris Cota28,393The Snowball Circle   #Wednesday is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle everytime it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday+Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-07-30 23:31:55420121022
Maria Morisot37,333Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle25 July, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-07-25 10:29:003008193128
Becky Collins13,434Mobile Operator Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-24 05:16:124763112
Chris Cota28,192The Snowball Circle   #Tuesday is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle everytime it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday+Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-07-22 13:37:444204411
Chris Cota28,298The Snowball Circle   #Thursday is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle everytime it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday+Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +S2014-07-17 13:25:37421131323
Raffaele Romeo Arena44,430Influencer Circle #googlepluscircles  This is an important circle with important people about Social Media Marketing, particulary Google Plus.If you want to know all secrets of Web communication, Social Media, Google Plus, follow this circle.Special thanks to:+martin shervington +Plus Your Business! +Dustin W. Stout +dustn.tv +Peg Fitzpatrick +Mark Traphagen +Rand Fishkin +Guy Kawasaki +Denis Labelle +Ana Hoffman +Gianluca Fiorelli +Rick Eliason +Ronnie Bincer +Amanda Blain +Ryan Crowe +Brian Jensen +Canva +Copyblogger 2014-07-15 21:44:381488421
Harry Day3,861If your looking for amazing people that might share your circle..add the ones that share this circleIN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#circlesharing   #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #socialmedia #SEO #socialmediamarketing   #socialnetworking   2014-07-15 12:23:45493383957
Laura B Williams864I just posted this circle to My Circles when I meant to post it publicly...ooops.This is a circle full of some of the most talented writers on Google+. I am sharing this with you because I like to share awesomeness. If you  are a writer and I do not have you in this circle please let me know in the comments and I will add you! 2014-07-12 13:09:58344302
Chris Cota27,975The Snowball Circle   #Wednesday is in Effect. We have over 15 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle everytime it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #google plus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare   #sharedcircles   #snowballcircle   #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare     #circleshared     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing     #circlefriday     #snowballcircle     #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday2014-07-02 19:58:0750011521
Jan Koncewicz2,304Attention:  New Circle to Share!2014-07-02 18:37:54499303
Chris Cota27,908The Snowball Circle   #Monday is in Effect. We have over 15 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle everytime it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #google plus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare   #sharedcircles   #snowballcircle   #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare     #circleshared     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing     #circlefriday     #snowballcircle     #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday2014-06-30 15:09:0841710510
Doug Hyatt3,234MANY NEW PEOPLE #2 THAT WILL PLUS 1 and RESHARESimply ADD yourself to this circle, copy the #HASHTAGS, and REPOST#circles   #circlemania   #circletoday   #circleplus   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #CircleSharing   #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   #circleoftheday   #circledaily   #nicecircle   2014-06-29 10:59:0549119415
John Nuntiatio38,202#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-06-15 06:01:32319369
hạnh Đức1052014-06-08 19:03:50486304
JL's Circles11,195The Rabbit Herd (v.1)This is the first of the Rabbit Herd circle shares. It is a very eclectic collection of people and pages. There is no theme, other than the name, behind the people/ pages in this first circle.Why "Rabbit Herd"? My last name means "rabbit" in French and a "herd" is a group of rabbits.As this is the first Rabbit Herd circle share no one is required to do anything. However, it would be great if you:1) Add this page along with my main account (+Jeffrey Lapin ) to your circles.2) +1 this circle.3) Publicly share this circle.4) Leave a comment on this post especially if you have done one of the 3 items above.Please share the Rabbit Herd from this original post.=========================================================I do not wish to offend anyone here on G+, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a message and I will not include you in future circles. Being included in a circle share only affects you as you will receive notifications if people circle you. You are under no obligation to share the circle, add this circle to your own or circle anyone back that circles you.=========================================================#circleshare #sharingcircles #rabbitherd #rabbitherdcircleshare 2014-06-06 00:15:36442202521
Shivakant Tripathi1,773IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle   2014-06-05 23:05:224351048
John Kellden29,071Sitting In CircleThis is seventeen of the bestest brightest people on the planet. If you'd like to join and sit in this circle, just give me a shout in the comments below, and we'll make room for you as well.I'd like everyone who so wishes, to borrow this idea, and create your own Sitting In Circle - circles and Pay It Forward.It's been ages since I shared a circle. I'm sharing this, hoping it is received as warnly as the regard I hold the people included.2014-06-01 17:24:2918007
Robert Connor8,877public circle share1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle  #morefollowers  #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer2014-05-28 11:24:43490171335
Becky Collins10,282Mobile Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia   #media   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-28 05:03:174777219
Harry Day305Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle·         +1 this circle·         Share this circle·         Add this circle to your circles·         Comment on this post#SpecialNew #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #veryimpcircle #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #fashoncircle #fashion #model #pinterest #women #sharedcircles #share2014-05-16 11:29:50433337
Domenico Mallimo19,175Hi friends! I'm glad to share with you this #mixcircle :DTo be added in the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Do +1 t the post.  2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing).   3 - Include the circle among your circles.   4 - Share the circle (include yourself).   #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #circlethursday #circle #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #slivermetalcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles  my website http://www.slivermetal.org/2014-05-15 15:28:2049116817
Ryan Johnson4,790Awesome circle with amazing photographers you want to have in your circlesRe-share this circle in your stream Plus and comment#sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #holidays #vacation #views #trekking #tourist #tour #honeymoon #cruise #landscape #sea #weekend 2014-05-12 09:51:28465114104139
Chris Cota25,262The Snowball Circle #Wednesday is in Effect. We have over 20 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.Trending #wednesday #googleglass   #humpday  Follow all steps below for it to work.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 23,000  #followers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #google plus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle  #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare   #circleshared   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circlesharing   #circlefriday   #snowballcircle   #thesnowballcircle   #growthinfollowers #followwednesday 2014-05-07 19:25:04407101219
Jack Raw378~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~E H I     G U Y S  I'm Jack Raw  *FOLLOW ME*Another NICE circle HERE!!What are you waiting for???A D D    I T     N O W!!!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~#CircleSharing#SharedCircles#Circle#CircleOfTheDay#SharedPublicCircles#GooglePlusTips#Google+#Google#teamelitecircle#Hearingaids#Hearing#dontconfusethecircles#buy_GooglePlus_followers#SocialMedia#PublicCircle#Share#SharedCircleOfTheDay#TeamElite#Engagers#HearingLoss2014-05-04 19:34:35396034
DRESS3,855If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share this post3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you have done the 3 steps above#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-04 03:34:21397328
Chris Cota25,150The Snowball Circle #Saturday is in Effect. We have over 20 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.Trending #weekend #googleglass  Follow all steps below for it to work.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 23,000  #followers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #google plus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle  #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare   #circleshared   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circlesharing   #circlefriday   #snowballcircle   #thesnowballcircle   #growthinfollowers #followwednesday 2014-05-03 14:00:004064717
Teun Blijlevens2,045Time for an updated share of this circle: Active people. Since more than a year or so I have added to this circle all people who:- have plussed, commented on or reshared one or more of my posts;- posted something I have plussed, commented on or reshared.If you like any of my posts, chances are you like posts of people in this circle. Enjoy your enriched stream ;)I'll keep on updating this circle and reshare it every now and then. If you received an email notification of this post, it means you are included in this circle.2014-05-01 12:45:0324820534
Ben Forstie54This is the best Circle of Engagers I have come across yet! If you want to increase your visibility, gain likes and shares, you need to add this circle! To get added to this circle in the future, simply +1 and Reshare!Enjoy!Ths circle consists of #seoexperts   #internetmarketing  and #awesomepeople  2014-04-30 20:52:39455617
Andrea Orselli5,603Hi! Here is my circle. Please click "ADD PEOPLE" button to add the whole circle and help increase each others connection. +1 and share will be greatly appreciated.#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles    #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle    #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle    #topsharedcircl2014-04-30 20:05:53443426
Lư Thăng15,488Chia sẻ vòng kết nối chất lượng cho mọi người <3 #sharedcircles  2014-04-23 16:24:5447717223
John Nuntiatio33,831#circles #share #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news 2014-04-17 06:46:35484348
Shivakant Tripathi1,650IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not. (。◕‿◕。)#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles 2014-04-16 21:12:284362111
Shashi S5,567Circle of Great Engagers________________________There is no doubt this is one of the most powerful group of engager's who will make your time of exploring worthwhile in Google Plus. Share and enjoy...Sorry if I missed anyone. Please comment I'll include you in the next shared circle. :)Also, This is a Great Circle and includes Google+   #TopEngagers : really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.Top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle (include yourself) *3 - add +1 to the post4 - *Start something new and share with the world of google plusMore you share more you get!__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #Friday #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   #influencermarketing #sundaycircle  2014-04-11 10:40:52294211430
John Nuntiatio33,200#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news  #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-04-10 10:46:044893106
Jean-Marc Luna36,938My buddies (432/1)of the G+ villageI am happy to share (finally) my first big circles (432/1 and 432/2) with you. It is also a way to thank you and to inform you of my consideration.You will find in these two circles all the people I follow regularly since my first steps on Google+ and which accompany me for soon two years in this beautiful adventure, bringing every day, by their sympathy, their humor, their knowledge, their generosity and their open-mindedness, a bit extra to my everyday life.I do not know everybody, I have crossed the path with some, I communicate more with some and many people became friends, thing which I did not expect by landing here.When I began, I was lucky enough to discover new interesting people, thanks to the system of circles sharing, and I hope that these both will be for you of the same utility.If you add a “plus”, maybe it will have an impact on climate change,if you share this circle, maybe Putin is going to get married with an ukrainian women in 2014,if you include me in your circles, maybe it will solve the problem of hunger in the world,Maybe ... but in fact, nothing is sure ;)A good day to all :)With a special thought for #dirktalamasca   #sharedcircles   #circles   #circlesharing  2014-03-31 15:25:36432622658
Karen Hoyt15,773An awesome Google+ circle to add from +Trever McGhee . He's on a mission to make this world a brighter place. This circle is one to add!2014-03-22 04:45:544989527
Trever McGhee48,610Help say thank you to these amazing people within this circle for supporting another with their shares...click the share..the plus button.To return the favor I'll add you to the next circle Share the one below to be added to the 257 people who already clicked the button and counting...https://plus.google.com/109005993947558449703/posts/FkrNrVUAvsbEvery click makes a difference  (。◕‿◕。) +Take2seconds to click the button now.This April we'll be engaging 1 million kids thanks to these amazing people.#circle   #circles   #circlecirclecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheweek   #plusmastermind   #hyperball   #crazycircles   #rustyball  2014-03-19 19:54:30498222235
Barzellettando Funny Jokes672#sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #sundaycircle #circleshare #Wednesday #wednesdaycircle #wednesdaycircles #circlewednesday #circleday2014-03-19 13:36:36184001

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2014-09-24 21:34:33 (93 comments, 20 reshares, 42 +1s) 

Giving every working age US citizen a guaranteed basic income would cost an estimated $2.16 trillion. About a trillion of that might come from cutting existing federal and state benefits for low-income Americans. That still leaves a huge gap, but there are ideas for filling that, including $100 million in carbon taxes, and cutting military spending. 

There are, no doubt, real obstacles to making something like a guaranteed basic income work, but one of the real questions is raises is what a monthly government check might do to people's relationship with work. It's a complex question. 

The other blocking consideration behind all of this, however, is the idea's political feasibility. The U.S. is still licking the wounds left over from a divisive fight over extending healthcare benefits; something like a basic income would likely be even more polarizing. 

Andyet... more »

Most reshares: 124

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2014-09-02 13:48:17 (40 comments, 124 reshares, 91 +1s) 

"In the long run, any sufficiently advanced technology will be indistinguishable from nature."

Essay: Pyramid of Technology
http://www.nextnature.net/2014/08/pyramid-of-technology/

This is a very interesting take on how technological adoption works over time. The first stages are going to be very familiar to most of us, but it's in the latter stages where things get interesting. 

"While the technologies at the base of the pyramid feel artificial and alien, halfway up the pyramid they’ve become familiarized and accepted up to the point that we start to experience them as second nature. Technologies that further rise towards the top of the pyramid become vital and subsequently invisible. "

I've read Koert van Mensvoort's Next Nature website for a while now, but I think this may be one of the first times I've readone... more »

Most plusones: 91

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2014-09-02 13:48:17 (40 comments, 124 reshares, 91 +1s) 

"In the long run, any sufficiently advanced technology will be indistinguishable from nature."

Essay: Pyramid of Technology
http://www.nextnature.net/2014/08/pyramid-of-technology/

This is a very interesting take on how technological adoption works over time. The first stages are going to be very familiar to most of us, but it's in the latter stages where things get interesting. 

"While the technologies at the base of the pyramid feel artificial and alien, halfway up the pyramid they’ve become familiarized and accepted up to the point that we start to experience them as second nature. Technologies that further rise towards the top of the pyramid become vital and subsequently invisible. "

I've read Koert van Mensvoort's Next Nature website for a while now, but I think this may be one of the first times I've readone... more »

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2014-10-02 03:56:35 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s) 

Awesome infographic, breaking out jobs in the U.S.

#employment   #jobs  

Awesome infographic, breaking out jobs in the U.S.

#employment   #jobs  ___

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2014-10-01 22:18:01 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s) 

And if Microsoft wasn't paying attention before, they certainly will be now. It's going to be really interesting to see where +Evernote goes over this next year. 

I am a huge fan. 

"We no longer need these archaic concepts of slides and files and docs and folders," Libin said in an interview. "We need to be thinking about a new set of metaphors. We're trying to reinvent the basic concepts of productivity."

Tks for flagging this, +David Amerland. 

Suddenly, everyone's Doing It

Sounds like +Evernote is getting ready to step into GDrive territory. I've been using the paid version of Evernote for a few years now and I like it. This should be very interesting. ___And if Microsoft wasn't paying attention before, they certainly will be now. It's going to be really interesting to see where +Evernote goes over this next year. 

I am a huge fan. 

"We no longer need these archaic concepts of slides and files and docs and folders," Libin said in an interview. "We need to be thinking about a new set of metaphors. We're trying to reinvent the basic concepts of productivity."

Tks for flagging this, +David Amerland. 

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2014-10-01 21:21:17 (17 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s) 

Belief in Alien Life Varies Widely by Religion

A new book by David Weintraub, an astronomy professor at Vanderbilt University, takes a closer look at what the world’s major religions have to say about extraterrestrial life:

http://www.futurity.org/extraterrestrial-life-religion-773862/

Belief in Alien Life Varies Widely by Religion

A new book by David Weintraub, an astronomy professor at Vanderbilt University, takes a closer look at what the world’s major religions have to say about extraterrestrial life:

http://www.futurity.org/extraterrestrial-life-religion-773862/___

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2014-09-30 16:21:13 (9 comments, 9 reshares, 22 +1s) 

Deep learning algorithms learn to see which scenes are most likely to have a McDonalds nearby, and which have the highest crime rates.

"To create the algorithm, the team trained a computer on a set of 8 million Google images from eight major U.S. cities that were embedded with GPS data on crime rates and McDonald’s locations. They then used deep-learning techniques to help the program teach itself how different qualities of the photos correlate. For example, the algorithm independently discovered that some things you often find near McDonald’s franchises include taxis, police vans, and prisons. (Things you don’t find: cliffs, suspension bridges, and sandbars.)"

In humans, we call this kind of inexplicable ability "intuition" - with learning machines, it's called "feature detection."

#deeplearning #ai

Deep learning algorithms learn to see which scenes are most likely to have a McDonalds nearby, and which have the highest crime rates.

"To create the algorithm, the team trained a computer on a set of 8 million Google images from eight major U.S. cities that were embedded with GPS data on crime rates and McDonald’s locations. They then used deep-learning techniques to help the program teach itself how different qualities of the photos correlate. For example, the algorithm independently discovered that some things you often find near McDonald’s franchises include taxis, police vans, and prisons. (Things you don’t find: cliffs, suspension bridges, and sandbars.)"

In humans, we call this kind of inexplicable ability "intuition" - with learning machines, it's called "feature detection."

#deeplearning #ai___

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2014-09-30 01:35:31 (7 comments, 12 reshares, 22 +1s) 

Here's another technological edge that you might want to pay attention to: smart contracts

This technology is built on the block chain, the distributed ledger technology that lies at the heart of Bitcoin. For those of you familiar with business process automation tools, you're on the right track, but combine that with powerful - and distributed - trust management that acts as a kind of escrow to greatly lower the costs of verifying fulfillment of agreements.

This stuff has the potential to be quite revolutionary, and we are still at its very early stages. The two big players in this field are +Ethereum and Codius from +Ripple Labs. I highly recommend reading this article for a taste of where things are going. 

#smartcontracts   #bitcoin    

cc: +Bradley St.Bonnett, +Sophie Wrobel, +Gerd Moe-Behrens 

P.S. - I'm asking onQuora ... more »

Here's another technological edge that you might want to pay attention to: smart contracts

This technology is built on the block chain, the distributed ledger technology that lies at the heart of Bitcoin. For those of you familiar with business process automation tools, you're on the right track, but combine that with powerful - and distributed - trust management that acts as a kind of escrow to greatly lower the costs of verifying fulfillment of agreements.

This stuff has the potential to be quite revolutionary, and we are still at its very early stages. The two big players in this field are +Ethereum and Codius from +Ripple Labs. I highly recommend reading this article for a taste of where things are going. 

#smartcontracts   #bitcoin    

cc: +Bradley St.Bonnett, +Sophie Wrobel, +Gerd Moe-Behrens 

P.S. - I'm asking on Quora for perspective on the differences between Ethereum and Codius: 
https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-chief-differences-between-Ethereum-and-Ripples-Codius-Which-one-is-most-likely-to-succeed

Feel free to weigh-in there if you have thoughts. ___

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2014-09-29 20:36:24 (22 comments, 5 reshares, 16 +1s) 

Actually, this is the article that catalyzed my exploration of Ello today. Thanks +Mark Traphagen. 

#ello  

The FREE Complete User Guide to Ello

I've published what I believe to be the first Complete User Guide to Ello. Read it on the web for free at http://stonet.co/ElloUserGuide

The guide covers every aspect of Ello, including:

➢ Creating an account and profile
➢ The Ello home page
➢ Following users
➢ Finding users
➢ Posting and commenting
➢ Ello best practices: How to become a super user
➢ Extras: Text formatting, Emojis, and Ello services

Feel free to share a link to this guide anywhere and everywhere. I'd only ask that you not reproduce it anywhere without permission. I'll have a downloadable PDF version available soon.

Here's an easy to share link to the guide: http://stonet.co/ElloUserGuide

Let me know if you see any errors or anything I left out that you'd like covered!

#plusonly  ___Actually, this is the article that catalyzed my exploration of Ello today. Thanks +Mark Traphagen. 

#ello  

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2014-09-29 20:32:43 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s) 

+Mark Traphagen, just got me off my butt to investigate Ello because of this article. It's rough still, but I must admit that I like the principles on which it appears to be founded. 

I'm "@gideonrosenblatt". 

HT +Jeff Sayre 

Ello Is The Latest Hot Social Silo. Are you In?

Ello is the latest social networking silo to spark the imaginations and pique the hopes of social media mavens. As I'm an advocate for user-centric data control and privacy, and as I'm someone who has been involved in building open source social networking platforms, this latest entry into the social networking fray is of interest to me.

However, the rise of yet another centralized data silo is not progress, in my view. I believe decentralized social networking holds out the most hope for users as, among many other benefits, it keeps you from being the willing, sometimes exploited, product (see article below).

A few years ago, Diaspora took the nascent crowdfunding world by storm, promising an open source, decentralized social network that would put users back in control of their data. Unfortunately, for various reasons, it has faded into the background. 

Why Decentralized?

I've penned many a blog post on this topic. So as not to make this post too long, if you're interested in learning more about my thoughts on this topic, you can read my post A Flock of Twitters: Decentralized Semantic Microblogging (http://jeffsayre.com/2010/02/24/a-flock-of-twitters-decentralized-semantic-microblogging/#decent). I’ve purposely linked to the section entitled Why Decentralized.

How Many Streams Can You Kayak At Once?*

In the summation from my article How Many Streams Can You Kayak At Once? (http://jeffsayre.com/2011/03/30/how-many-streams-can-you-kayak-at-once/), I make this salient point:

The Web is about distributed communications channels, not about cloistered communications silos. The Web offers netizens the ability to create their own communication channel. I want to subscribe to you, not to you at some social network here and then also to you at another social network there, etcetera.

How many Streams can we efficiently and effectively manage at once? How many channels can we navigate in a meaningful way. How many new social networks do we have to join to keep track of the activities of all our friends, family members, and colleagues

More Of My Social Networking Musings

Here are more relevant articles of mine on the topic of social networking:

It’s Time for Blogging to Evolve (http://jeffsayre.com/2011/03/05/its-time-for-blogging-to-evolve/)

Is Surrogate Blogging via Google Plus a Good Idea? (http://jeffsayre.com/2011/07/09/is-surrogate-blogging-via-google-plus-a-good-idea/)

Fracturing The Stream (http://jeffsayre.com/2012/04/14/fracturing-the-stream/)

Flowing Your Identity Through the Social Web (http://jeffsayre.com/2010/12/01/flowing-your-identity-through-the-social-web/)

Thinking Outside the Privacy Box (http://jeffsayre.com/2010/06/07/thinking-outside-the-privacy-box/)

Learn More About Ello

Whereas I'm personally not interested in joining another social silo, I do see the value in helping those who are interested in learning more about Ello make an informed choice. To that end, +Mark Traphagen  has just made available (for free) a getting started user guide to the beta version of Ello. You can find more about that here, Ello: The Complete Guide to the Ad Free Social Network (https://plus.google.com/+MarkTraphagen/posts/URxhWZyDc5N).

Ello Early Power User Leaves

On the flip side, here's an interesting read from someone who was a consultant to the Ello project in its formative days. He's decide to leave. Why? He shares his concerns in this piece, Ello, goodbye (https://aralbalkan.com/notes/ello-goodbye/).

/cc +Kingsley Idehen +Gideon Rosenblatt +Jeff Jockisch 

#socialmedia   #datasilo   #decentralized   #privacy   #identity  ___+Mark Traphagen, just got me off my butt to investigate Ello because of this article. It's rough still, but I must admit that I like the principles on which it appears to be founded. 

I'm "@gideonrosenblatt". 

HT +Jeff Sayre 

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2014-09-29 16:34:32 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s) 

This is a worthwhile read on Amazon's business practices. It focuses on four aspects of Amazon's operations that give it a ruthless edge: 

1 - No local sales tax
2 - Predatory pricing to force competitors to sell out
3 - "Showrooming" (leveraging local retail as a showroom for online purchases)
4 - Margin squeezing on suppliers

This is a particularly damning part of the article: 

"Lest you think predator is too harsh a term, consider the metaphor Bezos himself chose when explaining how to get small book publishers to cough up deep discounts as the price for getting their titles listed on the Amazon website. As related by Businessweek reporter Brad Stone, Bezos
 instructed his negotiators to stalk them “the way a cheetah would pursue a sickly gazelle.” Bezos’ PR machine tried to claim this sneering comment was just a little“Jeff jok... more »

This is a worthwhile read on Amazon's business practices. It focuses on four aspects of Amazon's operations that give it a ruthless edge: 

1 - No local sales tax
2 - Predatory pricing to force competitors to sell out
3 - "Showrooming" (leveraging local retail as a showroom for online purchases)
4 - Margin squeezing on suppliers

This is a particularly damning part of the article: 

"Lest you think predator is too harsh a term, consider the metaphor Bezos himself chose when explaining how to get small book publishers to cough up deep discounts as the price for getting their titles listed on the Amazon website. As related by Businessweek reporter Brad Stone, Bezos
 instructed his negotiators to stalk them “the way a cheetah would pursue a sickly gazelle.” Bezos’ PR machine tried to claim this sneering comment was just a little “Jeff joke,” but they couldn’t laugh it off, for a unit dubbed the “Gazelle Project” had
 actually been set up inside Amazon."

#amazon  

HT +kevin jones on Facebook___

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2014-09-29 15:43:09 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s) 

Five paths to superintelligence, a summary of Nick Bostrom's thoughts on how (but not when) we might get to artificial superintelligence:

* Biological inspiration
* Pure mathematics
* Brute Force
* Plagiarizing nature
* Competent humans first, please

Five paths to superintelligence, a summary of Nick Bostrom's thoughts on how (but not when) we might get to artificial superintelligence:

* Biological inspiration
* Pure mathematics
* Brute Force
* Plagiarizing nature
* Competent humans first, please___

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2014-09-29 00:22:49 (12 comments, 10 reshares, 47 +1s) 

I find listening to these conversations between chat bots an amazing glimpse into a newly emerging reality. Really listen to this "conversation" and then tell me you don't find it somewhat disorienting to recall that these are just machines talking to each other. Is there meaning to this conversation? 

Imagine a world where the human species is wiped out and there isn't any singularity or runaway explosion of artificial super intelligence. But a world where self-repairing solar cells continued to power billions and billions of machines having just these kinds of conversations with one another from now until the Earth's end. What a strangely smart and stupid little world...

Interesting conversation between two Cleverbots.___I find listening to these conversations between chat bots an amazing glimpse into a newly emerging reality. Really listen to this "conversation" and then tell me you don't find it somewhat disorienting to recall that these are just machines talking to each other. Is there meaning to this conversation? 

Imagine a world where the human species is wiped out and there isn't any singularity or runaway explosion of artificial super intelligence. But a world where self-repairing solar cells continued to power billions and billions of machines having just these kinds of conversations with one another from now until the Earth's end. What a strangely smart and stupid little world...

2014-09-27 16:06:03 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s) 

+David Amerland, with a perfect example of just the kind of thing that +CJ Liuand +Clive Thompson were talking about on Wednesday: technology enhancing our human experience. Here, David's visit to the shore is packaged up as an experience and story that is easy to share.

If you didn't have a chance to watch the show, it really is worth it. Clive is a really interesting guy, with lots to share about this human-technological sandwich that is now our everyday reality.

Special thanks, +David Amerlandfor giving this shout-out to the show.

Creating Memories out of Data

Hah- you just gotta love Google's storyline feature. The timeline is taken directly from the EXIF data embedded in the digital shots and the location settings. What is fascinating is that by arranging it all in a chronological order Google actually manages to create a way more granular memory of the date than my jumbled collection of images dumped in a folder does. 

This feeds into a recent post of a +CJ Liu interview of author +Clive Thompson that was shared by +Gideon Rosenblatt (http://goo.gl/Z1EOkO) where he talks about how technology is transforming our humanity by subtly altering the way we do everyday human things: how we choose to entrust our remembrance of things, how we access information we need, how we we interact with others. 

The debate right now is very much about what is happening at the human/technology interface because most of us find themselves sandwiched there. ___+David Amerland, with a perfect example of just the kind of thing that +CJ Liuand +Clive Thompson were talking about on Wednesday: technology enhancing our human experience. Here, David's visit to the shore is packaged up as an experience and story that is easy to share.

If you didn't have a chance to watch the show, it really is worth it. Clive is a really interesting guy, with lots to share about this human-technological sandwich that is now our everyday reality.

Special thanks, +David Amerlandfor giving this shout-out to the show.

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2014-09-26 15:33:22 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s) 

Livelihood Insurance

Yesterday, I was digging into the Guaranteed Basic Income, today, thanks to this post by +John Verdon, I'm looking at insurance as a possible route to dealing with technological unemployment. This whole article is worth reading, but I'll call out this part in particular: 

"It also, to me, helps convey the lifetime nature of the problem. People go through a life cycle. Early in the life cycle they train themselves into some particular occupation. Later in life, they very rarely undertake retraining. And they rise and fall with that occupation."

"What I thought the most important to do would be to develop measures of occupational risk and to write insurance policies against risks to the occupation, and that eliminates moral hazard because a person can’t do anything about the rise and fall of the occupation."

"So inor... more »

The rapid advance of machine learning presents an economic paradox: productivity is rising, but employment may not.___Livelihood Insurance

Yesterday, I was digging into the Guaranteed Basic Income, today, thanks to this post by +John Verdon, I'm looking at insurance as a possible route to dealing with technological unemployment. This whole article is worth reading, but I'll call out this part in particular: 

"It also, to me, helps convey the lifetime nature of the problem. People go through a life cycle. Early in the life cycle they train themselves into some particular occupation. Later in life, they very rarely undertake retraining. And they rise and fall with that occupation."

"What I thought the most important to do would be to develop measures of occupational risk and to write insurance policies against risks to the occupation, and that eliminates moral hazard because a person can’t do anything about the rise and fall of the occupation."

"So in order to make that happen we have to develop a rather different kind of insurance industry. This has never been done, and it requires better measurement of occupational incomes. We have to measure risks before we can insure them. And we need to develop historical indexes of occupational incomes that are done properly so that we have some sense of history about how these things evolve. That will help us design insurance policies."

One of the difficulties, of course, is determining risks in newly burgeoning job types. Still, it's an interesting idea.  

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2014-09-25 14:55:22 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s) 

How Technology Shapes Humanity

This is a really wonderful interview of +Clive Thompson, on his book, Smarter Than You Think:
smarterthanyouthink.net

The basic theme that runs through this conversation is technology and its connection with our humanity. It's full of interesting perspectives and anecdotes, told mostly from the perspective of the enduser, and how technology is shaping us over time. Clive is a writer for NY Times Magazine and Wired and draws on the stories he's covered over the years. His message is that technology has many unintended and unanticipated consequences and that it shapes us in very subtle ways that are initially quite easy to criticize, but that often take time to fully appreciate for their positive contributions. He's also trying to urge technology designers to consider the cultural, big-picture effects of their work. Amen. 
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How Technology Shapes Humanity

This is a really wonderful interview of +Clive Thompson, on his book, Smarter Than You Think:
smarterthanyouthink.net

The basic theme that runs through this conversation is technology and its connection with our humanity. It's full of interesting perspectives and anecdotes, told mostly from the perspective of the enduser, and how technology is shaping us over time. Clive is a writer for NY Times Magazine and Wired and draws on the stories he's covered over the years. His message is that technology has many unintended and unanticipated consequences and that it shapes us in very subtle ways that are initially quite easy to criticize, but that often take time to fully appreciate for their positive contributions. He's also trying to urge technology designers to consider the cultural, big-picture effects of their work. Amen. 

For those of you who don't know her, the interviewer here is +CJ Liu, who is my wife. And though tech isn't usually the focus of her show, she used to work in technology and she brings that background to her questions for Clive. This is a 50-minute segment, so grab a coffee or queue it up for lunch. It really is worth it.  

You can watch the video below, or on the Fire It Up with CJ site:
http://www.fireitupwithcj.com/show-archives/how-has-technology-changed-the-world/
(which includes Clive's piece, Ten Ways Technology is Making Us Smarter)

"I love your brain; let's put it on a hard drive." ___

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2014-09-24 21:34:33 (93 comments, 20 reshares, 42 +1s) 

Giving every working age US citizen a guaranteed basic income would cost an estimated $2.16 trillion. About a trillion of that might come from cutting existing federal and state benefits for low-income Americans. That still leaves a huge gap, but there are ideas for filling that, including $100 million in carbon taxes, and cutting military spending. 

There are, no doubt, real obstacles to making something like a guaranteed basic income work, but one of the real questions is raises is what a monthly government check might do to people's relationship with work. It's a complex question. 

The other blocking consideration behind all of this, however, is the idea's political feasibility. The U.S. is still licking the wounds left over from a divisive fight over extending healthcare benefits; something like a basic income would likely be even more polarizing. 

Andyet... more »

Giving every working age US citizen a guaranteed basic income would cost an estimated $2.16 trillion. About a trillion of that might come from cutting existing federal and state benefits for low-income Americans. That still leaves a huge gap, but there are ideas for filling that, including $100 million in carbon taxes, and cutting military spending. 

There are, no doubt, real obstacles to making something like a guaranteed basic income work, but one of the real questions is raises is what a monthly government check might do to people's relationship with work. It's a complex question. 

The other blocking consideration behind all of this, however, is the idea's political feasibility. The U.S. is still licking the wounds left over from a divisive fight over extending healthcare benefits; something like a basic income would likely be even more polarizing. 

And yet, there are conservatives who seem to be in favor of a guaranteed basic income, as a way of simplifying government programs and giving more choice to recipients. That's what this attached article is about. 

My interest in this issue right now centers on the growing importance of this question as our economy continues to automate. 

#basicincome   #guaranteedbasicincome  ___

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2014-09-24 19:10:39 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s) 

Irreverent post from +Rohin Dhar on the human species, with cameo from Agent Smith in The Matrix at the end. 

"While humans currently rank at the top of the proverbial “app store” that is Earth, the last two millennia have not been so kind to other “startup” species: plants and animals have been in a consistent decline. Consequently, many have surmised that humans are involved in foul play to achieve this level of dominance. A casual Google search reveals this chart from the University of Michigan that overlays the growth of humans versus the decline of every other living thing on Earth:"

"So, who is at fault here? Is this a case of “growth hacking” gone bad, or are plants and animals simply lazy and unable to put in an honest effort to make it in this world? You might wonder why animals haven’t bothered to invent anything in the last century. Andhow about plant... more »

Irreverent post from +Rohin Dhar on the human species, with cameo from Agent Smith in The Matrix at the end. 

"While humans currently rank at the top of the proverbial “app store” that is Earth, the last two millennia have not been so kind to other “startup” species: plants and animals have been in a consistent decline. Consequently, many have surmised that humans are involved in foul play to achieve this level of dominance. A casual Google search reveals this chart from the University of Michigan that overlays the growth of humans versus the decline of every other living thing on Earth:"

"So, who is at fault here? Is this a case of “growth hacking” gone bad, or are plants and animals simply lazy and unable to put in an honest effort to make it in this world? You might wonder why animals haven’t bothered to invent anything in the last century. And how about plants -- do they even do anything?"___

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2014-09-23 23:45:11 (26 comments, 8 reshares, 36 +1s) 

I'm starting to dig into Bitcoin and the blockchain technology that makes it possible. This is a nice, short overview of Bitcoin and the history of money. 

I'm starting to dig into Bitcoin and the blockchain technology that makes it possible. This is a nice, short overview of Bitcoin and the history of money. ___

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2014-09-22 14:56:19 (8 comments, 9 reshares, 34 +1s) 

You don't have to be a social entrepreneur to care about the impact that your work has in the world. In this new post, I distill three core lessons I learned over roughly ten years of running a social enterprise. 

The main focus in this piece is on helping readers to get past the sometimes subtle belief that money and mission are a zero-sum game, where more of one always means less of the other.

I know, from personal experience, that this is not true.

I would be lying if I said that incorporating a balance of mission and money wasn't harder than simply managing for profits. But with some extra entrepreneurial creativity, it is possible to build business models that simultaneously serve customers and social needs. And it's very rewarding. 

I hope you'll enjoy this piece. It's based on real experience - some of which was quite painful toe... more »

You don't have to be a social entrepreneur to care about the impact that your work has in the world. In this new post, I distill three core lessons I learned over roughly ten years of running a social enterprise. 

The main focus in this piece is on helping readers to get past the sometimes subtle belief that money and mission are a zero-sum game, where more of one always means less of the other.

I know, from personal experience, that this is not true.

I would be lying if I said that incorporating a balance of mission and money wasn't harder than simply managing for profits. But with some extra entrepreneurial creativity, it is possible to build business models that simultaneously serve customers and social needs. And it's very rewarding. 

I hope you'll enjoy this piece. It's based on real experience - some of which was quite painful to earn. 

#socialentrepreneurship   #socialenterprise   #socent   #mission  

P.S. - pinging a few people who've expressed interest in this topic over time (please let me know if you'd prefer me not to do that in future - I very rarely do)___

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2014-09-21 15:12:16 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 14 +1s) 

"I guess I just didn't deserve Brad, really"

What happens if we start building emotions into our products and services on the Internet of Things. A funny, and thought-provoking satirical look at Brad, the little toaster who just wanted to be used. 

(Update: looks like Vimeo may be having some Google+ integration issues - here's the link to the video: http://vimeo.com/41363473)

And here's some more exploration into some of these ideas:
https://medium.com/@fishandchipsing/from-internets-to-relationships-of-things-ea334b1d13f1

#iot   #internetofthings   #servicetether  

"I guess I just didn't deserve Brad, really"

What happens if we start building emotions into our products and services on the Internet of Things. A funny, and thought-provoking satirical look at Brad, the little toaster who just wanted to be used. 

(Update: looks like Vimeo may be having some Google+ integration issues - here's the link to the video: http://vimeo.com/41363473)

And here's some more exploration into some of these ideas:
https://medium.com/@fishandchipsing/from-internets-to-relationships-of-things-ea334b1d13f1

#iot   #internetofthings   #servicetether  ___

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2014-09-19 00:31:47 (18 comments, 12 reshares, 68 +1s) 

Larry Page has some big vision for the future of Google and the world. 

This piece is based on a story in The Information by +Amir Efrati.
https://www.theinformation.com/At-Google-CEO-Page-s-Dreams-Keep-Getting-Bigger
(subscription required)

Amir, if you see this, you noted in a comment that Larry had a few choice thoughts about Wall Street being broken that didn't make it into your piece. Any thoughts you could share here?  

Thanks for catching this, +Matthew J Price. 

Larry Page is my kind of guy. He and Elon Musk are the two people to whom I'd trust the future of the planet.___Larry Page has some big vision for the future of Google and the world. 

This piece is based on a story in The Information by +Amir Efrati.
https://www.theinformation.com/At-Google-CEO-Page-s-Dreams-Keep-Getting-Bigger
(subscription required)

Amir, if you see this, you noted in a comment that Larry had a few choice thoughts about Wall Street being broken that didn't make it into your piece. Any thoughts you could share here?  

Thanks for catching this, +Matthew J Price. 

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2014-09-18 03:05:00 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s) 

Sorting comments by number of +1's??

This is super useful and I just noticed this. It looks like some new functionality out of the +CircleCount extension that allows you to sort comments by date or by the number of plusses they've received. You have to at the post view in order for this to show up, which you get to by clicking on the time/date stamp at the top of a post. 

What the heck is going on here? Was I just asleep at the wheel and missed this somehow or is this new??? Whatever the case, I really like it!

Sorting comments by number of +1's??

This is super useful and I just noticed this. It looks like some new functionality out of the +CircleCount extension that allows you to sort comments by date or by the number of plusses they've received. You have to at the post view in order for this to show up, which you get to by clicking on the time/date stamp at the top of a post. 

What the heck is going on here? Was I just asleep at the wheel and missed this somehow or is this new??? Whatever the case, I really like it!___

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2014-09-18 01:44:44 (15 comments, 12 reshares, 44 +1s) 

Very informative infographic from +YES! Magazine on the growing disparity in wealth: 

http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/the-end-of-poverty/inequality-the-choices-we-ve-made

The attached image is only a small piece of it. Worth looking at the full spread in the link above. 

Very informative infographic from +YES! Magazine on the growing disparity in wealth: 

http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/the-end-of-poverty/inequality-the-choices-we-ve-made

The attached image is only a small piece of it. Worth looking at the full spread in the link above. ___

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2014-09-18 01:25:26 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s) 

Having some fun with my banner image on my profile here - it's getting eaten by the Google+ border wrap. 

I have just been called immature. By my son. Oh well. 

Having some fun with my banner image on my profile here - it's getting eaten by the Google+ border wrap. 

I have just been called immature. By my son. Oh well. ___

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2014-09-16 00:34:10 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

Some speculation from +Jeff Sayre on whether the Apple Watch might have some more story on the sensors front that hasn't yet been revealed. 

Joining The Band, The Apple Watch Band

My latest blog post on Apple's newest category entry -- wearable technology. From my piece:

Could these outer “contacts” allow a connection to the Apple Watch’s processors? Could they allow for signals to be sent between wristband-based sensors and the Apple Watch's onboard computer? If so, the possibilities could be astonishing!

http://jeffsayre.com/2014/09/15/joining-the-band-the-apple-watch-band/

/cc +Mike Elgan +Gideon Rosenblatt +Gerd Moe-Behrens +Robert Scoble +Mark Bruce 

#wearabletech   #quantifiedself   #personalizedmedicine   #applewatch  ___Some speculation from +Jeff Sayre on whether the Apple Watch might have some more story on the sensors front that hasn't yet been revealed. 

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2014-09-15 18:00:41 (9 comments, 14 reshares, 21 +1s) 

This is an excellent piece exploring the relationship between technology and religion. I know there are a lot of people here on Google+ who don't seem to have much patience for religion, so if that's you, try to set that aside, and explore this article. It raises some fascinating questions. 

D.A.V.I.D. may be cute, and robotic yoga may be goofy, but the intentions of SES and Dr. Kevin Staley, an associate professor of theology and the robot’s handler, could not be more serious. Through those 23 inches of silicon and plastic, they hope to tackle questions about what it means to be human; about how we should interact with the non-human entities in our lives; and about what a uniquely Christian response might be to a world in which humans start to seem more like computers, and computers start to seem more and more like human beings.

Welcome to the future of theology. Or, moreac... more »

This is an excellent piece exploring the relationship between technology and religion. I know there are a lot of people here on Google+ who don't seem to have much patience for religion, so if that's you, try to set that aside, and explore this article. It raises some fascinating questions. 

D.A.V.I.D. may be cute, and robotic yoga may be goofy, but the intentions of SES and Dr. Kevin Staley, an associate professor of theology and the robot’s handler, could not be more serious. Through those 23 inches of silicon and plastic, they hope to tackle questions about what it means to be human; about how we should interact with the non-human entities in our lives; and about what a uniquely Christian response might be to a world in which humans start to seem more like computers, and computers start to seem more and more like human beings.

Welcome to the future of theology. Or, more accurately, welcome to the theological past. While SES, an independent evangelical school in Matthews, N.C., claims to be the world’s only seminary to own a robot (and I can’t find any reason to doubt them, unless you count Siri on all those theological iPhones), the entanglement of robotics and Christianity has a longer history than you might think.

He suggests that, quite simply, most people don’t connect faith to the seemingly commercial details of, say, iPhones, or robots that care for the elderly, or the dynamics of personal relationships conducted over Skype, even though these changes have a bearing on the way we relate to other human beings.

As an alternative to this silence, Staley’s work touches on two possible modes of religious response to technology, which I’ll call—because sci-fi topics deserve sci-fi names—the Strong and Weak Theories of Theorobotics.

The Strong Theory, which occupies the balance of Staley’s dissertation, deals with more futuristic questions. It acts as a kind of direct rebuke to those transhumanists and futurists who wish to merge human and machine, asserting instead the sanctity of the human form (created “in Our image,” says Genesis, and later taken on by a Son of God, according to the Gospels) endowed with a soul that cannot be translated into ones and zeroes.

...Here, the Weak Theory of Theorobotics applies. This kind of reaction holds that religious groups, with their widespread emphasis on building personal communities of living, breathing human beings, have a unique platform from which to critique certain technologies.

#religion   #AI   #soul  ___

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2014-09-12 18:21:22 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 24 +1s) 


Really good analysis from +John Blossom on what's happening in the publishing sector right now with the rise of self-published books. 


Really good analysis from +John Blossom on what's happening in the publishing sector right now with the rise of self-published books. ___

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2014-09-12 02:50:06 (18 comments, 82 reshares, 44 +1s) 

Northern Lights May Ignite in Northeast, Central US Skies: Where to See Rare Show

I've never seen it, and am hoping I will for the first time. Are you on the green portion of the map?

"Stargazers could be in for a rare display Friday night as an Earth-directed solar flare ignites the northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, in the United States. As a result of the flare's direction and strength, the dazzling light display could reach as far south as Maryland in the East and down over Nebraska farther west."

"According to AccuWeather.com Astronomer Hunter Outten, the flare is ranked as an X-class, or the highest class for a solar flare. Along with the brilliant light display that may be visible to some in the northern part of the country, a flare of this magnitude could also have adverse effects on GPS, radio frequencies and cell phone... more »

Northern Lights May Ignite in Northeast, Central US Skies: Where to See Rare Show

I've never seen it, and am hoping I will for the first time. Are you on the green portion of the map?

"Stargazers could be in for a rare display Friday night as an Earth-directed solar flare ignites the northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, in the United States. As a result of the flare's direction and strength, the dazzling light display could reach as far south as Maryland in the East and down over Nebraska farther west."

"According to AccuWeather.com Astronomer Hunter Outten, the flare is ranked as an X-class, or the highest class for a solar flare. Along with the brilliant light display that may be visible to some in the northern part of the country, a flare of this magnitude could also have adverse effects on GPS, radio frequencies and cell phone and satellite reception as well."

More:
http://www.accuweather.com/en/features/trend/northern_lights_viewing_condit/33834457___

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2014-09-12 00:29:18 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 42 +1s) 

Very cool. I like this quote: 

"It really boils down to the impact, what I wanted to do. I was really working on technologies that had a lot of applications but I chose to pursue this one because it has such a direct impact on somebody's quality of life," Pathak told Business Insider. "I think it’s so much more meaningful to know that something you’ve created is helping somebody."

Thanks +Joshua Berg 

Lift Labs (created stabilizing spoon) Joins Google X

Google has announced that Liftware will be joining the Google X project. This company certainly has some interesting ideas. Check out the stabilizing spoon.


Today we’re welcoming the Lift Labs team into Google[x]. Their tremor-canceling device could improve quality of life for millions of people. We’re also going to explore how their technology could be used in other ways to improve the understanding and management of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor.


Google Just Bought The Company That Created A Tremor-Stabilizing Spoon

Google acquired Lift Labs, the company that created a spoon to cancel out shakiness and make it easier for those with hand tremors to eat.

businessinsider.com/company-stabilizes-tremors-with-spoons-acquired-by-google-2014-9 


#Liftware   #LiftLabs   #Technology   #TechNews  ___Very cool. I like this quote: 

"It really boils down to the impact, what I wanted to do. I was really working on technologies that had a lot of applications but I chose to pursue this one because it has such a direct impact on somebody's quality of life," Pathak told Business Insider. "I think it’s so much more meaningful to know that something you’ve created is helping somebody."

Thanks +Joshua Berg 

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2014-09-11 21:03:34 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 28 +1s) 

How Organizations Create Intrinsic Value
http://goo.gl/x6A8tj

How Organizations Create Intrinsic Value
http://goo.gl/x6A8tj___

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2014-09-10 20:22:19 (36 comments, 9 reshares, 50 +1s) 

"Machines perform tasks but they don't do jobs."

This quote from +M Sinclair Stevens yesterday in reference to a comment on a post of mine yesterday, and I liked it so much I thought it was just too good not to share more broadly (and with pretty graphic).

"Machines perform tasks but they don't do jobs."

This quote from +M Sinclair Stevens yesterday in reference to a comment on a post of mine yesterday, and I liked it so much I thought it was just too good not to share more broadly (and with pretty graphic).___

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2014-09-10 19:42:52 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 7 +1s) 

Deep Learning, data-driven decisions and the management of firms. There's some really good stuff in this interview. 

"So the role of a senior manager in a deeply data-driven world is going to shift. I think the job is going to be to figure out, “Where do I actually add value and where should I get out of the way and go where the data take me?” That’s going to mean a very deep rethinking of the idea of the managerial “gut,” or intuition."

"The only way to understand data is to look at these data-driven companies like Facebook and Netflix and Amazon and Google and say, “OK, you know, I can see that’s a different way of running an organization.” It is certainly not the case that domain expertise is suddenly redundant. But data expertise is at least as important and will become exponentially more important. So this is the trick. Data will tell youwhat’s really go... more »

Deep Learning, data-driven decisions and the management of firms. There's some really good stuff in this interview. 

"So the role of a senior manager in a deeply data-driven world is going to shift. I think the job is going to be to figure out, “Where do I actually add value and where should I get out of the way and go where the data take me?” That’s going to mean a very deep rethinking of the idea of the managerial “gut,” or intuition."

"The only way to understand data is to look at these data-driven companies like Facebook and Netflix and Amazon and Google and say, “OK, you know, I can see that’s a different way of running an organization.” It is certainly not the case that domain expertise is suddenly redundant. But data expertise is at least as important and will become exponentially more important. So this is the trick. Data will tell you what’s really going on, whereas domain expertise will always bias you toward the status quo, and that makes it very hard to keep up with these disruptions."___

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2014-09-10 01:02:34 (45 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s) 

Thinking a lot these days about earning power in a world where intelligent machines take on more and more human work... 

Thinking a lot these days about earning power in a world where intelligent machines take on more and more human work... ___

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2014-09-09 22:53:34 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 10 +1s) 

Some good perspective on the challenges that data standards still pose to the Internet of Things. 

It's worth noting though that people are already working around some of these limitations using IFTTT to connect your car to your furnace, using the APIs of Automatic and Nest. 
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/internet-of-things/

Ultimately though, that's not the way to go. We'll need approaches that are more scalable and automatic. That's why this point about standards is important. 

Thanks for sharing this one, +John Hagel 

Calling it the "Internet of Things" may be misleading - +Stacey Higginbotham  highlights the lack of standards that limit the value of all these sensors___Some good perspective on the challenges that data standards still pose to the Internet of Things. 

It's worth noting though that people are already working around some of these limitations using IFTTT to connect your car to your furnace, using the APIs of Automatic and Nest. 
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/internet-of-things/

Ultimately though, that's not the way to go. We'll need approaches that are more scalable and automatic. That's why this point about standards is important. 

Thanks for sharing this one, +John Hagel 

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2014-09-09 15:46:42 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s) 

3rd Order Engagement

Third-order engagement is a framework for thinking holistically about the network of people connected to an organization. 

First-order engagement is engaging employees in the work of the organization.

Second-order engagement is employees engaging the customers and partners of the organization. 

Third-order engagement is customers and partners engage other customers and partners. 

More...
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/third-order-engagement/

3rd Order Engagement

Third-order engagement is a framework for thinking holistically about the network of people connected to an organization. 

First-order engagement is engaging employees in the work of the organization.

Second-order engagement is employees engaging the customers and partners of the organization. 

Third-order engagement is customers and partners engage other customers and partners. 

More...
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/third-order-engagement/___

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2014-09-09 14:58:18 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s) 

This is an excellent analysis of Amazon.

Jeff Bezos is most definitely not running Amazon for fun as "the world's biggest lifestyle business" though. I believe there are two very logical explanations for what Amazon does with its cash: 

1) Amazon, like Google, is extremely bullish on their upside and that making capital expenditures in their future is the most logical way to invest their cash.

2) Amazon, again, like Google, is obsessively focused on building synergies around its customer promise. It is, in this sense, one of the most customer-centric companies around, and it is not letting Wall Street distract it from this strategy.  

In this sense, I contrast Google and Amazon on the one hand with Facebook and Apple on the other. Google and Amazon have been much more resistant to pressure for short-term returns from shareholders. Apple, in contrast, just mades... more »

Since someone at Amazon has the job of making sure that each quarter, the dozens of separate businesses within Amazon and over two million third party seller accounts, all sitting on top of the Amazon fulfillment and commerce platform, nets out to as close to zero as possible, at least as far as net income goes, net income is a pretty bad way to try to understand a business like this -- actual cash flow is better. "Amazon's operating cash flow (OCF) margin has been very roughly stable for a decade, but the free cash flow (FCF) has fallen, due to radically increased capital expenditure (capex)." "Starting in 2009, Amazon began spending far more on capex for every dollar that comes in the door, and there’s no sign of the rate of increase slowing down."

"It’s pretty apparent that the money is going into more fulfillment capacity (warehouses, to put it crudely) and to Amazon Web Services (AWS)."___This is an excellent analysis of Amazon.

Jeff Bezos is most definitely not running Amazon for fun as "the world's biggest lifestyle business" though. I believe there are two very logical explanations for what Amazon does with its cash: 

1) Amazon, like Google, is extremely bullish on their upside and that making capital expenditures in their future is the most logical way to invest their cash.

2) Amazon, again, like Google, is obsessively focused on building synergies around its customer promise. It is, in this sense, one of the most customer-centric companies around, and it is not letting Wall Street distract it from this strategy.  

In this sense, I contrast Google and Amazon on the one hand with Facebook and Apple on the other. Google and Amazon have been much more resistant to pressure for short-term returns from shareholders. Apple, in contrast, just made some rather large concessions to raider Carl Icahn, agreeing to large stock repurchases under the threat of a raid from that jackal. Facebook has shown itself to be willing to turn itself into what is essentially a marketing platform, even though the company shows occasional blips of understanding that end users will always be the key to its success. 

I'm not saying Amazon or Google are perfect. Amazon, in particular, has had some real challenges to it reputation of late, and for good reason. And the picture I'm painting is more nuanced than this contrast. Still, I think there is a contrast here that is worth calling out. 


Thanks to +Wayne Radinsky for catching this. 

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2014-09-08 14:14:22 (71 comments, 13 reshares, 49 +1s) 

There's no chance of getting a Constitutional amendment, right? So why concern yourself with the Senate vote on getting money out of politics? 

Not because today’s debate will lead to the rapid amendment of the Constitution. In fact, no matter what the Senate does, there will not be a sufficient majority in the chamber where a two-thirds vote is required to approve an amendment for consideration by the states. Nor is there any realistic chance that John Boehner will suddenly decide to lead the charge against the corporate campaign spending and billionaire manipulations that bought him the House speakership.

And not because the amendment that is being advanced is the amendment that will ultimately be added to the Constitution. Make no mistake, there will be a Twenty-Eighth Amendment; there must be if the American experiment is to survive as anything akin to a democratic republic.As... more »

There's no chance of getting a Constitutional amendment, right? So why concern yourself with the Senate vote on getting money out of politics? 

Not because today’s debate will lead to the rapid amendment of the Constitution. In fact, no matter what the Senate does, there will not be a sufficient majority in the chamber where a two-thirds vote is required to approve an amendment for consideration by the states. Nor is there any realistic chance that John Boehner will suddenly decide to lead the charge against the corporate campaign spending and billionaire manipulations that bought him the House speakership.

And not because the amendment that is being advanced is the amendment that will ultimately be added to the Constitution. Make no mistake, there will be a Twenty-Eighth Amendment; there must be if the American experiment is to survive as anything akin to a democratic republic. As with past amendments, however, this initial proposal for updating the Constitution will likely be altered—with language strengthened or weakened based on the ability of mass movements to place demands for more or less radical change.

So why exactly is this a pivotal moment?

Because when a movement becomes sufficiently dynamic to force a Senate debate—after just four years of organizing by groups like Move to Amend, Free Speech For People, Public Citizen, Common Cause, People for the American Way and allied groups at the local and state levels—that debate ought not be seen as beginning or the end of anything. It is a part of a process—an essential teaching moment, an essential organizing moment.

Organizing and campaigning by citizens—working in conjunction with groups that has never been adequately funded, on a project that has never received a fair share of media attention—has gotten sixteen states and more than 600 towns, villages, cities and counties to demand an amendment. And the Senate is taking that demand seriously enough to propose a fix, to organize a debate and to schedule votes that will provide a measure of the prospects for making a democracy amendment the twenty-eighth addition to the Constitution.

So, if you're interested, here's a link to an easy way to communicate with your senators on this issue:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/04/1327179/-Senate-to-vote-on-repealing-Citizens-United-Monday-Something-you-can-do-that-will-take-5-minutes#

Thanks to +Jeff Sullivan for reminding me. 

#citizensunited   #moneyandpolitics  ___

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2014-09-05 19:39:38 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s) 

More on Algorithmic Feed Filtering

This is a well-written piece, by +Zeynep Tufekci on the rumors of Twitter filtering its timeline. 
 
What else will a curated feed optimize for? It will almost certainly look more like television since there is a reason television looks like television: that’s what advertisers like. There will be more celebrities. There will be more pithy quotes. There will be even more outrage, and even more lovable, fluffy things (both are engaging, and remember, algorithms will optimize for engagement). There will be more sports and television events. There will be less random, weird and otherwise obscure content being surfaced by the collective, networked judgement of the users I choose to follow.

#twitter   #feed  

More on Algorithmic Feed Filtering

This is a well-written piece, by +Zeynep Tufekci on the rumors of Twitter filtering its timeline. 
 
What else will a curated feed optimize for? It will almost certainly look more like television since there is a reason television looks like television: that’s what advertisers like. There will be more celebrities. There will be more pithy quotes. There will be even more outrage, and even more lovable, fluffy things (both are engaging, and remember, algorithms will optimize for engagement). There will be more sports and television events. There will be less random, weird and otherwise obscure content being surfaced by the collective, networked judgement of the users I choose to follow.

#twitter   #feed  ___

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2014-09-05 03:18:38 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s) 

An interesting look at how Toyota sees driving automation relative to the driverless car vision of Google. 

While Toyota and Google both want to reduce crashes and fatalities, Koibuchi says they are starting from different points.

“They work from vision driven development,” he said. “We work from current, traditional automaker position. But, maybe, if the technology and social consensus increases, we can meet at some point.”

Automation of vehicles will be a gradual process, says Kristin Tabar, Toyota vice president for technical and administrative planning. It could start with systems that automatically brake for pedestrians, or to prevent collisions, then take over the driving duties on open freeways, or in traffic jams.

An interesting look at how Toyota sees driving automation relative to the driverless car vision of Google. 

While Toyota and Google both want to reduce crashes and fatalities, Koibuchi says they are starting from different points.

“They work from vision driven development,” he said. “We work from current, traditional automaker position. But, maybe, if the technology and social consensus increases, we can meet at some point.”

Automation of vehicles will be a gradual process, says Kristin Tabar, Toyota vice president for technical and administrative planning. It could start with systems that automatically brake for pedestrians, or to prevent collisions, then take over the driving duties on open freeways, or in traffic jams.___

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2014-09-04 23:42:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s) 

"We are on a learning curve that is of our creation but that is not exactly ours."
http://goo.gl/tqTb91

"We are on a learning curve that is of our creation but that is not exactly ours."
http://goo.gl/tqTb91___

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2014-09-04 21:32:14 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s) 

Algorithmic filtering: the feature people love to hate and hate to love. 

Looks like Twitter might be rolling it out...slowly...

Noto said these changes will be incremental. “We’re going to do all of these methodically. We test and make sure we understand what the implications are,” he said. “Individual users are not going to wake up one day and find their timeline completely ranked by an algorithm.”

Thanks for the heads up, +Mark Traphagen. 

#twitter  

The Twitter Timeline May Go All Facebook on Us Soon

Rumors have been flying for some time now that Twitter was considering filtering its timeline, much as other networks like Facebook or Google+ already do.

Many hardcore Twitter users consider Twitter's show-all reverse chronological order timeline to be almost sacred. But since going public Twitter has been struggling to retain users or gain new ones. 

Despite what users say, internal data in social networks tell them that users stay longer and come back more often when their stream is algorithmically filtered to show them content they are more likely to be interested in.

Twitter’s timeline is organized in reverse chronological order, a delivery system that has not changed since the product was created eight years ago and one that some early adopters consider sacred to the core Twitter experience. But this “isn’t the most relevant experience for a user,” Noto [Twitter CFO] said. Timely tweets can get buried at the bottom of the feed if the user doesn’t have the app open, for example. “Putting that content in front of the person at that moment in time is a way to organize that content better.”___Algorithmic filtering: the feature people love to hate and hate to love. 

Looks like Twitter might be rolling it out...slowly...

Noto said these changes will be incremental. “We’re going to do all of these methodically. We test and make sure we understand what the implications are,” he said. “Individual users are not going to wake up one day and find their timeline completely ranked by an algorithm.”

Thanks for the heads up, +Mark Traphagen. 

#twitter  

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2014-09-04 18:55:20 (7 comments, 9 reshares, 19 +1s) 

20 Questions for Organizational Knowledge Transfer

http://goo.gl/M0G1Cy

As some of you may have noticed, over this last week I've been thinking about capturing knowledge - transforming it from tacit knowledge into explicit knowledge. The scale I was looking at was web-scale, and so naturally, I focused a lot on what Google is up to these days. 

But there is another scale of knowledge transformation that is really important. It's the kind that happens within organizations when extremely valuable knowledge is locked up in the minds and bodies of key individuals and needs to be passed on to others in the organization. Often times this happens around questions of succession and retirement, but not always. 

So, earlier this week I passed my recent article on knowledge extraction and artificial intelligence on to Steve Trautman, who is someone I used tow... more »

20 Questions for Organizational Knowledge Transfer

http://goo.gl/M0G1Cy

As some of you may have noticed, over this last week I've been thinking about capturing knowledge - transforming it from tacit knowledge into explicit knowledge. The scale I was looking at was web-scale, and so naturally, I focused a lot on what Google is up to these days. 

But there is another scale of knowledge transformation that is really important. It's the kind that happens within organizations when extremely valuable knowledge is locked up in the minds and bodies of key individuals and needs to be passed on to others in the organization. Often times this happens around questions of succession and retirement, but not always. 

So, earlier this week I passed my recent article on knowledge extraction and artificial intelligence on to Steve Trautman, who is someone I used to work with at Microsoft and who, over the last 15 years or so has become a leading expert on the question of knowledge transfer. As part of his reply, he pointed me to this very practical guide he'd pulled together to assess organizational knowledge transfer projects.

It's really worth looking at, and so I thought I'd share it with you here. 

20 Test Questions to Measure Knowledge Transfer
http://stevetrautman.com/20-suggested-test-questions-to-measure-knowledge-transfer/

#knowledgetransfer   #knowledge   #mentoring  ___

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2014-09-04 01:27:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

What will happen should people’s desire or ability to consume more and more goods and services eventually wane? Business is a resilient force, but how would it adapt?

No social institution is as pervasive in our day-to-day lives as modern business. We interact with firms through their employees when we shop, eat out, and call for technical support, and through their products and services every time we put on a pair of jeans, use our mobile phone or microwave popcorn. These countless little points of contact add up. Collectively, they account for a very large proportion of the modern human experience. If we are looking for powerful places to intervene to boost human happiness, one could argue there is no better place to focus than on the institution of business.

#happiness  

What will happen should people’s desire or ability to consume more and more goods and services eventually wane? Business is a resilient force, but how would it adapt?

No social institution is as pervasive in our day-to-day lives as modern business. We interact with firms through their employees when we shop, eat out, and call for technical support, and through their products and services every time we put on a pair of jeans, use our mobile phone or microwave popcorn. These countless little points of contact add up. Collectively, they account for a very large proportion of the modern human experience. If we are looking for powerful places to intervene to boost human happiness, one could argue there is no better place to focus than on the institution of business.

#happiness  ___

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2014-09-04 00:07:34 (33 comments, 9 reshares, 33 +1s) 

Fifteen Percent of Queries Are New to Google Search

This data is over a year old, so the absolute numbers have likely changed a bit, but wow, 15% of search terms on Google Search have never been submitted before. That maps to some 500 million new queries that need to be made sense of each and every day.  

Google's search engine is powerful, but not all-knowing. Every month Google processes 100 billion queries, and typically returns results with microsecond speed. However, on a fairly regular basis, Google's search engine has to think a bit harder to render a result. On a daily basis, 15 percent of queries submitted -- 500 million -- have never been seen before by Google's search engine, and that has continued for the nearly 15 years the company has existed, according to John Wiley, the lead designer for Google Search.
Source: http://goo.gl/7pC571

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Fifteen Percent of Queries Are New to Google Search

This data is over a year old, so the absolute numbers have likely changed a bit, but wow, 15% of search terms on Google Search have never been submitted before. That maps to some 500 million new queries that need to be made sense of each and every day.  

Google's search engine is powerful, but not all-knowing. Every month Google processes 100 billion queries, and typically returns results with microsecond speed. However, on a fairly regular basis, Google's search engine has to think a bit harder to render a result. On a daily basis, 15 percent of queries submitted -- 500 million -- have never been seen before by Google's search engine, and that has continued for the nearly 15 years the company has existed, according to John Wiley, the lead designer for Google Search.
Source: http://goo.gl/7pC571

I don't know about you, but that 15% number surprises me. I would think it would be much smaller. No wonder Google is working so hard on semantic search, the Knowledge Graph and ultimately automating the cataloguing of the world’s knowledge. 

See also my post from Monday, When Machines Know: The Evolution of Knowledge and Artificial Intelligence:
http://goo.gl/ZSZEUF

#search   #knowledgegraph  ___

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2014-09-03 14:34:55 (4 comments, 11 reshares, 50 +1s) 

The brain, the Internet and the future of work
by +Esko Kilpi 

http://eskokilpi.blogging.fi/2014/09/02/the-brain-the-internet-and-the-future-of-work/

We can no longer see our minds as independent and separate but as thoroughly social. The human mind is not located and stored in an individual. Rather, what we have called the individual mind is something that arises continuously in relationships between people.

The brain, the Internet and the future of work
by +Esko Kilpi 

http://eskokilpi.blogging.fi/2014/09/02/the-brain-the-internet-and-the-future-of-work/

We can no longer see our minds as independent and separate but as thoroughly social. The human mind is not located and stored in an individual. Rather, what we have called the individual mind is something that arises continuously in relationships between people.___

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2014-09-02 21:09:00 (18 comments, 3 reshares, 25 +1s) 

Software to read emotions

Careful. Too much time here on Google+ could affect your ability to accurately read other people's emotions. Nah, it's not just a Google+ thing; recent research comparing kids on a kind of digital sabbatical to kids averaging 4.5 hours a day on digital devices found that the kids who stayed off devices were 30% better at reading emotions - after just a five-day separation from those devices. 

Maybe that's why we feel so much better when we get away from it all on real vacations where we're not still plugged in. 

Not willing to cut the umbilical cord quite yet? Well there's an app for that, er.. sort of. It's not actually available yet. Check out the facial recognition software for Google Glass in the below video. It helps you recognize other people's emotions. 

Hard to for me to interpret just howac... more »

Software to read emotions

Careful. Too much time here on Google+ could affect your ability to accurately read other people's emotions. Nah, it's not just a Google+ thing; recent research comparing kids on a kind of digital sabbatical to kids averaging 4.5 hours a day on digital devices found that the kids who stayed off devices were 30% better at reading emotions - after just a five-day separation from those devices. 

Maybe that's why we feel so much better when we get away from it all on real vacations where we're not still plugged in. 

Not willing to cut the umbilical cord quite yet? Well there's an app for that, er.. sort of. It's not actually available yet. Check out the facial recognition software for Google Glass in the below video. It helps you recognize other people's emotions. 

Hard to for me to interpret just how accurate the actual emotion detection is (see performance stats on the SHORE link below), but this is a hot-button issue right now because of Glass privacy issues, the Facebook emotional manipulation research, and overall concerns with privacy. That said, these types of applications could be of real assistance to people who have troubles correctly assessing emotional cues or putting names to faces (like me, actually in the latter case, truth be told). 

More resources: 
Visual agnosia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_agnosia *Fraunhofer's Google Glass app detects human emotions in real time:* http://www.gizmag.com/fraunhofer-shore-google-glass-human-emotion/33568/
Have digital devices ruined your ability to read emotions? No worries — an app for that is on the way: http://singularityhub.com/2014/09/02/have-digital-devices-ruined-your-ability-to-read-emotions-no-worries-an-app-for-that-is-on-the-way/
SHORE™ - Sophisticated High-speed Object Recognition Engine: http://www.iis.fraunhofer.de/en/ff/bsy/tech/bildanalyse/shore-gesichtsdetektion.html
Why Artificial Emotional Intelligence Really Matters: http://www.the-vital-edge.com/artificial_emotional_intelligence/

#emotionalintelligence   #googleglass  ___

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2014-09-02 13:48:17 (40 comments, 124 reshares, 91 +1s) 

"In the long run, any sufficiently advanced technology will be indistinguishable from nature."

Essay: Pyramid of Technology
http://www.nextnature.net/2014/08/pyramid-of-technology/

This is a very interesting take on how technological adoption works over time. The first stages are going to be very familiar to most of us, but it's in the latter stages where things get interesting. 

"While the technologies at the base of the pyramid feel artificial and alien, halfway up the pyramid they’ve become familiarized and accepted up to the point that we start to experience them as second nature. Technologies that further rise towards the top of the pyramid become vital and subsequently invisible. "

I've read Koert van Mensvoort's Next Nature website for a while now, but I think this may be one of the first times I've readone... more »

"In the long run, any sufficiently advanced technology will be indistinguishable from nature."

Essay: Pyramid of Technology
http://www.nextnature.net/2014/08/pyramid-of-technology/

This is a very interesting take on how technological adoption works over time. The first stages are going to be very familiar to most of us, but it's in the latter stages where things get interesting. 

"While the technologies at the base of the pyramid feel artificial and alien, halfway up the pyramid they’ve become familiarized and accepted up to the point that we start to experience them as second nature. Technologies that further rise towards the top of the pyramid become vital and subsequently invisible. "

I've read Koert van Mensvoort's Next Nature website for a while now, but I think this may be one of the first times I've read one of his longer thought pieces like this. Very interesting stuff. 

#technology

+Daniel Estrada, you might like this.  ___

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2014-09-01 20:58:18 (12 comments, 6 reshares, 24 +1s) 

This is a thought-provoking talk by Max Tegmark. Very relevant to the question of whether we will one day have machines with actual consciousness.

"Consciousness is the way information feels when it's being processed in certain complex ways. So this means that it's substrate independent and this also means that it's only the structure of the information processing that matters, not the structure of the matter that's doing the information processing."

Thanks to +martin shervington for sharing this so I could see it, and to +Eric Enge for going out of his way to bring my attention to it. 

I think physicist Max Tegmark is spot on in this TED talk. A must watch. 

#physics   #philosophy   #sciencesunday  ___This is a thought-provoking talk by Max Tegmark. Very relevant to the question of whether we will one day have machines with actual consciousness.

"Consciousness is the way information feels when it's being processed in certain complex ways. So this means that it's substrate independent and this also means that it's only the structure of the information processing that matters, not the structure of the matter that's doing the information processing."

Thanks to +martin shervington for sharing this so I could see it, and to +Eric Enge for going out of his way to bring my attention to it. 

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2014-09-01 15:17:44 (72 comments, 27 reshares, 71 +1s) 

Knowledge and Artificial Intelligence

I just hit the publish button on this one, and I think it may be one of my better articles in a while. It's an attempt at a bigger perspective on what's happening with things like Deep Learning (and other forms of machine learning and artificial intelligence), as well as Google's Knowledge Graph and even its "Knowledge Vault."

In this piece, I try to explain how these new technologies fit together. I also try to show how  these latest breakthroughs are still part of a long arch in human history, a continuation of our efforts to pull tacit knowledge from the biology of our minds and bodies and embed it as explicit knowledge into a new container. 

I hope you enjoy this one. I enjoyed writing it. 

#knowledge   #knowledgegraph   #artificialintelligence   #knowledgevault  
Peop... more »

Knowledge and Artificial Intelligence

I just hit the publish button on this one, and I think it may be one of my better articles in a while. It's an attempt at a bigger perspective on what's happening with things like Deep Learning (and other forms of machine learning and artificial intelligence), as well as Google's Knowledge Graph and even its "Knowledge Vault."

In this piece, I try to explain how these new technologies fit together. I also try to show how  these latest breakthroughs are still part of a long arch in human history, a continuation of our efforts to pull tacit knowledge from the biology of our minds and bodies and embed it as explicit knowledge into a new container. 

I hope you enjoy this one. I enjoyed writing it. 

#knowledge   #knowledgegraph   #artificialintelligence   #knowledgevault  

People I believe might be interested in this one because of past comments or posts: +David Amerland, +Mark Traphagen, +John Kellden, +Daniel Schwabe, +Mark Bruce, +RobotEnomics,  +Jeff Jockisch, +Jeff Sayre, +Teodora Petkova, +Alex Schleber, +Mani Saint-Victor, +Meg Tufano, +Leland LeCuyer, +Iblis Bane, +Chris Lang, +Deen Abiola, +Susanne Ramharter, +Yifat Cohen,  +iPan Baal, +Max Huijgen, +John Blossom     

(If I missed you, and you want me to notify you on future posts like this, just let me know). ___

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2014-08-31 17:51:09 (23 comments, 1 reshares, 35 +1s) 

The other day I thought I was running late for a meeting. The person I was meeting ended up being a no-show, after accidentally adding it to the wrong day in his calendar. So, after waiting at the coffee shop for ten minutes with no sign of him, I looked down at my Android phone and found this helpful notification on the left. Below the description of the calendar event were three options: a map to the location of the meeting, a snooze button to remind me a bit later, and a button simply labeled "Email...".

Curious, I clicked on the email link and found a list of canned auto responses, contextually perfect for the fact that it was 3:10 and the meeting was starting at 3:00pm (see image on the right).

Really cool to see the technology being able to correctly assess the context with helpful suggestions like this. Even better? Detecting that I was actually at the proper location,... more »

The other day I thought I was running late for a meeting. The person I was meeting ended up being a no-show, after accidentally adding it to the wrong day in his calendar. So, after waiting at the coffee shop for ten minutes with no sign of him, I looked down at my Android phone and found this helpful notification on the left. Below the description of the calendar event were three options: a map to the location of the meeting, a snooze button to remind me a bit later, and a button simply labeled "Email...".

Curious, I clicked on the email link and found a list of canned auto responses, contextually perfect for the fact that it was 3:10 and the meeting was starting at 3:00pm (see image on the right).

Really cool to see the technology being able to correctly assess the context with helpful suggestions like this. Even better? Detecting that I was actually at the proper location, that it was past the meeting start time, and adding a fifth canned response: I'm here. Where the heck are you?  ;-)

#contextualcomputing   #Android  ___

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2014-08-31 14:20:54 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 19 +1s) 

So, if you're like me and like to monitor changes in science and tech, but don't quite always invest the time, then you really should be following +Mark Bruce. These #ScienceSunday Digests alone are reason enough, but the guy also posts tons of other interesting things here. 

The top two stories in this week's digest are part of a story I'm working on for release tomorrow or Tuesday. I think it will be a good one. Both Knowledge Vault and Watson Discovery Advisor are related to the topic of automating knowledge creation - which is the topic. 

Anyway, Back to Mark - these posts of his always leaving me scratching my head in wonder at the speed with which our world is changing. Every time. 

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 35/14.
Hypothesis generation by Watson, Knowledge Vault, nanoscale assembly line, nanoparticle gene regulators, yeasts produce opioids, optogenetics reverses memories, seamless material interfaces, tissue engineering, handheld DNA analysis, biomimic photodetector. 

1. Automatic Literature Mining for Novel Hypothesis Generation.
A research group in partnership with IBM’s Watson team developed a Knowledge Integration Toolkit that automatically mines all public medical literature (vastly more than a human could ever read) to generate predictions and novel hypotheses for the best direction to explore in a particular area https://www.bcm.edu/news/research/automated-reasoning-hypothesis-generation. As a proof-of-concept the tool successfully predicted new relationships and interactions for the well-known p53 protein, which were subsequently confirmed with laboratory experiments. Once mature and rolled-out it is hoped that this tool will greatly assist in accelerating new knowledge discovery. This would also be incredibly useful to the Chemputer example from last week, and pretty much every other field of course. Indeed, this was just one of a number of advances announced for Watson http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/44697.wss. 

2. The Knowledge Vault, by Google.
Google announced Knowledge Vault, a system that autonomously gathers and merges information from the web to generate a database of facts and associated confidence weightings http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329832.700-googles-factchecking-bots-build-vast-knowledge-bank.html. This is an evolution of the company’s Knowledge Graph, representing yet another machine learning development, and is readable by both machines and humans. The system currently contains 1.6 billion facts, 271 million of which have a 90% confidence weighting and the growth of the system is automatic and on-going. Google isn’t alone in building such powerful knowledge resources of course, and the promise is for machines and virtual assistants to be better able to integrate with humans, improve our lives, and more easily know what we mean. In related news the Robo Brain system, a repository of knowledge designed to help robots better interact with humans and the real world, is now being accelerated and boosted via crowdsourcing and automatic learning http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2014/08/robo-brain-mines-internet-teach-robots. 

3. Nanoscale Assembly Line Steps Towards Atomically Precise Manufacturing.
A nanoscale molecular production line has been demonstrated in a microfludic chip system with channels “carpeted” in kinesin motor proteins https://www.ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/eth-news/news/2014/08/Nanoscale-assembly-line.html. First, a solution containing protein microtubules is fed into the chip along with ATP molecules; the kinesins binds the microtubules and use ATP to move them along the channel, while excess microtubule solution flows out of another tube as a second solution is introduced. The second solution introduces another molecule that selectively binds to the microtubes (a green molecular tag in this case), the kinesin carry the microtubules forwards, excess solution flows out as a third solution flows in with a molecule that selectively binds to the second and the kinesin conveyor belt carries the microtubule assembly onwards. This is a fascinating molecular assembly platform screaming out for further development; an arbitrary number of assembly stations can be included and a conveyor belt of switchable molecules under electronic control instead of ATP would also be good to see in future. 

4. Engineered Nanoparticles for Transcriptional Regulation of Gene Expression.
Gold nanoparticles have been engineered to function as artificial transcription factors able to regulate the expression of any gene of interest http://www.nanowerk.com/spotlight/spotid=37124.php. The platform, called NanoScript, works by attaching three different molecules to the gold nanoparticles via special linker molecules, (i) a nuclear localisation tag (peptide) that ensures the complex is taken inside the nucleus once it gets inside the cell, (ii) a polyamide molecule that functions as a DNA-binding domain and can be engineered each time to target a different sequence, and (iii) a synthetic peptide able to bind or block standard transcriptional machinery in the nucleus to inhibit or enhance gene expression. Although offering almost limitless cell regulation applications, the group wish to explore stem cell reprogramming, which is commonly performed with natural transcription factors that are vulnerable to cellular breakdown processes and suffer from low delivery efficiency - problems this technology is expected to overcome. In related news nanoparticles are becoming increasingly sophisticated http://phys.org/news/2014-08-multi-tasking-nanoparticle.html. 

5. Yeast Genetically Engineered to Produce Opioid Drugs.
Yeast has been genetically engineered with complex gene networks from both the opium poppy plant and a species of bacteria to enable the yeast to produce a range of different opioid drug molecules (replacing both biological and industrial processes); or it soon will be as just one final genetic engineering step remains to be hacked http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/august/bio-poppies-painkillers-082414.html. This raises the promise of producing these important opioid drugs in large vats of broth fed only with sugar and no longer needing vast opium poppy plantations around the world - avoiding the risks of similar plantations being used for illegal heroin production. This also demonstrates the promise of GMO organisms in vastly simplifying supply chains and ease of production. Of course . . . should a single yeast cell be smuggled out alive from such a facility then anyone would be able to brew up these molecular products in their kitchen. In related news genetic engineering with CRISPR was successful in muscular dystrophy in mice http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/news-releases/year-2014/august/correcting-muscular-dystrophy.html. 

6. Using Lasers and Optogenetics to Make Bad Memories Good and Vice Versa.
Optogenetics has been used to engineer mice whose memory neurons were sensitive to light, and laser light was subsequently used to switch and change memory associations so that bad experiences were remembered as good and good as bad http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/biomedical/devices/lasers-switch-memories-from-bad-to-good. This study showed how optogenetics can be used to target the brain’s plasticity and to rewire memory circuits in the brain. The work basically involved (i) subjecting mice to situations involving fear (small shocks) and pleasure (female mouse), (ii) labelling the memory neurons that were activated with the experience, (iii) entering mice into separate testing areas and activating those memories with laser pulses, (iv) entering mice into the same situations but activating the opposite memory (fear memory during pleasure situation and vice versa), (v) demonstrating that the mice exhibited altered memory of those situations; pleasure at the shocks, fear of the female. Pretty powerful stuff. 

7. Fabricating Atomically Seamless Two Dimensional Heterojunctions.
Atomically-thin semiconductor materials such as molybdenum diselenide and tungsten diselenide have been fabricated as discrete domains within single crystals with defect-free edge-to-edge crystalline perfection http://www.washington.edu/news/2014/08/26/scientists-craft-atomically-seamless-thinnest-possible-semiconductor-junctions/. The process starts with a vapour deposition technique that first creates triangles on a surface composed of one of the materials, and later introduces the second material that grows out from the edge of the triangles to form a continuous crystalline surface. Such surfaces with perfect atomically-thin domains that smoothly transition from one material to another, from one property to another, should have useful optoelectronic applications although these are yet to be demonstrated. 

8. Engineering and Regenerating Tissues.
First, fibroblast cells taken from an animal were reprogrammed into specialised thymus cells, then mixed with other thymus cell types, and transplanted back into the animal where the cells created a replacement organ that had the same structure, complexity, and function as a healthy adult thymus http://www.crm.ed.ac.uk/news/press/fully-functional-immune-organ-grown-mice-lab-created-cells. This included a renewed ability to produce T-cells, which are crucial for a healthy immune system. Second, new types of peptide-based anti-inflammatory nanoparticles embedded onto bioscaffolds were demonstrated to prevent inflammation at the site of injury and aided organ (bladder) repair and regeneration https://www.luriechildrens.org/en-us/news-events/Pages/tissue_regeneration_using_anti-inflammatory_nanomolecules_147.aspx. 

9. Engineering a Biomimetic Photodetector.
Drawing on lessons learned about how cephalopods detect light and modify skin colour, a basic metamaterial has been fabricated with standard CMOS techniques that comprises an aluminium grating that enables integrated on-chip light colour detection without costly additional dyes and colour filters http://news.rice.edu/2014/08/25/biomimetic-photodetector-sees-in-color/. The aluminium grating generates plasmonic interference that allows certain wavelengths of light through through while reflecting other wavelengths; tuning the structure and spacing of the grating allows different colours to be sent through and detected. Such technology should both simplify (cheaper) the fabrication of image sensors (and photovoltaics?) and boost the performance. 

10. Handheld, Battery-Powered, DNA Detection Device.
A handheld, battery-powered, real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) device has been developed and commercially launched http://www.otago.ac.nz/news/news/otago077848.html. With the device a user can load samples and, within the hour, diagnose with high accuracy the presence of specific DNA sequences. For example, in a remote location a user could determine whether a sick person had a particular virus or bacterial disease; knowing this within the hour provides information much quicker than usually possible and allows appropriate strategies and interventions to be enacted much quicker. Other applications are diverse and numerous and range from veterinary uses to personal genomics testing.

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2014-08-30 13:57:59 (9 comments, 8 reshares, 22 +1s) 

I'd not really heard the founding story behind +B Corporation, so the first 5 minutes of this talk was particularly interesting to me, especially since I went through something somewhat similar. 

And if you're not already familiar with the B Corp, I recommend listening to the full talk to get an easy overview. 

Cofounder, Bart Houlahan, tells the story of why +B Corporation was founded.

It's worth watching - especially the first part - to hear the personal story of what motivated the creation of this movement.___I'd not really heard the founding story behind +B Corporation, so the first 5 minutes of this talk was particularly interesting to me, especially since I went through something somewhat similar. 

And if you're not already familiar with the B Corp, I recommend listening to the full talk to get an easy overview. 

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