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Ward Plunet has been at 6 events

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Rackspace596,675*Update:* Rackspace today announced the launch of Performance Cloud Servers. Performance Cloud Servers are designed with 100 percent data center-grade, RAID 10-protected solid-state disks (SSDs), powerful Intel® Xeon® E5 processors, up to 120 Gigabytes of RAM, and 40 Gigabits per second of highly available network throughput to the host.  Join us at noon central time today to learn more about this powerful compute offering. Stay tuned to this event page for the live video stream.Big Cloud Announcement from Rackspace2013-11-05 19:00:00245  
Google+10,144,849The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033898  
Sarah Hill2,809,853Calling all inhabitants of the Ghost Town.   Let's #HIRL in Austin, TX!!!   (Hangout In Real Life). Hear how ★ Plusketeers are using the +Google+  platform to create their own #humanmedia posse and how 2013 could be the year for + Google +.  Our venue only holds 100 so you *must RVSP* early and email googleplus@vu.com if you'd like to join us for lunch. +Veterans United is picking up the tab for free food and drinks but you're ghosts...so you don't eat much right?  ♥♥♥   #SXSWHIRL  HIRL in Austin, TX2013-03-09 12:00:00246  
SELF Magazine508,333We're teaming up with +Google+ to host a series of Hangouts aimed to jumpstart your New Year. Starting January 14, we'll kick off Hangouts On Air, featuring a range of experts such as SELF's Fitness, Beauty and Fashion Editors, celebrity trainers, travel experts, nutritionists, career leaders, non-profit experts and more.  Want a chance to join one of the Hangouts? Have questions on the topics below? Post your #13for13 query and what Hangout you're interested in joining and you could be selected. Be sure to use the #13for13 hashtag on G+ and tweet us @SELFmagazine. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS *Check back often for new hosts, participants and updates! http://www.self.com/health/resolutions Mon 1/14 - Travel to New Places - 12pm EST +Sonia Gil Mon 1/14 - Eat Healthy - 4:30pm EST +Shawna Coronado  Tues 1/15 - Enjoy More Quality Time with Family - 2pm EST +Kimberley Blaine  Wed 1/16 - De-stress Thurs 1/17 - Fall in Love +The Gaggle  Fri 1/18 - Kickstart Your Career - 1:30pm EST +Dan Schawbel  Fri 1/18 - Spend Less, Save More Tues 1/22 - Take Charge of Your Health Tues 1/22 - Volunteer +charity: water  Wed 1/23 - Get Involved Wed 1/23 - Learn Something New +MAKE  Thurs 1/24 - Get Fit - 1pm EST +SELF Magazine  Fri 1/25 - Revamp Your Look 1pm EST +SELF Magazine 13 Resolutions for a Better 20132013-01-14 14:00:00236  
Blythe Metz291,372This is a Hangout On Air, 4pm PST or 7pm EST, with +Marc Stevens and +Bradford Lowry . Dr. Marc Stevens will be discussing  ways to stay healthy this holiday. Please feel free to post your questions on this events page, We will be answering those questions during the HOA (hangout On Air). Staying Healthy This Holiday with Nutrition2012-12-18 01:00:0066  
Fraser Cain955,964To celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover - the Mars Science Laboratory - we'll be running a special live hangout.  In conjunction with @106911959181067745693. We'll have all your favorite space/astronomy journalists on hand to discuss the mission in depth, and celebrate the landing live, when it happens. Join Fraser Cain, @109036978092446954908, @108952536790629690817 and @102887292457967781591 for this special event. Over the course of this 4-hour Google+ Hangout on Air, we'll interview members of the Curiosity team live in the hangout, as well as other special guests from the @111419948721791453320 and the @108759765804984663877. @109479143173251353583 and @107051665537162034944 will be on location at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to interview members of the engineering team, and show you what it's like to be at NASA during this amazing moment. We'll update this event as we lock down more of the guests and participants. See you there! You can follow the hashtag #marshangout   (this will replace our regular Sunday night @100902337165997768522)Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004863  

Ward Plunet has been shared in 1,127 public circles

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Robert Connor38,649This is a shared circle of people that help G+ to growShare and be shared If you like this Circle, please share this post and Circle. If you want to be in the next #circle, share this circle and post a comment here! #but #succeedeby #MalEmpirwhicconsolidatemuc #western #Sudan #sex #thirteentcentury #Kanem #acceptelam #sex #eleventcenturyIn #foresteregions #West #n #coast #independent #kingdoms #grew #up #witlittlinfluencfrom #Muslim #nort #Kingdom #Nr #establhearoun #nintcentury #an #on #first #It #on #oldest #kingdoms #sex #presentday #Nigerian #ruleby #EzNr2015-05-04 05:34:29300101114
Grand Prince Hotel Dhaka Bangladesh399#CircleShare Update v.5.0!I'm dishing out another #googlecircleshare for my #marketing friends online.This is a shared circle of people that have followed me and have and influence in the marketing industry.they vary from successful and just starting out bu are all incredibly good people. wihout a dout, if you add them. you will have and even better google plus experience as the add you to their circles, plus share and comment on your posts. ............................................................................if you would like to be include on my next circle just follow these simple steps.1) Make sure you have already add me into your circles2) Plus comment and re-share this post in publicPlease make sure you plus re-share and comment on the original post otherwise I may miss it ( and we don't want that)............................................................................if you do not want to be included in a google circle please please write a message. I don't want to feel like your being spammed :)(The people who have interactive with my last share will be included in the comments below.)2015-05-03 15:20:51501191
Pierre Markuse16,440Circle shareMost people stick to communities these days but I believe circles can still be useful, so once again a shared circle heavy on science and tech but not exclusively limited to it. If you like it please reshare to get more people attracted to science here on Google+.If you want to be included next time, drop a comment and I'll have a look at your posts and see if you fit in (meaning you really do post science and/or tech stuff). For those of you following me here on Google+, I also use Twitter, usually science related stuff, so if you want to add me there, feel free: https://twitter.com/Pierre_Markuse#science #tech   #circle  #circleshare  2015-04-30 19:11:3450001
Robert Connor38,077This is a shared circle of people that help G+ to growShare and be shared If you like this Circle, please share this post and Circle. If you want to be in the next #circle, share this circle and post a comment here!#Britadmintration #untiBerlin #Conference #Berlin #Conferenchelin #– #an #important #event #sex #politicafutur #n #ethnigroups #It #conveneby #KinLeopolI #Belgium #anattendeby #European #powers #that #laiclaim #n #terriries #It #sought #brinan #en #Scramblfor #by #European #powers #by #agreeinon #politicadivion #anspheres #influency #set #up #politicadivions2015-04-27 07:58:35379236
Allan watson26,270Active users on Google+. Circle ShareIf you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf 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#Atlas #World #Washington #DC #National #Geographic #issue #Population #December #ebcom #Encyclopædia #Britannica #Chicago #Encyclopædia #Britannica #Inc #to #b #National #Geographic #Atlas #World #th #ed #Washington #Brief #No #February #includes2015-04-23 06:59:594045616
steph “gingerninja” wanamaker114,172#followfriday  this is my canadian circle which was started by +Brian Buckley and I have added to it  if you are canadian and not in this let me know!2015-04-10 17:15:321748114
Singularity Utopia5,944I've noticed some people doing #sharedcircles recently on G+, which was a handy thing when I first started using G+, thus for newcomers here is my contribution. This circle includes a mixture of people and pages. The general theme is science, technology, thinkers; people who may have a #Singularity interest.2015-04-09 10:20:04273000
steph “gingerninja” wanamaker114,131my canadian circle  ! enjoy  +Curt Cranfield 2015-04-09 00:02:061751005
Allan watson25,049Active users on Google+. Circle ShareIf you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf 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#largest #Muslim #population #in #the #world #is #Indonesia #followed #by #Pakistan #India #Bangladesh #Iran #and #Turkey #Mecca #Medina #and #to #a #lesser #extent #Jerusalem #are #the #holiest #cities #for #Islam #in #all #the #world #These #religious #sites #attract #large #numbers2015-04-08 07:11:00476124
Brian Mcquillan27,487Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the #circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - 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!#farmers #to #adopt #natural #resource #conservation #measures #to #enhance #forest #cover #replenish #groundwater #and #use #renewable #energy§Economyain #article: #Economy #of #Asiaingapore #has #one #of #the #busiest #ports #in #the #world #and #is #the #worlds #fourth #largest #foreign 2015-04-03 04:38:174949088172
George Clark17,675If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well doneIf you would like to be included in the next #Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks#Japanese #currency #reached #a #record #high #of #yenUS$ #Economic #growth #in #Asia #since #World #War #II #to #the #s #had #been #concentrated #in #Japan #as #well #as #the #four #regions #of #South #Korea #Taiwan #Hong #Kong #and2015-04-02 09:46:124109415
apparel distro1,788This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - 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!#Penulis #google #blogspot #wordpress #Teman #lingkaranduniaku #lingkaranindonesiaku #indonesiaku #circleall #gratisan #pulsa #lingkaranindonesiahebat #lingkaranindonesiajaya #circleseoku #circleseo #girlscircle #lingkarancewek #perempuanindonesia #circleglobal #circleworldone #circleworldtwo #indokeren #indohebat #indojos #globalkeren #globalhebat #Lingkaranindonesiakuhebat #yeskeren #yeshebat #Afghanistan #ÅlandIslands #Albania #Algeria 2015-04-01 17:54:52493000
Daniel Gibbs23,236Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf 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#been #developed #individually #in #each #area #Cities #states #and #empires #developed #in #these #lowlandsThe #central #steppe #region #had #long #been #inhabited #by #horsemounted #nomads #who #could #reach #all #areas #of #Asifrom #the #steppes #The #earliest #postulated #expansion #out 2015-03-31 06:22:23493222
Swimming Pools Quotes1,658#sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek2015-03-23 10:10:30436000
Pierre Markuse15,995Circle shareAnd again a shared circle heavy on science and tech but not exclusively limited to it. Please reshare to get more people attracted to science here on Google+.If you like to be included next time, drop a comment and I'll have a look at your posts and see if you fit in. For those of you following me here on Google+, I also use Twitter. Usually science related stuff, so if you want to add me there, feel free: https://twitter.com/Pierre_Markuse #science   #circle   #circleshare  2015-03-22 20:27:4648001
John Nuntiatio (TodayNews)62,678A new circle.#circle #newcircle #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2015-03-22 18:40:55367063
John Nuntiatio62,157A new circle.#circle #newcircle #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2015-03-19 08:09:09391010
Caraselle Direct889#sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek#bristol #somerset #london #britain2015-03-17 11:46:12478000
Caraselle Direct889#sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek#bristol #somerset #london #britain2015-03-17 11:28:39478000
Neil Lopez4,157This circle are all engagers. Add them up!You can also be included on the next circle to share:1. Add me Up2. +1 this post3. Share this circleHappy Sharing#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare  #sri_lanka #colombo #australia #adelaide #australia #cairns #australia #darwin #australia #hobart #new_zealand #auckland #new_zealand #wellington #papua_new_guinea #papua_new_guinea #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle 2015-03-10 16:59:41479564
Mamy Shimomatsu2,967#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 5.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:28:11328015
Mamy Shimomatsu2,967#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 5.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:27:39328005
Mamy Shimomatsu2,967#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 5.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:27:02328003
Mamy Shimomatsu2,967#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 5.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:26:42328005
Robert Connor33,885This is a shared circle of people that help G+ to grow.Share and be shared.If you like this Circle, please share this post and Circle. If you want to be in the next circle, share this circle and post a comment here!#CircleSharing #Circle #Circles #CircleOfTheDay #the #United #States #Name #Abbr #Date #established #Population #est #Total #area #in #mi #kmB #Land #area #in #mi #kmB #Water #area #in #mi #kmB #House #seat #District #of #Columbia #DC #July #H2015-03-10 06:48:44479161531
Colin Wilson20,197This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf 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#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare #publiccircle #followme #public #sharedpubliccircles #Em. #United #Kingdom #United #States #Uruguay #Uzbekistan #Vanuatu #Venezuela #Viet #Nam #Virgin #Islands #Wallis #& #Futuna #I. #Yemen #Zambia #Zimbabwe new_zealand #auckland #australia #brisbane # #new_zealand #christchurch #algeria #algeria #algiers #angola #angola #luanda2015-03-05 12:24:13465172033
Viviana Napoli0include me in your circleplus 1shared postcomment postenjoy it!!!! #circleoftheday   #influencers   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharingcircles   #circleoftheday   #circlesharing   #circleshared  2015-03-03 10:33:3646814613
Robert Best2,685Google+ Relevance CircleWhat people of "relevance" do we have in common? Care to share?This big shared circle contains my most "relevant" circles according to G+. It also only contains people/profiles who post publicly (Either occasionally or prolifically).Do you recognize others in the list? (I think the probability is high)As far as I know, the visual beside the "Add people" button below shows you the 8 people from this circle who are most "relevant" to you. Also, if you click that add people button, the list inside is ordered by "relevance".Some people in this circle I know very well... others I haven't met at all (Besides interfacing with what they share publicly on G+) I'm curious, what circles do we share of high relevance? Give a few people shout outs! Let's have a random chat.You were likely notified of this post... I normally don't share to any of my specific circles, so as to avoid sending out unwanted notifications... But since I have you and your attention here... HELLO! Have we talked before? Why do you think I have you circled? What's of relevance for you? (Besides people on G+) If we do know each other... Have we been in touch lately? If not, let's please catch up!2015-03-03 01:03:39455111
Paul Hutchinson2,176A G+ #FF post ... Here's my "Science" circle (at least 501 of the 1105 people in the circle)#tw #fb2015-02-27 21:06:56501002
Brian Mcquillan23,952Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - 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!#circles #Gif #Cute #Anime #Animals #Online #Life #CatLovers #Cat #FunnyPics #Quote #Art #CaturdayEveryday #QuoteOfTheDay #Truth #Dog #Dogs #XD #Meme #LOL #Humor #Cute #Anime #Gif #Animals #Cat #CatLovers #Art #Online #Cats #Life #FunnyPics #CaturdayEveryday #Dog #Quote #Dogs #Truth #Manga 2015-02-27 10:33:26381172326
Neil Bailey10,850If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately. Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#circles #Botswana  #krabi #thailand #phuket #vietnam #vietnam #hanoi #vietnam #ho_chi_minh_city #ahrain #iran #iran #tehran #iraq #iraq #baghdad #iraq #basra #israel #israel #tel_aviv #jordan #jordan #amman #kuwait #lebanon #lebanon #beirut #oman #oman #muscat #qatar #qatar #doha #saudi_arabia 2015-02-26 10:50:00451272658
luis landi0Hi everybody! #importantcircle  Just started using G+, one my freinds much more experts +raffaele romeo arena shared one of his ten circles! iside these circle is full of intresting contract. If are you intresting to enlarge your circle you can reshare this circle. Resharing you could enlarge the our circle. is very easy:1)include me in your circle2)shared the circle3)add +1 to the post4)enjoy your new contacts #cerchiamassima   #SpecialNew   #circles   #sharedcircles   #addcircle   #veryimpcircle   #sharedpublicircles   #growfollowers   #circleshare   #publiccircle   #findcircles   #circlemeup   #influencers   #influence   #influencer   #influencemarketing   #sharedcircle   #circleshare   #howtoenlargecircle   #socialmediamarketing   #socialmediastrategy   #highheelsbrands   #socialnetworking   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheweek   #topofthecircle   #howenlargecircles   #topofthepeople   #enlargecircle   #lunedì   #mondaymotivation   2015-02-23 18:19:3346812712
Raffaele Romeo Arena62,131Very Important circle. #importantcircle   Hi friends! This is an incredible circle, created with important selection from my other ten circles very importants.In this circle there are only engagment people. If you want to enlarge your circle, you have to reshare this circle. So, do you want to enlarge your circle? And now, what are you waiting for?*The most important engager is reshared, because only with it we could enlarge the our circle._ If you want to be part of the next  Special Cirlce V.30:2 - include me in your circles 3 - shared the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post 5 - happy life and sun is sunshine. More you share more you http://buzznews.it/milena-canonero-oscar-25696/#cerchiamassima    #SpecialNew     #circles   #sharedcircles #addcircle   #veryimpcircle   #sharedpubliccircles   #growfollowers #circleshare   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheweek #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #findcircles   #circlemeup #influencers   #influencer   #influence   #influencermarketing #sharedcircle       #raffoar     #circleshare   #howtoenlargecircle #socialmediamarketing     #socialmediastrategy #highheelsbrands     #socialnetworking       2015-02-23 13:29:57469443256
John Hannah13,656Circle 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!#circles #shared #share #add #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #elfopower #social #socialmedia #socialmediamarketing #socialnetworks #Mentoring #Sustainable #Music #NaturePhotography #Metabolic #Nonprofit #NonviolentProtest #Online #OnlineEducation #OpenSource #Oregon #Organic #Organization #vascular #Organizational #OrganizationalDevelopment #diabetic #Philosophy #Diabetes #Photography #Photovoltaic #pharma 2015-02-20 11:09:3048610925
Наталья Нестер514#кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#SharedCircleOfTheDay#SocialMediaMarketing #CircleShare#Share#CircleSharing#Google#Google+#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#ADD#Circle2015-02-12 01:33:09459748
Balram Chanda8,797If you receive this, you are in this Circle.To continue or wish to join, please complete 1 to 4 steps below.1. Add me +Bhavini Bangera   to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. +1 this circle.3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Comment to inform me that you have done the above three things.This circle contains people who are very active on Google+. These are people who will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. ----------------- #circleshare   #circleoftheday  2015-02-11 11:33:504513211
Balram Chanda8,797If you receive this, you are in this Circle.To continue or wish to join, please complete 1 to 4 steps below.1. Add me +Balram Chanda    to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. +1 this circle.3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Comment to inform me that you have done the above three things.This circle contains people who are very active on Google+. These are people who will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. -----------------2015-02-11 11:33:054516614
Pierre Markuse15,913Circle shareAnd again a shared circle heavy on science and tech but not exclusively limited to it. Please reshare to get more people attracted to science here on Google+.If you like to be included next time, drop a comment and I'll have a look at your posts and see if you fit in. For those of you following me here on Google+, I also use Twitter. Usually science related stuff, so if you want to add me there, feel free: https://twitter.com/Pierre_Markuse#science   #circle   #circleshare2015-02-08 22:35:1553000
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2015-05-17 16:11:05 (8 comments, 40 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Don’t Be So Sure the Economy Will Return to Normal

Here is another change that might be a broader sign of a pending reset: A heavy burden of adjustment in the overall labor market is being borne by the young. Wages for the typical graduate of a four-year college have dropped more than 7 percent since 2000, and the labor force participation rate of the young has been falling. One consequence is that young people are living at home longer and receiving more aid from their parents. They also seem to be less interested in buying their own homes.

Most reshares: 40

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2015-05-17 16:11:05 (8 comments, 40 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Don’t Be So Sure the Economy Will Return to Normal

Here is another change that might be a broader sign of a pending reset: A heavy burden of adjustment in the overall labor market is being borne by the young. Wages for the typical graduate of a four-year college have dropped more than 7 percent since 2000, and the labor force participation rate of the young has been falling. One consequence is that young people are living at home longer and receiving more aid from their parents. They also seem to be less interested in buying their own homes.

Most plusones: 34

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2015-05-16 19:54:20 (7 comments, 18 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Lab grown meat thirty thousand times cheaper than 18 months ago

In 2013, it cost $325,000 to make lab grown meat for a burger made from cultured muscle tissue cells. Now the cost is $11 for a quarter pound lab grown patty.

Dutch Professor Mark Post, the scientist who made world's first laboratory grown beef burger believes so-called "cultured meat" could spell the end of traditional cattle farming within just a few decades.

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2015-05-24 18:57:22 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Oculus Rift hack transfers your facial expressions onto your virtual avatar

Researchers at University of Southern California (with help from Facebook) have devised a system that tracks a user's facial expressions and translates them onto an avatar in the VR world. It works by using an off-the-shelf Intel RealSense 3D Camera bolted to the front of an Oculus Rift DK2 in order to capture facial movements for the lower half of the face. The really clever part, though, is how it captures movements for the top half of the face, which is obviously covered up.

Oculus Rift hack transfers your facial expressions onto your virtual avatar

Researchers at University of Southern California (with help from Facebook) have devised a system that tracks a user's facial expressions and translates them onto an avatar in the VR world. It works by using an off-the-shelf Intel RealSense 3D Camera bolted to the front of an Oculus Rift DK2 in order to capture facial movements for the lower half of the face. The really clever part, though, is how it captures movements for the top half of the face, which is obviously covered up.___

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2015-05-24 16:23:09 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Caffeine intake associated with reduced levels of erectile dysfunction

Men who drink the equivalent caffeine level of two to three cups of coffee a day are less likely to have erectile dysfunction (ED), according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

#coffee  

Caffeine intake associated with reduced levels of erectile dysfunction

Men who drink the equivalent caffeine level of two to three cups of coffee a day are less likely to have erectile dysfunction (ED), according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

#coffee  ___

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2015-05-24 16:07:23 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Nootropic Brain Drugs Rise in Popularity for Today’s Cutthroat Corporate Climbers

Excess is out, efficiency is in. Welcome to the world of nootropics.

Nootropics, from the Greek “noos,” for “mind,” are chemical supplements that claim to improve cognitive function, increase alertness and strengthen memory and recall. Once the exclusive purview of online forums, where enthusiasts and self-made DIY neurobiologists would catalog their experiences and reactions to any number of experimental substances, nootropics have gone mainstream, finding devotees among the 21st century’s white-collar elite.

Nootropic Brain Drugs Rise in Popularity for Today’s Cutthroat Corporate Climbers

Excess is out, efficiency is in. Welcome to the world of nootropics.

Nootropics, from the Greek “noos,” for “mind,” are chemical supplements that claim to improve cognitive function, increase alertness and strengthen memory and recall. Once the exclusive purview of online forums, where enthusiasts and self-made DIY neurobiologists would catalog their experiences and reactions to any number of experimental substances, nootropics have gone mainstream, finding devotees among the 21st century’s white-collar elite.___

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2015-05-24 16:02:22 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Who Will Be Hurt Most When The Tech Bubble Burst? Not VCs

The situation created by betting on more powerful stakeholders in the ecosystem may leave employees, and perhaps founders staring down at the wrong end of barrel.  The 12.5 million (and growing) Americans employed in VC-backed companies see stock options as the key motivation to invest significant part of their lives working in a start-up. This is in anticipation of the big payday at exit, based mostly on the long-term futuristic growth prospects of these companies.

Someday, pretty soon, these will be put to the test, and valuations based on visibility of earnings will matter again. A few will succeed of course, but several others will fall – it remains to be seen how miserably. VCs will most likely walk away with their invested money, if not more. It’s the employees and founders who will see their million-dollardrea... more »

Who Will Be Hurt Most When The Tech Bubble Burst? Not VCs

The situation created by betting on more powerful stakeholders in the ecosystem may leave employees, and perhaps founders staring down at the wrong end of barrel.  The 12.5 million (and growing) Americans employed in VC-backed companies see stock options as the key motivation to invest significant part of their lives working in a start-up. This is in anticipation of the big payday at exit, based mostly on the long-term futuristic growth prospects of these companies.

Someday, pretty soon, these will be put to the test, and valuations based on visibility of earnings will matter again. A few will succeed of course, but several others will fall – it remains to be seen how miserably. VCs will most likely walk away with their invested money, if not more. It’s the employees and founders who will see their million-dollar dreams crash and burn.

A speculative bubble requires a “who’s the greater fool” syndrome to fuel it. Timing of the burst is what determines who in the market ecosystem would have a harder fall. Right now, cross-hair is clearly on the employees and founders. Not the VCs, for sure.___

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2015-05-24 15:55:55 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

NSA is getting ready to shut down bulk surveillance programs in response to failed Senate vote

After a late Senate vote after midnight on Friday, the NSA is starting to take moves to shut down its bulk surveillance programs. With the legal foundation of those programs, the Patriot Act, set to expire at the end of the month, lawmakers have been working to agree on which parts of the mass surveillance systems should stay and which should go. The Senate failed to pass a replacement bill, the USA Freedom Act, and another measure proposed by Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) to extend the program as-is also did not pass.

NSA is getting ready to shut down bulk surveillance programs in response to failed Senate vote

After a late Senate vote after midnight on Friday, the NSA is starting to take moves to shut down its bulk surveillance programs. With the legal foundation of those programs, the Patriot Act, set to expire at the end of the month, lawmakers have been working to agree on which parts of the mass surveillance systems should stay and which should go. The Senate failed to pass a replacement bill, the USA Freedom Act, and another measure proposed by Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) to extend the program as-is also did not pass.___

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2015-05-24 00:52:26 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Deep Space Industries will get propellant from asteroids

“The ability to produce long-life propellants from near Earth asteroids will enable expanded robotic and human exploration of the solar system,” said Faber. “Delivering propellants to high Earth orbit from the ground now costs $20 million to $30 million per ton, while asteroid-derived fuel, delivered to high Earth orbit, may cost as little as one tenth of current prices, making long-term space missions more practical and affordable.”

Deep Space Industries will get propellant from asteroids

“The ability to produce long-life propellants from near Earth asteroids will enable expanded robotic and human exploration of the solar system,” said Faber. “Delivering propellants to high Earth orbit from the ground now costs $20 million to $30 million per ton, while asteroid-derived fuel, delivered to high Earth orbit, may cost as little as one tenth of current prices, making long-term space missions more practical and affordable.”___

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2015-05-23 19:29:35 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Questioning the Hype About Artificial Intelligence

If common sense remains valid and computers ultimately must lack real intelligence, then hype about smart robots can only do harm, by self-consciously imperiling our own standards, and our own intelligence. Lanier suggests that when progress in artificial intelligence becomes our benchmark, we begin acting in subtle, compensatory ways that place our tools above ourselves. It’s these subtle shifts away from our own natures, say the New Humanists, which lead us astray. It happens, perhaps, much like falling in love: first slowly, then all at once. The deafening silence of a world without human excellence at its center is a picture almost too chilling to entertain. If New Humanists are right, though, we’re already on our way. The lesson of AI is not that the light of mind and consciousness is beginning to shine in machines, but rather thedim... more »

Questioning the Hype About Artificial Intelligence

If common sense remains valid and computers ultimately must lack real intelligence, then hype about smart robots can only do harm, by self-consciously imperiling our own standards, and our own intelligence. Lanier suggests that when progress in artificial intelligence becomes our benchmark, we begin acting in subtle, compensatory ways that place our tools above ourselves. It’s these subtle shifts away from our own natures, say the New Humanists, which lead us astray. It happens, perhaps, much like falling in love: first slowly, then all at once. The deafening silence of a world without human excellence at its center is a picture almost too chilling to entertain. If New Humanists are right, though, we’re already on our way. The lesson of AI is not that the light of mind and consciousness is beginning to shine in machines, but rather the dimming of our own lights at the dawn of a new era.___

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2015-05-23 16:20:14 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Snacking on protein can improve appetite control and diet quality in teens and likely adults

Although eating high-protein, afternoon snacks can aid appetite control in adults, little information exists to guide parents on what types of snacks might benefit their adolescent children. Now, MU researchers have found that afternoon snacking, particularly on high-protein-soy foods, reduces afternoon appetite, delays subsequent eating and reduces unhealthy evening snacking in teenagers.

Snacking on protein can improve appetite control and diet quality in teens and likely adults

Although eating high-protein, afternoon snacks can aid appetite control in adults, little information exists to guide parents on what types of snacks might benefit their adolescent children. Now, MU researchers have found that afternoon snacking, particularly on high-protein-soy foods, reduces afternoon appetite, delays subsequent eating and reduces unhealthy evening snacking in teenagers.___

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2015-05-23 16:18:20 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Neuroscientists Are Making an Artificial Brain for Everyone

Nara, on the other hand, exhibits some actual consumer-facing friendliness. The site where I got my recommendations, Nara.me, is available for anyone to sign up to get intelligent recommendations for movies, restaurants, and hotels based on your expressed preferences. There are also some filters available, so you can tell the software what you’re in the mood for at any point in time—maybe Chinese food and a comedy—so it can adjust to your changing impulses. Once you’ve fed Nara a few of your likes, it can learn your tastes and work across the entire system. Say you’ve moved from New York to San Francisco. Tell the app a few of your favorite restaurants in Manhattan, and it’ll surface similar options in your new home city. There’s even a mobile app that can detect your location and serve up suggestions that are closeby.... more »

Neuroscientists Are Making an Artificial Brain for Everyone

Nara, on the other hand, exhibits some actual consumer-facing friendliness. The site where I got my recommendations, Nara.me, is available for anyone to sign up to get intelligent recommendations for movies, restaurants, and hotels based on your expressed preferences. There are also some filters available, so you can tell the software what you’re in the mood for at any point in time—maybe Chinese food and a comedy—so it can adjust to your changing impulses. Once you’ve fed Nara a few of your likes, it can learn your tastes and work across the entire system. Say you’ve moved from New York to San Francisco. Tell the app a few of your favorite restaurants in Manhattan, and it’ll surface similar options in your new home city. There’s even a mobile app that can detect your location and serve up suggestions that are close by.___

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2015-05-23 16:08:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

The Bitcoin Blocksize Blackjack Mining Blues

A controversial change to the Bitcoin protocol is under discussion, and some in the field are prophesying utter disaster in the not-too-distant future if it does not happen. I mean the mooted increase in Bitcoin’s block size. A brief recap: Bitcoin is built upon a decentralized data structure known as the blockchain. A “block” is a group of hundreds of verified transactions; each block points to its predecessor, hence “blockchain.” At present, the block size is capped at 1 megabyte, which effectively limits Bitcoin to (roughly) 7 transactions per second, worldwide. If the network hits its maximum rate, it is argued that the cryptocurrency equivalent of a nuclear meltdown could well ensue.

The Bitcoin Blocksize Blackjack Mining Blues

A controversial change to the Bitcoin protocol is under discussion, and some in the field are prophesying utter disaster in the not-too-distant future if it does not happen. I mean the mooted increase in Bitcoin’s block size. A brief recap: Bitcoin is built upon a decentralized data structure known as the blockchain. A “block” is a group of hundreds of verified transactions; each block points to its predecessor, hence “blockchain.” At present, the block size is capped at 1 megabyte, which effectively limits Bitcoin to (roughly) 7 transactions per second, worldwide. If the network hits its maximum rate, it is argued that the cryptocurrency equivalent of a nuclear meltdown could well ensue.___

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2015-05-23 00:40:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Japan economic revitalization plan is to double manufacturing robots and increase service robots by 20 times by 2020

Japan's revised revitalization strategy, the Robot Revolution Initiative, is to double the use of robotics in manufacturing, and increase by twenty-fold robotics use in other sectors, including service industries. In part this is an effort to deal with the country's declining birthrate and aging population by providing robotic helpmates in industries such as healthcare, agriculture, and the inspection and repair of the country's infrastructure."

Japan economic revitalization plan is to double manufacturing robots and increase service robots by 20 times by 2020

Japan's revised revitalization strategy, the Robot Revolution Initiative, is to double the use of robotics in manufacturing, and increase by twenty-fold robotics use in other sectors, including service industries. In part this is an effort to deal with the country's declining birthrate and aging population by providing robotic helpmates in industries such as healthcare, agriculture, and the inspection and repair of the country's infrastructure."___

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2015-05-22 18:36:36 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Uber hard at work on effort to replace drivers with machines

‘By removing the driver from the equation (the largest cost in a taxi ride), the average cost per mile to the consumer could be 44 cents for a private ride in a standard sedan and 8 cents for a shared ride in a two-seater,’ [Brian] Johnson wrote. It would also drop the rate of taking an Uber ‘well below’ the $3 to $3.50 a mile consumers now pay to ride in an UberX car or the $1 to $1.50 a mile for an UberPool vehicle, he said.

Uber hard at work on effort to replace drivers with machines

‘By removing the driver from the equation (the largest cost in a taxi ride), the average cost per mile to the consumer could be 44 cents for a private ride in a standard sedan and 8 cents for a shared ride in a two-seater,’ [Brian] Johnson wrote. It would also drop the rate of taking an Uber ‘well below’ the $3 to $3.50 a mile consumers now pay to ride in an UberX car or the $1 to $1.50 a mile for an UberPool vehicle, he said.___

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2015-05-22 17:21:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Smart Regulation For Smart Drugs

Nootropics, smart drugs and other biohacks are now drawing mainstream scrutiny and controversy as more and more people are using legal, off-label, and unscheduled “research chemicals” as nootropics to enhance their academic or work performance.

The controversy stems from the fact that many nootropics currently sit in a regulatory void, skirting around the edges of powerful lobbyist and interest groups. While daunting for startups at first glance, operating within regulatory haze among powerful entrenched interests is really just par for the course in Silicon Valley.

Smart Regulation For Smart Drugs

Nootropics, smart drugs and other biohacks are now drawing mainstream scrutiny and controversy as more and more people are using legal, off-label, and unscheduled “research chemicals” as nootropics to enhance their academic or work performance.

The controversy stems from the fact that many nootropics currently sit in a regulatory void, skirting around the edges of powerful lobbyist and interest groups. While daunting for startups at first glance, operating within regulatory haze among powerful entrenched interests is really just par for the course in Silicon Valley.___

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2015-05-22 16:28:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

A first look at Uber's car for self-driving research

True to form, Uber isn't being shy about its work developing self-driving cars. In February, the company announced its plans to create autonomous vehicles, and now, one of its research cars has been seen cruising the streets of Pittsburgh. The vehicle — spotted by the Pittsburgh Business Times — has the words "Uber Advanced Technologies Center" splashed across one side, and what looks to be a box of electronic components on the roof.

A first look at Uber's car for self-driving research

True to form, Uber isn't being shy about its work developing self-driving cars. In February, the company announced its plans to create autonomous vehicles, and now, one of its research cars has been seen cruising the streets of Pittsburgh. The vehicle — spotted by the Pittsburgh Business Times — has the words "Uber Advanced Technologies Center" splashed across one side, and what looks to be a box of electronic components on the roof.___

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2015-05-22 16:25:11 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

When it comes to hearing, diet may trump noise exposure

Spankovich examined data from 2,366 people. In addition to answering questionnaires about their health during the original survey, participants were given a four-part hearing test. When Spankovich analyzed the data, he found a strong connection among diet, hearing and noise exposure. The hearing of people who ate well but had higher noise exposure was comparable to the hearing of people with lower noise exposure who ate poorer diets, according to results published recently in the International Journal of Audiology. While eating healthfully may not reverse hearing damage, a good diet may play a part in prevention.

When it comes to hearing, diet may trump noise exposure

Spankovich examined data from 2,366 people. In addition to answering questionnaires about their health during the original survey, participants were given a four-part hearing test. When Spankovich analyzed the data, he found a strong connection among diet, hearing and noise exposure. The hearing of people who ate well but had higher noise exposure was comparable to the hearing of people with lower noise exposure who ate poorer diets, according to results published recently in the International Journal of Audiology. While eating healthfully may not reverse hearing damage, a good diet may play a part in prevention.___

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2015-05-22 00:42:19 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Data farming. Literally.

When Larrabee began using such sensors, he had to walk into the fields to read each one individually — a process so laborious that he sometimes did it just once a week. But now, every 15 minutes, readings from the 25 sensors are fed into a network of solar-powered information-gathering stations scattered through the orchard. One of the stations transmits that information to a main database via cell signal. Larrabee uses his smartphone or tablet to log on to see that data, which is available almost instantaneously. Using a software platform called PTC ThingWorx, he sees two color-coded gauges for each sensor — blue means too much water in a given location, red not enough. Combined with data from weather stations around the property, the information helps Larrabee decide when to irrigate, where to do so, and how much water to use, either to maximize growth or toavo... more »

Data farming. Literally.

When Larrabee began using such sensors, he had to walk into the fields to read each one individually — a process so laborious that he sometimes did it just once a week. But now, every 15 minutes, readings from the 25 sensors are fed into a network of solar-powered information-gathering stations scattered through the orchard. One of the stations transmits that information to a main database via cell signal. Larrabee uses his smartphone or tablet to log on to see that data, which is available almost instantaneously. Using a software platform called PTC ThingWorx, he sees two color-coded gauges for each sensor — blue means too much water in a given location, red not enough. Combined with data from weather stations around the property, the information helps Larrabee decide when to irrigate, where to do so, and how much water to use, either to maximize growth or to avoid frost. "Everything we do, every time I turn a pump on, everything costs money," he says. "If I can manage my irrigation to exactly what I need, I'm not running the risk of overdoing it. I'm managing the health of the orchard better. I would equate that to a longer life of that orchard, to better crops, better-quality products."___

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2015-05-21 19:02:33 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Domino's pizza crust used to ID suspect in DC quadruple murder

A 34-year-old man with a criminal history has been identified as a suspect in the brutal May 13 torture and murders of a wealthy family in Northwest Washington, D.C. thanks to a pizza crust found in their home. Law enforcement sources told the Washington Post that they've ID'd the man, Daron Dylon Wint, using DNA evidence that came from the crust of a Domino's pizza. It was ordered to the family's home the night before the bodies were found and wasn't destroyed in the fire.

Domino's pizza crust used to ID suspect in DC quadruple murder

A 34-year-old man with a criminal history has been identified as a suspect in the brutal May 13 torture and murders of a wealthy family in Northwest Washington, D.C. thanks to a pizza crust found in their home. Law enforcement sources told the Washington Post that they've ID'd the man, Daron Dylon Wint, using DNA evidence that came from the crust of a Domino's pizza. It was ordered to the family's home the night before the bodies were found and wasn't destroyed in the fire.___

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2015-05-21 18:55:23 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Three-year ocean voyage discovered thousands of new, unfamiliar viruses

"Surprisingly despite several decades of prior marine viral research, only 39 of these 5,000 viral populations were similar to previously known viruses," Brum says. "This means that the most abundant and widespread viral populations in the oceans have yet to be characterized — but now we have an idea of what viruses are important targets for future investigations."

Three-year ocean voyage discovered thousands of new, unfamiliar viruses

"Surprisingly despite several decades of prior marine viral research, only 39 of these 5,000 viral populations were similar to previously known viruses," Brum says. "This means that the most abundant and widespread viral populations in the oceans have yet to be characterized — but now we have an idea of what viruses are important targets for future investigations."___

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2015-05-21 16:24:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Oculus Connect 2 Will Give Developers What They Need For Consumer Rift Launch

Oculus is hosting its second annual primary developer conference between September 23 and 25, the company announced today. The big show, called ‘Connect 2′ in keeping with the original event last September, will feature keynote presentations from Oculus execs Michael Abrash, John Carmack and Brendan Iribe, and will also provide “everything developers need to know to launch on the Rift and Gear VR.”

Oculus Connect 2 Will Give Developers What They Need For Consumer Rift Launch

Oculus is hosting its second annual primary developer conference between September 23 and 25, the company announced today. The big show, called ‘Connect 2′ in keeping with the original event last September, will feature keynote presentations from Oculus execs Michael Abrash, John Carmack and Brendan Iribe, and will also provide “everything developers need to know to launch on the Rift and Gear VR.”___

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2015-05-21 16:01:52 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Meditative film

Meditative film___

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2015-05-21 15:59:27 (1 comments, 12 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

MIT’s Humanoid Robot Goes to Robo Boot Camp

As one of the Darpa Robotics Challenge’s 25 robot finalists, Atlas will be representing Tedrake’s team at the 2015 challenge in Pomona, California in two weeks. Its purpose in life—along with the other finalists—is to be the best search-and-rescue robot possible. In terrain too dangerous for humans to traverse, a robot that can lift hundreds of pounds and work power tools could save lives without endangering others. The challenge will put those skills to the test.

#robots  

MIT’s Humanoid Robot Goes to Robo Boot Camp

As one of the Darpa Robotics Challenge’s 25 robot finalists, Atlas will be representing Tedrake’s team at the 2015 challenge in Pomona, California in two weeks. Its purpose in life—along with the other finalists—is to be the best search-and-rescue robot possible. In terrain too dangerous for humans to traverse, a robot that can lift hundreds of pounds and work power tools could save lives without endangering others. The challenge will put those skills to the test.

#robots  ___

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2015-05-21 15:35:24 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

YouTube launches 60fps live streaming in quest to take on Twitch

YouTube has made several moves to take on Twitch, the biggest name in video game live streaming, and today the company is rolling out another key feature to improve its service: live streams that run at 60 frames per second.

YouTube launches 60fps live streaming in quest to take on Twitch

YouTube has made several moves to take on Twitch, the biggest name in video game live streaming, and today the company is rolling out another key feature to improve its service: live streams that run at 60 frames per second.___

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2015-05-21 01:21:59 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Most European men descend from a handful of Bronze Age forefathers

Researchers determined DNA sequences from the Y chromosomes of 334 men belonging to 17 populations from Europe and the Middle East. The study shows that almost two out of three (64%) modern European men belong to just three young paternal lineage. Geneticists have discovered that most European men descend from just a handful of Bronze Age forefathers, due to a 'population explosion' several thousand years ago.

Most European men descend from a handful of Bronze Age forefathers

Researchers determined DNA sequences from the Y chromosomes of 334 men belonging to 17 populations from Europe and the Middle East. The study shows that almost two out of three (64%) modern European men belong to just three young paternal lineage. Geneticists have discovered that most European men descend from just a handful of Bronze Age forefathers, due to a 'population explosion' several thousand years ago.___

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2015-05-20 18:57:44 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Stone tools found in Kenya are the oldest ever discovered

Researchers digging in Kenya say they've found the oldest stone tools ever discovered, at 3.3 million years old — pushing the record back by around 700,000 years. That places these tools before the birth of Homo, the genus that includes modern humans; as such, it calls into question the conventional belief that it was species within Homo that first learned how to work with stone tools. The findings are being published today in Nature.

Stone tools found in Kenya are the oldest ever discovered

Researchers digging in Kenya say they've found the oldest stone tools ever discovered, at 3.3 million years old — pushing the record back by around 700,000 years. That places these tools before the birth of Homo, the genus that includes modern humans; as such, it calls into question the conventional belief that it was species within Homo that first learned how to work with stone tools. The findings are being published today in Nature.___

2015-05-20 17:18:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

New music strategy shows 70 per cent increase in exercise adherence

The use of personalized music playlists with tempo-pace synchronization increases adherence to cardiac rehab by almost 70 per cent, according to a study.

New music strategy shows 70 per cent increase in exercise adherence

The use of personalized music playlists with tempo-pace synchronization increases adherence to cardiac rehab by almost 70 per cent, according to a study.___

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2015-05-20 00:50:01 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Iron levels in brain predict when people will get Alzheimer's

Studies have suggested that people with Alzheimer's also have higher iron levels in their brains. Now it seems that high iron may hasten the disease's onset. Researchers at the University of Melbourne in Australia followed 144 older people who had mild cognitive impairment for seven years. To gauge how much iron was in their brains, they measured ferritin, a protein that binds to the metal, in their cerebrospinal fluid. For every nanogram per millilitre people had at the start of the study, they were diagnosed with Alzheimer's on average three months earlier.

Iron levels in brain predict when people will get Alzheimer's

Studies have suggested that people with Alzheimer's also have higher iron levels in their brains. Now it seems that high iron may hasten the disease's onset. Researchers at the University of Melbourne in Australia followed 144 older people who had mild cognitive impairment for seven years. To gauge how much iron was in their brains, they measured ferritin, a protein that binds to the metal, in their cerebrospinal fluid. For every nanogram per millilitre people had at the start of the study, they were diagnosed with Alzheimer's on average three months earlier.___

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2015-05-20 00:00:17 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Google Dropping Hints About its Next Big Product

the company will “announce some things around Cardboard that aren’t made of cardboard,” says Google’s Clay Bavor. Intriguing.

I caught up with Bavor on the outskirts of the SVVR Expo in San Jose, California... and sure enough, Google’s ambitions for virtual reality are greater than that. Bavor says the original Cardboard was just the tip of the iceberg—the beginning of Google’s journey into the VR space. “Our ambitions don’t end there,” he assures me. He hints that though the original Cardboard was intentionally designed to be limited—without a headstrap to keep it on your head, and with a limited field of view—those limitations might not last.

How will Google shake up the virtual reality landscape at Google I/O on May 28th? I can’t say, but Bavor assures me that we’ll want to be there—andthat the future of Google Car... more »

Google Dropping Hints About its Next Big Product

the company will “announce some things around Cardboard that aren’t made of cardboard,” says Google’s Clay Bavor. Intriguing.

I caught up with Bavor on the outskirts of the SVVR Expo in San Jose, California... and sure enough, Google’s ambitions for virtual reality are greater than that. Bavor says the original Cardboard was just the tip of the iceberg—the beginning of Google’s journey into the VR space. “Our ambitions don’t end there,” he assures me. He hints that though the original Cardboard was intentionally designed to be limited—without a headstrap to keep it on your head, and with a limited field of view—those limitations might not last.

How will Google shake up the virtual reality landscape at Google I/O on May 28th? I can’t say, but Bavor assures me that we’ll want to be there—and that the future of Google Cardboard won’t necessarily be corrugated paper.___

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2015-05-19 20:20:46 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Oculus Sends Out Invites For Special Rift Event June 11

Oculus is inviting press to a special event on June 11 in San Francisco. The company provided the image above along with the invite (which also accompanied news consumer pre-orders would start later this year, which bears the tagline “Step into the Rift,” as well, suggesting we’ll probably get more information about the consumer Rift headset launch, including possibly more final hardware details.

Oculus Sends Out Invites For Special Rift Event June 11

Oculus is inviting press to a special event on June 11 in San Francisco. The company provided the image above along with the invite (which also accompanied news consumer pre-orders would start later this year, which bears the tagline “Step into the Rift,” as well, suggesting we’ll probably get more information about the consumer Rift headset launch, including possibly more final hardware details.___

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2015-05-19 18:46:31 (2 comments, 8 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

7 books Bill Gates recommends you read this summer

In true fashion, there are some brainier books that will make you think, including On Immunity and Should We Eat Meat?, but also some more fun ones, like Hyperbole and a Half. “You will rip through it in three hours, tops,” writes Gates. “But you’ll wish it went on longer, because it’s funny and smart as hell. I must have interrupted Melinda a dozen times to read to her passages that made me laugh out loud.”

7 books Bill Gates recommends you read this summer

In true fashion, there are some brainier books that will make you think, including On Immunity and Should We Eat Meat?, but also some more fun ones, like Hyperbole and a Half. “You will rip through it in three hours, tops,” writes Gates. “But you’ll wish it went on longer, because it’s funny and smart as hell. I must have interrupted Melinda a dozen times to read to her passages that made me laugh out loud.”___

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2015-05-19 16:15:33 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Awe may promote altruistic behavior

"Our investigation indicates that awe, although often fleeting and hard to describe, serves a vital social function. By diminishing the emphasis on the individual self, awe may encourage people to forgo strict self-interest to improve the welfare of others," said Paul Piff, PhD, assistant professor of psychology and social behavior at the University of California, Irvine. He was lead author of the study, which was published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Awe is that sense of wonder we feel in the presence of something vast that transcends our understanding of the world. People commonly experience awe in nature, but also in response to religion, art and even music.

Awe may promote altruistic behavior

"Our investigation indicates that awe, although often fleeting and hard to describe, serves a vital social function. By diminishing the emphasis on the individual self, awe may encourage people to forgo strict self-interest to improve the welfare of others," said Paul Piff, PhD, assistant professor of psychology and social behavior at the University of California, Irvine. He was lead author of the study, which was published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Awe is that sense of wonder we feel in the presence of something vast that transcends our understanding of the world. People commonly experience awe in nature, but also in response to religion, art and even music.___

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2015-05-19 16:08:23 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Reading books with HoloLens? Microsoft patent shows how it could work

A new Microsoft patent shows how a head-mounted display could transform the experience of reading books — synchronizing a virtual character’s movements and lips to match the words being read aloud from the text.

Reading books with HoloLens? Microsoft patent shows how it could work

A new Microsoft patent shows how a head-mounted display could transform the experience of reading books — synchronizing a virtual character’s movements and lips to match the words being read aloud from the text.___

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2015-05-19 16:06:43 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Why I Started Using Gaming Peripherals to Get Real Work Done

I might give this a try.

Mouse buttons are a revelation: I feel this needs its own bullet point because I never realized how lazy my right-hand’s thumb is. With the G600 I got another twelve buttons I could press without moving taking my hands off the mouse. It’s a little disorienting at first, but once you get used to it, you’ll wonder how you can live without it.

Why I Started Using Gaming Peripherals to Get Real Work Done

I might give this a try.

Mouse buttons are a revelation: I feel this needs its own bullet point because I never realized how lazy my right-hand’s thumb is. With the G600 I got another twelve buttons I could press without moving taking my hands off the mouse. It’s a little disorienting at first, but once you get used to it, you’ll wonder how you can live without it.___

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2015-05-19 00:57:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Making Hardware Is a Total Pain. But Not in This Factory

What Church really wanted was for manufacturing to work more like cloud computing, where you can simply request the resources you need through the web. He wanted to be able to upload his designs to a manufacturer, get a quote automatically, and, when the time comes, order a batch of prototypes with a push of a button, instead of having to spend hours and hours going over spreadsheets with sales reps. That didn’t exist, so, along with electrical engineer Parker Dillmann, he started a factory called MacroFab that lets hardware designers do just that.

Making Hardware Is a Total Pain. But Not in This Factory

What Church really wanted was for manufacturing to work more like cloud computing, where you can simply request the resources you need through the web. He wanted to be able to upload his designs to a manufacturer, get a quote automatically, and, when the time comes, order a batch of prototypes with a push of a button, instead of having to spend hours and hours going over spreadsheets with sales reps. That didn’t exist, so, along with electrical engineer Parker Dillmann, he started a factory called MacroFab that lets hardware designers do just that.___

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2015-05-19 00:39:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Api.ai Makes It Easier To Add A Siri-Like Conversational UI To Your IoT App Or Device

Want to add a Siri-like “conversational interface” to your mobile app or device? Then api.ai, the Russian startup and team behind Speaktoit Assistant, a Siri alternative for Android, iOS and Windows Phone, has had you covered for a while. But now the company has refined its offering to make it a lot easier for developers in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) space, such as smart home and wearables, to be able to use its technology to enhance their offerings.

Api.ai Makes It Easier To Add A Siri-Like Conversational UI To Your IoT App Or Device

Want to add a Siri-like “conversational interface” to your mobile app or device? Then api.ai, the Russian startup and team behind Speaktoit Assistant, a Siri alternative for Android, iOS and Windows Phone, has had you covered for a while. But now the company has refined its offering to make it a lot easier for developers in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) space, such as smart home and wearables, to be able to use its technology to enhance their offerings.___

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2015-05-19 00:35:29 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Imagination beats practice in boosting visual search performance

Practice may not make perfect, but visualization might. New research shows that people who imagined a visual target before having to pick it out of a group of distracting items were faster at finding the target than those who did an actual practice run beforehand.

Imagination beats practice in boosting visual search performance

Practice may not make perfect, but visualization might. New research shows that people who imagined a visual target before having to pick it out of a group of distracting items were faster at finding the target than those who did an actual practice run beforehand.___

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2015-05-18 20:55:09 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Selfies gone wild: UK report says the shots take up to five hours of a woman’s week

In a somewhat terrifying new report out of the UK, young women reportedly spend about five hours every week on selfies.

Selfies gone wild: UK report says the shots take up to five hours of a woman’s week

In a somewhat terrifying new report out of the UK, young women reportedly spend about five hours every week on selfies.___

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2015-05-18 18:45:12 (3 comments, 9 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Google’s Plan to Eliminate Human Driving in 5 Years

Google’s Plan to Eliminate Human Driving in 5 Years___

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2015-05-18 16:35:34 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

3D Food Printing

I am all for the 3D printing movement but don't think we need additional reasons for consuming heavily processed food.

The system is basically a simple 3D printer with a heated extrusion head that takes small cartridges of marzipan, chocolate, and fudge. You can print a few dozen little objects – buildings or sugar frogs – with each cartridge.

3D Food Printing

I am all for the 3D printing movement but don't think we need additional reasons for consuming heavily processed food.

The system is basically a simple 3D printer with a heated extrusion head that takes small cartridges of marzipan, chocolate, and fudge. You can print a few dozen little objects – buildings or sugar frogs – with each cartridge.___

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2015-05-18 16:26:55 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

A darker side of the maker movement: home-brew heroin?

Humble fungi and a home-brewing kit could soon do what the combined might of the West failed to – halt the thriving poppy industry in Afghanistan, the source of 80 per cent of the world's opium. Genetically engineered yeasts could make it easy to produce opiates such as morphine anywhere, cutting out the international drug smugglers and making such drugs cheap and more readily available.

Yeasts capable of doing this do not exist yet, but none of the researchers that New Scientist spoke to had any doubt that they soon will. "The field is moving much faster than we had previous realised," says John Dueber of the University of California, Berkeley, whose team has just created a yeast that produces the main precursor of opiates. Until recently, Dueber had thought the creation of, say, a morphine-making yeast was1... more »

A darker side of the maker movement: home-brew heroin?

Humble fungi and a home-brewing kit could soon do what the combined might of the West failed to – halt the thriving poppy industry in Afghanistan, the source of 80 per cent of the world's opium. Genetically engineered yeasts could make it easy to produce opiates such as morphine anywhere, cutting out the international drug smugglers and making such drugs cheap and more readily available.

Yeasts capable of doing this do not exist yet, but none of the researchers that New Scientist spoke to had any doubt that they soon will. "The field is moving much faster than we had previous realised," says John Dueber of the University of California, Berkeley, whose team has just created a yeast that produces the main precursor of opiates. Until recently, Dueber had thought the creation of, say, a morphine-making yeast was 10 years away. He now thinks a low-yielding strain could be made in two or three years.___

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2015-05-18 16:15:39 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-18 16:10:51 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Electroloom Is A 3D Fabric Printer In The Making

3D printing is pushing into all sorts of areas, allowing for rapid prototyping of plastic and metal components, circuit boards and even putting putting an alternative spin on food production — or offering a lower cost way to construct living tissue structures for drug testing. Well here’s another big hope for the technology: wearable 3D printed clothes. (Not just the elaborate art pieces being currently created out of jointed plastics.)

#3dprinting  

Electroloom Is A 3D Fabric Printer In The Making

3D printing is pushing into all sorts of areas, allowing for rapid prototyping of plastic and metal components, circuit boards and even putting putting an alternative spin on food production — or offering a lower cost way to construct living tissue structures for drug testing. Well here’s another big hope for the technology: wearable 3D printed clothes. (Not just the elaborate art pieces being currently created out of jointed plastics.)

#3dprinting  ___

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2015-05-18 00:23:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

First Steve Jobs trailer shows Michael Fassbender as the Apple founder

Leaked emails from Sony Pictures showed that Steve Jobs had something of a torturous development process. The movie was originally in production at the studio, with David Fincher set to direct, but it slipped from Sony's grasp to Universal in late 2014. Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle is now at the helm, working with a script written by West Wing creator and The Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin. With its production problems apparently ironed out, and an accomplished cast in place, the movie's finally set for release on October 9th.

First Steve Jobs trailer shows Michael Fassbender as the Apple founder

Leaked emails from Sony Pictures showed that Steve Jobs had something of a torturous development process. The movie was originally in production at the studio, with David Fincher set to direct, but it slipped from Sony's grasp to Universal in late 2014. Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle is now at the helm, working with a script written by West Wing creator and The Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin. With its production problems apparently ironed out, and an accomplished cast in place, the movie's finally set for release on October 9th.___

2015-05-17 17:40:36 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Say hello to machines that read your emotions to make you happy

EmoSPARK senses the user's emotional state with the help of an algorithm that maps 80 facial points to determine, among other things, whether he or she is smiling, frowning in anger or sneering in disgust. EmoSPARK also analyses the user's tone of voice, a long-established method of mood analysis.

Say hello to machines that read your emotions to make you happy

EmoSPARK senses the user's emotional state with the help of an algorithm that maps 80 facial points to determine, among other things, whether he or she is smiling, frowning in anger or sneering in disgust. EmoSPARK also analyses the user's tone of voice, a long-established method of mood analysis.___

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2015-05-17 16:32:16 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Bubble 2.0?

The current (2015) bull market is not indicative of a tech bubble, but the U.S. economy is unlikely to sustain growth at the same rate because of exogenous and endogenous reasons:

Bubble 2.0?

The current (2015) bull market is not indicative of a tech bubble, but the U.S. economy is unlikely to sustain growth at the same rate because of exogenous and endogenous reasons:___

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2015-05-17 16:27:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Ad Tech Is Dead, Long Live Marketing Tech

According to new research from Perceptions Group, programmatic ad buying is expected to increase by 21 percent this year, largely driven by demand among marketing pros and agencies. The real opportunity in programmatic is so much bigger than the current narrative about automated ad buying. While it will continue to represent an area of innovation and growth in digital display advertising, expect to see new success stories emerge across other marketing functions as well as new channels like inbound customer calls, radio and television.

Ad Tech Is Dead, Long Live Marketing Tech

According to new research from Perceptions Group, programmatic ad buying is expected to increase by 21 percent this year, largely driven by demand among marketing pros and agencies. The real opportunity in programmatic is so much bigger than the current narrative about automated ad buying. While it will continue to represent an area of innovation and growth in digital display advertising, expect to see new success stories emerge across other marketing functions as well as new channels like inbound customer calls, radio and television.___

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2015-05-17 16:11:05 (8 comments, 40 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Don’t Be So Sure the Economy Will Return to Normal

Here is another change that might be a broader sign of a pending reset: A heavy burden of adjustment in the overall labor market is being borne by the young. Wages for the typical graduate of a four-year college have dropped more than 7 percent since 2000, and the labor force participation rate of the young has been falling. One consequence is that young people are living at home longer and receiving more aid from their parents. They also seem to be less interested in buying their own homes.

Don’t Be So Sure the Economy Will Return to Normal

Here is another change that might be a broader sign of a pending reset: A heavy burden of adjustment in the overall labor market is being borne by the young. Wages for the typical graduate of a four-year college have dropped more than 7 percent since 2000, and the labor force participation rate of the young has been falling. One consequence is that young people are living at home longer and receiving more aid from their parents. They also seem to be less interested in buying their own homes.___

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2015-05-17 00:00:23 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

A Shared Future, A Global Economy Of Haves And Servants

Markets are huge, global and fast evolving as the falling middle class of the developed world separates into consumers and producers that need to work harder, longer, more hours to make fraying ends meet. This vast tide is combining with rising developing country middle classes. Global macro is the lens through which we see these opportunities. Macro trends are fueling the sharing economy and are also contributing to the rise of developing middle classes and the declines in some developed middle classes.

Long term, investor excitement around these companies suggests that sharing economy models will increase profits while shifting consumption patterns to allow the newly less affluent to purchase fewer goods but, to buy, less expensive services. There is real value created. Selling services into the sharing economy will be... more »

A Shared Future, A Global Economy Of Haves And Servants

Markets are huge, global and fast evolving as the falling middle class of the developed world separates into consumers and producers that need to work harder, longer, more hours to make fraying ends meet. This vast tide is combining with rising developing country middle classes. Global macro is the lens through which we see these opportunities. Macro trends are fueling the sharing economy and are also contributing to the rise of developing middle classes and the declines in some developed middle classes.

Long term, investor excitement around these companies suggests that sharing economy models will increase profits while shifting consumption patterns to allow the newly less affluent to purchase fewer goods but, to buy, less expensive services. There is real value created. Selling services into the sharing economy will be under constant price pressure while consumers will save. We will see an economic evolution further toward buyers of labor and further away from sellers of labor.___

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2015-05-16 19:54:20 (7 comments, 18 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Lab grown meat thirty thousand times cheaper than 18 months ago

In 2013, it cost $325,000 to make lab grown meat for a burger made from cultured muscle tissue cells. Now the cost is $11 for a quarter pound lab grown patty.

Dutch Professor Mark Post, the scientist who made world's first laboratory grown beef burger believes so-called "cultured meat" could spell the end of traditional cattle farming within just a few decades.

Lab grown meat thirty thousand times cheaper than 18 months ago

In 2013, it cost $325,000 to make lab grown meat for a burger made from cultured muscle tissue cells. Now the cost is $11 for a quarter pound lab grown patty.

Dutch Professor Mark Post, the scientist who made world's first laboratory grown beef burger believes so-called "cultured meat" could spell the end of traditional cattle farming within just a few decades.___

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2015-05-16 16:21:36 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

After Revolution 2.0

Given sufficient wealth and technical infrastructure, could new networked governments and institutions be constructed and sustained on the fly, by smart and capable people (like Egypt’s Wael Ghonim) who find themselves guiding / riding the wave of revolution? Eventually, theoretically, yes. Could that happen in, say, Egypt today? Of course not: not even close. Estonia, maybe, but Estonia doesn’t need a revolution.

The dark irony is that much of the world is developed enough that technology can help its oppressed join together into powerful movements, far more easily than would have been possible even a decade ago — but not yet developed enough that the slow, painful, and brutally difficult process of rising from the ashes of the old regime has gotten any easier. Maybe in a decade, he said optimistically. But for now, Revolution 2.0 remains aninvit... more »

After Revolution 2.0

Given sufficient wealth and technical infrastructure, could new networked governments and institutions be constructed and sustained on the fly, by smart and capable people (like Egypt’s Wael Ghonim) who find themselves guiding / riding the wave of revolution? Eventually, theoretically, yes. Could that happen in, say, Egypt today? Of course not: not even close. Estonia, maybe, but Estonia doesn’t need a revolution.

The dark irony is that much of the world is developed enough that technology can help its oppressed join together into powerful movements, far more easily than would have been possible even a decade ago — but not yet developed enough that the slow, painful, and brutally difficult process of rising from the ashes of the old regime has gotten any easier. Maybe in a decade, he said optimistically. But for now, Revolution 2.0 remains an invitation to chaos–just as 1.0 always was.___

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Silicon Valley Is Letting Go of Its Techie Island Fantasies

The Seasteading Institute has also come to appreciate that the middle of the ocean is less inviting than early renderings suggest. It now hopes to find shelter in calmer, government-regulated waters. According to its most recent vision statement, “The high cost of open ocean engineering serves as a large barrier to entry and hinders entrepreneurship in international waters. This has led us to look for cost-reducing solutions within the territorial waters of a host nation.”

Silicon Valley Is Letting Go of Its Techie Island Fantasies

The Seasteading Institute has also come to appreciate that the middle of the ocean is less inviting than early renderings suggest. It now hopes to find shelter in calmer, government-regulated waters. According to its most recent vision statement, “The high cost of open ocean engineering serves as a large barrier to entry and hinders entrepreneurship in international waters. This has led us to look for cost-reducing solutions within the territorial waters of a host nation.”___

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