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David Jacobs has been shared in 61 public circles

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Rho Lall0This is a circle of awesome engagers that i have met in the last few days.  If you would like to be added to this circle just add this circle and be sure to comment below.  2014-04-16 04:50:35101426CC G+
Ventureboon0Add this member to your circle #socialmedia #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles  2014-04-15 12:10:295009510CC G+
Adam Black6,732Transhumans CircleBy popular Demand,  I am sharing some of my Circles. This is +Mark Bruce  Transhumans Circle  Plus Others Ive been adding.If you are tagged,  you are in it.Web Link for Mobile https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AdamBlack/posts/6iQmLpEj1Zm #sharedcircles   #GeekCulture   #ScienceSunday #Transhumans #Transhumanism #HumanPlus  2014-04-13 06:25:0424520031CC G+
Krzysztof Skomra4,828New circle 201404031. Plus this post2. Leave a comment (introduce yourself, if you’d like)3. Add this circle to your circles4. Add yourself to the circle5. Share this circle publicly to your stream1. Dodaj Plus dla postu 2. Zostaw komentarz (przedstaw ślad po sobie, jeśli chcesz) 3. Dodaj ten krąg do swoich kręgów 4. Dodaj się do kręgu 5. Poleć ten krąg publicznie do strumienia #techlover   #photographers   #bloggers   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circles   #share   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharemycircles  #sharemycircle   #iwillfollow   #followback   #followers#cardphoto   #circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare#sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #AwesomeCircle #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup 2014-04-03 21:55:02501358CC G+
Aleksander Adamczyk0New circle 201404031. Dodaj Plus dla postu 2. Zostaw komentarz (przedstaw ślad po sobie, jeśli chcesz) 3. Dodaj ten krąg do swoich kręgów 4. Dodaj się do kręgu 5. Poleć ten krąg publicznie do strumienia EN.1. Plus this post2. Leave a comment (introduce yourself, if you’d like)3. Add this circle to your circles4. Add yourself to the circle5. Share this circle publicly to your stream#techlover   #photographers   #bloggers   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circles   #share   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharemycircles  #sharemycircle   #iwillfollow   #followback   #followers#cardphoto   #circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing#sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare#sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles#AwesomeCircle #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery  2014-04-03 21:29:32501011CC G+
Augmented Reality Developers5,237hello my circles, if you want you can follow me here on g+ (http://goo.gl/AZMKpu)or facebook (http://goo.gl/Y2RkGW)have a good day#awesome       #awesomepeople       #chadwick       #circle     #circles   #circlesharing       #circleshare       #circleoftheday     #circleplus #followers     #gplus       #public       #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles       #reshare       #reshared     #reshareday     #resharetags     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou       #sharing     #sharingcircle #tcs  2014-03-19 13:06:1449813618CC G+
Becky Collins2,634Learning and Knowledge Management Circle - Feb22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:31:49990014CC G+
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircles #sharedcircle #research #learning #communications  2013-10-31 09:13:1597104CC G+
Don Dobbie4,808#empireavenue #Sharedcircle #Sharedcircles #Addcircle This is my Empire Avenue Circle - best social media people on the planet 2013-06-16 07:42:00406529CC G+
Christy Sandhoff10,586Mithu Hassan originally shared:Hope you like G+, since you are here and reading this. If you believe in WE GROW TOGETHER ; please do the followings1)  Add this circle2)  Share the circle publicly3)  Comment on this post by thanks to +Don Dobbie with mentioning if you want to be included by next sharing.After doing above sit back for relax and see the result.If you already in this circle; please1) Plus one,2) Comment and3) Share2013-06-11 22:12:50379326CC G+
Mithu Hassan18,105Hope you like G+, since you are here and reading this. If you believe in WE GROW TOGETHER ; please do the followings1)  Add this circle2)  Share the circle publicly3)  Comment on this post by thanks to +Don Dobbie with mentioning if you want to be included by next sharing.After doing above sit back for relax and see the result.If you already in this circle; please1) Plus one,2) Comment and3) Share #sharedcircles #addcircle   #sharedpubliccircles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #publicsharedcircles #eav #empireavenue #empireave  Special thanks to  +Harold Gardner +Dubie Bacino +Kamal Bennani +Ludovic Moreeuw  +Judith kavanaugh +J. Ruth Kelly +Akansha Gautam +Heather Koroll +Christy Birmingham +Zsolt Szabo +Patricia2013-06-11 20:52:1037823943CC G+
Don Dobbie4,527#empireavenue #Sharedcircles #Sharedcircle #Addcircle  2013-06-11 17:55:23397235CC G+
Don Dobbie4,125#empireavenue #Sharedcircle #Eav - sharing my circle of empire avenue friends2013-06-06 07:27:333815915CC G+
Don Dobbie3,818#empireavenue #addcircle #sharedcircles  2013-06-02 20:30:58354223CC G+
Don Dobbie3,549This is my #empireavenue   #sharedcircles  - these are all people that KNOW how to network openly 2013-05-31 15:39:35347224CC G+
Jorgen Poulsen13,018Top Top People to connect withTo make it work please share this circle.If you don't share/promote this circle then other people deserve a spot in it more than you so please do the right think. #engagers   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publicsharedcircles   #publiccircle  *2013-05-16 08:31:07197122CC G+
Jorgen Poulsen12,929True engagersIf you want to remain in this circle and get shared you must1. Give +12. Share this circleif you don't how can you be a True Engager?#sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #circles   #publicsharedcircles   #publiccircle  2013-05-13 17:38:4519761111CC G+
Jorgen Poulsen12,803People who always engage ps. except when they forget to share the circle.#sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing 2013-05-12 01:53:13196512CC G+
Jorgen Poulsen12,754Here's a circle of awesome helpful people. There's still room for another 304 so if you're active on G+ and want to be included then please do the following :)1. add yourself in the comment2. Plus this post3. Share this postI will then add you for the next share and you will get a massive amount of people circling you.Go ahead - do it :) #circleshare   #circleshared   #sharedcircles  2013-05-11 02:58:341961278CC G+
Jorgen Poulsen12,644TOP TOP EngagersThese people have guaranteed with me several times so don't miss this chance to circle them and be CIRCLED BACK so they can engage with your content.1. Add this circle or go home :)2. Share it Public (sharing is caring) #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circles  2013-05-07 01:01:471931025CC G+
Zbynek Kysela5,989EMPIRE AVENUE CIRCLE 2013=========================This is a public circle of awesome plussers on G+ who are also active on Empire Avenue! If would like to be included here in next update please follow these steps:HOW TO BE PART OF IT===================1. Add this circle to your circles(Click Add circle)2. Re-Share This Post Publicly(Click Share Button Next To +1 Button)3. Click +1 and Comment to support the circle!Done ツMy entire social presence:http://xeeme.com/bouchacFeel free to connect.=====================#Circle #empireave #empireavenue #eav #eavfriend #pendapalooza   #Circles    #Public    #PublicCircle    #CircleShare    #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle    #QSC    #querosercirculado    #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles    #publiccirclesproject    #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare    #addmetoyourcircles    #awesomeness    #awesomepeople    #awesomecircle    #awesome      #awesomesauce #awesomeness    #awesomepeople    #sharedcircles    #sharedpubliccircles    #awesomesauce  2013-04-21 00:05:49449304CC G+
G+ Live Hangout Events4,913Hosts, Supporters and others that enjoy the +G+ Live Hangout Events Plus Page!Many in this +Shared Circles on G+ hold many live Hangouts On Air on Google+ that are not to be missed!! #hangoutsonair   #sharedcircles  2013-03-02 09:56:41283125CC G+
Dubie Bacino (Opajdara)5,318Social Media Circle - this is an updated list of active Social Media users. #SocialMedia  #SharedCircles #PublicCircles #SocialMediaCircle  2013-03-01 00:41:145018727CC G+
Robert E. del Sol10,789Awesome Folks #1I don’t always share circles....  But when I do, they are Awesome Folks! These are recommended to grow your channel and circles and enhance your G+ experience. What makes Google+ special is finding new and interesting people, thoughts and perspectives that span the globe in interest and scope. Here they are...#sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday  2013-02-13 21:10:3946212410CC G+
Brad Leese599Wanted to share this circle with all of you. It's filled with people who I consider to be 'Movers and Shakers' and that help make the web a better place. These people are all the best at what they do, so add this circle to your profile and get ready to meet a lot of really amazing individuals! Thanks!2012-11-01 16:25:19500548CC G+
John Deering808Atheist, free-thinker circle.These people have all sorts of interests and come from all walks of life, so are sure to liven up your stream, without filling it full of religious posts. If you need help with adding circles as a whole or picking a few, then please let me know.cheers #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #atheist   #athiet   #freethinker   #skeptic   #sceptic  2012-10-13 09:09:33500404CC G+
NOD3x1,128An amazing group of 500 people you should get to know...Each very different... each has their own tale to tellWho's in your top 500? #circleshare  2012-10-05 16:28:2650028823CC G+
NOD3x906Being social and active takes time, patience and 'guiding lights'...This circle is group of guiding lights - so if you're looking for diverse content to populate your streams you can't go wrong by adding these to your circles #circleshare  2012-09-28 16:13:10501241429CC G+
NOD3x491Our first 500 people following us... :)Thanks for your continued support, feedback, discussions and banter.We're sharing this a little thank you - if you're seeing this in your stream, then we can strongly recommend checking these people out and adding them to your circles.They are from all over the world, post on various subject matter and know how to have a good laugh...Plus, they're all great engagers :) #sharedcircles   #fridaycircles  2012-08-17 17:59:5950026637CC G+
Mark Smith (Marcus T)4,309#circles   #relevant   #sharing  I really do not understand how Google chooses who the most relevant folks are in your circles.  Nevertheless, here you go.  I hope you enjoy.  If you do, please #reshare !+Reshare +Sharing is Caring on G+ +Shared Circles on G+ +SharedCircles 2012-08-11 14:54:491011313CC G+
Susanne Ramharter15,584The #glia  Teamthis afternoon, +Gregory Esau wrote a wonderful post (http://goo.gl/685S8) in which he introduced the first members of a hopefully expanding #Glia  Team. I have taken the members and put them in a circle, so that anyone who is interested can follow and join the conversations.At the same time, I would like to share a link to a discussion held today on the +Think with Google page that fits right in with some of the things we discuss: http://goo.gl/jcugr  - great discussion and it was taped, so watching is still possible.2012-08-08 18:16:54297118CC G+
Lacerant Plainer4,467If you want to know some cool people here are some more!*These are the wonderful people who added me since the time I joined G+ - I am going about sharing all my circles under my get to know my people project and will be hashtagging this as #Lacerantscircles *Add and reshare for Google plusness+ :)! #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #publiccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2012-07-27 15:07:189922115CC G+
Michael Q Todd12,209Empire Avenue Plusers2012-07-18 13:44:5150121837CC G+
Christopher Franko (Sr)9,816An amazing circle of people!If you are in it, please share it, that way we can all grow as a united community.2012-07-15 20:05:282708715CC G+
Andrea Laford1,039This is 500 people (the limit I can share) from my 1000+ Sci-Fi circle. Warning: My posts that I share to this circle mostly contain very revealing DOCTOR WHO SPOILERS from current filming! I don't know how I go about sharing the rest of my circle without duplicate people. Maybe someone can help me. 2012-07-06 12:19:24500958CC G+
Alan Bombria5,910This is my atheist/humanist/freethinker circle.  People are in this circle not just for being "good without god", but for being critical thinkers, contending for their position without being contentious, or just plain posting interesting or thought provoking material.  This is the circle I maintain the most meticulously.  Enjoy!2012-06-10 15:48:58267406CC G+
Jason Castellani2,554The largest Social Media Circle that Google+ allows me to share. If you quickly want access to a large group of Social Media Players and Gurus, tap into this list. #socialmedia #socialbusiness #socialmediastrategy2012-05-23 16:23:095007511CC G+
Anthony Fox12,566Circle of Influencers IIt's been awhile since I've shared these circles and they've grown quite a bit. These are people who have between 3500 and 10,000 followers (or did when I put them in the circle, I'll check +CircleCount after I post this and move the people who've passed 10K in to the next circle.)2012-05-01 18:41:46473401234CC G+
Orion Wills2,077Here is the #EAvGP #EAv Circle Share of the day (2 of 3)Please add these to yours (or yours to this if your circle is smaller) and reshare your circles back to me! (tag me and/or use #EAvGP)I'm still compiling the entire list, so I'll keep updating these for another week or so.Either way, use this as you would like!2012-04-16 20:13:32501002CC G+
Alexander Ortenburger1,306Originally I wanted 32 members in this circle, but 23 seems to be optimal. Enough updates but no overloaded stream. So these are the 23 people that are allowed to post #ScienceNews to my #Science stream.All with less than 25k (most 5k) followers. Well, share if you like ;-)2012-04-05 11:54:5624102CC G+
Anthony Fox8,976Circle of Influencers Part IIAfter seeing a post about influence and Google+ by +pio dal cin here: http://goo.gl/hdULF I decided I would share my circles of influence.This circle is made up of people with 3500 - 10K followers2012-03-20 22:34:3938737529CC G+
Ishrath Qadir1,998Favorite Circle, update 8-3-122012-03-07 21:15:02500304CC G+
Future Technology245( Tech Circle )2012-03-06 21:34:06244008CC G+
Future Technology245Tech Update / 6-3-122012-03-06 06:16:51237001CC G+
Ishrath Qadir1,651General Circle - 4502012-03-03 19:53:53452313CC G+
Daniel Sandstein7,736The Cream of the Crop of February 2012What's this?On +CircleCount everyday some very interesting persons are choosen and recommended. These are persons without hunders of thousands of followers but with a lot interesting content. You won't find silent people here leading the rankings, but interesting people that are worth to be followed.You can find the Cream of the Crop daily here:http://www.circlecount.com/daily/Past Cream of the Crop circles:January 2012: http://goo.gl/HBdHbDecember 2011: http://goo.gl/RBCpgNovember 2011: http://goo.gl/x6TJkOctober 2011: http://goo.gl/2xVn9This month we will mention again everyone of you.But you can find this Shared Circle also on your profile at CircleCount.com (http://goo.gl/1n0jD) ;)+愛蓮池 2012-03-01 10:20:14279291226CC G+
Ishrath Qadir1,499(( Share a Circle ))2012-03-01 08:55:24500502CC G+
Ishrath Qadir1,069(( New Circle, Feb-2012 ))2012-02-26 19:23:45500214CC G+
Ishrath Qadir919Add a Circle2012-02-24 17:06:04270001CC G+
Ishrath Qadir707(( Share Circle ))2012-02-22 17:05:44500000CC G+

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2014-01-09 17:03:13 (8 comments, 23 reshares, 34 +1s)

CES 2014 Highlights

As you expect from me, the focus is on Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. New devices, new announcements. 

I'll continue adding to this locker. Follow on LockerDome for updates.

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2013-12-24 20:35:33 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)

Epic 81 days without leaving the office. Developer vows to stay "until we ship". New site launched just in time for the holidays.

What inspired that level of dedication and passion? 

LockerDome already had 20+ million monthly visitors, as the "Facebook of Sports". The new site was going way beyond that. Beyond sports, and beyond what other social networks were doing.

Solving a Fundamental Problem that Matters to You

We find our favorite things online. Things that make us laugh, make us think, expand our worldview. Things that define and shape us, reflecting our values and passions. We share. We build up a public identity. We participate in social network activities in many ways, but it tends to be ephemeral. Fleeting. The past is a long scroll over a long timeline. One big intimidating list. It can be searched, but there's no... more »

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2013-12-24 18:46:23 (57 comments, 92 reshares, 126 +1s)

Epic 81 days without leaving the office. Developer vows to stay "until we ship". New site launched just in time for the holidays.

What inspired that level of dedication and passion? 

LockerDome already had 20+ million monthly visitors, as the "Facebook of Sports". The new site was going way beyond that. Beyond sports, and beyond what other social networks were doing.

Solving a Fundamental Problem that Matters to You

We find our favorite things online. Things that make us laugh, make us think, expand our worldview. Things that define and shape us, reflecting our values and passions. We share. We build up a public identity. We participate in social network activities in many ways, but it tends to be ephemeral. Fleeting. The past is a long scroll over a long timeline. One big intimidating list. It can be searched, but there's no... more »

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2012-09-25 05:25:19 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Photos from Strange Loop 2012

A few photo highlights from today.

Heil Hickey!

More will be added to this album tomorrow. (I still have a lot of unposted photos from last year, and a video of a conversation between Rich Hickey and Gerald Sussman. Relevant to anyone?)


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2012-09-23 22:00:33 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Strange Loop Conference 2012

Are you attending? Leave a comment here if you want to be included in a G+ shared circle of attendees.

Feel free to include your twitter account, conference profile, blog posts, session discussions, and anything else that may be of interest to other attendees.

Which talk are you most excited about?

#strangeloop   #strangeloop2012  

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2012-09-15 17:51:37 (24 comments, 91 reshares, 203 +1s)

Augmented Touch - Disney Research

Disney Research has been producing some great demonstrations of new ideas and practical applications for tactile technologies. The featured video on Revel shows a framework for producing artificial sensations of texture, allowing ordinary objects or touch-screens to be augmented by software in a way that you can literally feel.

Physical World As A Software Interface

Another project, Touché, shows how ordinary surfaces can be turned into input devices, allowing us to re-imagine the physical world as a software interface - even our own bodies.

Touché: Enhancing Touch Interaction on Humans, Screens, Liquids, and Everyday Objects

Interactive Plants

Extending these ideas, Botanicus Interacticus is a technology for turning plants into user interfaces, using sophisticated processing ofe... more »

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2012-09-14 22:13:31 (7 comments, 14 reshares, 42 +1s)

Can we invest based on our favorite science fiction? 
Yes! Come take a look at the article where I examine what investors can learn about the future from William Gibson’s Neuromancer!

#tech   #technology   #sciencefiction   #scifi   #scififriday   #scififans   #williamgibson   #neuromancer   #cyberpunk   #cyberspace   #matrix   #augmentedreality   #AR   #VR   #intc   #intel   #microsoft   #msft   #aapl   #apple   #google   #GOOG   #atvi   #innovega   #wow   #worldofwarcraft   #xbox360  

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2012-09-04 16:58:20 (33 comments, 41 reshares, 101 +1s)

Transhuman Week: exploring the frontiers of human enhancement

Wired UK is running a series of of articles this week exploring transhumanism.  Here's the topic hub: http://www.wired.co.uk/topics/transhuman-week

Practical transhumanism: five living cyborgs
Implants, brain-computer interface, eyeball camera, USB finger:

Would you swap a healthy eye for a bionic one with additional functionality?
By +Luke Robert Mason (writer and speaker on augmented reality and posthuman possibilities):

#transhumanism   #cyborg   #humanityplus  

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2012-09-01 21:44:04 (15 comments, 25 reshares, 76 +1s)

Experiments in Wearable Interaction Design

Woven is a prototype of an "e-wearable platform" from interaction designer Patrick Kersten and game designer Christiaan Ribbens. There are some very interesting concepts here, using a combination of Arduino devices and sensors integrated into clothing.

See http://wearablegames.eu/platform/ for more details.

#WearableComputing   #PervasiveGaming  

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2012-08-29 12:40:27 (14 comments, 38 reshares, 84 +1s)

Gamification for Life

When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had an idea for how to get better. Drawing on her knowledge of scientific research on gaming, she created a healing game.

#TED   #lifehack  

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2012-08-26 21:57:16 (12 comments, 16 reshares, 61 +1s)

SkyCube - Crowdsourcing a Satellite Mission

For a small pledge, you can fund a portion of the mission, send tweets from space, and take your own photos of Earth!

This is a very cool project, and could be a great way to get children excited about space science. It may even inspire larger crowdsourcing projects for space exploration.

"We are developing a nano-satellite, and mobile apps to go with it, as the focus for a global education and public outreach campaign.  The satellite, called SkyCube, is a 10x10x10 cm "1U" CubeSat intended for launch as a secondary payload on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in 2013.  Orbiting more than 300 miles up, on a path highly inclined to the Earth's equator, SkyCube will pass over most of the world's inhabited regions."

#ScienceSunday   #kickstarter   #space  

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2012-08-19 20:39:18 (140 comments, 252 reshares, 751 +1s)

Encoding Data in DNA

"At theoretical maximum, one gram of single stranded genetic code can encode 455 exabytes of information. That's almost half a billion terabytes."

An Entire Book Written in DNA
"Researchers at Harvard encode information in DNA at a density on par with any other experimental storage method."



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2012-08-06 13:33:22 (13 comments, 12 reshares, 54 +1s)

The Future Of Virtual Reality

Michael Abrash, John Carmack, and Palmer Luckey, the team behind the Oculus Rift (http://goo.gl/HIJvk), discuss the past, present and future of virtual reality at QuakeCon.

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2012-08-04 18:29:32 (103 comments, 113 reshares, 428 +1s)

Virtual Reality Kickstarter Project Raises Over $1,000,000 In 3 Days!

The Oculus Rift is huge leap forward in virtual reality headsets. This is the VR we've long been waiting for, with immersive field of view and low-latency head-tracking. Legendary game developer John Carmack has been closely involved in this project, and it has the backing of major game companies.

A $300 pledge gives early access to the developer kit, Doom 3 BFG re-designed for the device, and most importantly, an early prototype of the headset itself, to be delivered in December!

Technical specs of the Dev Kit (subject to change)
Head tracking: 6 degrees of freedom (DOF) ultra low latency
Field of view: 110 degrees diagonal / 90 degrees horizontal
Resolution: 1280x800 (640x800 per eye)
Inputs: DVI/HDMI and USB
Platforms: PC and mobile
Weight: ~0.22 kilogramsmore »

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2012-08-04 18:10:45 (8 comments, 27 reshares, 68 +1s)

The Biological Advantage Of Being Awestruck

"He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead..." - Albert Einstein

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2012-07-31 13:35:14 (5 comments, 8 reshares, 43 +1s)

Get Your Head 3D Printed

Put it on a Lego body or action figure. Use it as a pin cushion. Twisted narcissists can customize a RealDoll. Attach it to yourself and claim it was your siamese twin. Such a versatile product!

I want a lifesize model to carry around on Halloween, or just to sit on my desk at work, creeping people out.

This is ingenious.

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2012-07-29 15:37:44 (3 comments, 10 reshares, 40 +1s)

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest - Week 30 of 2012
A Top 10 selection of the scientific and technological advances that I discovered this week.

1. Reactionware and 3D Printing: Programmable Chemical Synthesis from Base-stocks.
A visionary group of chemists led by Lee Cronin has created a rudimentary prototype programmable chemical synthesis device via 3D printing http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jul/21/chemputer-that-prints-out-drugs. This “chemputer” technology enables the 3D printer to print the actual reaction chambers that are required for subsequent synthesis of the desired chemical, and the printer then injects the “chemical inks” of base-chemicals to create the desired synthesis steps to produce the more complex end product. Their current system is very early stage. But the potential for future developments of systems like this immense. Athome ca... more »

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2012-07-28 02:15:55 (126 comments, 607 reshares, 946 +1s)

Augmented Reality Geeks & Futurists - Watch This!

Sight is a brilliantly conceived short film that imagines the future of augmented reality with lifestyle software and extreme gamification. While the tongue-in-cheek futurist humor should not be taken too literally, the technological vision of the future is well-executed. It creates a novel portrait of the possibilities of AR and ambient software in everyday life.

#augmentedreality   #projectglass   #futurism   #scifi  

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2012-07-22 22:09:14 (8 comments, 14 reshares, 50 +1s)

Cyborg Neil Harbisson Listens to Color

This is a great #TED from a pioneer in cybernetic enhancement. He explains how his extended sensory system has rewired his brain, altered his experiences of art, faces, and everyday situations, and enabled him to "see" outside of the normal human visual spectrum.

If human augmentation is new to you, check out these previous posts for related ideas and experiments.

Perceptual Augmentation: AR for Future Humans
+Luke Robert Mason's talk at Augmented Reality Event 2012

Experiments in Cybernetic Enhancement
Kevin Warwick's latest experiments, including steps towards linking humans for brain-to-brain communication

Beyond... more »

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2012-07-14 19:10:55 (226 comments, 276 reshares, 402 +1s)

Penn and Teller - The Vatican

This episode no longer officially exists. Strings were pulled to make it disappear. There are shocking revelations about Ratzinger and Vatican influence of politics in Italy and the United States.

The Vatican episode was the finale of season 7 of Bullshit. It was retroactively censored by Showtime. It was not included on the season 7 DVD or streaming video (see Amazon for many strong comments), and is no longer listed on the official web site. This is sad, since this episode discusses very important issues of censorship and the social impact of secrecy - using power to control and suppress speech.

Watch it and share it with others! Download, copy, distribute. Don't let it disappear. Don't let the cover-up succeed. Don't let this information be suppressed.

#corruption   #censorship   #freedomofspeech  

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2012-07-07 16:25:53 (55 comments, 79 reshares, 231 +1s)

Embodying A Thought Controlled Robot

This is a provocative experiment in remote virtual embodiment of a robotic body. Software interpreted the movement signals from the brain of a man being scanned by an fMRI. These signals were translated into a virtual avatar, linked over the internet to the robot. The man "saw" through the video stream from the robot, completing the feedback loop and providing him with a sense of being the robot.

"At one point the connection failed. One of the researchers picked the robot up to see what the problem was and I was like, 'Oi, put me down!'"

Video: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/06/thought-controlled-avatar-robot_n_1654249.html

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2012-07-04 16:45:21 (6 comments, 25 reshares, 49 +1s)

Quantum Levitation

This is jaw-dropping. Almog gives extraordinary demonstrations of levitation through quantum locking, and in the process explains the principles of superconductivity.

#wow   #science  

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2012-07-04 16:13:05 (13 comments, 14 reshares, 45 +1s)

Upgrading The Human Species

Throughout human evolution, multiple versions of humans co-existed. Could we be mid-upgrade now? At TEDxSummit, Juan Enriquez sweeps across time and space to bring us to the present moment -- and shows how technology is revealing evidence that suggests rapid evolution may be under way.

This riveting talk includes recent research suggesting that genetic upgrades may be just around the corner, the possibility that rapid evolution may be occurring right now, and the historical-evolutionary story that puts this all in context.

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2012-06-26 15:07:28 (43 comments, 29 reshares, 46 +1s)

Radical Openness - An anthem on the power of IDEAS

The latest awe-inspired shot of philosophical expresso from futurist and performance philosopher Jason Silva.

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2012-06-24 03:46:22 (56 comments, 123 reshares, 307 +1s)

Alan Turing Memorial Plaque

Father of Computer Science
Mathematician, Logician
Wartime Codebreaker
Victim of Prejudice


Turing Test: If you use computer technology to oppose gay rights, you fail as a human.

2012-06-10 05:34:48 (47 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)

Refutation of Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems

I've bundled up some of my private discussions on this topic to open these thoughts to public scrutiny and criticism. It is here argued that a fundamental semiotic/philosophical problem introduces logical flaws that invalidate Gödel's argument.

Some overlap in the pieces below has been intentionally retained. Perhaps what is unclear in one case will be clearer in another.

Here's a more concise summary:

Gödel encoding is required to avoid the illegal infinite regress if a theorem T is expressed directly (non-encoded) within system S. The supposed "equivalence" of a formula expressed in a meta-system M must presuppose that "equivalence" in this case must also presuppose that S is closed over any operation expressed in M. This is not the case, elsethe... more »

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2012-06-02 20:47:12 (6 comments, 19 reshares, 40 +1s)

"Culturomics is the application of massive scale data collection and analysis to the study of human culture."

This is an exceptionally funny TEDtalk, showing the cultural trends and events that can be revealed by analysis of digitized books.

#PreludeToPreludeToFoundation   #EncyclopediaGalactica   #beft  

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2012-06-01 00:58:37 (7 comments, 22 reshares, 47 +1s)

Some Overdue Re-shares.

Something I don't do enough of on Google+ is re-share cool content that I come across. My usage is patchy - I might go a day or two with no contact and then jump on the next and devour all the posts that I missed. Some of the cool content that I come across I'll share to a "Bookmarked Posts" circle with zero people in it and fully intend - every. single. time. - to come back to it and check it out and possibly finally re-share it. Thing is, months have passed now since I've started collecting bookmarks. And so, rather than spam you all with re-share after re-share I've collected a bunch of them here that might well be of interest to you. I'm sorry in advance if I've forgotten the re-sharers who I saw the content from.

Viruses made of glass http://goo.gl/dP8VK from +Rajini Rao

Amazing wood... more »

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2012-05-28 16:09:26 (8 comments, 12 reshares, 49 +1s)

Dalek Relaxation Tape

Exterminate your tension.

#doctorwho #whovians #daleks #geekhumor

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2012-05-28 02:44:38 (14 comments, 8 reshares, 35 +1s)

Beyond Human: The Cyborg Mind

This old PBS series was so ahead of its time that this episode has become even more relevant now. The cutting-edge research they covered is now reaching the product stage, and the predictions and reflections remain valid.

"The focus is our expanding relationship with the computer, the invention of devices that enhance our senses and minds, and knit us together in ways we've never imagined."

"As we steadily merge with our technological inventions..."

"This is certainly going to horrify some people. The cameras are extensions of human vision. The databases are extensions of human memory. Are you honestly going to stop them?"

Additional options for viewing the entire Beyond Human series: http://www.thirteen.org/archive/scienceandnature/beyond-human-series-watchable-online/1362/... more »

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2012-05-27 18:53:08 (13 comments, 19 reshares, 43 +1s)

Perceptual Augmentation: AR for Future Humans

Hear information.
Touch information.
Smell information.
Taste information.

A short talk about extending the human sensory space.

#are2012 #ar #perception #augmentation

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2012-05-26 22:37:23 (117 comments, 216 reshares, 536 +1s)

Leap: Touchless Gesture in 3D Interaction Space

This device will change how we interact with computers. It's a fundamental breakthrough in motion-sensing and touch-free gesture-control at a very low cost.

The Leap is a small iPod sized USB peripheral that creates a 3D interaction space of 8 cubic feet to precisely interact with and control software on your laptop or desktop computer.

The Leap senses your individual hand and finger movements independently, as well as items like a pen. It’s 200x more sensitive than existing touch-free products.


Hands-on review and technical details:

This video gives a realistic sense of what it's like to interact with the device: Leap Motion

The retailpri... more »

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2012-05-24 03:27:22 (9 comments, 17 reshares, 67 +1s)

Songs Recorded on Moog Doodle

Gary Numan, "Cars" (http://bit.ly/JTqeiP)
Soft Cell, "Tainted Love" (http://bit.ly/JJG4fb
Daft Punk, "Da Funk" (http://bit.ly/LFUYo7)

Very cool! See article for details.

They note that some songs can't be played without poly-synth support. If someone wraps the doodle in a realtime collaborative workspace, with support for an arbitrary number of synthesizers, multiple people can compose, record and replay simultaneously, and this would provide a poly-synth hack!

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2012-05-21 19:06:51 (1 comments, 10 reshares, 37 +1s)

Datomic, Append-Only Data Patterns, Event Sourcing, Beating CAP, Operational Transformation Event Streams

Datomic is a very interesting project that demonstrates some powerful new ideas (or new combinations of ideas) about scalability, databases and data processing. Software engineers will benefit from understanding the architecture. I've been looking into many interrelated concepts, and I'm sharing the best of my findings here. By learning about the variations on these themes, it provides a sense of how to apply these patterns to our own systems.

The Components of Datomic

Datomic Whitepaper

In particular, note the role of the Transactor and how transactions have been redefined.

How to beat the CAP theorem
This is a... more »

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2012-05-04 20:01:41 (2 comments, 15 reshares, 43 +1s)

Disorderly Programming for a Distributed World

How should we think about consistency in eventually consistent systems? How should we model coordination of asynchronous events? How can we pipeline data flows and decisions in a dynamic system with partial information without constantly depending upon impossible fictions of global completeness and correctness?

Peter Alvaro discusses key concepts for analyzing and understanding distributed systems, with better ways of thinking about ordering in systems that are fundamentally disordered.

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2012-05-02 13:04:19 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s)

Symmetry - συμμετρεῖν > measure together

1) An imprecise sense of harmonious or aesthetically pleasing proportionality and balance; such that it reflects beauty or perfection.
2) A precise and well-defined concept of balance or "patterned self-similarity" that can be demonstrated or proved according to the rules of a formal system: by geometry, through physics or otherwise.

When we think of symmetry, we tend to think of option 1, which relates more to our human world of feeling and beauty. When we look at a face we see symmetry but this is an illusion caused by the scale on which we view things and the lack of detail our eyes can pick up. The symmetry we see in our day to day lives is an approximation. If you were to zoom in on a complex object, let's say a face, there will always be flaws, a scar or even a stray molecule is enough to to breakperfect sy... more »

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2012-05-01 00:38:57 (8 comments, 13 reshares, 41 +1s)

Sebastian Thrun: Project Glass, Driverless Vehicles, Google X, Udacity & Open Education

I finally watched this Charlie Rose interview. Obviously I loved seeing Thrun wearing a prototype of Project Glass, but the real highlight is the discussion about the Stanford Online Courses, the feedback he received, why that prompted him to leave Stanford and start Udacity, and what he envisions for the future of education.

Udacity currently offers the following free online classes:

CS101: Building a Search Engine
CS212: Design of Computer Programs
CS253: Web Application Engineering
CS262: Programming Languages
CS373: Programming A Robotic Car
CS387: Applied Cryptography

See http://www.udacity.com/courses

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2012-04-28 18:30:47 (35 comments, 33 reshares, 98 +1s)

Self-bending Light Boomerangs: Drug Flashlights, Curvier Precision Surgery, 3D Projection, Invisible Display Visors

This is a fascinating breakthrough in fundamental optics knowledge. It's already being applied to precision carving of curved glass. Possible uses for surgery and drug delivery are mentioned. I also see potential applications to 3D projection, out-of-sight AR/VR personal display devices, and advances in practical invisibility cloaking with metamaterials.

Bending Light

"Light normally travels in straight lines, but physicists have known for several years that superimposing a pattern on a laser beam can make it bend. The pattern is designed so that the individual light rays that make up the beam interfere with each other in a way that makes the beam curve."

Bending Light Like A Boomerang

"They... more »

2012-04-26 23:40:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

"All problems in computer science can be solved by another level of indirection." ~David Wheeler

"...except for the problem of too many layers of indirection." ~Kevlin Henney

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2012-04-24 00:21:13 (5 comments, 13 reshares, 41 +1s)

MIT Students Hack Building And Play Tetris

MIT Completes the “Holy Grail of Hacks,” Turning the Green Building into a Game of Tetris [Slideshow and Tetris Hacks gallery]


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2012-04-17 04:31:06 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 37 +1s)

Augmented Reality’s Path From Science Fiction to Future Fact

Good coverage of the range of reactions to Project Glass, including the "party poopers" who just don't get it (yet).

"Glass is akin to a concept car, but not like those commercially ludicrous models automakers show off annually just to demonstrate how impossibly blue the sky can be. Glass would be a new prism through which we would filter every aspect of our lives — just as the smartphone went from zero to always on."

They reference another recent Wired article with a few models of display glasses available now. Some of these were not covered in my previous posts ( #AR roundup: http://goo.gl/SW4Zy).

6 Glasses With Integrated Displays That You Can Buy Today h... more »

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2012-04-17 00:31:13 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 42 +1s)

The Next Transitions in Technology

What kinds of developmental thresholds would any planet of sentient beings pass through? The creation of writing would be a huge one. The unleashing of cheap non-biological energy is another. The invention of the scientific method is a giant leap. And the fine control of energy (as in electricity) for long-distant communications is significant as well, enabling all kinds of other achievements. Our civilization has passed through all these stages; what are some future transitions we can expect -- no matter the fashions and fads of the day? What are the emergent thresholds of information and energy organization that our civilization can look forward to? Most of these thresholds are gradual, so we can't assign dates, but each of these structures seem to be a natural transition that any civilization must reach sooner or later.

* AI - There are... more »

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2012-04-14 23:18:17 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 37 +1s)

Experiments in Cybernetic Enhancement

Kevin Warwick and his students have been experimenting with nervous system implants to provide new senses, new forms of communication, and connection of the nervous system to the internet (with bi-direction synchronization with a remote robot). He is now taking small steps towards linking humans for brain-to-brain communication.

If that isn't enough, he's also building artificial organic brains with neuron arrays of 100,000 rat neurons, letting them connect organically. These are then being stacked, moving towards 30,000,000 connected neurons. Oh, and then they are introducing human neurons.

I love mad scientists.

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2012-04-05 15:45:32 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)

Quora: Project Glass & Augmented Reality

There are some excellent Q&A's springing up on Quora. This is Quora at its best, with insider info, in-depth discussion and smart critical analysis. I recommend following the new Project Glass topic (and the primary Augmented Reality topic if you aren't already).


#projectglass #augmentedreality #augmentedrealityglasses #quora

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2012-04-04 21:32:14 (19 comments, 24 reshares, 75 +1s)

Project Glass: Google Glasses

As you've probably been seeing, +Project Glass has launched on Google+, showing some initial prototypes of the Google Glasses. Here are two other must-read articles published today.

Google Begins Testing Its Augmented-Reality Glasses

Google Gets Transparent With Glass, Its Augmented Reality Project

For further reading, here's a roundup of my posts on AR/VR concepts, devices, and business implications.

Augmented Reality, part 1 (this changes everything)

Augmented Reality, part 2 ... more »

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2012-03-29 00:02:33 (14 comments, 7 reshares, 71 +1s)

Reaching Into Infinity: A Personal Manifesto

I believe in hacking the human experience of reality.

I believe that what is possible is only limited by our imagination.

I believe that our species has a responsibility to take conscious and deliberate control over its continued evolution.

I believe that science and technology can enable us to reprogram our biology, improve our neurology, transcend our humanity, and extend our reality beyond all physical constraints.

I believe in advancing these pursuits with ruthless optimism.



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