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Kevin Kelly has been at 4 events

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Kevin Kelly545,646There'll be 8 of you joining us in the hangout. If you are interested in being one of the 8 sign up here: http://goo.gl/ANPzO6Brian Lam and Kevin Kelly on Wirecutter and Cool Tools2014-02-27 01:00:0012  
Kevin Kelly545,646Sign up to hangout on air with us: http://goo.gl/TR7xI7Tim O'Reilly and Kevin Kelly on Makers and Cool Tools2014-02-24 23:00:00107  
Kevin Kelly545,646Kevin Kelly converses with urban homesteader Lloyd Kahn about new cool tools.Lloyd Kahn and Kevin Kelly on Cool Tools2014-02-13 02:00:0083  
Trey Ratcliff8,451,187*Meeting Time:*  5:30 PM PT on May 14 *Meeting/Starting Location:*  http://goo.gl/maps/6u1gq - Yerba Buena Gardens - in the grassy area in front of the waterfalls  *Route Map:* http://goo.gl/maps/oYzA9  *Ending Location:*  Union Square on the Geary Street Side *Hashtag:*   #GlassPhotoWalk   *How to Win Google Glass:*  This will be a random selection for people at the PhotoWalk.  At the Photowalk you will given a ticket with unique number. Hold onto that ticket! Look for @118191303233704861327 to get yours! At the end of the photowalk we will draw a random winner from the tickets that were handed out. To be elegible to win Google Glass you must be 18 years or older (bring ID), a US Resident with proof of residency, and be present to win when we call your number!  Join @104987932455782713675 and @105237212888595777019 for a once-in-a-lifetime free event!  If you've never been to a photowalk, this will be a great one.  We'll help teach you more about photography and you can join in the fun!  Bring a friend or come alone.  It's a family-friendly event, and we look forward to seeing you! *The Plan*: Look, it's possible security may throw us out of our meeting spot right away, and I may not be able to jump up on a bench and give my Mussolini-esque speech.  If that happens, here is the plan: - _Focus on PhotoWalkers:_  - Even though we'll be taking photos of the city as we weave through it on our route, it's OPEN SEASON on other PhotoWalkers! Take all sorts of photos of your fellow walkers, and later, tag away.  Get close, get far, get creative! - _Photo Lessons_ - I'll be stopping a few times throughout the walk to set up for shots.  I'll talk through my settings and describe my setup.  People are welcome to look through my camera. - _Need Photo Advice_ - Come up any time throughout the walk and ask me or Thomas anything!  We're happy to help.  No question is too dumb, and we are happy to help! - _Sharing_ - Get back home to the sweet internet after the event and upload your photos to the event.  Tag people in the photos, and tag the photos with #GlassPhotowalk    We'll have a TON more details soon...  this will be a great celebration of photography! *Watch Live:* Can't make it?  @112471890387110967375 will be hosting a @106837773805813749834 session.  I'll share it live to my stream too! *What to Bring:* Any camera will do - from a mobile phone to a big DSLR.  It's all good! :) *Party Mode:* Put your Android or iPhone into Party Mode for the event! This means photos you take will be auto-uploaded to the event! Just see this video at http://goo.gl/VA858 in case you don't know how to do this.Google+ San Francisco PhotoWalk with Thomas & Trey! All skill levels are invited - Grand Prize: Google Glass!2013-05-14 17:30:001374  

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2015-07-15 17:12:57 (56 comments, 19 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

If you are open to scientific evidence this superb essay may change your mind. It succinctly makes the case for GMOs (including the one area where they are of legitimate concern). It also does a good job in describing why labeling (in current form) is not the answer.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2015/07/are_gmos_safe_yes_the_case_against_them_is_full_of_fraud_lies_and_errors.html

Most reshares: 19

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2015-07-15 17:12:57 (56 comments, 19 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

If you are open to scientific evidence this superb essay may change your mind. It succinctly makes the case for GMOs (including the one area where they are of legitimate concern). It also does a good job in describing why labeling (in current form) is not the answer.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2015/07/are_gmos_safe_yes_the_case_against_them_is_full_of_fraud_lies_and_errors.html

Most plusones: 215

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2015-07-19 01:25:25 (29 comments, 13 reshares, 215 +1s)Open 

Natural childbirth. Short and awesome.

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2015-08-03 22:43:34 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Oh humanity!  This is why I love humans.

Oh humanity!  This is why I love humans.___

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2015-07-28 17:13:53 (4 comments, 10 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Nicely done, China.

Technicians have begun assembling the world's largest radio telescope, with a dish the size of 30 football grounds, deep in the mountains of southwest China's Guizhou Province. Yesterday afternoon, they began to assemble the telescope's reflector, which is 500 meters in diameter, compared to Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory, which is 300 meters. "Having a more sensitive telescope, we can receive weaker and more distant radio messages. It will help us to search for intelligent life outside of the galaxy and explore the origins of the universe," Wu Xiangping, director-general of the Chinese Astronomical Society said.

Okay fine. But please read the first few chapters of Liu Cixin’s epic Science Fiction novel (and current Hugo Award nominee) THE THREE BODY PROBLEM. That will teach you caution not to press SEND with any “outgoing messages.” Listening is good.___Nicely done, China.

2015-07-28 17:04:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

For my Chinese fans, there is now a crowdfunding campaign to publish the Silver Cord graphic novel in Chinese. They are seeking 1,000 fans. There's a single reward to choose from -- the finished limited edition book. Head over here to join: http://sc.yeeyan.org/

For my Chinese fans, there is now a crowdfunding campaign to publish the Silver Cord graphic novel in Chinese. They are seeking 1,000 fans. There's a single reward to choose from -- the finished limited edition book. Head over here to join: http://sc.yeeyan.org/___

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2015-07-26 23:22:40 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

This petition is a bit of satire and monkeywrenching for GMO debate. It demands a label for Artificially Selected Organisms. It's logic is solid.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/support-mandatory-labeling-artificially-selected-organisms-asos

This petition is a bit of satire and monkeywrenching for GMO debate. It demands a label for Artificially Selected Organisms. It's logic is solid.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/support-mandatory-labeling-artificially-selected-organisms-asos___

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2015-07-26 07:51:51 (9 comments, 5 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

In 1491, pre Columbus, the Amazon may have had a native population of 5-6 million, with large scale agriculture and crop domestication, whose remnants can still be found in the jungles.

http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/282/1812/20150813

In 1491, pre Columbus, the Amazon may have had a native population of 5-6 million, with large scale agriculture and crop domestication, whose remnants can still be found in the jungles.

http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/282/1812/20150813___

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2015-07-24 05:04:55 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

By request, here is a deep dream version of spaghetti man. +John Baez +John Walkenbach   Original is here. Which one do you prefer?

http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2015/07/20/putin-1-180_custom-2d5fcf1c7864aad1b1f247a89e92582296e27ef2-s600-c85.jpg

By request, here is a deep dream version of spaghetti man. +John Baez +John Walkenbach   Original is here. Which one do you prefer?

http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2015/07/20/putin-1-180_custom-2d5fcf1c7864aad1b1f247a89e92582296e27ef2-s600-c85.jpg___

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2015-07-23 21:30:56 (6 comments, 7 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

DIY bad dreams: https://dreamscopeapp.com

Thanks, 
+John Walkenbach Forget something?

DIY bad dreams: https://dreamscopeapp.com

Thanks, 
+John Walkenbach Forget something?___

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2015-07-21 03:42:04 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

If Amazon were smart they would run this sly mock video announcing Prime Day 2 and more low quality bargains. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_x4n4o-ulU

If Amazon were smart they would run this sly mock video announcing Prime Day 2 and more low quality bargains. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_x4n4o-ulU___

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2015-07-20 18:05:34 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

The secret is that only 5% of the world's species have been discovered. Some of the unknown ones may be in your backyard. We could use better tools to look.
http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/los-angeles-back-yard-entomologists

The secret is that only 5% of the world's species have been discovered. Some of the unknown ones may be in your backyard. We could use better tools to look.
http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/los-angeles-back-yard-entomologists___

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2015-07-20 03:41:25 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Aquaterra is a unique shallow underwater area rich in human remains and climatic clues. It is explorable with ROVs..

"Dobson calls the area “aquaterra,” a new name for the previously undefined lands that were repeatedly exposed and inundated as ice sheets advanced and retreated over the past 120,000 years.  “It’s like a vast millennial tide,” he said, “as glaciers hold and release waters to the oceans, and it’s the same timeframe as the rise of modern humans.”

https://news.ku.edu/2014/06/16/researcher-calls-attention-vast-overlooked-zone-called-aquaterra

Aquaterra is a unique shallow underwater area rich in human remains and climatic clues. It is explorable with ROVs..

"Dobson calls the area “aquaterra,” a new name for the previously undefined lands that were repeatedly exposed and inundated as ice sheets advanced and retreated over the past 120,000 years.  “It’s like a vast millennial tide,” he said, “as glaciers hold and release waters to the oceans, and it’s the same timeframe as the rise of modern humans.”

https://news.ku.edu/2014/06/16/researcher-calls-attention-vast-overlooked-zone-called-aquaterra___

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2015-07-19 01:45:32 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

We are still taking nominations for your favorite podcasts. Go here and vote for the best non-fiction podcasts.We'll publish the results of the 2,000 folks who have already voted.  http://kk.org/cooltools/archives/24560

We are still taking nominations for your favorite podcasts. Go here and vote for the best non-fiction podcasts.We'll publish the results of the 2,000 folks who have already voted.  http://kk.org/cooltools/archives/24560___

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2015-07-19 01:25:25 (29 comments, 13 reshares, 215 +1s)Open 

Natural childbirth. Short and awesome.

Natural childbirth. Short and awesome.___

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2015-07-18 22:06:53 (2 comments, 11 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

What if Mad Max is just one world in the Star Wars universe?  This seamless mashup answers.

What if Mad Max is just one world in the Star Wars universe?  This seamless mashup answers.___

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2015-07-17 00:42:56 (17 comments, 10 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Tell me what your favorite non-fiction podcasts are, and we'll share the results with everyone on Cool Tools. Go to survey here: http://kk.org/cooltools/archives/24560

Tell me what your favorite non-fiction podcasts are, and we'll share the results with everyone on Cool Tools. Go to survey here: http://kk.org/cooltools/archives/24560___

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2015-07-16 20:43:45 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Nobody has a better nose for what is coming in the near future than NYT's technology writer John Markoff. IN this interview he riffs on what he thinks is coming, and what he thinks the next platform will be. I agree with his pick of VR/AR and AI: http://edge.org/conversation/john_markoff-the-next-wave

Nobody has a better nose for what is coming in the near future than NYT's technology writer John Markoff. IN this interview he riffs on what he thinks is coming, and what he thinks the next platform will be. I agree with his pick of VR/AR and AI: http://edge.org/conversation/john_markoff-the-next-wave___

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2015-07-15 17:12:57 (56 comments, 19 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

If you are open to scientific evidence this superb essay may change your mind. It succinctly makes the case for GMOs (including the one area where they are of legitimate concern). It also does a good job in describing why labeling (in current form) is not the answer.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2015/07/are_gmos_safe_yes_the_case_against_them_is_full_of_fraud_lies_and_errors.html

If you are open to scientific evidence this superb essay may change your mind. It succinctly makes the case for GMOs (including the one area where they are of legitimate concern). It also does a good job in describing why labeling (in current form) is not the answer.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2015/07/are_gmos_safe_yes_the_case_against_them_is_full_of_fraud_lies_and_errors.html___

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2015-07-15 00:05:05 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Sonic travel. Visit soundscapes of remote places around the world. More than images sound can transport you.  Try it. http://www.naturesoundmap.com

Sonic travel. Visit soundscapes of remote places around the world. More than images sound can transport you.  Try it. http://www.naturesoundmap.com___

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2015-07-14 00:05:03 (7 comments, 7 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Changing your mind due to evidence is admirable. Bill Nye changes mind on GMOs; now in favor.

http://www.businessinsider.com/bill-nye-explains-his-stance-on-gmos-2015-7

Changing your mind due to evidence is admirable. Bill Nye changes mind on GMOs; now in favor.

http://www.businessinsider.com/bill-nye-explains-his-stance-on-gmos-2015-7___

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2015-07-13 23:45:07 (25 comments, 11 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

This essay makes a good case for why electric cars will experience network effects -- sudden rapid domination.

http://blog.geoffralston.com/the-electric-car. 

"Gas stations are not massively profitable businesses [4]. When 10% of the vehicles on the road are electric many of them will go out of business.  This will immediately make driving a gasoline powered car more inconvenient.  When that happens even more gasoline car owners will be convinced to switch and so on.  Rapidly a tipping point will be reached, at which point finding a convenient gas station will be nearly impossible [5] and owning a gasoline powered car will positively suck.  Then, there will be a rush to electric cars not seen since, well, the rush to buy smartphones."

This essay makes a good case for why electric cars will experience network effects -- sudden rapid domination.

http://blog.geoffralston.com/the-electric-car. 

"Gas stations are not massively profitable businesses [4]. When 10% of the vehicles on the road are electric many of them will go out of business.  This will immediately make driving a gasoline powered car more inconvenient.  When that happens even more gasoline car owners will be convinced to switch and so on.  Rapidly a tipping point will be reached, at which point finding a convenient gas station will be nearly impossible [5] and owning a gasoline powered car will positively suck.  Then, there will be a rush to electric cars not seen since, well, the rush to buy smartphones."___

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2015-07-10 17:12:31 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Humans will be needed for a while yet, if just to solve the "exceptions" that come through the door.

How Amazon receives inventory. Just think of the magnitude of this activity.

http://bit.ly/1JXxGo9___Humans will be needed for a while yet, if just to solve the "exceptions" that come through the door.

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2015-07-08 18:30:52 (2 comments, 14 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

On day two, this video shows the fractal nature of Deep Dream's AI mind.

https://youtu.be/41dkD-xR6hQ

The way this work is the scientists ask the AI what the source picture reminds it of. The AI draws or paints an image, which is then fed back into the AI and it is again asked what this new image reminds it of. And so on.

On day two, this video shows the fractal nature of Deep Dream's AI mind.

https://youtu.be/41dkD-xR6hQ

The way this work is the scientists ask the AI what the source picture reminds it of. The AI draws or paints an image, which is then fed back into the AI and it is again asked what this new image reminds it of. And so on.___

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2015-07-08 18:16:39 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

An open letter from AI scientists calling for a ban on autonomous weapons. I don't think I would sign it, because I think autonomous weapons are inevitable, and banning the inevitable sets you backward. Autonomy is not binary; it is increasing in everything. I would sign it if it outlawed any kind of weapons of a certain power, whether or not they had AI.

http://futureoflife.org/AI/open_letter_autonomous_weapons

An open letter from AI scientists calling for a ban on autonomous weapons. I don't think I would sign it, because I think autonomous weapons are inevitable, and banning the inevitable sets you backward. Autonomy is not binary; it is increasing in everything. I would sign it if it outlawed any kind of weapons of a certain power, whether or not they had AI.

http://futureoflife.org/AI/open_letter_autonomous_weapons___

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2015-07-07 05:34:07 (9 comments, 5 reshares, 150 +1s)Open 

3 barn owls have taken up residence in our palm tree. This is looking straight up at them as they look down from under the foliage. They make quite a racket at night. Judging by their pellets they are also eating a lot of mice.

3 barn owls have taken up residence in our palm tree. This is looking straight up at them as they look down from under the foliage. They make quite a racket at night. Judging by their pellets they are also eating a lot of mice.___

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2015-07-07 05:10:24 (2 comments, 8 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

These acid trippy videos made by an AI get tiresome real quickly but for now I am fascinated. https://vimeo.com/132462576  

The "artist" offers a great explanation of the recursive nature of these images.

"This can be thought of as asking the network "Based on what you've seen / what you know, what do you think this is?", and is analogous to you recognising objects in clouds or ink / rorschach tests etc.
The effect is further exaggerated by encouraging the algorithm to generate an image of what it 'thinks' it is seeing, and feeding that image back into the input. Then it's asked to reevaluate, creating a positive feedback loop, reinforcing the biased misinterpretation.
This is like asking you to draw what you think you see in the clouds, and then asking you to look at your drawing and draw what you think you are seeing in your drawing... more »

These acid trippy videos made by an AI get tiresome real quickly but for now I am fascinated. https://vimeo.com/132462576  

The "artist" offers a great explanation of the recursive nature of these images.

"This can be thought of as asking the network "Based on what you've seen / what you know, what do you think this is?", and is analogous to you recognising objects in clouds or ink / rorschach tests etc.
The effect is further exaggerated by encouraging the algorithm to generate an image of what it 'thinks' it is seeing, and feeding that image back into the input. Then it's asked to reevaluate, creating a positive feedback loop, reinforcing the biased misinterpretation.
This is like asking you to draw what you think you see in the clouds, and then asking you to look at your drawing and draw what you think you are seeing in your drawing etc,"___

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2015-07-06 20:57:39 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

AI makes trippy video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyxSerkkP4o___AI makes trippy video.

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2015-07-05 16:46:40 (11 comments, 7 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Google discovered that its neural net AI engineered to understand and caption photos could also work in reverse to generate photos. They take a source image and tell it to make X in the images and it will generate new original dream like images. Google just released the source code, and within a day or so people have begun playing around with it. Here is one example of someone who used it to find/make eyes in pictures.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3149466/A-nightmarish-vision-world-seen-eyes-Google-s-artificial-intelligence-programme-TAUGHT-recognise-sort-images.html

Several things strike me about the images.

1) They are truly novel, and incredibly sur-realistic. This is just day one. Imagine what will be possible in a few years. Especially when the code is optimized to create.
2) They are remarkably trippy, and echo the patterns one see in... more »

Google discovered that its neural net AI engineered to understand and caption photos could also work in reverse to generate photos. They take a source image and tell it to make X in the images and it will generate new original dream like images. Google just released the source code, and within a day or so people have begun playing around with it. Here is one example of someone who used it to find/make eyes in pictures.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3149466/A-nightmarish-vision-world-seen-eyes-Google-s-artificial-intelligence-programme-TAUGHT-recognise-sort-images.html

Several things strike me about the images.

1) They are truly novel, and incredibly sur-realistic. This is just day one. Imagine what will be possible in a few years. Especially when the code is optimized to create.
2) They are remarkably trippy, and echo the patterns one see in hallucinogens. I suspect these techniques will help biological neuroscience.
3) The issue of authorship has not been raised yet, but like the issue Google had when these same algorithms captioned black people as gorillas, the issue of what to do when it draws something taboo will be an inevitable challenge.___

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2015-07-05 05:05:15 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

What's funner than machines beating up other machines? Here are the distilled fights only in the new BattleBot series. 8 minutes of pure mayhem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2t0z5FzwW8

What's funner than machines beating up other machines? Here are the distilled fights only in the new BattleBot series. 8 minutes of pure mayhem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2t0z5FzwW8___

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2015-06-27 04:30:25 (7 comments, 7 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

More photos from my quick trip to China.

More photos from my quick trip to China.___

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2015-06-27 04:23:04 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

I just got back from a quick but intense trip to China. Two cities in Manchuria, plus Shanghai, plus two cities on the Pearl River delta. I was speaking in hotel rooms most of the time, but I got out for two afternoons for a stroll around. Here's a few images of what I saw.

I just got back from a quick but intense trip to China. Two cities in Manchuria, plus Shanghai, plus two cities on the Pearl River delta. I was speaking in hotel rooms most of the time, but I got out for two afternoons for a stroll around. Here's a few images of what I saw.___

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2015-06-26 18:53:33 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 105 +1s)Open 

Fans at my book signing in Shenzhen. The Chinese still buy paper books in a real bookstores. There were more fans on a level above!

Fans at my book signing in Shenzhen. The Chinese still buy paper books in a real bookstores. There were more fans on a level above!___

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2015-06-26 18:39:04 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Scenes from the Shenzhen Marker Fair. It was held last week in a section of closed off streets in downtown Shenzhen (a very modern city of several million). Lots of electronics, 3D printers, and kits. It had a good vibe and was swamped by folks despite the steaming hot temperatures.

Scenes from the Shenzhen Marker Fair. It was held last week in a section of closed off streets in downtown Shenzhen (a very modern city of several million). Lots of electronics, 3D printers, and kits. It had a good vibe and was swamped by folks despite the steaming hot temperatures.___

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2015-06-26 18:35:08 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Bigger than life!

The Chinese like to do things big. On my recent speaking trip to China some of the venues were very large and had Dear Leader-like towering headshots of me as backgrounds. It is odd to see yourself as a billboard. I also had a lot of large crowds at book signings in actual bookstores.



Bigger than life!

The Chinese like to do things big. On my recent speaking trip to China some of the venues were very large and had Dear Leader-like towering headshots of me as backgrounds. It is odd to see yourself as a billboard. I also had a lot of large crowds at book signings in actual bookstores.

___

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2015-06-26 18:19:34 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Turns out that neural nets that can perceive objects in images can be reversed and used to create images. This function can also be used to peek inside a neural net to see how it works. Google researchers write:

We ask the network: “Whatever you see there, I want more of it!” This creates a feedback loop: if a cloud looks a little bit like a bird, the network will make it look more like a bird. This in turn will make the network recognize the bird even more strongly on the next pass and so forth, until a highly detailed bird appears, seemingly out of nowhere.
Memo from Google here:
http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2015/06/inceptionism-going-deeper-into-neural.html

Turns out that neural nets that can perceive objects in images can be reversed and used to create images. This function can also be used to peek inside a neural net to see how it works. Google researchers write:

We ask the network: “Whatever you see there, I want more of it!” This creates a feedback loop: if a cloud looks a little bit like a bird, the network will make it look more like a bird. This in turn will make the network recognize the bird even more strongly on the next pass and so forth, until a highly detailed bird appears, seemingly out of nowhere.
Memo from Google here:
http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2015/06/inceptionism-going-deeper-into-neural.html___

2015-06-26 18:02:46 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

This guys builds his own hut using only a rock as a tool. It's pretty cool. Load the whole sequence. He ends up with a pretty nice hut. But amazing as his achievement is, millions of people around the planet do (and have done) the same. 

http://imgur.com/gallery/oZ8ko

This guys builds his own hut using only a rock as a tool. It's pretty cool. Load the whole sequence. He ends up with a pretty nice hut. But amazing as his achievement is, millions of people around the planet do (and have done) the same. 

http://imgur.com/gallery/oZ8ko___

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2015-06-13 03:49:42 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Industrial Light & Magic is back to inventing new ways to make moving images and immersive environments. It’s the future.

https://youtu.be/7T9Dv1aLMbw

Industrial Light & Magic is back to inventing new ways to make moving images and immersive environments. It’s the future.

https://youtu.be/7T9Dv1aLMbw___

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2015-06-12 04:57:05 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

The second half of this 38,000 word booklet is pretty good, especially if you need to manage software coders, or consult with them, or if you are learning to code yourself. Great insights such as this:

"But the choice of a main programming language is the most important signaling behavior that a technology company can engage in. Tell me that you program in Java, and I believe you to be either serious or boring. In Ruby, and you are interested in building things quickly. In Clojure, and I think you are smart but wonder if you ship. In Python, and I trust you implicitly. In PHP, and we sigh together. In C++ or C, and I nod humbly. In C#, and I smile and assume we have nothing in common. In Fortran, and I ask to see your security clearance. These languages contain entire civilizations."

http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-paul-ford-what-is-code/

The second half of this 38,000 word booklet is pretty good, especially if you need to manage software coders, or consult with them, or if you are learning to code yourself. Great insights such as this:

"But the choice of a main programming language is the most important signaling behavior that a technology company can engage in. Tell me that you program in Java, and I believe you to be either serious or boring. In Ruby, and you are interested in building things quickly. In Clojure, and I think you are smart but wonder if you ship. In Python, and I trust you implicitly. In PHP, and we sigh together. In C++ or C, and I nod humbly. In C#, and I smile and assume we have nothing in common. In Fortran, and I ask to see your security clearance. These languages contain entire civilizations."

http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-paul-ford-what-is-code/___

2015-06-12 01:46:14 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

This is an interesting conundrum. Instead of monkey substitute "robot".

https://www.publicknowledge.org/news-blog/blogs/monkey-selfie-crying-wolf

This is an interesting conundrum. Instead of monkey substitute "robot".

https://www.publicknowledge.org/news-blog/blogs/monkey-selfie-crying-wolf___

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2015-06-05 22:49:44 (11 comments, 12 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Someday we'll look back on these infant robots falling over as they learn to walk and say how cute they were. 
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/robots/a15907/best-falls-from-darpa-robot-challenge/

Someday we'll look back on these infant robots falling over as they learn to walk and say how cute they were. 
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/robots/a15907/best-falls-from-darpa-robot-challenge/___

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2015-06-03 04:55:36 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

California is the least rural, most urban state in the US. 95% of its population live in urban areas. It is also the most wealth generating state. I suspect those two facts are related.

http://priceonomics.com/the-most-urbanized-states-in-america/

California is the least rural, most urban state in the US. 95% of its population live in urban areas. It is also the most wealth generating state. I suspect those two facts are related.

http://priceonomics.com/the-most-urbanized-states-in-america/___

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2015-06-03 04:42:28 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Light field is a newish technology for VR (and AR). It's complicated. In brief it is a clever way to generate 360 immersive video. This is the best explanation of it so far. 

http://www.fxguide.com/featured/light-fields-the-future-of-vr-ar-mr/

Light field is a newish technology for VR (and AR). It's complicated. In brief it is a clever way to generate 360 immersive video. This is the best explanation of it so far. 

http://www.fxguide.com/featured/light-fields-the-future-of-vr-ar-mr/___

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2015-06-01 19:04:43 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

In a few weeks our annual Quantified Self conference blasts off in San Francisco. This year its an expo as well as meetup and conference with talks. It all happens at Fort Mason on June 20. It's a great opportunity for anyone interested in the latest in sensors and self monitoring. I have a few "friends" discount coupons here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/qs15-quantified-self-conference-and-exposition-tickets-6875146749?access=qs15friend&utm_source=ALL+QS&utm_campaign=90a2d53966-2013_QS_Global_Conference_Invite7_9_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d9979d489f-90a2d53966-84961361

In a few weeks our annual Quantified Self conference blasts off in San Francisco. This year its an expo as well as meetup and conference with talks. It all happens at Fort Mason on June 20. It's a great opportunity for anyone interested in the latest in sensors and self monitoring. I have a few "friends" discount coupons here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/qs15-quantified-self-conference-and-exposition-tickets-6875146749?access=qs15friend&utm_source=ALL+QS&utm_campaign=90a2d53966-2013_QS_Global_Conference_Invite7_9_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d9979d489f-90a2d53966-84961361___

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2015-06-01 17:55:33 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Nicely drawn single chart view of the full spectrum of life in evolutionary time. http://cdn1.buuteeq.com/upload/12775/evo-large.gif

Nicely drawn single chart view of the full spectrum of life in evolutionary time. http://cdn1.buuteeq.com/upload/12775/evo-large.gif___

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2015-06-01 16:31:16 (9 comments, 7 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Paul Ehrlich was wrong about the Population Bomb. So was Stewart Brand. But Brand admits his mistake, while Erlich won't. Good retro spective by the NYTimes.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/01/us/the-unrealized-horrors-of-population-explosion.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

Paul Ehrlich was wrong about the Population Bomb. So was Stewart Brand. But Brand admits his mistake, while Erlich won't. Good retro spective by the NYTimes.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/01/us/the-unrealized-horrors-of-population-explosion.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0___

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2015-05-30 16:46:56 (8 comments, 16 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

I think gestures are the future of user inputs to our devices. This tiny radar chip is one sensor that will enable this shift away from keyboards.

http://prostheticknowledge.tumblr.com/post/120211305176/project-soli-another-announced-project-from-google

I think gestures are the future of user inputs to our devices. This tiny radar chip is one sensor that will enable this shift away from keyboards.

http://prostheticknowledge.tumblr.com/post/120211305176/project-soli-another-announced-project-from-google___

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2015-05-25 20:36:08 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Snowden's whistleblowing changed US government's privacy policy but it has not change individuals' privacy behavior. http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2015/5/186025-privacy-behaviors-after-snowden/fulltext

Snowden's whistleblowing changed US government's privacy policy but it has not change individuals' privacy behavior. http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2015/5/186025-privacy-behaviors-after-snowden/fulltext___

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2015-05-25 18:22:54 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

I can see them now, the Mad Max Fury theme camps at Burning Man.

I can see them now, the Mad Max Fury theme camps at Burning Man.___

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2015-05-25 18:17:01 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

If true, this is an unexpected scenario: Africa becomes the main event later this century.

___If true, this is an unexpected scenario: Africa becomes the main event later this century.

2015-05-23 16:06:16 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

This is interesting. Outlaw Bikers Ex-Cops. 
https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/05/22/atf-report-warned-military-government-membership-outlaw-motorcycle-gangs/

This is interesting. Outlaw Bikers Ex-Cops. 
https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/05/22/atf-report-warned-military-government-membership-outlaw-motorcycle-gangs/___

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2015-05-21 06:31:37 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Feeling silly tonight.
http://twentytwowords.com/hilarious-yearbook-photos/

Feeling silly tonight.
http://twentytwowords.com/hilarious-yearbook-photos/___

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2015-05-18 18:21:58 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Quantified Self and science.

Don Norman being intervened by Susannah Fox on user-centered Design in digital health at Quantified Self Public Health conference at Calit2's Qualcomm Institute today.

Funded be the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.___Quantified Self and science.

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