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Researchers wondered whether high-level management could be automated. They created a sample project and directed software to execute the job (prepare a research report) and were amazed by the quality of the end result — and the speed with which it was produced.

"Is it possible to sit down at a laptop, launch iCEO, and ‘code’ the preparation of a project worthy of a Fortune 50 company into existence — without needing anyone to act as the project’s manager?” And somewhat surprisingly, that answer is yes.

"The corporate structure was created around the tools we had back in the 18th century to maximize scale while minimizing transaction costs. Now that structure is being disrupted by the advent of technologies which can accomplish many (if not most) of the projects we associate with corporations."

"In the debate around automation, several voices have argued that management tasks are so creative that they’re unlikely to be automated any time soon. During the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, a similar argument was made about detailed craft work."


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A computer science degree gives a student the best chance of graduating with a job and a high starting salary. Every year approximately 100,000 computer science  jobs go unfilled because of a shortage of workers. The graduates don't exist because the vast majority of schools don't teach this skill.

In 2013, Washington state sparked a national movement by passing legislation to allow high school computer-science courses to count for graduation.

 #computerScience
Public schools should teach computer science — it’s a skill set all employers need.
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"Authors are seen as rather serene, noble characters, licking their pencils, perpetually looking out the window for inspiration – which always comes floating in a bubble – picking beautiful sentences out of the air like passing butterflies, which they trap and affix decoratively to the page. If only it were like that.

"It cannot be denied that being a writer has a lot of compensations. . . . Writers get to lay out their vision of the world. They are held in popular esteem, it is true. And they control their own time to a far greater extent than most wage slaves. Staring out the window also certainly comes into it – a lot.

"However, writing novels for a living is hard – unimaginably hard, for those who have not tried it.  As perfectionists, we always fall well short of our goals. We have the whole weight of literature standing behind us, mocking us with greatness and shadowing us into insignificance.  Writing is not a choice, it is a calling.
A new poll reveals that 60% of Britons long to be an author. It can be a good life, for sure – but could they handle the insecurity, loneliness and paranoia?
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Poe wrote about the big bang, black holes, and relativity in his piece Eureka (1848).  He was ahead of scientific theories by about three quarters of a century.

"Eureka describes the origins of the universe in a single particle, from which 'radiated' the atoms of which all matter is made. Minute dissimilarities of size and distribution among these atoms meant that the effects of gravity caused them to accumulate as matter, forming the physical universe."

"This by itself would be a startling anticipation of modern cosmology, if Poe had not also drawn striking conclusions from it, for example that space and 'duration' are one thing, that there might be stars that emit no light . . ."


"Of course Poe had neither evidence nor authority for any of it [and] its very brilliance made it an object of ridicule."
Edgar Allan Poe was and is a turbulence, an anomaly among the major American writers of his period, an anomaly to this day. He both amazed and antagonized his contemporaries, who could not dismiss him from the first rank of writers, though many felt his work to be morally questionable and in dubious taste, and though he scourged them in print regularly in the course of producing a body of criticism that is sometimes flatly vindictive and often bril...
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It's all here: incubation periods, sudden flashes of insight and spontaneous revelations. And how can we forget the key biological ingredient: dopamine, the neurotransmitter released when we’re relaxed and comfortable. #creativity
“The great Tao fades away.” So begins one translation of the Tao Te Ching’s 18th Chapter. The sentence captures the frustration that comes with a lost epiphany.
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In the past, we would have said only a superintelligent AI could drive a car, or beat a human at Jeopardy! or chess. But once AI did each of those things, we considered that achievement obviously mechanical and hardly worth the label of true intelligence. Every success in AI redefines it. 
The AI on the horizon looks more like Amazon Web Services—cheap, reliable, industrial-grade digital smartness running behind everything, and almost invisible except when it blinks off. This is a big deal, and now it's here.
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The remains of the father of the  modern novel are found. "Cervantes is most often remembered for Don Quixote, which gave the world the word quixotic in acknowledgment of its central character and his adventures, including his joust with windmills. The expression tilting at windmills also denotes people who take on imaginary adversaries."
Spanish investigators said they had reason to believe that bones found at the Convent of the Discalced Trinitarians were those of the “Don Quixote” author.
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How do you feel about "basic science research" that has no immediate or foreseeable application?  It took nearly four decades for Einstein's theory behind lasers to develop to the point where an actual laser was built.

Current applications of laser technology include: barcode scanners, laser eye surgery, and DVD electronics.
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Public utilities provide services that cater to "basic" necessities, such as water, electricity, and natural gas. These companies are regulated. Has the internet become a basic necessity whose provider needs to be regulated? The FCC is expected to propose rules that classify the internet as a utility to "ensure that no content is blocked and no so-called pay-to-play fast lanes exist." Wireless data services may also be included.

There is no word yet on whether the proposal will call for more transparent consumer contracts and improved customer service from the providers.
Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is expected to propose reclassifying high-speed Internet as a telecommunications service.
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Read about the law of accelerating returns, the S curve of progress, ANI, AGI and ASI. There is also a linked bibliography at the end of this excellent piece. #artificialintelligence  
The topic everyone in the world should be talking about.
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Computers are getting smaller and smaller. This USB drive doesn't have the horsepower of a workstation, but it will give a TV set or a LCD monitor the "performance needed for light productivity, social networking, web browsing, and streaming media."  #computing  
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Artists and doctors share some approaches. They are visual people who study the intricacies of human anatomy. At one medical school, future doctors hone their observational skills by studying great paintings. Heraclitus (the fellow sitting in front) is diagnosed as having a bad knee.
More physicians are offering a different perspective on paintings by ‘diagnosing’ pieces of art.
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    Publisher, 2011
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    Author, 2011
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I'm working on my first novel, a crime thriller set in New Orleans just before Hurricane Katrina's landfall. 

I love all forms of art, but I'm really into paintings. 

If you're an artist, techie or writer, or participate in NaNoWriMo, add me to one of your circles.
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    1986 - 1989
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