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John M Smart
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Brilliant. Looking forward to our digital twins disrupting this whole chain, at many intervention points in coming years. We're already a third of the way to disrupting the top-down media and replacing it with bottom-up alternatives, I'd say. Add micropayments and social crediting payments and equity crowdfunding and remix licenses and open media platforms with NLP interfaces and we'll be there.
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Hi density smart analysis, no rant.
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Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz at Sunset. Our new friends Brigit and Chris on left, Alvis and Dinara on right. I'm the Paratrooper!  :)
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Seen Interstellar? Here are four mental rewrites to help you love it as much as it deserves, and two predictions on the future of Remix Culture. 
Friends who know my work as a systems theorist, including my speculations about the evolutionary developmental (evo devo) nature of our universe, and the potential attraction of universal intellige...
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Lovely new Indigogo project well worth funding. Lyrics and content are fantastic. 
 
Today, November fifth, the political music album for the Internet generation hit the web. Listening to the lyrics is like taking a punch to the stomach - they're so spot on the struggle for freedom and integrity on and offline. No wonder - the artist is the well known hacktivist YTCracker.

The album can be streamed on Spotify, bought on Bandcamp, iTunes or pirated. Linked is a Youtube video with animations of the first and second song of the album - the first is a finished animation and the second is sketched.

The whole album is going to be made into a 60 minute movie, crowdfunded right now on Indiegogo. A perfect match - this is an album from the times when the point of an album was to tell a story.

The story of the Internet generation, fighting for their rights to integrity, protected communication and democracy.

+Piratpartiet  #piratpartiet  

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/introducing-neals
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+Christina Sterbenz  wrote a very nice piece on Business Insider about my Digital Twin and Valuecosm predictions, circa 2020. I see these as hugely personally and socially empowering, introducing new problems (which we will overcome) and a bit creepy, as they are the next incremental step in uploading humanity to digital form. Agree or disagree? Let me know, thanks!
http://www.businessinsider.com/within-5-years-digital-twins-could-start-making-decisions-for-us-2014-9
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Privacy is the ability to control the flow of data regarding oneself.
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Neptune Pine Watch. 

The Android pop-out wristphone race has started. Finally!!! First watches shipping March 2014. $335. Now make it waterproof, give us a backup battery on the other wrist, let the watch click into either wristband, pop out whenever we want it in hand. Inductively recharge both batteries when our hands are near the steering wheel or the keyboard.

Thx +Benjamin Selinger 
http://www.techradar.com/us/news/portable-devices/other-devices/how-one-company-is-making-pine-the-world-d-first-real-smartwatch-1204650
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Excellent. 
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Can't wait to read it :D
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My brother and sister Alvis and Dinara got married today. Graceland wedding chapel in Las Vegas baby! :) A 1973-era Elvis was in the building. Now we need to dance to Ylvis :)
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"Uncle John" has a nice ring to it, eh? :)
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Iveta, Dinara, Alvis, Max Marmer and I are going to see Kevin Kelly's new talk at Long Now, SF Jazz Center, Wednesday Nov 12, 7:30pm. $15. Join us? Invite your friends!

In case you don't know him, Kelly's our modern Thoreau and Kurzweil rolled into one. Plus he looks like Captain Ahab, leading the hunt for Moby Global Superorganism. A truly amazing and inspiring thinker. Every one of his books has been epic, but particularly Out of Control and What Technology Wants. Both will change the way you see the world. Or just come hear him talk! Maybe some of us can get dinner beforehand near the venue at 6pm too if anyone is interested. I trust you are all well. Would love to catch up.
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Bay to Breakers 2014 was pretty sad today. These city managers are sucking the joy out of all of our traditions. First, floats and anything with wheels were were banned in 2011. That took a truly original and celebratory event and made it far more vanilla. None of us got to vote on that, it was a Nanny State decision, imposed on us for their own good.

This year they banned backpacks because of Boston, or any bag over 8 x 11 x 4 inches.  None of us got to vote on whether we wanted to keep our backpacks. Someone forgot the "Keep Calm" part of Keep Calm and Carry On. What's next, no backpacks in public places? Where does this lunacy end? People wore little transparent TSA-compliant backpacks. TSA may be there to do body cavity searches next year, since your feet are transportation, right?

The organizer's guide didn't let you know that the Muni buses back to the start cost $2, and the signs for how to get to them were very poor. So it wasn't clear how to use Muni. By contrast, Bauer Intelligent Transportation Shuttles were conspicuous, with huge signs, in prime locations. Organizers probably made more for themselves on the private expensive shuttles, so they steered people toward them by their various nudges, and made the Muni people feel like second class citizens. What sheit.

There was no music at the start anymore. We must thank some city admin for that. I'd love to know their name, so we can publicly shame them. Don't want to get people too excited, they actually might have fun at the start.

Instead, the race announcer read 10 mins of ads. Race predictably started 10 mins late due to "security issues". What security folks can we hold accountable for wasting the time of 50,000 people? Some of these Nanny State folks need to be held accountable.
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OUR PRAYERS, OUR DESIGNS, OUR WORKMANSHIP

Seems like bad goys,
Who are so unwise.

But what I see,
Is sadly we,
Except for me,
And perhaps thee,
We choose nanny,
Want big daddy,
To fix nanny.
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Iveta and I took a helicopter flight yesterday with Island Helicopters on Kauai. We landed at Jurassic Park falls, and found a stray lost hungry dog waiting there. Flew it back out with us. Such a great day. I'm a lucky guy to be married to this amazing woman.
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Yes, you are an incredibly lucky man.
 I too found a hungry, scruffy dog when I was there 30 years ago. Probably the same dog. Let's call him spooky.
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Very clever omnidirectional home treadmill. Teflon coated shoes. Add arm tracking (soon) and oculus rift (Facebook's new purchase) and you've got a tremendous immersion experience. Games are soon going to be a lot more fun and healthy...

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/gaming/first-look-the-virtuix-omni-an-omni-directional-virtual-reality-treadmill-1213630
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+iPan Baal well bud, you would know much more about this than I. But with M$, Sony (and hopefully Google?) now seeing the value of VR, I'm hoping this sector heats up fast, and that FB doesn't sit on what they've bought. I know +Mark Zuckerberg fancies himself a serial innovator like Jeff Bezos et al. We'll see....
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    Next IT, 2013 - present
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    Singularity University, 2009 - present
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    Lecturer, 2011 - present
  • Acceleration Studies Foundation
    President, 2003 - present
  • University of Advancing Technology
    Program Champion, M.S. in Emerging Technologies, 2007 - 2012
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Foresight, Tools, and Strategies for a World of Accelerating Technological Change
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Futurist, Author, Educator, Speaker, Consultant. President, Acceleration Studies Foundation
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  • University of Houston
    M.S. Futures Studies, 2005 - 2007
  • University of California, San Diego
    M.S.Eq. Physiology and Medicine, 1997 - 1999
  • University of California, Berkeley
    B.S. Business Administration, 1900 - 1904
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