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Works at KK* — I write about the culture of technology. I'm an off-the-chart optimist. Currently Senior Maverick at Wired magazine. Publisher of the daily review of Cool Tools. Resident philosopher at the Technium.
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That was pretty good prediction in 1926. Tesla saw it coming.

"When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole.  We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance.  Not only this, but through television and telephony we shall see and hear one another as perfectly as though we were face to face, despite intervening distances of thousands of miles; and the instruments through which we shall be able to do his will be amazingly simple compared with our present telephone.  A man will be able to carry one in his vest pocket."

More great predictions by Telsa:
http://www.tfcbooks.com/tesla/1926-01-30.htm
WHEN WOMAN IS BOSS, an interview with Nikola Tesla by John B. Kennedy.
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Wow, astonishingly prescient-once again confirming that Tesla was on another level. Just finished reading this interview with Greg Madison and it gets really interesting when he starts talking about what he's termed the "Egosystem" which he sees as a sort of information matrix overlaid on reality, similar to what Tesla is describing in the quote above.

Here's the interview for those interested in a little glimpse of the future http://www.gregmadison.fr/2014/01/the-future-of-augmented-reality-and.html  
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My term for the planetary superorganism of technology, humanity, and nature is Holos. I gave a talk on what it means, and why we should have global governance. http://longnow.org/seminars/02014/nov/12/technium-unbound/
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Finally watched this, it's >90 min.
It's optimistic future shock, The Halos.
There will be one world government.
It might be a democracy.
Humanity will divide into separate species.
Your children will not be under your control.
The singularity is a retreating horizon.
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I'm feeling smarter after my interview on the smart people podcast. http://www.smartpeoplepodcast.com/2015/02/16/episode-178-kevin-kelly/
Few people have had a better perspective on the rise of the "technology revolution" than our guest this week, Kevin Kelly. As a young hippy backpacking his way around the world, Kevin aspired to ma...
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All these young kids now seem to insist on spelling 'hippie' wrong.
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Photoshopped or not?
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三胖的头发有多久没理了?叼炸天呀
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There's a "company" that is promoting the idea that it will computationally generate all possible works of art and text via random mutations in order to copyright them all -- as a work of performance art.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140929/08500728662/new-company-claims-it-uses-algorithms-to-create-content-faster-than-creators-can-making-all-future-creations-infringing.shtml
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This patent trolls shouldn't be allowed to get along with this. They tried it with podcasts already
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I found this bit of sleuthing about Chinese internet censoring ingenious and riveting. It does not work like you think it might. Summary: In China it's okay to criticize government, but not okay to do anything beyond criticize. From the paper: "Chinese people can write the most vitriolic blog posts about even the top Chinese leaders without fear of censorship, but if they write in support of or opposition to an ongoing protest—or even about a rally in favor of a popular policy or leader—they will be censored. "

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/345/6199/1251722.abstract
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Ungated version here: 
http://gking.harvard.edu/files/gking/files/experiment_0.pdf

Interesting and important! However, we won't know how much censorship has changed in the last year until they do a new study.
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Great intro to meta-design: "It’s easier to draw something than to explain how to draw it.” http://radar.oreilly.com/2015/02/meta-design-the-intersection-of-art-design-and-computation.html#more-74281
Editor's note: this post originally appeared on Rune Madsen's blog. It is reprinted here with permission. This post is about something I see as a continuing trend in...
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I guess this type of junction is in India..
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I'm keeping this new age bullshit generator bookmarked so I don't embarrass myself anytime I start writing cosmic prose.
http://sebpearce.com/bullshit/

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New Age Bullshit Generator. Namaste. Do you want to sell a New Age product and/or service? Tired of coming up with meaningless copy for your starry-eyed customers? Want to join the ranks of bestselling self-help authors? We can help. Just click and the truth will manifest ...
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like an intelligent Sarah Palin
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I used to keep bees. Gave up because extracting the honey from one hive was too much hassle. I might take up backyard bees again if this contraption really worked.

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/02/honey-on-tap/
The Flow Hive is a new beehive invention that promises to eliminate the more laborious aspects of collecting honey from a beehive with a novel spigot system that taps into specially designed honeycomb frames. Invented over the last decade by father and son beekeepers Stuart and Cedar A
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Extracting honey from a beehive isn't apain if, you use a square frame hive and a centrifuge, like in the USA. 😇
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Drone Racing, star wars pod style. Racers wear goggles and drive with a first person view (FPV). This video is in French, but there are now races all over the world, including of course the Bay Area.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwL0t5kPf6E
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I love this so much more than the "game of drones" style drone battle areas. As if it wasn't already an uphill battle to convince people these aren't all flying kill machines. 
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Angels and robots! My latest endeavor (with many co-conspirators)--  a huge graphic novel SILVERCORD is now available, on Amazon. Limited edition. Weighs 5 pounds.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1940689015/silvercord-20
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Sweet, just ordered! 
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This is an in-depth, news-filled, contrary, profound, and I believe generally fair depiction of "what the Islamic State wants." If true, this movement has huge consequences. My own guess is that we are seeing the beginnings of a civil-war among Islamics (not really clash of civilization, Christians vs Muslims) but more akin to the interfaith wars and conflict around the Protestants and Pilgrims and Anabaptists within Christianity several hundred years ago. It was not pretty.

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2015/02/what-isis-really-wants/384980/
The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.
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This is not a war of religions but it is terrorism which affects far and wide, which has nothing to do with religion, it affects the Christian and Muslim and Jew
In fact is the game of politics to rule the world
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I am Senior Maverick at Wired magazine. I helped launch Wired in 1993, and served as its Executive Editor until January 1999. I am currently editor and publisher of the popular Cool Tools, True Film, and Street Use websites. From 1984-1990 I was publisher and editor of the Whole Earth Review, a journal of unorthodox technical news. I co-founded the ongoing Hackers' Conference, and was involved with the launch of the WELL, a pioneering online service started in 1985. I authored the best-selling "New Rules for the New Economy," and the classic book on decentralized emergent systems, "Out of Control." I co-founded the All Species Inventory, a taxonmic initiative to catalog all the species on Earth. I am also a charter board member of the Long Now Foundation which is building a monumental clock to tick for 10,000 years.
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