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Kevin Kelly
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.
Attended Westfield High School
Lives in Pacifica, CA
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Dear cousins, this paper suggests the most RECENT common ancestor for all humans alive today may have lived only 2,000 years ago. That means everyone of you is my not very distant cousin.

http://tedlab.mit.edu/~dr/Papers/Rohde-MRCA-two.pdf
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OK the sofa is clean.
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Kate Tempest is a UK poet/rapper. She may not be for everyone but she got my attention.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLWlB3ib7ZM
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Brilliant! Thanks a lot for sharing.
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I want to believe this demo of AR from Magic Leap is real -- as in not CGI.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPMHcanq0xM
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This is just CGI to demonstrate the AR device capability..

But computer graphics are almost near CGI quality.
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It's hard to kill the internet. The most likely way to fell it will be a tiny bug that does not seem important. Improbable, but we should still have a Plan B.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150310-how-to-break-the-internet
Could the internet ever be switched off – or destroyed? Chris Baraniuk investigates what it would take to bring down the network we all now rely on.
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The sky is falling... And I'm just the autistic geek to put the fake sky fake back up there! Can I use a light saber? Bow and arrow? Lap top? VR goggles and hand gestures? A 3D printer? Quad copter? 
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Kindle ebook covers seem to be one of the few remaining places one can find genuine folk art. 

http://kindlecoverdisasters.tumblr.com/
Send your finds to kindlecoverdisasters@gmail.com
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I know one self-published author who takes the cover art seriously:
https://plus.google.com/104064228677523813704/posts/TMUEH5WXxLr
Great book BTW.
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Protesters against robots at the SXSW conference.... Wait, these are scenes from my new graphic novel, the Silver Cord !

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1940689015/silvercord-20 
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Google I/O 14 ... I told the guy to shut up and go away.
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The timeline in which this event is a significant turning point is going to be an interesting one ;)
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The Reformation of Christianity in 1600s prepared it for modernity. The same thing has to happen to Islam. Clear argument by a self-proclaimed Islamic heretic.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-reformation-for-islam-1426859626?mod=trending_now_5
To defeat the extremists for good, Muslims must reject those aspects of their tradition that prompt some believers to resort to oppression and holy war
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Stop involving
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How a man born without arms or legs learned to swim, surf, skydive – and speak in front of thousands
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Yes, Bradley makes an excellent point: many people don't have access to such support and deserve to not have their complaints overlooked.
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How would you like to wake up to this scene filling the sky?
 
Image of Jupiters moon Europa over the Great red spot taken by Voyager 1.
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I don't think this is a real photo. But 2 photos Photoshoped?
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The Anatomical Mirror. Reflects back your anatomical insides: bones, organs, muscle.  Nice hack and art piece.

http://streetanatomy.com/2015/03/11/the-anatomical-mirror/
This is one of those projects that I wish I could interact with in real life. Anatomie Spiegel (Anatomy Mirror) (video) acts as an interactive mirror allowing the user to see an anatomical reflection of their body. You become the anatomical model. As the user walks towards their anatomical ...
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Looks like it includes the muscle chains at least partially.
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The traveling tourist problem: how to generate the optimal road trip using Google maps. http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-traveling-tourist-problem.html
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Choose your own waypoints.
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  • 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.
    Editor, Author, Amateur Philosopher, 2000 - present
  • Wired
    Executive Editor, 1992 - 1999
  • Whole Earth Catalog
    Editor, Publisher, 1984 - 1990
  • Bell Helicopter Textron
    Editor, 1978 - 1979
  • University of Georgia
    Lab Assistant, 1982 - 1984
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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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