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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.
Attended Westfield High School
Lives in Pacifica, CA
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Not a poll. Bets are on Clinton. Iowa Futures are usually "right."
https://tippie.biz.uiowa.edu/iem/markets/pres16.html
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Didn't know about it. Thanks.
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I'm just back from another few weeks in rural China. I visited Guilin and south-west China, particular the Tea-Horse Road connecting the tea growing areas of Yunnan with the horse breeding grounds of Tibet. I also visited the last undammed river in China, the Nujiang along the Myanmar (Burma) border. Here are some of my favorite photos that focus on the disappearing culture of that area.
https://goo.gl/photos/jZBVxsQRrFjSUVdv8
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Reminds me of +Trey Ratcliff​ photo 😇 goo.gl
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For those who read Japanese and want to hear more about my book The Inevitable, there's a long interview with me in Japan's leading newspaper, the Asahi Shimbun. http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASJ8S3FNZJ8SUPQJ001.html 
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 人工知能(AI)や仮想現実(VR)――進化の速度を上げる先端テクノロジーは、私たちをSFの世界に連れて行きそうだ。米シリコンバレーからITの最前線を30年以上見続ける編集者、ケヴィン・ケリーさんは「…
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Problem with biometrics: When your personal pattern code leaks, there’s no password reset button that can change it. https://www.wired.com/2016/08/hackers-trick-facial-recognition-logins-photos-facebook-thanks-zuck/
Researchers use online photos to create 3-D renders of faces and successfully dupe four facial recognition systems.
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No RESOLUTION possible?
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Pinker gives really good arguments why bioethicists have too much sway right now and why we should "get them out of the way."

http://www.ipscell.com/2015/08/stevenpinker/
CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology is red-hot right now. It has great power for research in the lab and there are hypothetical transformative clinical applications of CRISPR too. The latter efforts could include experimental attempts at reversal of disease-causing mutations in one-cell … Continue reading →
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Where's Rorschach when we need him? "No compromises".
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Behold my map door. I affixed squares pieces from US geological maps of Utah to my studio door for the best entrance.
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The best!
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My favorite place in Golden Gate Park -- this little door at base of tree. It's where the leprechauns live.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-30687171

"Fairy control" has had to be brought in at a woods in Somerset to curb the "profusion of elfin construction".
Hundreds of fairy doors have been attached to the bases of trees in Wayford Woods, Crewkerne.
It is claimed the doors have been installed by local people so children can "leave messages for the fairies".
But trustee Steven Acreman said: "We've got little doors everywhere. We're not anti-fairies but it's in danger of getting out of control."
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Today only you can get the Kindle version of my new book for $5. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B016JPTOUG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_udp_api_2VwZxb9E911R6
The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future - Kindle edition by Kevin Kelly. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future.
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Paints a picture of what you type. Kind of.
https://www.wordseye.com/
WordsEye lets you type a picture! Create 3D scenes simply by describing them and share your creations with friends. A new world of visual expression and a new way to communicate and express yourself online.
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Hello
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I'll be sending our weekly newsletter out on Sunday. It gives you 6 quick recommendations for neat stuff. Now with 4,000 subscribers. Join here: http://recomendo.com/?utm_campaign=Issue&utm_content=forwarded&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Recomendo
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A genuinely helpful tutorial on ray tracing animation technique done in the style of a 1950s Disney short. Brilliantly done.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frLwRLS_ZR0
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There is no such things as general purpose intelligence. Human intelligence is not general purpose; it is specialized. AI researcher Yann LaCun explains a bit in this AMA on Quora.

"It seems humbling to us, humans, that our brains are not general learning machines, but it’s true. Our brains are incredibly specialized, despite their apparent adaptability."

https://www.quora.com/session/Yann-LeCun/1





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Hehe,
in conglomerate we are fairly stupid, its been already demonstrated too often in history. Any robot around to manage the world?
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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
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    Editor, Publisher, 1984 - 1990
  • Bell Helicopter Textron
    Editor, 1978 - 1979
  • University of Georgia
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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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The Rise of Twitter Bots
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Cryptolocker Thieves Likely Making 'Millions' As Bitcoin Breaks $1,000
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A dreaded new form of malware that encrypts files and demands a ransom in Bitcoin has affected thousands of people in the U.K., and is sprea

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Fever Dream of a Guilt-Ridden Gadget Reporter
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I trudge past several million dollars worth of 3DTVs, looking for a good place to take a shit. The toilets are all filthy. CES attendees are

Mark Zuckerberg, the Hacker Way and the Art of the Founder’s Letter
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For a founder of a highly touted Internet company undertaking an IPO, the “Letter to Shareholders” in the S-1 prospectus has become a ra...