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There's a humourous orwellian phrase, "The Right to Be Forgotten has proved somewhat controversial." 

Somewhat? Its udderly logically insane... one cannot unring a bell.
 
Google has now been ordered by the Information Commissioner's Office, which is responsible for enforcing data privacy laws in the UK, to remove links to news stories about the stories that were previously removed from search results under "Right to Be Forgotten" rulings. In other words, the ICO is attempting to subvert the Streisand Effect.
The Right to Be Forgotten has proved somewhat controversial. While some see the requirement for Google to remove search results that link to pages that contain information about people that is
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Something everyone should have on their phone... and just in time for school!
 
The Royal Society of Chemistry have produced a nice new (and free!) Periodic Table app for both Apple and Android devices, which showcases images, properties, and trends of the elements.
It's available here https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1019468967 (Apple) or here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.rsc.periodictable&hl=en (android).

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This fact-filled, image-rich app is the only periodic table you need. Ideal if you’re a student, teacher or just have an interest in the chemical sciences. Did you know that neodymium is used in microphones? Or europium in Euro bank notes to help stop counterfeiting? These are just two of the absorbing facts in our free, user-friendly and customisable app, based on our popular and well-respected Royal Society of Chemistry Periodic Table website. ...
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May our future be more like this, than MadMax...
Much to learn, emulate and strive for.
 
A cool music video by Graham Bollinger featuring tons of my Burning Man Photos. I'd guess 85% are mine while the others belong to +Trey Ratcliff and others. Also used is the voice of +John Halcyon Styn. I love it!
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If you think your (pick-your-poison) system is secure, this may interest you. EVERYTHING can be hacked.

Fascinating/scary real demo of how easy it is to gain access to our devices.
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For sure, I went to thotcon a couple years ago. The one thing I learned above all is that everything is hackable. If you want your data private its going to be about putting more continuos effort in defending it than the effort put forth by the people who are trying to attain it. 
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Wow, phenomenal crowdsource financing for Augur, crowdsourced (wisdom of crowds) launch... over 1.2 million in just the first day!

Lots of great momentum. This looks to be a remarkable groundbreaking application providing a new means for statistically generated data on the odds of... anything. Its going to be an amazing journey watching this grow!
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I'm intrigued. This presentation is excellent. The power of prediction.
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We live on a knife edge...
A chilling rendering of every nuclear detonation on record charts the spread of humanity’s most destructive weapon
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Several have reshared this post and it's made me ponder.
Re-reading the article again I think there is two separate discussions/debates going on.
Indeed many have concluded that technology over the past several hundreds years has changed the nature of work from physical to mental.

But there is a separate parallel conversation going on about whether this trend is in fact continuing. What's after the conversion from manual physical labor to mental labor... as AI, robotics and simply tremendous efficiencies in production generally displace BOTH physical and mental labor where does the laborer go? A very real question and debate that's going on.

The final bastion of human value is the realm of creativity, so the laborer can/will move from physical to mental to creative, is one argument. But can all be creatives?

Many believe the past (140 years) is no longer predictive of the present let alone future.
As the transportation sector is replaced with autonomous vehicles, and the finance sector vastly reduced with FinTech (blockchain ) tech and health care with Watson type AI and so on... where do all those laborers go? Its not apparent what industry comes next.... if any?
 
Findings of a major historical study: technology creates more jobs than it destroys and it destroys the hard, dangerous and dull jobs
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This will be an interesting social experiment to watch...

There is a considerable likelihood this could really take off and enable easy, fluid payments between people and business both locally and globally without conversion and other intermediary costs.

And some believe if there is a considerable influx of demand that will by its very nature help stabilize prices. One of the behaviours seen in currency markets is the more active the market - buy/sell demand - the more stable the prices since for every person anticipating a rise or fall there is more than one opposite willing to trade.

May be a major milestone for digital currencies!

That reminds me, I need to swing by our local BTC ATM and convert more US to BTC... I'm running low :-)
Greece is to receive 1,000 Bitcoin ATMs...
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We could but either scenario will likely be fine.
Either BTC XT or BTC classic may emerge the 'winner' if enough move to the new (or don't). If both get/maintain traction we simply have two currencies for different use cases/needs. 
They'll be interchangeable and we'll all see which performs best and if one is indeed better it will win out.

A real beauty of digital currency is its immediate, easy transferability to another. I can convert form/to RPL, ETH, and now REP and dozens of others with a few clicks.

BTC (classic) was the first, but not the last currency - we've only begun to see amazing innovation and improvement!
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We are going to Mars. Private industry is, that is...

http://www.space.com/28215-elon-musk-spacex-mars-colony-idea.html 

And the great background story, HIGHLY recommended read - http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/08/how-and-why-spacex-will-colonize-mars.html 

Many will scoff as did those thinking the original Jamestown settlers were crazy dreamers. But there are many, plenty, of dreamers and the means to do so are available today. It indeed looks like the means and desire are lining up much like the orbits of Mars and Earth such as to make it a near inevitability. But not one without risk, and great adventure and treasure for sure.
Journalist Stephen Petranek thinks living on Mars is far more than science fiction — he believes it will happen within the next 20 years.
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Blackhat.

From their website - Black Hat is the most technical and relevant global information security event series in the world. For more than 16 years, Black Hat has provided attendees with the very latest in information security research, development, and trends in a strictly vendor-neutral environment.

Jennifer 
Her recent speech at Blackhat on how is the dream of a free and open internet and why it's dying. We're heading on a path whereby security is being used to control rather than protect openness and privacy with a strong centralization.
More and more 'control' of the internet is occurring in countries outside the U.S. She notes the next billion internet users will be from countries who do not have a Bill Of Rights.

Where are we... where do we want to go... what can we do?

Some powerful insights into coming changes in one of the most important technologies affecting our lives - the internet.
Definately worth a watch and ponder... 
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These were different times, indeed... atleast I hope they are different and behind us.

Haven been out to the Nevada Test Range, and the  National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas it's a chilling, sobering, fascinating, breathtaking place.

http://www.nationalatomictestingmuseum.org/
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  • Heil Consulting Group
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    Standards Director, 2010 - 2014
  • Insured Retirement Institue
    Director, Facilitator, Standards Developer, 2010
  • Executive Insurance Agency, LifeLink, Allfinanz, ACORD, BlueFrog
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