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Ted Kupper
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Just saw this elsewhere on the interwebs, thought it would be interesting to both my futurist and filmmaking friends. #technologicalunemployment   #filmproduction   #obsolete   #assistantcamera   #focuspuller   #automation  
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Also I want one.
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New podcast about new platforms that might allow average folks to monetize the still-scarce resources they still control.
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Hey everyone, here's a feature length script I wrote with +Jon Perry that really head-on addresses the human side of the question posed by this community. What happens when the changes in technology get simply too fast for the common man (and woman) to adapt? What if life keeps getting better but our values can't keep up? Obviously, this is fiction and meant to be entertaining, but it imagines through one way these changes could go. And it ends up in another place -- not exactly an "economic singularity" but something of an emotional singularity.

If you click through there's a short infographic that explains more, and a download link for the script itself.
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I rarely share work in progress online but +Jon Perry and I have written this script, LET GO, an indie sci fi dark comedy about accelerating change, technological unemployment, and other things I often talk about with my friends here on G+, so I thought this community in particular might find it interesting. Read it if you have the time and, if you like, it, please pass it on.
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Cool brain hack that flashes one word at a time to you with optimal placement and coloring to recognize the whole word at once. Samples in the link. I found the 500 wpm easy to understand instantly.
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i'm sure the real feature would allow you to go back.
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+Jon Perry and I were just discussing today how many different terms there are for #technologicalunemployment . Here's another -- "de-growth."
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Tim O'Reilly is right -- gov't is a code-producing entity now, it should be using software best practices.
 
I wrote a long piece on LinkedIn reflecting on Steven Brill's excellent Time Magazine cover story "Code Red_", about the rescue of healthcare.gov by a small team of volunteer techies from Silicon Valley. My conclusions:   

Hats off to the rescue team.  They did a great service, while also demonstrating that yes, a small team with the right skills can do more than disorganized, mismanaged teams of contractors charging the government hundreds of millions of dollars.  But if we think that bringing Silicon Valley to the rescue is that simple, we're missing the big opportunity, which is to change the way we design and manage these projects. 

The lesson of the Code Red exercise wasn't that you can just sprinkle some Silicon Valley fairy dust and go back to business as usual.  The "emergency measures" of the rescue need to lead us to a profound rethinking of how government creates IT projects.

At the same time, this is a long process, and we do need folks from Silicon Valley (and other tech hubs) to engage with it.  There's a lot to fix, and now is the time!
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My writing partner +Jon Perry and I wrote this new sci fi script about a family coping with accelerating technological change in a realistically imagined near-future. Thought you all might enjoy reading it. If you like it please share.
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It's really good you guys!  I appreciate how you were able to leave politics and geopolitics out of it, and highlight the technology and practical repercussions of technology.

I was dissapointed in Olivia's classmates for rewarding her cruelty, and I wonder if perhaps transparency would incentivize kindness instead?
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In this week's podcast we talk about increased longevity.
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Hopeful point of view on copyright and 3D printing.


'3-D printers make it easier than ever to reproduce physical things. That will force everyone to remember that the “copyright on just about everything” world of the screen does not directly translate to the physical world.'
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