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Human enhancement and the future of work is a recently issued report from a joint workshop hosted by the Academy of Medical Sciences, the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society in the United Kingdom and is destined to become a landmark in the history of Transhumanism and specifically human enhancement research.

http://hplusmagazine.com/2012/11/09/human-enhancement-and-the-future-of-work/
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Hi +Peter Rothman I've recently published a couple of articles to transhumanity.net and I'm wondering about republishing to H+, to achieve wider awareness of my points. Must articles published via H+magazine be originals, exclusives, or is republication permissible?
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Last G+ post possibly forever. I've decided social media is a rip off. I'm withdrawing from it completely.
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hmmm, you haven't declared departure from FB - on purpose or ... ?
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I am looking for an experienced mobile game developer from my network...contact me privately if this is you.
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Most useful thing here so far IMO.
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This is pretty cool: Google is working on deeper integration between G+ Hangouts and YouTube Live, meaning you can watch a livestream and chat about it with friends in a Hangout.

They've quietly enabled this feature in Hangouts already, apparently:

1. Start a Hangouts session in Google+ and invite your contacts to join you.

2. In a separate browser tab, head over to YouTube.com/Live and select a live stream of your choice.

3. Copy the YouTube video I.D. of the selected live stream. Not sure how to find it? Just click on the share link below the video. You’ll get to see a link like http://youtu.be/XXXXXXXX – the cryptic code after the slash is the video I.D.

4. Switch back to hangouts, open the video tab and search for the I.D. Click play, and you’re all set.

Anyone wanna try it and let us know if it works?
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A bad metaphor is bad in part because it misleads your subsequent thinking.

The metaphor of the "doubling penny" has been suggested recently to describe the growth of Google+ for example. This embodies some pretty deep misunderstandings about product adoption and spread of product and feature preferences in social networks and what sort of behavior one might expect to observe.

You can only adopt the product only once generally speaking. Your peer network (1st degree connections) similarly can only adopt the product only once. There is no doubling effect, there is not endless exponential growth of social networks or product adopters. There is flow across the network and spread of ideas between socially connected individuals but this phenomenon is not characterized by continual doubling (endless exponential growth) at all.

It is well known that product adoption life cycles follow a so called S-shaped or sigmoid curve. Rogers is the originator of the idea, but it was popularized here in Silicon Valley by Geoffrey Moore in his Crossing the Chasm etc. See http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwitr/docs/diffusion/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossing_the_Chasm

In the case of free social media products such as G+ and Facebook we further have a scenario of essentially zero switching costs, and no requirement to choose one product definitively over another one. I post on multiple social networks, four networks today actually, and so do a lot of other people I know. In some cases people use software to aid them in this. The situation is not similar to other markets, i.e. for a consumable item, where I have to decide between two choices because I can only have only one or the other but not both.
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You have to watch all the way to the end of that to get to the punch line, but yes.
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Pronoid Shenanigans

Pronoid Shenanigans Are Poised To Erupt
From Every Present Moment - Resistance Is Futile

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That awkward moment when you realize the rest of the universe have always conspired to help you.
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A nice little article about why artificial social hierarchies such as those created and reinforced by bad social design matter. The author is 22 years old! Smart kid.
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But keeping tech "fashionistas" buzzing does not create a successful social media service. Dumb.
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