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+justin kruger as a JavaScript ninja, do you think Dart has a reasonable chance of being as big as or bigger than JavaScript in five years?  "...Dart meanwhile is Google’s open-source Web programming language, which has an ultimate goal of replacing JavaScript..." http://thenextweb.com/google/2013/11/21/google-building-chrome-app-based-development-environment-using-dart-polymer/ 
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I don't have a lot of hope for DART or GO.  i think they are proto-type languages used to show how JS could change.  For every one person that wants a strongly typed JS, there are probably 100 or 1000 people who don't want it.

DART has a good chance of replacing GWT, but only googlers use that.
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i saw this article, but have not read it yet.
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Fantastic post which I think illustrates well the type of organic growth G+ is having and will continue to have. This type of resilient organic growth bodes well for G+ longevity. G+ users are there because they're getting something valuable out of participating on G+, not simply because they heard or know that lots of other people are on it. When people have to try it out and discover the usefulness and value of G+, that will help maintain a high signal to noise ratio much more so than G+ becoming a viral phenomenon. Yay, Rosa!
 
One user at a time...
I rolled my eyes when "the Google+ project" — Google's umpteenth attempt to take on "social" — was announced on June 28, 2011. But I found myself curious about the whole thing, so I tweeted: "What's a girl gotta do to get a Google+ invite around here?"

Despite finding an invitation in my inbox minutes later, I didn't bother posting anything to Google+ until July 10, 2011. That first post of mine received 123 comments and 41 +1s by the end of the next day. Nonetheless, I allowed the general consensus — that Google+ is D.O.A. and a "ghost town" — to get the better of me and ignored the social network for the most part. I often copy-and-pasted whatever I happened to be posting to my Facebook page to Google+ and ... well, that was it. I don't think I even bothered to check my notifications more than once every few weeks.

Then I attended Google I/O 2012 and had candid conversations with a Googler or two. Their passion for the product was enough to make me hesitate and reconsider my immediate dismissal of Google+.

"Some guy — who happens to do something at Google — made me promise that I'll start actually using Google+ properly," I began a Google+ post on June 29, 2012. "A promise is a promise .... so here I am, typing words."

Over the next two months, I diligently used Google+. I posted photos, shared my thoughts on random topics, revealed how terrible my taste in music can be, tried Hangouts, interacted with those who commented on my posts, and so on. I watched my follower count grow from about 11,000 to over 240,000.

"I may have misjudged Google+ the first time around," I remarked at that point. The Googler who cajoled me into giving Google+ a second chance smiled knowingly and said something about convincing "one user at a time."

I rolled my eyes again. But I kept using Google+.

And now? Well, now it's been nine-and-a-half months and over 1,100 publicly shared posts since the day I really started using Google+. I'm watching the follower count on my profile approach 1 million and I'm smiling at the many memories that probably wouldn't exist if it weren't for "the Google+ project."

This user is convinced.

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Please don't kill Google Voice. 
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There are, of course, no guarantees in this fast-changing world of technology, and innovation is often called 'destructive innovation' for a reason -- just ask the music industry and the newspapers...

But I think there are many more Gvoice users than there were Google Reader users, and I think Google wants to be a unified communication hub for consumers, so I predict Gvoice will be around in its current or an even better form for many years to come.
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+thomas knoll , I got your Nov 6 email asking about the status of my proposed DEMO Las Vegas project. Sent a reply, and a couple followups on that reply, but no word back from you, so it looks like maybe my emails are still being filtered out. Am still very interested in working with you to get the proposal in front of Tony Hsieh. Is there a different email address I should use to connect with you, or should I give you a phone / +Hangout / Skype call? Thanks!
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Yes please. Pretty wide open. 
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+justin kruger , apologies if you posted this and I missed your post, but if you didn't read this, it's likely of interest to you,
http://www.wired.com/business/2013/04/kurzweil-google-ai/
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Here's a cool post about Nikola Tesla:
http://zachtratar.com/tesla.html
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Many DHMN members should like this graphic.
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