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...The quote itself comes from a paragraph in which we assert that the technologies could allow people in different locations to work together to solve a problem. We even quoted from an article in Rural Sociology in which Don Dillman discussed “geographically unbounded interactions” and wondered how they would affect rural life.

(Yet people still insist on living in Silicon Valley. Go figure.)

And, I’m sorry to say, there is one instance in which we got it plain wrong. I’ll take the blame for this one; I doubt Kleiner originated this idea....

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My book (if I ever get around to finishing it and publishing it) has a brief interlude in Barrow. The closest that I've ever been to Barrow is Vancouver BC, but the place fascinates me. 

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Bringing vinyl platters to an area literally filled with grains of sharp sand. What could go wrong?
Hard to believe there are only 76 more days until "Bring Your Record Player to the Beach" Day!
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So, in the interests of journalism, I spent the two bucks on the book, knowing that I would probably end up writing about these “provocative findings and conclusions,” some of which were spot-on, others of which were a little off. Plus, it appears that the authors were unable to anticipate one huge change in the future – hint: you’re using it to read these words right now, unless you’ve already quit reading this to search for NBA playoff highlight videos.

As is the case with post-mortems on failed predictions, my intent will not be to criticize those who made the flawed prediction, but to discern what circumstances led to the flawed prediction. (Not that Klatell would care what I think; he passed away last year.)

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Great. Now they'll come up with tougher captchas. 

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Can the @AINowInitiative achieve its goals?

I wanted to read the report (PDF) of the first symposium – since the second symposium hasn’t yet been held, its report has (I hope) not yet been written – but the definition of bias is a key step here. If you’re wearing a MAGA hat or have one of North Korea’s approved hairstyles, then anything involving Barack Obama and the city of New York is already hopelessly biased, infused with New York values – one of those values being the Constitution and laws of the United States.

While reading the report, it appears that “bias” is defined as “lack of fairness.”...

https://tymshft.com/2017/03/13/can-the-ainowinitiative-achieve-its-goals/ 
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Longevity has its place. And sometimes in the musical world, that place is one of utter confusion.

I was recently listening to the title track from Stan Ridgway’s first solo album, The Big Heat. As is the wont with Ridgway’s lyrics, there was a little twist in the song – in this case, toward the end....

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(My summary of this post: I got long-winded. Seriously, I think this is more significant than other futurist topics (self-driving cars, guaranteed income), all of which essentially assume a Western mindset. What if that mindset itself disappears?)
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