Technology is Never Fast Enough →
Whatever it is, it’s not fast enough. But don’t expect to find the new speed option on your next computer’s feature list. The standard, to be produced by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), will likely reach data-transfer speeds between 400 gigabits per second and 1 terabit per second. For comparison, that latter speed would be enough to copy...
We are moving from a world of problems, which demand speed, analysis, and...– - Denise Caron (via stoweboyd) Totally:) Related articles Stowe Boyd: At Large In The Post-Normal: Beyond Futurism (futureof.biz) via Stowe Boyd: The Future Impact Of Big Data In 2020? (futureof.biz) Spot on.
App.net could save social media →
Claiming that App.net could save social media may seem very bold, and it is. And I believe Dalton Caldwell’s vision for App.net is even bigger. Twitter had a chance to be a true protocol for the social web and they passed on that in favor of ad revenue. I believe Dalton is going to make a real good go of it and that’s why I was an early supporter of the project even though I’m...
Wearable tech and the future of PR from @prgeek →
Despite working at a PR agency for the last three years, I don’t consider myself a PR person. But my friend Jon Silk a.k.a. @prgeek is and knows what he’s talking about here. For everyone else who isn’t yet convinced that ‘body hacking’ technology is going to change PR, here’s why. Concentrate, as I’ll only say it once. Social media changed PR because...
The Cyber-Whig Theory of History (How's Your... →
Find some peculiar global trend—the more arcane, the better. Draw a straight line connecting it to the world of apps, electric cars, and Bay Area venture capital. Mention robots, Japan, and cyberwar. Use shiny slides that contain incomprehensible but impressive maps and visualizations. Stir well. Serve on multiple platforms. from The Naked and the TED by Evgeny Morozov The New Republic, 2...
Bigger, Faster, Stronger: Will Bionic Limbs Put... →
I can’t stop posting about cyborgs and the Olympics, sorry. This is from a new article from Wired: When such devices are perfected to the point that they can be used for athletic purposes, we’ll be looking at an entirely new concept of sport. It’s doubtful the Olympics will ever feature exoskelletally assisted runners or weightlifters, but what’s to say that a different type of venue won’t...
Belkin Wemo + IFTTT = Awesome →
Thanks to Mic for alerting me to Wemo and these cool sensors that you can hook up to IFTTT (If This Then Than) which allows you to automate web activity. So say I want to set up a sensor so that every time I walk into a room a tweet with a link to a YouTube clip of the Imperial March, I could do that. Cool geek factor aside, I love that the physical and virtual are coming together through...