MediaFuturist: Get your Twitter name NOW - this... →
It is interesting that Twitter came from under the radar screen for so many professionals and amateurs participating and analysing media in general and the social media movement in particular. Myself included! I registred some time ago but it was first with the #mumbay shooting I understood the significance.
20 Most Important Inventions of the Next 10 Years:... →
Business Week have asked futurists including Glen Hiemstra, David Zach, and Howard Rheingold about what inventions the current downturn will create. Here is a list of 20…
An uncertain future for prediction markets | An... →
The problem of prediction markets is just that they are markets. It means that people lose interest after the first hype has passed, losing the effect of the “Wisdom of crowds”…
Among the Inept, Researchers Discover, Ignorance... →
The incompetent is also incompetent when it comes to judging their own abilities. It makes you think about your own your own abilities and (in)competence… Doesn’t it? Dr. Dunning, a professor of psychology at Cornell, worries about this because, according to his research, most incompetent people do not know that they are incompetent.
Social technologies: 8 Catalysts Shaping 2018 →
List of trends shaping the future until 2018 presented at an IIR event by Don Abraham of Social Technologies. They are: Just-in-time life Sensing consumers Women in charge New Americanism The transparent self In search of “enoughness” Virtual made real Education revolution
Ikea launches telephony, internet services in... →
Yes, the phone market is an open goal if you want to revolutionize a market. Apple have already shown that it is possible in top end. Is IKEA going to take market from below… Think about the market size and especially in Africa and Asia!!
Five trends that will shape business technology in... →
Shrinking IT Dollars - Forbes.com →
McKinsey & Co. predicts that IT and corporate finance will merge.
Philip Tetlock on expert predictions on the... →
Tetlock is interviewed about his insights in prediction capacity of leaders. This interview is shallow though… Tetlock is really good!
The size of social networks | Primates on Facebook... →
Interesting to test the validity of Dunbar numbers using social software. I just wonder what is really tested since it seems that they test only in the digital domain and not in combination (yet)…
Features: 'Philosophy’s great experiment' by David... →
fMRI might even challenge some fundamental philosophical questions about i e morale. Really interesting development!!
Farewell, Tranquil Mind - WSJ.com →
“7 deadly scenarios - A Military Futurist Explores War in the 21st Century” (Andrew Krepinevich)” - Could be an interesting book…?
Is Social Networking Killing You? - The Lede Blog... →
An article with several references and interesting thoughts… Seems not very well grounded though?! My fear is that these technologies are infantilizing the brain into the state of small children who are attracted by buzzing noises and bright lights, who have a small attention span and who live for the moment.
Police warn that Britain faces summer of rage due... →
This might be a true prediction but it is always hard to tell just from police predictions since they are usually very good at using their own predictions as a way of underline their own importance or necessity of increased budgets. (via @changeist)
Stratfor Expert: China To Face Chaos →
George Friedman a strategic analyst on Stratfor have written a book called “The Next 100 Years” where he analyse and make predictions from global political perspective: Among his predictions: The American conflict with radical Islam will end and be replaced by a full-blown new Cold War with Russia, and Turkey, Poland and Mexico will emerge as new world powers.
There’s nothing like the passage of time to make the world’s smartest people...– “The problem with being a forward-thinker is half the world thinks you’re backwards.” « Rosettasister’s Weblog
The Wallet : American Express Paying Customers... →
Lillebror kan redan se allt du gör | Under... →
Tänkvärda reflektioner om integritet, privatliv och medborgare och staters roll. Intressanta referenser…
”Tre av fyra struntar i lagen mot fildelning” -... →
Rättssociologisk forskning om fildelningen påvisar i artikeln tydligt den allmänna uppfattningen bland framför allt ungdomar idag, men argumenterar även för en del konsekvenser.
The Technium: Collapsitarians →
Today we are all collapsitarians and the reason is that we don’t believe in the future any more. Kelly sees six types of collapsitarians: Luddites, anarchists, and anti-civilization activists (see The Unabomber Was Right) who are trying the hasten collapse as soon as possible. Goldbugs, survivalists, Y2K holdouts, and slightly right wingers who see collapse as the penalty for modern...
Barry Schwartz on our loss of wisdom | Video on TED.com An really inspiring speech about something really central, which we seems to be losing out on for every day in this mechanistic society.
Spectrial » Publish as us, in your country →
Is this a new era in public support of a trial? Here the prosecuted in The Pirate Bay trial asks for help from of the public to translate their point of view to their own language and and send it to their local newspaper. This is really an interesting test of the power of the people - the network - or the emerging horizontal society that I like to call it. Because when the communication barriers...
The Future of Reading - In Web Age, Library Job... →
Interesting article series! This quote I find especially interesting: “We are teaching them how to think. But sometimes the Board of Ed seems to want them to learn how to fill in little bubbles.” In the article they implicitly suggests that this could be the job for the school librarian. And I am inclined to agree. I am still pondering about all the TEACHERS in schools who apparently facilitates...
The Coming Swarm - NYTimes.com →
The Mumbai tactics wasn’t anything new. Many have many has performed these kinds of attacks before. I remember reading about criminal gangs in Latin America spreading terror by using this tactics some time ago. It seems really effective and especially since there is a tactical blind spot between local police, centrally located special police forces and distant military forces. Arquilla...
Global warming seen worse than predicted |... →
This is a signal I have been hearing from many sources recently. And now IPCC confirms it… The climate change occurs faster than any “serious” climate body have been estimating.
Control-Alt Lock the Car - NYTimes.com →
A really interesting move to bring a world of innovation into the car. But also a really frightening move when it comes to automotive hacking, automotive viruses and trojans or just ordinary bluescreens… Think about in a speed of 55 mph.
US security firm Blackwater changes its name to Xe... →
They are hired mercenaries regardless of their name… representing governments who can’t argue democratically to have their own personel or have any other reason to let somebody else do the dirty work… (via @Changeist)
Facebook | 1873 års kris satte världen i gungning... →
Intressant att fler börjar gå tillbaka i historien och se den långa depressionen och dessa likheter. Det kanske kan ge en bättre grund till att förstå dagens situation även om det är viktigt att förstå att historien aldrig upprepar sig, även om den ibland kan rimma… Jag gjorde en kort referens till långa depressionen på denna Tumble blog i december när Jamais Cascio wrote about it.
[Video] MIT Media Lab Demonstrates the Future of Interactive Toys and Learning with Siftables Another good example of how computers will be used in new ways and in new places. It is easy to understand that in numbers the computer with a keyboard, screen and mouse is already outnumbered by all these invisible but connected artifacts we use from the day we are born to the day we die.
Google Buys … A Paper Mill? →
Do Google realize that the business around paper are not going away but going towards the Long Tail logic? Most traditional paper based businesses are not able to restructure/rethink their business logic to manage that. No, according to other sources they are using the place as a huge data center.
Ten sci-fi devices that could soon be in your... →
More technical future stuff - but contains some pointers for the future anyway…
How to control a herd of humans -... →
Powerful political beings have had this insight for centuries or even millennia. It is interesting that science is catching up… ;) The key question is: if we learn how we work as human beings, will we be able to resist the negative effects or will the knowledge that have been held secret by a relative few now be available to millions of marketeers, sect leaders and others who are striving...
Jamais Cascio's closing presentation on Emerging... →
This is why I think Jamais and I share a lot of perspective. In here he underlines that all technologies are social constructs and when you invent you are just injecting something into a social system. A very good presentation (without the traditional form) which was just an unprepared comment on the previous discussion… and maybe that is why it is good.
BBC NEWS | Business | Alternative views of the... →
Some different angles on the economic crisis are always important.
Gartner Reveals Eight Mobile Technologies to Watch... →
To much technology focus but a bit interesting anyway..
Obama fails his first test on civil liberties and... →
One wonder how fast Obama’s star can fall…
» AGIT8 » The Future of Unemployment →
Interesting writing about a low economy future. (via @bruces)
RIAA Takes Over DOJ. Copyfight: the politics of IP →
I wonder how we should interpret this… Will US be more tough against IP infringement without thinking, or does this point in the direction that people actually involved in the process actually are coming to the steering wheel to forge a longer term solution to Intellectuel Property issues…?
Personal Democracy Forum – Information Age... →
Some thoughts about why Open Source seems to work, but any other volunteering projects crash doesn’t…
A really interesting project/venture focusing on “luring” the children to learn by providing an environment with tools.
Humans Are Bad With Money →
(via @jandeman) This is true and have been observed many times. Daniel Kahnemann have eg won the Nobel Prize for discovering and proving this phenomenon. More correctly and according to more recent research, it seems like people judge things differently if it is “psychologically distant” or “psychologically close”. The sum of 300 cent is then more psychological distant...
Futurist Mobile World. The Power of SMS →
This is an 55 min video where Patrick Dixon - British Futurist - talk to Nokia about the future and recommends them what to do. He talks about that the future of the world is driven by emotions and bottom up importance of emerging market and the billions of low income customers SMS the city dwellers Interesting that he use the last 5+ minutes to push on about: MAKE THE TECHNOLOGY WORK!
Battle of the Brands in the Twittersphere →
About effects of Twitter on brands…
Typealyzer - determine your type based to what you... →
According to this tool and this Tumble blog I belong to the group Thinkers: INTP - The Thinkers The logical and analytical type. They are especially attuned to difficult creative and intellectual challenges and always look for something more complex to dig into. They are great at finding subtle connections between things and imagine far-reaching implications. They enjoy working with complex...
The Twine that Binds: Q&A with Nova Spivack | Fast... →
Next (or maybe the next-next) generation web will be semantic. Coming from philosophy I still have a hard time understand what that really means… If itjust means extracting, providing and utilizing underlying (i e second order) information from a disparate body of information it would be good enough and really interesting. If that really makes it semantic, it is a much more complicated...
WEF linklist - powered by unitec →
Here you can downloads all the videos from World Economic Forum in Davos this year. (Thanks Micke! You are really net active!!)