24 SEP 2021 by ideonexus

 Can AI Make Something Greater than Itself?

The Ultraintelligent Machine will be Civilization's Last Invention > Contrast > Recursive Self-Improvement in Human Civilization
Humans can't make smarter humans, but we can make cognitive tools to help other humans. Computers do make faster computers without human intervention, but is that the same as an AI making a smarter AI?
09 FEB 2011 by ideonexus

 1984 and Apple: Then and Now

1984 Apple's Macintosh Commercial > Time Sequence > Motorola XOOM Tablet Superbowl XLV Ad
In the past, Apple was able to portray other companies as the oppressor, but today, companies portray Apple as the new totalitarian state.
Folksonomies: technology 1984 fads
Folksonomies: technology 1984 fads
23 JAN 2011 by ideonexus

 Perspectives on Online Attention

Attention is the Fundamental Literacy > Comparison > Smaller Fragments of Information Command Attention
Kevin Kelly and Howard Rheingold discuss managing their attention spans in the online world.
23 JAN 2011 by ideonexus

 The Internet and the Celebrity Population Explosion

Twitter, Celebrity, Asymmetric and Symmetric Social Connections > Cause and Effect > The Population Explosion of Celebrities are Cancelling Each Other Out
Twitter, blogs, social networks, and other online communications technologies make it easier to become a celebrity, as a result, celebrity becomes less and less valuable.