Posted by cadsmith on February 28, 2011
Intel has BIOS implementation test suite. YouEye performs eye-tracking during tests. Aspiritech testers apply Asperger’s. Microsoft uses controlled experiments for business. Landing page tests listed.
Interactive Fabrication does realtime 3D. Hololabs has a 3D augmented reality editor. NMQ has 3D radar mosaic.
Robot subs used for longer term periods. Demolition robot slices concrete. Self-aware robot models body, thoughts and theory of mind. Stochastic robots put themselves together and take others apart. Cheetah-Bot made for pursuit. Robot marathon completed. Segway solowheel is self-balancing. Snakebot reaches heart.
Atomic antennae do quantum transmission on chip. Organic microprocessor announced. Phononic produces advanced thermoelectric devices. Millimeter-scale computer chips are prototyped.
OpenMesh provides internet-less routing. Brain-computer interface does multi-tasking. Swype eases mobile text input. OnSwipe self-publishes for tablets. HelloFax does transmits online. Batteries do self-repair. Solar caps put on landfills.
CapLinked has private investing platform. Seismic Warning Systems alert before earthquakes. Disaster relief model handles chaos. Video monitor automatically detects life jackets.
The End of Discovery, Russell Stannard, 2010
This book is about philosophy of science. The argument is that basic science has found things that are fundamentally unknowable. The description of the state-of-the-art is accompanied by questions that show the current limits. The nature of consciousness and free will is brought up initially. Others deal with what things are, their causes, proof, measurement, observations, past occurrences, and how to select between theories. Figures are used to understandably illustrate complex propositions and a few equations. There are thirteen chapters.
The End of the Long Summer, Dianne Dumanoski, 2009
This is a lyrical treatment of many environmental ideas. The basic thesis is that a future based on climate change and global warming cannot be avoided. The ozone hole was a demonstration of industrial civilization’s side-effects and the fact that nature is unpredictable. Humans have learned to dance to the music, however business cannot proceed as usual. Shift is volatile and rapid. The destiny is not set since there are choices. Technofix is a temptation, for example geoengineering, but the proper values include life, resiliency, diversity and survivability in contrast to survivalism. There can be overconnectedness as in hypercoherence. Humanities’ place is on Earth. Conservationists hope that people will be able to still enjoy animals several millennia from now. The best statement may be Carson’s Silent Spring. This is a Massachusetts author. There are nine chapters.
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Posted by cadsmith on September 27, 2010
There are signs of life swimming against the tidal forces. One may wonder how to test determinism itself, outside of philosophical scenarios. IT permeates most, if not all, domains. The fact that the volume of data exceeds comprehension invites advanced methods. Some of these preserve values. The inherent ideology affects conclusions. It is not clear how to prevent this. It is also a challenge to characterize it, but there seems to be a growing awareness of its significance going forward. In order to prevent narrow-minded short-sightedness, there are proposed diversities which mimic nature, however these can be bypassed through clever systemic exploitation of knowledge gaps or compartmentalization. This also occurs in analysis and operations. The security that defends also biases. Historically, things which are not protected tend to be plundered. Software is considered a work-around for bureaucracy, science a progression toward truth. Setting them at logger heads may have spectacular effects, as hardware can attest. If this is necessary, then a perceptive observer of the resultant chaos may discover an approach that surpasses the past. The next trick is to show the math.
Recent links (twenty-one):
JFK and the Unspeakable, James Douglass, 2008
This narrative covers the background to the fateful day. The thesis is that the protagonist, following the missile crisis, threw himself in the way of a nuclear bullet headed for the country. His predecessor had warned of a mil-industrial complex. The antagonist is a then Cold War organization, portrayed as acting like a separate state after he decapitated it, who saw withdrawal from the proxy war in Vietnam as a defeat. The title uses a phrase from theologian Thomas Merton. There are six chapters and an appendix speech. The author reportedly intended it as the start of a series which would also include MLK, MX and RFK.
zero history, William Gibson, 2010
The book describes a quest for military fashion. It is a character-driven continuation from the previous two novels which includes recent economic context. They have distinct manners and voices and are each chasing their own cultural trends. The title is about a character who has no credit record and the news assumes a death spiral. There is a lot of depth. Cool is yet unadvertised. Expert at their tradecraft, the players tend to go rogue. The setting is described in detail, London is like an “intricate antique toy … bought at auction”. Brand images from realworld things are compared like apps made from root code or true worth. It includes authentic samples of elite terminology. Locative art became augmented reality. Tracking is ubiquitous. The big ant figurine symbol shows up in luggage. There are eighty-seven chapters. Point-of-view changes among the major characters other than Big End. The audiobook lends it a voiceover quality.
YouTube – Steven Johnson: Where good ideas come from
Reconstructing Minds from Software Mindfiles Â« K21st â€“ Essential 21st Century Knowledge
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Posted by cadsmith on September 11, 2010
Internet media lets stamps go live, opensource code connect cities, anesthesia cross continents, search be multilingual and faculty tune syllabus stats. Tech tests Turing, engineers climate, buys self-powered parts, and ends the big bang, while art and scifi plug the void. Videojug promotes beta.
Recent links (about twenty-nine):
ai Is the Turing Test Still Relevant? A Plan for Developing the Cognitive Decathlon to Test Intelligent Embodied Behavior, Mueller (PDF)
YouTube – Ben Cameron: The true power of the performing arts
YouTube – Alwar Balasubramaniam: Art of substance and absence
augmented-reality Royal Mail Launches First Intelligent Stamps | eWEEK Europe UK
bookmark Trailmeme and the Web of Intent
books The Evolutionary Void, Peter F. Hamilton, 2010
climate Climate scientists suggest geoengineering approach with engineered nanoparticles
cognitive You Are What You Touch: How Tool Use Changes the Brain’s Representations of the Body: Scientific American
database CouchOne – Your Data. Anywhere.
The Optimistic Thought Experiment | Hoover Institution
Guest Post: Could Tiny Somaliland Become the First Cashless Society?
education Khan Academy
environment Early Warning Signs Could Show When Extinction Is Coming | Wired Science | Wired.com
forum Qvaq – Easy Discussions for Everyone
government Announcing Civic Commons – Code for America
media As It Moves Away From The Wikis, Wetpaint Launches TV News And Entertainment Site
medical Medical Daily: World’s first transcontinental anesthesia
mobile Dr Dobbs – Autonomous User Interfaces for Mobile Apps
ocr ABBYY OCR SDK for integrating intelligent and accurate OCR, ICR, OMR, barcode recognition and PDF conversion technologies
power Self powered parts will be electronic mainstay by 2020 – Pacemakers to power themselves | TechEye
quantum Quantum computing – separating hope from hype
Observations: Open-source personal robotics seeks a community to make it affordable
robots ready to take over your home on [technabob]
science Technology Review: Blogs: arXiv blog: Non-Expanding Cosmology Attempts To Oust Big Bang Theory
7 Excellent Website To Test And Compare Website Speed | Free and Useful Online Resources for Designers and Developers
Dr Dobbs – Unit Testing Tools ‘Suite’ Up
translation Linguee – The web as a dictionary – German/English
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