It’s now roughly two months since the latest Singularity Summit conference, held here in the Upper East Side of New York City. I came away from the conference not feeling quite as elated as I did in 2009, I think because much of the content of this year’s conference was so computer focused and didn’t […]
Just a quick note to say that I’m very excited about attending this year’s Singularity Summit on October 15th-16th, even though the program may be a little more skewed towards computers this year; I always hope to see more along the lines of synthetic biology and genomics, but I’m sure topics will tend that way […]
From time to time I’ll be writing posts that fall into a broader category of general musing about the future and technology in abstract terms, outside of the context of today’s startup-focused world. Those posts will be headed with the title “THINK:” so readers can identify them more easily. This first post in this series will be discussing the role of technology in culture, how we use it now, and how it may be used in the future. To start things off, I’m going to briefly define the concepts of “autoculture” and “metaculture”, examine the big idea of autonomous agents becoming fundamental definers of your identity, and end up at the current trends in examining and analyzing culture with technology.
(In general these types of posts will fall into the realm of TL;DR, so be forewarned, this is a long one…)
Try to imagine my surprise when, upon receiving my “free leather wallet” for signing up for a premium account on Ars Technica, I found several cards inside the $29.00 value object reading “Christ Rules” in Greek script. Is it Ars Technica’s policy to back proselytizing religious organizations? Does Ars Technica care at all about its […]
No handwriting/gesture recognition or pen computing. No cameras. No haptic feedback. No voice control demonstrated, though I can’t see why they’d remove that. 3G only on more expensive models, and no announcement of carriers other than AT&T though the devices aren’t locked so one presumes other carriers will support it. Saying that the iPad is […]