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atm



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another well deserved WOW!

Boston Dynamics eh? Boston, home of MIT, et al.

I gave the following lesson today:

http://speakenglish.thaireformed.com/uploads/3/4/0/1/3401675/___3_artificial_inteligence.pdf

My client wants me to prepare her for an undergraduate interview (in English only) in Global Business. The future i.e. robotics will be the core of my coaching (h/t Fintan).

I've given her The Lights in The Tunnel. Poor chump; it's over her head. I warn her that she'd better 'man up' or be 'softwared'. I think she gets that bit.

Slow progress, but progress nonetheless. Look at this. Where is robotics mentioned? [Answer: nowhere!]:

http://www.ic.kku.ac.th/?option=List&type=4&id=74&to=Global%20Business&

Another thing. The late great philosopher Alan Watts gave a lecture to IBM executives in 1969 about Zen and hi-tech. Many surmise that the words 'bit' and 'byte' came from this:

Quote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUPt77S_hJk


Hmmm.

We truly live in *the* most interesting of times.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
A Mechanism.... is assembled.
An Organism.... Grows!

-Alan Watts @ 4:10

Good catch.

The Problem: "A World Too Complex To Manage"

And a very relevant video, because I see us to be
about to build e-organisms out of e-mechanisms.

In other words, Bot field intelligence (powered by
pattern-matching quantum computing engines).

Watts discusses the need for a field solution @ 9:00 - 9:50

Will Bot field intelligence close the Complexity Gap? Exclamation

Still listening....

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yogi Berra — 'It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future

http://www.shareable.net/blog/21-technologies-that-will-decentralize-the-world

21 Technologies That Will Decentralize the World

Across the planet, new technologies and business models are decentralizing power and placing it in the hands of communities and individuals.

"We are seeing technology-driven networks replacing bureacratically-driven hierarchies," says VC and futurist Fred Wilson, speaking on what to expect in the next ten years.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fintan, et al,

try this on for size (yeah, but just do it):

http://www.redicecreations.com/radio/2014/02/RIR-140224.php

H/T Daniel Estulan:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/33717/GST4_v9_Feb10.pdf

I have late teenage clients who want to become doctors: I shall urge them onto the path of cybernetics and bionics.

It's the future. My God; the future sounds so past!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Now/Future of DJing:

http://www.native-instruments.com/en/traktor/

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

U Got it!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh well, never mind America. It was on their cards all along:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-collapse-of-high-tech-is-killing-the-economy-2014-03-07?link=sfmw

Fintan, thanks for the Traktor endorsement. Another cool DJ/music production platform is Ableton Live. I'm not Able (ton) to afford it right now but, I'm sure there's a cracked version out here in this cyber wilderness.

Somewhere...

https://www.google.co.th/webhp?source=search_app&gws_rd=cr&ei=x0obU8TBFISCrge5kIBg#q=ableton+live+9+crack

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Google's Eric Schmidt sees robots everywhere

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said his company is experimenting with automation in ways that will "replace a lot of the repetitive behaviour in our lives."

"We're experimenting with what automation will lead to," Schmidt said Thursday at a conference in Santa Monica, California. "Robots will become omnipresent in our lives in a good way."....

"Technology is evolving from asking a question to making a relevant
recommendation. It will figure out things you care about and
make recommendations. That's possible with today's technology."

http://rlu.ru/MGu

Above is the usual merry spin on technological disruption.
And there is a lot to be merry about.
Apart from the jobs problem.

However, Big Eric - Mr. Google is now officially worried!

Quote:
Adrianne Jeffries ‏@adrjeffries

Google is 'very, very worried' about technology
taking people's jobs and ordinary people not
benefiting
from tech progress.




Income inequality and chronic unemployment — that arise from new
technologies will be the No. 1 problem for government in the future.

His solutions: more education, immigration, connectivity to the internet.

http://marketingland.com/eric-schmidt-sxsw-76261

Y'see - more technology is the solution to
the problems caused by more technology
. Laughing

I'm (half-)kidding! Seriously though, it's good to have Eric Schmidt
on board with the concerns about the impact of robots/technology.

But, income inequality and a jobs crisis are here already, Eric.

So, what to do about it?

Eric says we should teach kids perseverance --because it could
take a very long time for society to catch up with all the changes.

Hhmmm....

And that's the best you can do Eric?

That's a job-destroying technological
locomotive you're unleashing there...
now coming down the tracks at speed.

And teach 'em perseverance is the best you can do?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you speak Wolfram? No need.

Stephen Wolfram is structuring computers to translate your
regular human language into a special computer language
for extracting and displaying information.

It's neat. But the relevance to this thread is that structures like
Wolfram's are being built into knowledge engines of the future
.

A future which arrives within five years from now.

Quote:





Computer Genius Builds Language That Lets Anyone Calculate Anything

ANDY KIERSZ - MAR. 10, 2014, 2:54 PM

Controversial mathematician Stephen Wolfram is about to release a
programming language with the goal of being able to quickly do just
about any calculation or visualization on just about any kind of data
a person could want.

Wolfram, creator of the widely used mathematical software Mathematica
and the "computational knowledge engine" Wolfram|Alpha, has announced
the forthcoming release of the Wolfram Language, the underlying
programming language powering those two pieces of software.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Despite their article above, it looks like
the Economist itself doesn't quite get it.

From the article:

Quote:
...The benefits of technological progress are unevenly distributed, especially in
the early stages of each new wave, and it is up to governments to spread them.

In the 19th century it took the threat of revolution to bring about progressive
reforms. Today’s governments would do well to start making the changes
needed before their people get angry.


Wasn't Occupy : "the threat of revolution" ?

The Economist's "changes" solution is laughable:
Quote:
The main way in which governments can help their people through this
dislocation is through education systems..... not, as many on the left
seem to think, to push up minimum wages..... Better to top up low wages
with public money so that anyone who works has a reasonable income....

The greatest dislocation in human history is oncoming.
The Economist decides to attack minimum wages. lol.
And offers "creative education" for non-existent jobs.

I wonder what the Economist considers a "reasonable income" for Bankers.
I wonder what the Economist considers a "reasonable income" for TechSerfs.

'Nuff said.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi Fintan

i find it amusing that these guys think that what they think is "The Way"
but when the economic crash comes what then?

what they don't seem to know or understand is " The Alternative Way"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIOZ_aMrKos

can he be replaced by robots? Smile

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