Archive for August, 2011

The Success and Failure of Startups

Found on Alan Moore’s blog SMLXL: “In my forthcoming project No Straight Lines I argue that we have reached the nadir of the adaptive range of an industrialised world, in fact we are now faced with a trilemma of social, organisational and economic complexity, tensions

Raising Retirement and Medicare Ages Can Backfire

By Glen Hiemstra | August 26th, 2011 There was a time when I thought that raising the retirement age was a good idea. People were living longer and healthier, and most work was information or service work. So why not? The U.S. age for Social

Colonizing Space and Yesterday’s Dreams

By Glen Hiemstra | August 26th, 2011 I grew up on this stuff. In the 1970′s some at NASA believed it may be realistic to be building colonies in orbit of up to 10,000 people, by…about now. It may have been, had we really wanted

(via MediaFuturist: Michio Kaku: “At some point in the future we will have robots as smart as us. Why not enhance ourselves?”)

mediafuturist: (via MediaFuturist: Monetizing Digital Content: the complete video of my presentation at DES 2011 (Wiggins))

Virtual and Augmented Reality Animations

By Glen Hiemstra | August 26th, 2011 Duff Hendrickson is an old friend who creates animations and scenes for virtual worlds. This is a new demo reel of work made mostly for scientists. Fun to watch this weekend.

For German Readers: Medien der Zukunft 2017

Erkenntnisse zu Medienlandschaft, Marketing und KommunikationDie neue Studie von publisuisse, durchgeführt von zehnvier research & strategy. Wie wird sich die Medienlandschaft in Zukunft entwickeln? Auf welche Leitmedien muss künftig gesetzt werden? Warum wird Social Media als Werbemedium überschätzt? Die Resultate der Studie liefern ein klares

Uwe Hook: The QR Code Reality

Last week, comScore released data from its comScore MobilLens service, finding that in June 2011, 14 million mobile users in the U.S, representing 6.2 percent of the total mobile audience, scanned a QR or bar code on their mobile device. The press release continues: “The

Words!?

Found on Alan Moore’s blog SMLXL: “With the evolution of the No Straight Lines project – the notion of literacy, words and language seems to be part of the gravitational pull of the project. “A gentleman can only mean what he says, if he can

Neil Perkin: Porous Paywalls

This piece by Felix Salmon is the smartest post on paywalls I’ve read in a long time. In it, he talks about how the porousness of the NY Times paywall is a feature, not a bug: “It allows anybody, anywhere, to read any NYT article