Archive for June, 2013

smarterplanet: The Power of Combining Digital and Social Intelligence « A Smarter Planet Blog When we think about “smarter,” let’s not forget about people, says Thomas Erickson, social scientist at IBM Research. Because people sense, analyze and act on data very differently from the way digital

Ten Future Technologies That Will Revolutionize Your Next Car

Link: Ten Future Technologies That Will Revolutionize Your Next Car We want a lot from our future cars. We want power with efficiency. More features and less distractions. Complex components that are easier to use. These are the ten tech innovations that will revolutionize the

How Will Wearable Tech Impact the Startup World?

Link: How Will Wearable Tech Impact the Startup World? singularitarian: Products like Google Glass and Nike FuelBand hint at the future of wearable technology. It looks pretty exciting, especially for entrepreneurs already planning to implement it in their own businesses and products.

PRISM – Just The Beginning of Spying on You by TheYoungTurks

futuristgerd: The bottom line is this: I love America for a lot of very good reasons, and I have spend a good part of my life there, but this blatant obsession with snooping and surveillance under the pretense of national security must stop, and soon

How Reading Makes Us More Human – The Atlantic

Link: How Reading Makes Us More Human – The Atlantic It’s the kind of thing writer Joyce Carol Oates is talking about when she says, “Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” Gerd

This issue is not about whether the information gathered is something people want to hide, but rather about the power and the structure of government. Why Should We Even Care If the Government Is Collecting Our Data? – Rebecca J. Rosen – The Atlantic (via

Clothing of the Future! (by VintageFashions) funny:)