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Legislating The Speed (Limit) of Light

I’ve been thinking a lot about the talk that Jim Carroll gave at the Tech Alliance Power breakfast (much of which was cataloged here and examined in greater depth by the good folks at Honey Design and by David Canton). The question that keeps coming to my mind is this: If innovation moves faster and […]
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Oh, But The Home Of The Future Is Sooooo 1939

The future home will probably be equipped with a number of control centers, from any one of which the homemaker can give her commands to appliances at work in the kitchen and laundry. Electric ranges already are equipped with automatic controls for temperature and cooking time, but there is no practical reason why these operations […]
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Chris Anderson Speaks on Free.

Courtesy of the Jason Calcanis and the gang at Mahalo, Wired Editor-In-Chief and Long Tail stopped by to give an hour long talk on his new book: Free. Upon release, he will be giving it away, you guessed it… Free. Both videos are about 30mins, so it’s a 1 hour viewing time. There are some […]
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More Brilliantly Halting Prescience…

I was researching something and came across this old interview with Sherry Turkle, the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT (link to her personal site) in support of her 1996 book “Life On The Screen.” Some choice tidbits (Dr. Turkle noted where appropriate, otherwise it’s the author […]
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BBC NEWS | Technology | Web in infancy, says Berners-Lee

h/t to Slashdot for this one, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the individual credited with inventing the Web, claims that despite Web 2.0, the web is “still in its infancy,” which is welcome news to those of us that have futurist aspirations. One of the niftiest bits is the recollection by Berners-Lee colleague Robert Cailliau as to […]
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