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Posts from the ‘Technology’ Category

What Do We Do When A Machine Breaks the Law?

One of the most interesting essays I came across in John Brockman’s latest anthology (What to Think about Machines that Think) was by a security technologist called Bruce Scheier.

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Closing The Divide

The world is currently in a state of rapid technological change. Even those with just the slightest of interests in the broader scheme of things can accept this reality. The problem is that this change is creating a divide, two diverging perspectives of how we should handle the ever growing power of technology. Read more

The network effect

A subject of great interest to me of late is decision making. From the outside it may seem like a discussion of this subject could possibly be bland and lack anything valuable enough to be used in the fast paced, information abundant world of today. But contrary to this belief, once one delves into the depths of decision making, it becomes clear that  it actually holds some of the most fascinating ideas of our time. Read more

The Singularity is coming soon to a reality near you!

One of the most fascinating ideas of our time is the theory of the Singularity. Kurzweil, a futurist and recently appointed director of engineering at Google, borrows the term singularity from astro-physics and uses it as a metaphor to help define an insight he has found relating to Moore’s law (the exponential growth of technology) and its future trajectory. Read more