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WIPP Exhibit: Message to 12,000 A.D.
This place is not a place of honor.
No highly esteemed deed is commemorated here.
Nothing valued is here.
This place is a message and part of a system of messages.
Pay attention to it!
Sending this message was important to us.
We considered ourselves to be a powerful culture.
culture  future  language  nuclear 
december 2017 by deusx
The Future of Work is "Turking for Uber" and you Won't Like it
80-90% of the work that is currently being done will be automated in the next 20-30 years.
to:twitter  work  future  turking  uber 
october 2014 by deusx
Paul O’Shannessy - Do We Need Node?
So what do I want? I want a world where the core JS engine is swappable. Maybe I’m deploying on an architecture not supported by V8 (Node on SPARC came up while working on SpiderNode). Maybe my employer only wants to use the JVM. Or maybe Microsoft can get some performance wins by using Chakra for Windows Azure. Back to modules, I don’t want to get rid of npm. Or maybe I do and I want something that only supports ES6+ modules.
js  webdev  node  future  to:fb 
november 2013 by deusx
How the internet is making us poor – Quartz
Barring a civilization-ending event, technology is not going to move backward. More and more of our world will be controlled by software. It’s already become so ubiquitous that, argues one of my colleagues, it’s now ridiculous to call some firms as “tech” companies when all companies depend on it so much.
to:fb  automation  software  future  work  economy  jobs  technology 
april 2013 by deusx
Firefox's birthday present to us: Teaching tech titans about DIY upstarts • The Register
Given technology's focus on the latest and greatest, it's easy to forget that much of this "latest and greatest" wouldn't even be possible without the work Mozilla did for years with Firefox. Or that dominating the browser market was never Mozilla's aim with Firefox.

Quixotic as it may sound, the purpose of Firefox was always to spread Web freedom.
firefox  mozilla  future  past  tech  to:fb 
september 2012 by deusx
#shitsiskosays - Charlie's Diary
I've been struck particularly by two things missing from the DS9 universe--one unpredictable in the 1993-99 span of the series, and one predictable but unattractive from the creators' standpoint.

Nobody uses social media, and nobody wastes time.
startrek  scifi  ds9  future  culture 
february 2012 by deusx
You knew the old Mozilla, meet the new Mozilla – david ascher
While that fight is far from over, we’re now at a distinct point in the evolution of the web, and Mozilla has appropriately looked around, and broadened its reach. In particular, the browser isn’t the only strategic front in the struggle to promote and maintain people’s sovereignty over their online lives. There are now at least three other fronts where Mozilla is making significant investments of time, energy, passion, sweat & tears. They’re still in their infancy, but they’re important to understand if you want to understand Mozilla:
mozilla  open  web  future 
december 2011 by deusx
No Copyright Intended -
Remix culture is the new Prohibition, with massive media companies as the lone voices calling for temperance. You can criminalize commonplace activities from law-abiding people, but eventually, something has to give.
copyright  copyfight  ip  youtube  future  law 
december 2011 by deusx
Zittrain in Technology Review: The personal computer is dead
Both software developers and users should demand more. Developers should look for ways to reach their users unimpeded, through still-open platforms, or through pressure on the terms imposed by the closed ones. And users should be ready to try "off-roading" with the platforms that still allow it—hewing to the original spirit of the PC, perhaps amplified by systems that let apps have a trial run on a device without being given the keys to the kingdom. If we allow ourselves to be lulled into satisfaction with walled gardens, we'll miss out on innovations to which the gardeners object, and we'll set ourselves up for censorship of code and content that was previously impossible. We need some angry nerds.
censorship  future  internet  pc  cloud  copyfight 
december 2011 by deusx
LukeW | The Web OS is Already Here…
Let me restate that simply. The Web (browser) is inside of every application instead of every application being inside the Web (browser).
webdev  html5  mobile  future  webos 
november 2011 by deusx
Sugar Within Human Bodies Could Power Future Artificial Organs: Scientific American
"Now there is hope that future implants might be powered not by batteries but by the fuels in our bodies that are used for energy. Scientists have shown that fuel cells implanted in rats can successfully generate electricity from sugar in the rodent's bodies. The devices kept going for months at a time."
implants  fuelcells  power  gadgets  medicine  future  biology  research  technology  from delicious
june 2010 by deusx
Will Wall Street require Python? | ITworld
Charles Stross was right. "with Release 33-9117, the SEC is considering substitution of Python or another programming language for legal English as a basis for some of its regulations."
sec  python  future  law  legal  wallstreet  finance  programming  from delicious
april 2010 by deusx
Clifford Stoll: Why Web Won't Be Nirvana -
This sounds so much more funny when read with a REALLY sarcastic voice. "Baloney. Do our computer pundits lack all common sense? The truth in no online database will replace your daily newspaper, no CD-ROM can take the place of a competent teacher and no computer network will change the way government works."
retro  future  internet  stoll  predictions  wrong  rant  history  culture  from delicious
march 2010 by deusx
Redefining friendship: Facebook, MMORPGs and Dragon Age Origins | Blasphemous Geometries | Futurismic
"The end of human civilisation is millions of World of Warcraft servers with only one human player on each of them. Dragon Age: Origins seems to bring that day one step closer."
gaming  dragonage  mmorpgs  future  from delicious
january 2010 by deusx
Lost in the Filth Simulacrum | h+ Magazine
"Yet what the media has failed to grasp is what 4chan can tell us about where we're headed. The Chans aren't the freak sideshow of the Internet. They are the heart and soul of the Internet. And they are the ones furthest ahead of the pack, leading us. At this point there should be little doubt that the Internet is mutating the human species into something completely different. Therefore it's instructive to look at the most extreme, freebased forms of the Internet to see where we're going -- and 4chan is that freebased version of mankind's new drug of choice."
4chan  internet  posthumanity  singularity  memes  collectiveintelligence  consciousness  future  from delicious
december 2009 by deusx
Detroit: the new frontier? | Blog | Futurismic
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Oh, wait, that's not The Onion. "Imagine for a moment that this trend continues – might Detroit become some sort of independent city-state, a mildly anarchic rough-and-ready town where the price of freedom is a willingness to work hard for yourself and with your neighbours?"
detroit  michigan  anarchy  future  architecture  urban  from delicious
november 2009 by deusx
Reasons to be optimistic for the future - opinion - 09 September 2009 - New Scientist
"Now, more than ever, science and reason must prevail. The scale of the challenge is hard to overstate, but New Scientist is optimistic that we can succeed: our boundless doomsaying is more than matched by our boundless creativity and our ability to, eventually, do the right thing."
science  reason  future  creativity  from delicious
september 2009 by deusx
A Virtual Revolution Is Brewing for Colleges -
"If the mainstream of "college teaching" becomes a set of atomistic, underpaid adjuncts, we'll lose a precious academic tradition that is not easily replaced."
college  education  professors  learning  future  technology  publishing  from delicious
september 2009 by deusx
Videogames And The Impossibility Of Escape From Planet Earth | > jim rossignol
"if space flight is really going to take thousands of years, hundreds of generations, and immense resources that could be better spent on having a good time, why should millions of sentient beings be expected to sink their lives into making it happen?"
gaming  aliens  space  exploration  future  culture 
june 2009 by deusx
Where will all the web developers go? | Morethanseven
"So. What happens in 10–20 years time to the now quite large number of professional web developers.Do we all just do the same thing we’re doing now. Just with higher version numbers? ... Do we all become managers? ... Is their another industry that will have us?"
webdev  career  future  web 
december 2008 by deusx
Human Computer Interaction in Science Fiction Movies
"Science Fiction movies have been a source for speculation about the future of technology and human computer interaction. This paper presents a survey of different kinds of interaction designs in movies during the past decades and relates the techniques of the films to existing technologies and prototypes where possible. The interactions will be categorized with respect to their domain of real-life applications and also evaluated in regard to results of current research in human computer interaction."
ux  hci  interfaces  scifi  design  ui  future  technology  interaction  usability 
october 2008 by deusx
Dan Simmons - Author's Official Web Site
"Athens failed in Syracuse – and doomed their democracy – not because they fought in the wrong place and at the wrong time, but because they weren’t ruthless enough."
war  america  timetravel  scifi  islam  future  iraq  terrorism  fiction 
october 2008 by deusx
Barack Obama | Obama HQ Blogger: Barack in Lansing, MI: "We must end the age of oil in our time."
"We simply cannot pretend, as Senator McCain does, that we can drill our way out of this problem. We need a much bolder and much bigger set of solutions. We have to make a serious, nationwide commitment to developing new sources of energy and we have to do it right away. "
energy  oil  obama  politics  mccain  speeches  future 
august 2008 by deusx
Learning from King and Whedon, and getting out of the ghetto | J.C. Hutchins' 7th Son: OBSIDIAN (Current Shows)
"You’re never just a blogger, or a podcaster, or a YouTube Director. If we mentally adhere to these labels, we willfully paint ourselves into creative corners. If the fumes don’t kill you, the frustration will."
newmedia  newnewmedia  longtail  podcasting  vidcasting  future  creativity  entertainment 
july 2008 by deusx
disambiguity - » Some unformed thoughts on Ambient Intimacy for the next generation
"For example, assuming that within the next few years, more and more people will have a social presence online, my little guy will have no real excuse to ‘lost contact’ with anyone he makes contact with."
socialsoftware  future  kids 
july 2008 by deusx
Berners-Lee: Challenge of the web is 'creative connectivity' - Education - Macworld UK
"In the future, the web should be able to connect people's ideas in such a way that one person could store his partly formed ideas and leave a trail of his thinking for other people trying to solve the same problem, he said."
web  webscience  future  now  creativity  metablogging 
june 2008 by deusx
"In The Futurological Congress, Stanislaw Lem's protagonist finds himself discussing futurology with a scientist and discovers it has been superceded by futurology — the science of predicting the future by making up words and guessing what they might me
futurologian  congress  future  words 
june 2008 by deusx
Daily Kos: Tech illiterate
"How can a candidate who admits he is stuck in the 20th century lead a country in the 21st, when he lacks even the most basic understanding of how this brave new century operates? He doesn't know how people interact and communicate. He doesn't know have t
present  future  president  internet  communication 
june 2008 by deusx
jkOnTheRun: I'm taking the web-only challenge. Are you in?
"A paradigm shift. A glimpse into what I expect we'll see in the future. Namely: a centralized heavy-duty box for the home, but lighter, portable web devices for the home's inhabitants."
umpc  future  computing  mobile  web  saas 
june 2008 by deusx
Tinselman: The Mother of All Demos
"Douglas Engelbart's whirling vision of the future; it was the first public use of a mouse, as well as examples of cutting, copying, pasting, teleconferencing, video conferencing, email, and... hypertext. It's just too damn much for 1968!"
douglasengelbart  technology  hypertext  computing  future 
june 2008 by deusx
The Future Without IPv6 - Vox
"It's time to start talking about what the Internet will be like in a future where we abandon all our efforts toward the IPv6 transition. Because the transition isn't happening."
ipv6  internet  future 
may 2008 by deusx
Steal This Pitch: How To Bring The Weird In Your Near-Future Stories
"The weirdness will swarm exponentially, making the world of 2028 easily as jarring as 2008 would seem to a visitor from the Reagan era. So how can we, as writers and storytellers, create a believable medium-near-future world?"
writing  weird  scifi  future 
april 2008 by deusx
Kevin Kelly -- The Technium
"I think the top-down function of editors -- to select, prune, guide, solicit, shape, and guide the results from the crowd -- is essential to excellence."
editors  hiveminds  future  writing  knowledge  km 
february 2008 by deusx
Unasked-For Advice to New Writers About Money
"it very often appears to me that regardless of how smart and clever and interesting and fun my fellow writers are on every other imaginable subject, when it comes to money — and specifically their own money — writers have as much sense as chimps on c
writing  money  career  future 
february 2008 by deusx | Contact lenses with circuits, lights a possible platform for superhuman vision | University of Washington News and Information
"A full-fledged display won't be available for a while, but a version that has a basic display with just a few pixels could be operational "fairly quickly," according to Parviz."
mobile  gargoyles  future  wearables 
january 2008 by deusx
Coming Soon to a Theater Near You: The Singularity
"Ray Kurzweil ... [is] adapting his latest book to make a movie titled The Singularity Is Near: A True Story About The Future."
kurzweil  singularity  future  movies 
november 2007 by deusx
ongoing · The Intimate Internet
"The Next Big Thing? · Two fearless predictions: it’ll be about a new way to connect to people, and it won’t show up first on either Techmeme or TechCrunch."
socialsoftware  web20  web30  webdev  web  future 
october 2007 by deusx
I, Cringely . The Pulpit . Surviving Immortality | PBS
"The Singularity may well bring with it the end of death, but I am 100 percent certain that taxes will survive."
singularity  future  kurzweil 
august 2007 by deusx
ASCII by Jason Scott: Fails Under Load
"If you refuse to recognize its importance, if you think of people issues as minor annoyances towards a glory of a newly minted era of freedom midwifed by connectivity, your project will fail under load."
web20  webdev  future  work  collaboration  net 
july 2007 by deusx
I Love It, It’s Perfect, Now It Changes - New York Times
"the truth is, many consumers bemoan the incessant rush of innovation that pushes manufacturers to tamper with products the consumers feel are already perfect."
consumers  products  manufacturing  future 
july 2007 by deusx
Charlie's Diary: Unpacking the Zeitgeist
"There are thirty years' worth of future shock condensed into this one news item."
gaming  wow  stross  gnomes  spam  future  scifi 
july 2007 by deusx
Wired Science Wonders 003: David Brin - Wired Blogs
"Then, we might roll up our sleeves and start negotiating with each other like adults, using all the tools of science and art, finding ways to heal the world."
future  politics  collaboration  cooperation 
june 2007 by deusx
YouTube - Flight Of The Conchords - The Humans Are Dead
"The mighty folk comedy duo New Zealand's Flight Of The Conchords proform their song "Humans Are Dead" Enjoy"
video  folk  comedy  funny  robots  future  scifi 
june 2007 by deusx » Blog Archive » It’s BIOTECH VAGINA Day
"Five years from now? Biotech vagina case-mods on Boing Boing. I’m telling you."
biotech  vagina  via:warrenellis  future  medicine 
june 2007 by deusx
Technological singularity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The Technological Singularity is the hypothesized creation, usually via AI or brain-computer interfaces, of smarter-than-human entities that rapidly accelerate technological progress."
technology  singularity  vinge  scifi  future 
may 2007 by deusx
Charlie's Diary: Shaping the future
"I'm going to ignore the temptation to talk about a whole lot of subjects — global warming, bioengineering, the green revolution, the intellectual property wars — and explain why, sooner or later, everyone in this room is going to end up in Wikipedia.
future  singularity  technology  lifeblogging 
may 2007 by deusx - Magazine Article - The Inside-Out Web
"What will replace the Internet? Something safer, more personal, more manageable."
web  future  worldbeam  gelernter 
april 2007 by deusx
Justin Timberlake - Culture - Hollywood - Idea Lab - New York Times
"we should treat both the predictions and the explanations we are served — whether about the next hit single, the next great company or even the next war — with the skepticism they deserve."
pop  culture  prediction  future 
april 2007 by deusx
Open the Future: Augmented Fluid Intelligence
"These kinds of bots -- attention filters, perhaps, or focus assistants -- are likely to become important parts of how we handle our daily lives."
future  posthumanity  ai  rss  aggregators  cogsci  multitasking  attention 
april 2007 by deusx
What If the Singularity Does NOT Happen
Here are the "slides" for my talk at Seminars about Long-Term Thinking, 15 February 2007.
vernorvinge  transhumanity  singularity  future 
march 2007 by deusx
YouTube - I am the very model of a Singularitarian
"Charlie Kam has written and recorded a humorous Singularitarian version of Gilbert & Sullivan's "I Am The Very Model of a Modern Major General," from the Gilbert & Sullivan opera, "The Pirates of Penzance.""
transhumanity  singularity  video  funny  scifi  future  extropian  singularitarian 
march 2007 by deusx
Alan Kay: The PC Must Be Revamped--Now
"in the last few years I've been asking computer scientists and programmers whether they've ever typed E-N-G-E-L-B-A-R-T into Google-and none of them have."
alankay  engelbart  computing  compsci  pc  future 
march 2007 by deusx
Don Norman's / UI Breakthrough-Command Line Interfaces
"So now command line interfaces are back again, hiding under the name of search. ... And they will get better and better with time: mark my words, that is my prediction for the future of interfaces."
search  webdev  ui  future 
february 2007 by deusx
The persistent blogosphere « Jon Udell
"Just because most blog entries aren’t written for posterity doesn’t mean that many can’t be or shouldn’t be. My view is that blogs are becoming our resumes, our digital portfolios, our public identities."
metablogging  archiving  librarians  future  history  writing 
january 2007 by deusx
Neural 'extension cord' developed for brain implants - tech - 19 January 2007 - New Scientist Tech
"A "data cable" made from stretched nerve cells could someday help connect computers to the human nervous system. The modified cells should form better connections with human tissue than the metal electrodes currently used for purposes such as remotely co
brain  implants  medicine  future 
january 2007 by deusx
SoldierTech: The DREAD Weapon System
"No heat, no recoil, no sound, no gunpowder, no flash -- just 120,000 rounds per minute of pulverizing power."
war  weapons  future  dread 
december 2006 by deusx
Ray Kurzweil: Computers Will Extend Human Lifespan - VARBusiness
"In just 15 years, we'll begin to see the merger of human and computer intelligence that ultimately will enable people to live forever. At least that's the prediction of author and futurist Ray Kurzweil."
ray  kurzweil  transhumanity  future  medicine 
november 2006 by deusx
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