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Why High-Tech Commoditization Is Accelerating
Knowledge embedded within state-of-the-art production and design tools is a powerful force that is leveling the global technology playing field. It democratizes…
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Non-materialistic millennials and the Great Stagnation – Econlib
When I was a teenager in the early 1970s, I looked forward to getting a nice stereo system, with a receiver, amp, turntable and big set of speakers. My 17-year…
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Meet the Man Who's Building Sonos' Audio Internet
Nick Millington had just started to feel like a successful software engineer. It was early 2003, and at age 26 he already had a fruitful career at Microsoft. He…
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A Miraculous Field Recording: The Guitar Playing of Joseph Spence
Spence didn’t seem to think about his work in terms of genre, yet his playing refers to a number of musical conventions a listener can sense but not quite…
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Podcast Monetization Just Got Interesting – Matt Hartman – Medium
A lot can change in a week. First, a disclaimer: I’m an investor at betaworks ventures where we’ve invested in over a dozen companies focused on voice/audio. I…
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Fighting food waste, Full Harvest raises $8.5m to bring excess produce to commercial buyers
It’s a story that any urban millennial can (and will) complain about. You are looking for a non-caffeinated beverage, so you walk into a juice shop only to be…
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Michael Pollan on the Science and Sublimity of Psychedelics (Ep. 47)
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts / SoundCloud / RSS Michael Pollan has long been fascinated by nature and the ways we connect and clash with it, with decades of…
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Looking to the future of apps in Slack – Slack Platform Blog – Medium
Improving the way Slack apps are built, installed and distributed Update — August 1, 2017: Help shape the future of these features by joining our API Preview…
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How to Build a Back-Pressure Queuing System in Elixir with sbroker | Inside PSPDFKit
At PSPDFKit, we build reliable and performant distributed systems with Elixir . In such systems, we often have to call external services, and asynchronous…
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Synthetic Media – Render-from-betaworks
Synthetic Media Vivian Schiller and I ran a session this past week at betaworks Studio about synthetic media. It was a private event for members and guests and…
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Are.na / Blog – Decentralized Web Summit 2018
For those of us who grew up connected to the Internet, to say the neighborhood looks a little different now is an understatement. There has been unabated…
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The Architecture of Sports
Johan Cruyff executes his famous “Cruyff turn.” Netherlands vs. Sweden, 1974 FIFA World Cup. [ YouTube ] The death last year of Dutch soccer player Johan Cruyff…
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How Technology Grows (a Restatement of Definite Optimism)
I consider Definite Optimism as Human Capital to be my most creative piece. Unfortunately, it’s oblique and meandering. So I thought to write a followup to lay…
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Inside Omarosa's reign of terror
What they're saying: "I'm scared shitless of her... She's a physically intimidating presence," a male former colleague of Omarosa's told me. (He wouldn't let me…
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Take pride in your work and the process will follow - Inside Intercom
Process is important for any startup. But process is a means to an end. It’s never the end product. I see lots of talented people get bogged down “running a…
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Solitude appears to have an image problem in Japan | The Japan Times
‘Is solitude an illness?” The Asahi Shimbun raised the question in an op-ed feature last month. AdChoices ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads Or is it an…
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Maria Konnikova Shows Her Cards
As a science writer at The New Yorker , Maria Konnikova, 34, focuses on the brain, and the weird and interesting ways people use their brains. Dr. Konnikova is…
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Verified, shared, modular, and provenance based research communication with the Dat protocol
Content available under CC 0 Public Domain Dedication, unless otherwise noted
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Empirical Enactivism: How our brains simulate the world in order to experiment on the future
A single cognitive strategy might help brains do everything from resolving visual ambiguity, empathizing with others, and performing strategic planning “the…
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The Notation Operating Manual – Notation – Medium
Our Mission, Core Values, and How We Work For a few years now, we’ve maintained a simple set of internal resources for the founders that we work with, including…
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6 days ago
It’s Human to Grow! – Human Ventures – Medium
“Do one thing every day that scares you.” — Eleanor Roosevelt When we set out to codify our values at Human Ventures last year, it wasn’t even a question what…
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The Rigetti 128-qubit chip and what it means for quantum
By Chad Rigetti We’re committed to building the world’s most powerful computers. But the true value of quantum will be unlocked through practical applications.…
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What It’s Like to Have an ADHD Brain – Great Escape – Medium
I’ ve always sought comfort in familiar things. I rewatch the same TV shows. I reread the same books. I listen to the same songs for months on end. My routine…
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Snap’s Drop in Active Users Could Signal a Social Media Peak
SAN FRANCISCO — For years, people seemed to have an unlimited appetite for signing up for social media services. Now some of those companies may be hitting a…
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Computer Scientist Constantinos Daskalakis Wins Nevanlinna Prize | Quanta Magazine
Previous: 2018 Fields Medal and Nevanlinna Prize Winners A Master of Numbers and Shapes Who Is Rewriting Arithmetic Next: 2018 Fields Medal and Nevanlinna Prize…
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Want to Remember Everything You'll Ever Learn? Surrender to This Algorithm
The winter sun sets in mid-afternoon in Kolobrzeg, Poland, but the early twilight does not deter people from taking their regular outdoor promenade. Bundled up…
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In Defense of Generalism
Op-ed When did being a generalist in the design world become synonymous with professional amateur? And how can generalists reclaim the term? Words by Chloe…
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Meet a new kind of book, designed for the age of Peak TV
Javier Zarracina/Vox Media Some time ago, I found myself in need of a vacation read. I am a book critic, so this was an easily solved problem: I perused the…
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PureScript and Haskell at Lumi – Fuzzy & Sharp – Medium
The PureScript logo by Gareth Hughes is licensed under the CC-BY 4.0 license At Lumi , we take the correctness of our code seriously. “Code correctness” is a…
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The Distributed Computing Update | Union Square Ventures
“ One of the applications of cryptocurrency we continue to be excited about is distributed computing. Before crypto, my laptop couldn’t pay a stranger’s idle…
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Structure
I had done all the research I was going to do, assembled enough material to fill a silo. And now I had no idea what to do with it. Construction by Stephen Doyle…
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The Web Push Checklist – Senthil Padmanabhan – Medium
The web platform has been evolving at a very rapid pace. One particular feature that has been in limelight in recent years is the Web Push API . Web push…
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How we're scaling our platform for spikes in customer demand
Lessons learned from 2017 Our traffic patterns in 2016, the year before the explosion in cryptocurrency popularity, had been remarkably consistent. Ahead of…
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Resisting Reduction: A Manifesto
Resisting Reduction Designing our Complex Future with Machines Review, research and editing team: Catherine Ahearn , Chia Evers , Natalie Saltiel , Andre Uhl…
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Are.na / The Web We Lost
Are.na Koven Smith The Web We Lost Info Renegotiating our relationship with the Internet. 16 Followers Connected to A drop of love in the cloud, Online Social…
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Information Civics
Paul Frazee I. Introduction How should the Internet be governed? How should we manage the information, media, software, politics, and communities of the Web?…
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About Earth Overshoot Day
Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year.…
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The Day Trump Told Us There Was Attempted Collusion with Russia
Precisely forty-four years after the collapse of the Nixon Presidency, another President, Donald Trump, made his own public admission. Photograph by Kevin…
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Private Dreams and Public Ideals in San Francisco
The Bay Area has become a battleground between civic virtues and private power. Illustration by Cristiana Couceiro My father’s parents met, in 1946, in San…
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Ever Wanted to Get Revenge? Try This Instead
So you’ve been wronged. A friend casually dismissed a goal you set for yourself, or a colleague threw you under the bus, and you feel hurt and angry — maybe you…
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12 Things Everyone Should Understand About Tech – Humane Tech – Medium
Tech is more important than ever, deeply affecting culture, politics and society. Given all the time we spend with our gadgets and apps, it’s essential to…
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How E-Commerce Is Transforming Rural China
In isolated regions, JD.com is expanding its reach, creating on-the-ground jobs and testing drone delivery. Will villagers be less tempted to leave for the big…
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Are Things Getting Better or Worse?
Some polemicists are radically pessimistic about the consequences of pessimism. Illustration by Geoff McFetridge Branko Milanović grew up in Yugoslavia , during…
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Mechanical Turk, Low Wages, and the Market for Lemons
In HCOMP this year, one of the memorable and discussed presentations (although highly unconventional) was by M. Six Silberman who discussed the "Sellers'…
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11 days ago
Exclusive: Marc Andreessen And Chris Dixon Back New Cryptocurrency Investment Firm
Jordan Clifford and Linda Xie are cofounders of new crypto investment firm Scalar Capital. Photo credit: Scalar Capital Cryptocurrency investment firm Scalar…
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Multiwriter Dat could power the next Web
04 Aug 2018 A demonstration of multiwriter Dat from the sample app by Jim Pick. Dat is an exciting new technology that enables you to synchronise data privately…
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The Disturbing Fate of a Planet Made of Blueberries
The air between these blueberries would matter a lot. rawpixel.com/CC BY 2.0 Anders Sandberg, of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute, describes himself as an…
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11 days ago
“The Intermediate Class”
Illustration by Blexbolex Audio: Sam Allingham reads. When Kiril arrived at Room 2C for the first time that Wednesday evening, he was surprised to hear a piano…
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A roadmap for rapid decarbonization
You are currently viewing the summary. View Full Text Log in to view the full text via AAAS login AAAS login provides access to Science for AAAS members, and…
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How a Notorious Gangster Was Exposed by His Own Sister
Astrid Holleeder has lived in hiding since becoming the star witness in a murder trial against her brother. Photograph by Carla van de Puttelaar for The New…
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Where to Go After Product-Market Fit: An Interview with Marc Andreessen
Editor’s note: This interview with Marc Andreessen was edited and condensed for clarity from the original conversation, and appears in The High Growth Handbook…
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Japan Inc. Needs to Pay for Performance
Almost three decades ago, the Texan oilman T. Boone Pickens attempted to charge into a Japanese boardroom. He had accumulated around one-third of the company –…
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A Math Theory for Why People Hallucinate | Quanta Magazine
neuroscience A Math Theory for Why People Hallucinate By Jennifer Ouellette July 30, 2018 Psychedelic drugs can trigger characteristic hallucinations, which…
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13 days ago
How Does the Brain Represent the Objects We Touch?
Article Aug 01, 2018| by Rongala Udaya, The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy During infancy we perform an enormous amount of…
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Domestic Abusers Are Increasingly Weaponizing Smart Home Tech
Photo: Getty The rising popularity of smart home technology has given rise to something dangerous: internet-connected abuse. A new report from the New York…
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The End of Employees
The End of Employees No one in the airline industry comes close to Virgin America Inc. on a measurement of efficiency called revenue per employee. That’s…
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The Problem With The New York Times' Big Story on Climate Change
James Hansen, the NASA scientist who first warned Congress of the risks of climate change, admires an award at MIT. Brian Snyder / Reuters The New York Times…
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Move over, Bitcoin bros: A green cryptocurrency is here
Grist / Amelia Bates power play By on Aug 1, 2018 at 7:00 am Share To say that the cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin eats a lot of energy is an understatement. If…
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Possibly Craziest Story Ever (New Innovations in Pol Revenge Porn)
2018 has been a year with constant new innovations in the field of politician revenge porn. First Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. Later St. Paul Minnesota City…
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14 days ago
In the Mesh – Automating Trust
version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"? version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"? Decentralizing Contracts Automating Trust What Soda Machines Teach Us about Smart Contracts By |…
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The Bullshit Web
My home computer in 1998 had a 56K modem connected to our telephone line; we were allowed a maximum of thirty minutes of computer usage a day, because my…
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Fred Turner: Silicon Valley Thinks Politics Doesn’t Exist - 032c
Technology isn’t handed down to us by the gods. At 032c, we inspect the components of our digital reality, fully expecting to see ourselves reflected back. In…
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