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Towards a Mass Flourishing
"A big implication is immediately clear: the asymptotic condition represents a consumer utopia. As consumers, we will enjoy far more for far less. This means that the biggest unknown today is our future as producers, which brings us to what many view as the central question today: the future of work."
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4 days ago
Towards a Mass Flourishing
"Fourth, the future will unfold through rapid declines in the costs of solutions to problems,"
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4 days ago
Towards a Mass Flourishing
"Third, the future will unfold through a gradual and continuous improvement of well-being and quality of life across the world, not through sudden emergence of a utopian software-enabled world (or sudden collapse into a dystopian world)."
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4 days ago
Towards a Mass Flourishing
"Second, the future will unfold through very small groups having very large impacts."
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Towards a Mass Flourishing
"And as virtual collaboration technologies improve, the Silicon Valley economic culture will increasingly become the global economic culture."
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4 days ago
Towards a Mass Flourishing
"First, despite current pessimism about the continued global leadership of the United States, the US remains the single largest culture that embodies the pragmatic hacker ethos,"
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Towards a Mass Flourishing
"almost all effective responses to the problems and opportunities of the coming decades will emerge out of the hacker ethos, despite its apparent peripheral role today. The credentialist ethos of extensive planning and scripting towards deterministic futures will play a minor supporting role at best."
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4 days ago
Towards a Mass Flourishing
"In fact, a core element of the hacker ethos is the belief that being open to possibilities and embracing uncertainty is necessary for the actual future to unfold in positive ways. Or as computing pioneer Alan Kay put it, inventing the future is easier than predicting it."
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4 days ago
Getting Reoriented
"Young or old, those who are unable to adopt the Promethean mindset end up defaulting to what we call a pastoral mindset: one marked by yearning for lost or unattained utopias. Today many still yearn for an updated version of romanticized9 1950s American middle-class life for instance, featuring flying cars and jetpacks"
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Getting Reoriented
"Industry structures that had taken shape in the era of mass-produced products, such as Ford’s famous black Model T, were redefined to serve the demand for increasing variety. The result was arguably a peaking in all aspects of the industrial social order based on mass production and interchangeable workers roughly around 1974, a phenomenon Balaji Srinivasan has dubbed peak centralization.6"
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4 days ago
Getting Reoriented
"As economists Jeffrey Greenwood and Mehmet Yorkuglu5 argue in a provocative paper titled 1974, that year arguably marked the end of the industrial age and the beginning of the information age."
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Getting Reoriented
"rooted in pluralistic economic pragmatism, rather than the opposed “guardian syndrome” of values, rooted in exclusionary and authoritarian political ideologies."
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4 days ago
Getting Reoriented
"This culture also has a decidedly commercial rather than ideological character, as a New York Times writer (rather wistfully) noted in a 2011 piece appropriately titled Generation Sell.4 Yet, today’s youth culture is arguably more powerful as a result, representing as it does what Jane Jacobs called the “commerce syndrome” of values,"
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4 days ago
Getting Reoriented
"This culture also has a decidedly commercial rather than ideological character, as a New York Times writer (rather wistfully) noted in a 2011 piece appropriately titled Generation S"
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4 days ago
Getting Reoriented
"Operating in the margins by a hacker ethos — a problem solving sensibility based on rapid trial-and-error and creative improvisation — they are able to use software leverage and loose digital forms of organization to create new economic, social and political wealth."
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4 days ago
Getting Reoriented
"Second, we have shifted gears from what economic historian Carlota Perez calls the installation phase of the software revolution, focused on basic infrastructure such as operating systems and networking protocols, to a deployment phase focused on consumer applications such as social networks, ridesharing and ebooks. In her landmark study of the history of technology,2 Perez demonstrates that the shift from installation to deployment phase for every major technology is marked by a chaotic transitional phase of wars, financial scandals and deep anxieties about civilizational collapse."
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4 days ago
Dan McKinley :: Choose Boring Technology (Expanded, Slide-Based Edition)
New slides on boring tech almost as good as the original (loses points for not opening with a photo of me):
from twitter
6 days ago
Swift Player & Downloader
Per yesterday's question re archiving videos for toddler entertaining Swift () seems to be working well via
from twitter
18 days ago
Open Source Spring Cleaning - Code as Craft
RT : On the blog: and gave our open source contributions a spring cleaning
from twitter
18 days ago
Instagram
We took a family selfie in front of the house where and I met over 15 years ago
from twitter
19 days ago
Two New York City Council Members Want Google Maps to Discourage Left Turns - CityLab
Maps are political. I'm really surprised there isn't more pressure to adjust routing
from twitter
23 days ago
Mobile shopping's early adopters: New moms
The app is amazing, idea that it's used exclusively by moms is almost enough for me to rage quit it
from twitter
24 days ago
Untitled (http://homes.cs.washington.edu/~pedrod/papers/cacm12.pdf)
it's not coming to mind. Maybe these very useful links from , especially
from twitter
25 days ago
Send Idle Words to Antarctica by Maciej Ceglowski — Kickstarter
I'd pledge $$ to send to write about Lubbock, TX. Antarctica is just icing
from twitter
27 days ago
Tiki Tree House Architectural Laser Cut by ThomasHouhaDesigns
Don't make me fund this Swiss Family Robinson tree house architectural model kit all by myself
from twitter
29 days ago
Dick Costolo: why tech firms are set to face complex ethical issues | Technology | The Guardian
Always been long on 's twitter, I wonder if values always look like the proverbial clown car from the outside
from twitter
4 weeks ago
On conversational UIs (16 Jun., 2015, at Interconnected)
"... what if it's management that can be turned into software... automated and optimised?"
from twitter
6 weeks ago
A Bag Collection for Your Everyday Journey by TM1985 on Etsy
Alway loved my bag -- great to see Tielor in this video talking about his process and new line
from twitter
6 weeks ago
About Fund on Etsy
Congratulations to the team on launching the Fund on Etsy pilot!
from twitter
6 weeks ago
More thoughts on the Keyboardio Model 01 - Laughing Meme
Got interviewed about my Model 01 for their Kickstarter. I posted some notes that got cut
from twitter
6 weeks ago
Code | Bloomberg
RT : What is code? Here's 's 38,000 word answer
from twitter
7 weeks ago
Zombie Sponge Reefs Are Lurking at the Bottom of the Sea - Issue 16: Nothingness - Nautilus
The largest fossil sponge reefs are from the Jurassic Period—glass sponge heyday. Between 155 and 145 million years ago, sponge reefs stretched for 7,000 kilometers along the northern margin of the Tethys Sea, which covered much of present-day Europe. Today, the fossilized reefs can be seen in cliffs and rocky outcrops that rise up to 200 meters high and run from Portugal through France and Germany to Romania, representing the largest biotic structure ever created on Earth.
biology  ecology  ocean  sponge  big 
8 weeks ago
Google I/O 2015 - Helping Moonshots Survive Contact with the Real World - YouTube
you need to learn how to fail fast, "be hungry to be wrong" "as long as you are de-risking faster then i'm giving you $$ then the roi is improving" "i'm not a maker, i'm better a context switching then makers are"
video  *towatch  failure  google  googlex  io  moonshots 
8 weeks ago
Google I/O 2015 - A little badass. Beautiful. Tech and human. Work and love. ATAP. - YouTube
alternate takes on fitts law. radar as a sensor for understanding the complexity of hand motions and positional information (reminds me of ASL). having watched people fiddle with the apple watch this work is compelling.
google  sensors  video  *towatch  haptic  ui  atap  research  googleio  radar  soli  textiles  wearables 
8 weeks ago
Elided Branches: The Trials and Temptations of the New Leader: "Cool Factor"
"look for people who are interested in the business, passionate about the customers you're serving"
from twitter
8 weeks ago
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