This isn’t a simple case of BRICS implementing their own Internet, to circumvent NSA spying… Russia’s Internet traffic has been passing through China, the purpose of which remains a mystery to the vast majority. -LW Unexplained diversion underscores insecurity of Net’s global routing system. Domestic Internet traffic traveling inside the borders of Russia has […]Read more "Russia’s domestic Internet traffic mysteriously passes through Chinese routers"
An article posted on CNET revealed that Elon Musk was preparing a press release to clarify his comments and thoughts on the current state of artificial intelligence research. According to Musk: “the risk of something seriously dangerous happening is in the five year time frame. 10 years at most.” This was stated in the comments section of […]Read more "Should we be freaking out about the Singularity?"
Tech Policy (from my fav tech blog arstechnica ) bye bye patent trolls Startups can now buy insurance against threat of patent trolls. RPX wants to protect small companies from patent threats. Premiums start at $7,500. RPX is sometimes called a “defensive patent aggregator.” The company’s main business is to sell expensive memberships to big […]Read more "LAW & DISORDER / CIVILIZATION & DISCONTENTS"
I was once again voted the most outspoken BPM blogger on earth. Hey, why not the universe? But thanks for the mention. I won’t however waste my and your time on BPM predictions for next year and rather discuss the medium term future of process management in machine learning. Machine Learning used to be called […]Read more "The future is Machine Learning, not programs or processes."
East-West divide persists in Berlin, US lighting similar to East Berlin’s. NASA In many areas of the US, it’s no longer possible to see more than a few hundred stars at night. Light pollution, the diffusion of things like street and stadium lights, is limiting our ability to see into space. However, while looking from […]Read more "City lights viewed from space show cultural, tech differences"
This fleeting world A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream A flash of lightening in a summer cloud A flickering lamp, a phantom and a dream Yield and you need not break Bent you can straighten Emptied you can hold Torn you can mendRead more "Realm of the Dakini"
Along with other social theorists, Foucault believed that knowledge is always a form of power, but he took it a step further and told us that knowledge can be gained from power; producing it, not preventing it. Through observation, new knowledge is produced. In his view, knowledge is forever connected to power, and often wrote […]Read more "Foucault on Panopticon"
When MetaData on Consumer Habits Begin to Influence Identity through Limiting OptionsRead more "Why Privacy Matters"