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Surveillance Society – A Lesson for the OGI

TweetOn the heels of my post yesterday about the Outernet Guidance Initiative and the perils of data harvesting, I find this bit of flotsam foaming out of the datasphere.  Don’t be fooled by the lack of presentation fireworks or the bleary-eyed speaker reading his lines early in the morning without his cup of joe.  The […]

The Augmented Reality Reading List

TweetEarlier this month, Ori Inbar posted on Games Alfresco about why people get excited about augmented reality.  Ori mentions Vernor Vinge’s Rainbows End as inspiration and it got me thinking about other novels that use augmented reality.  I’m making this list, not only because these novels and stories are great reads, but also because I […]

Too Much Information

TweetIt has been said that science fiction is the literature of ideas.  The corruption of expected reality creates situations not probable in our lifetimes, therefore distilling a hidden facet of human existence.  Hopefully it entertains in the process.  Or in more crude terms we can say: science fiction creates crazy ass situations that causes the […]

The Digital Singularity

TweetNewspapers…dead! Compact disc…dead! Bluray… dead! Televisions…dead! Okay, so they’re not dead yet, but they will be.  One of the benefits of a digital world is the elimination of wasteful information transportation and containment systems.  I speak of newspapers, CDs, Blurays, television, or any other specialized medium of information transfer.  But please don’t get defensive about […]