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How to Automate the Digitalization of the World

TweetOne of the key components to true AR is turning world objects into digital ones.  The slow way to accomplish this is to get an army of volunteers to manually create the digital architecture piece-by-piece.  Much like the first genome, it’s going to take awhile.  However, if the process can be automated, then interesting events start …

Machines That Know: 10 Bad Things

TweetToday I’m going to take a look at the flip side of “Machines That Know“.  What are the bad unintended consequences of having machines that can recognize objects, people and emotions? The assumptions for the technology will be the same as the “10 Good Things“.   First, cameras are ubiquitous in public areas (roads, malls, businesses, schools, …

Pew Internet Study

TweetBack in December, the Pew Internet & American Life project penned a study called the Future of the Internet III.  There are a number of items that won’t surprise you from the study: cell phones will be the primary access to the Internet worldwide (dur, iPhone), copyright technology will still be a battle between the corporations …

The Death of the PC

TweetThe death of the PC is right around the corner.  I’ll say by 2015 at the latest.  In this post by Adam Hartung, he discusses how the iPhone is providing the steam to obsolete the PC.  Because the iPhone with its wide array of innovative apps, and other devices like it, are creating new uses …

Machines That Know: 10 Good Things

TweetAs I stated in my previous post, creating the “Internet of Things” with computers that can recognize objects, people and even emotions, can have dangerous implications when used incorrectly.  Many times its the unintended consequences of technology that have the biggest effects.  Item recognition by a computer has the potential to have many unintended consequences. …

Machines That Know

TweetAn interesting article on the Economist.com explains how computers are being taught to recognize both objects and people.  This is important, because it helps bring about the “Internet of Things“.  Currently, information on the Internet is tagged so it can be searched for by name or tag.  If you’re at the nearest Best Buy and …

Augment Your Reality

TweetSee that little blurb up in the right corner on my banner–it says “Augmented Reality Explained”.  You might have been thinking, “WTF, mate.  I don’t even know what that is.”  In short, it’s adding virtual or digital graphics to real-time feeds (TV, computers, etc).  A more complete definition can be found here.  Most people would …