Monday, February 29, 2016

Jeremy Bailenson on bad VR that makes you sick

Bad VR is like bad pizza, so don't do bad VR!

Friday, February 19, 2016

[5] Leslie Berland wasn't exactly killin' it on Twitter

Leslie Berland
But Leslie Berland wasn't exactly killin' it on Twitter, before joining and lauding Twitter, as its new CMO.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

[4] Leslie Berland as new Twitter CMO

Twitter Confirms Amex’s Leslie Berland As Its New CMO
Twitter is a service like no other. It has and continues to change the world, shaping how we communicate and connect, how we’re entertained, informed and inspired. It represents everything that’s relevant at each and every moment – to me, there’s nothing more powerful. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Jack and the Twitter teams to bring the magic of Twitter to life, broaden its reach, and deepen its impact as the company enters this incredibly exciting new chapter.
~Leslie Berland
new CMO | Twitter

but ... [see next post]

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

[3] Ex-Twitter executive Katie Jacobs Stanton, spare me!

Executive exodus at troubled Twitter

Said ex-Twitter exec Katie Jacobs Stanton: "I decided to resign because it's time for me to pour more of my energy into my family."

Spare me!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

[2] Has Twitter hit its peak?

Jack Dorsey Confirms Departures Of Several Twitter Execs

Sometimes a business has hit its peak and may be at its EOL (End-of-Life): consider Yahoo!, Groupon, RIM and Myspace.

Monday, February 15, 2016

[1] Twitter hit by executive exodus

I'm sad to announce...
Jack may be more sad about the state of affairs at Twitter than he is about the exit of top executives.

Friday, February 5, 2016

yin and yang in the future of the Internet of Things

Tom Cruise, as Chief John Anderton

Call it yin and yang, if you wish ...

Just as we gradually make science fact of "Minority Report," we must acknowledge the real prospects for a dystopia outcome, and avoid the trap of a naively fashioned utopia of technology (rf. Is this the future of the Internet of Things?).  We as humankind seem to have capacity for both good and evil, for achievement and regression, and for altruism and abomination.  Both the yin and yang in us warrant due recognition.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The utopia future of the Internet of Things

Is this the future of the Internet of Things?
"Ambient intelligence," like ambient lighting, will simply be everywhere around us.

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It will be a fundamental paradigm shift in the way we think of “computing,” and possibly whether we think about computing at all.
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For that matter, why carry a phone when ambient connectivity will let us simply speak to each other across a distance without devices?
Reference: Is this the future of the Internet of Things?

Monday, February 1, 2016

[4] Teach humans to think like computers

Can we train computers to reason like doctors?

Just as we teach computers to think like humans (a key capability for any AI machine), so we must also teach humans to think like computers (a more measured, well-reasoned, dispassionate capability).