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Web 3.0 according to Kevin Kelly

In Uncategorized on December 14, 2008 at 6:09 pm
  • There’s only one machine
  • The Web is its OS
  • All the screens look into the One
  • No bits will live outside the Web
  • To share is to gain
  • Let the One read it
  • The One is Us

Kevin Kelly on Web 3.0

Did you know?

In Uncategorized on December 13, 2008 at 7:52 pm

Did you know?

  • We are living in exponential times
  • There are 31 billion searches on Google every month
  • In 2006, this number was 2.7 billion
  • It is estimated that 4 exabytes (4 x 10^19) of unique information will be generated this year.
  • This is more than the previous 5000 years
  • The amount of new technical information is currently doubling every 2 years
  • By 2010, the amount of digital information in the world will double every 11 hours
  • By 2013, a supercomputer will be built that exceeds the computational capabilities of the human brain
  • Predictions are that by 2049, a $1000 computer will exceed the computational capabilities of the entire human species

Beautiful examples of nature’s self-similarity

In Uncategorized on December 7, 2008 at 8:10 pm

“In mathematics, a self-similar object is exactly or approximately similar to a part of itself (i.e. the whole has the same shape as one or more of the parts). Many objects in the real world, such as coastlines, are statistically self-similar: parts of them show the same statistical properties at many scales. Self-similarity is a typical property of fractals.”Wikipedia

Neurons vs. Universe

Neurons vs. Universe

Galaxy vs. Tornado

Galaxy vs. Tornado

Rock vs. Terrain

Rock vs. Terrain

Cloud vs. Cotton

Cloud vs. Cotton

Moss vs. Forest

Moss vs. Forest

Romanesco vs. Romanesco

Romanesco vs. Romanesco

Why the housing crisis will not last long

In Uncategorized on December 6, 2008 at 6:18 pm
Population Curve

Population Curve

Exponential Growth

In Uncategorized on December 6, 2008 at 5:45 pm

“The greatest shortcoming of the Human race is our inability to understand the exponential function”

I found this lecture from Dr. Albert A. Bartlett a revealing view of the exponential growth and the consequences that it will have in our future.

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Videos: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7 & part 8

What is “God”?

In Uncategorized on December 5, 2008 at 10:44 pm

“An individual ant, like an individual neuron, is just about as dumb as can be. Connect enough of them together properly, though, and you get spontaneous intelligence.” — Steven Johnson

Now, connect humans and higher forms of intelligence will emerge naturally. Two thousand years ago we called this intelligence “God” and now we call it Web 2.0.

EMERGENCE - The connected lives of ants, brains, cities and software

EMERGENCE - The connected lives of ants, brains, cities and software