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  • Amazon shared from The New Digital Age: Transforming Nations, Businesses, and Our Lives by Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen
    The role of the mainstream media will primarily become one of an aggregator, custodian and verifier, a credibility filter that sifts through all of this data and highlights what is and is not worth reading, understanding and trusting.
    Note: irony. @ericscmidt sees future of mainstream media being aggregator not being aggregated
  • Amazon shared from The New Digital Age: Transforming Nations, Businesses, and Our Lives by Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen
    Looking ahead, parents will also consider how online search rankings will affect their child’s future. The truly strategic will go beyond reserving social-networking profiles and buying domain names (e.g., www.JohnDavidSmith.com), and instead select names that affect how easy or hard it will be to find their children online.
    Note: heh. @ericscmidt says in future good parents will effectively have to know SEO :)
  • Amazon shared from The New Digital Age: Transforming Nations, Businesses, and Our Lives by Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen
    Before you head out, your device reminds you to buy a gift for your nephew’s upcoming birthday. You scan the system’s proposed gift ideas, derived from anonymous, aggregated data on other nine-year-old boys with his profile and interests,
    Note: Google Now on steroids. This whole passage is like Disney's Carousel Of Progress meets Google
  • Amazon shared from The New Digital Age: Transforming Nations, Businesses, and Our Lives by Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen
    The Internet is the largest experiment involving anarchy in history. Hundreds of millions of people are, each minute, creating and consuming an untold amount of digital content in an online world that is not truly bound by terrestrial laws.
    Note: Internet as biggest experiment in anarchy by @ericschmidt
  • Amazon shared from The Quantum Thief (Jean le Flambeur Book 1) by Hannu Rajaniemi
    She taps the Watch with a fingernail. ‘I see.’ ‘This is how it works. The exomemory stores data – all data – that the Oubliette gathers, the environment, senses, thoughts, everything. The gevulot keeps track of who can access what, in real time. It’s not just one public/private key pair, it’s a crazy nested hierarchy, a tree of nodes where each branch can only by unlocked by the root node. You meet someone and agree what you can share, what they can know about you, what you can remember afterwards.’ ‘Sounds complicated.’ ‘It is. The Martians have a dedicated organ for it.’...
    Note: And here we thought Facebook privacy settings could be complicated :)
  • Amazon shared from Nexus (Nexus Arc) by Ramez Naam
    is Nexus 5."   Nexus 5?   Nexus 3 was the most common Nexus formulation on the street. Nexus 4 had been a flash in the pan out of a lab in Santa Fe, put down quickly in a joint mission between the ERD and the DEA. Something called Nexus 5 was rumored to exist, but until this point had never been confirmed.
    Note: In his new sci-fi novel @ramez writes of Nexus 3, Nexus 4 & 5 - but not Nexus you're thinking :)
  • Amazon shared from Nexus (Nexus Arc) by Ramez Naam
    is Nexus 5."   Nexus 5?   Nexus 3 was the most common Nexus formulation on the street. Nexus 4 had been a flash in the pan out of a lab in Santa Fe, put down quickly in a joint mission between the ERD and the DEA. Something called Nexus 5 was rumored to exist, but until this point had never been confirmed.
    Note: In his new sci-fi novel @ramez writes of Nexus 3, Nexus 4 & 5 - but not Nexus you're thinking of :)
  • Amazon shared from Existence by David Brin
    You think you’ve got weird? We have beings down here called Californians! They’ll show you a thing or two about weird.
    Note: heh. californians weirder than aliens. @davidbrin1 existence giving me unexpected chuckle
  • Amazon shared from Blue Remembered Earth (Poseidon's Children Book 1) by Alastair Reynolds
    All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, scanned, or distributed in any printed or electronic form without permission.
    Note: Irony. Amazon allows me to easily share warning that no part of book can be reproduced :)
  • Amazon shared from Blue Remembered Earth (Poseidon's Children Book 1) by Alastair Reynolds
    ‘We had a different form of chinging,’ Eunice said. ‘An earlier type of virtual-reality technology, much more robust and completely unaffected by time lag. You may have heard of it. We called it “reading”.’
    Note: We had a different type of virtual reality called "reading" :)
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