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Technological Innovation

Postby desertrat » Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:53 am

Building A More Decentralized Internet: It's Happening Faster Than People Realize
Free and open communication requires a system that is not controlled by a central authority. The less control any government or corporation has over communications, the better.
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The early projects may have some minor successes here and there, but are littered with failures. But the amazing thing about a rapidly changing world where people are doing things in a decentralized and open way is that each of those failures only contributes to the knowledge for future projects, in which more and more people are testing more and more things, getting closer to hitting that point in the "innovator's dilemma" curve, where the new systems actually serve people's needs much better than the old way.

LINK: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20131215/23380325573/building-more-decentralized-internet-its-happening-faster-than-people-realize.shtml
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Re: Technological Innovation

Postby cactuspete » Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:15 am

How hackers beat the Heartbleed bug
Open source is the best way to encourage innovation. When corporations have proprietary claims on software (and hardware) innovation is stalled and situations like this develop. Corporations drag their feet to prolong the amount of time that their products remain relevant. Open source keeps things moving and avoids problems like this where a bug remains unfixed for two years during which time the NSA repeatedly exploits it.
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Re: Technological Innovation

Postby surfsteve » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:29 am

Either this is real or if they just scammed people of over 2 million dollars. If it's real it's a technological breakthrough for anybody with stuff. Something about the way they are marketing it just seems a bit too good to be true and makes me suspicious of these guys. Brilliant invention or brilliant scam? What do you think?

http://www.thetileapp.com/
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Re: Technological Innovation

Postby CactusHugger » Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:01 pm

That Tile thing seems like it could be misused to track the location of someone. I don't know all the details or how much info it provides, but it seems like it might be possible to hide it in someone's car and then track their location. I could see where that might be a problem and I'm not really sure what law that would violate other than it would be an invasion of privacy. Interesting little gizmo one way or the other.
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Re: Technological Innovation

Postby surfsteve » Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:15 am

It just seems to me that those tile guys know more about marketing than they do about electronics. I have no doubt something similar will be invented in the future but I seriously doubt it's going to be by these guys. It makes sense to build something like that into the device. I showed the video to my dog and he said that leaving a tile like that on your computer is stupid because someone might peel it off and try to reprogram it for themselves...
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Re: Technological Innovation

Postby mrfish » Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:55 am

The Fastest Supercomputer: Just What The President Ordered
The more flops the better, right? :shrug:
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Re: Technological Innovation

Postby panamint_patty » Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:23 am

The Small Problem With Shrinking Ourselves :pac:
Wouldn't retina size be relative to the overall size of the eye? Some of these roadblocks are probably obstructions which cannot be bypassed, but others seem made up to me. One way or the other, it's fair to conclude that some things might be impossible, such as in this example, shrinking ourselves.
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Re: Technological Innovation

Postby tronagirl » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:51 am

Graphene Could Solve the World's Water Crisis
Reverse osmosis to the rescue!
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Re: Technological Innovation

Postby surfsteve » Tue May 02, 2017 8:41 am

Why the Future Doesn't Need Humans Anymore... And What Happens Next.

Obsolete — Full Documentary Official (2016)
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Re: Technological Innovation

Postby cactuspete » Wed May 03, 2017 6:13 am

OBSOLETE? It's necessary to continually upgrade your skills. Kids going to college and majoring in Women's Studies or some other useless major aren't going to get jobs. During the worst period during our recent economic crisis, the tech sector could not find qualified individuals to fill hundreds of thousands of jobs because instead of studying Software Engineering, kids were taking fluff courses that lead to nowhere. The same thing goes for biomedical businesses. In fact, advances are being held back because of a lack of skilled biotechnicians and the like. Anyone who thinks they have the right to keep a job that is better done by a robot is the problem. Upgrade your skills or become... obsolete!
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