This series of short interviews with technological leaders in 2008 is illuminating. Their predictions for the development of technology over the next 10 years echo many of the “far-fetched” predictions by the authors we have read in the New Media Seminar. Big data: The next Google : Nature News.
Category: Big Data
This WIRED article resonated with the New Media Seminar I’m taking at Virginia Tech. Big Data: One Thing to Think About When Buying Your Apple Watch | WIRED. I hadn’t heard of the term ephemeralization coined by Buckminster Fuller before, which is the promise of technology to do “more and more with less and less until eventually […]
Reading: “Computing Machinery and Intelligence” by Alan Turing. Mind: A Quarterly Review of Psychology and Philosophy 59(236):433-360. October 1950. (one reprint is here by a quick Google search). Computer scientist majors will learn about the famous Turing Machine in any introductory Theory of Computation class. They might get a cursory mention of the “Imitation Game,” the subject of […]
This is the first post for a New Media Seminar that I am participating in at Virginia Tech. The main site for this seminar includes comments on weekly readings. Seminar Twitter Hashtag: #vtnmss15. Reading: “As We May Think” by Vannevar Bush, Atlantic Monthly, 176(1):101-108. (July 1945). Many of the passages in Vannevar Bush’s article As We […]