August 16th, 2014

The Internet’s Original Sin

How we’ve ended up with surveillance as the default, if not sole, internet business model by Ethan Zuckerman

August 7th, 2014

Wikipedia link hidden by ‘right to be forgotten’

Concern about “the right to be forgotten”- Jimmy Wales suggests “a very dangerous path to go down…a path where we are going to be censoring history.”

August 5th, 2014

What Bits Want

Bits want to move. Bits want to be linked to other bits. They need other bits. Kevin Kelly on what bits want

July 29th, 2014

You Are Not Late

What you may not have realized is that today…is the best time EVER in human history to begin. You are not late. Great piece by Kevin Kelly

June 29th, 2014

The End of the Internet?

What irony! Government was the catalyst for the Internet and now it may be the catalyst for its demise as it evolves into Splinternet

June 27th, 2014
The Revolution of the Data Slaves

We’re becoming data slaves of sire servers and their invisible algorithms- Peter Vander Auwera sees a revolution on the horizon

The Revolution of the Data Slaves

We’re becoming data slaves of sire servers and their invisible algorithms- Peter Vander Auwera sees a revolution on the horizon

June 17th, 2014

A new digital ecology is evolving, and humans are being left behind

Mobs of ultrafast bots vying for control and leaving humans behind - emergent behaviors among computers

May 29th, 2014

2014 Internet Trends — Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers

The Mary Meeker report on Internet Trends is out and as always offers rich integration of data and insights, including citations from our Shift Index!

May 26th, 2014

The Emerging Global Web

The Internet of the next billion - great presentation on the globalization of innovation spawned by the Web

May 26th, 2014

Why You Should Upload Yourself to a Supercomputer

I’m focusing on keeping my body healthy as long as possible because I love it but if all else fails, I suppose uploading to a computer is an option worth exploring

May 24th, 2014

Meet the algorithm that can learn “everything about anything”

Algorithms harnessing the power of pull to learn everything about anything - when will we learn to do the same?

May 20th, 2014
Forget ‘the Cloud,’ Computing’s Future Is in ‘the Fog’

Forget cloud computing, the future is in fog computing, otherwise known as edge computing

Forget ‘the Cloud,’ Computing’s Future Is in ‘the Fog’

Forget cloud computing, the future is in fog computing, otherwise known as edge computing

March 3rd, 2014

Making Science Less WEIRD

Now this is interesting - making science less WEIRD. Harnessing the web to improve the science of the mind.

March 3rd, 2014

The Internet Of Things: The Real Money Is The Internet, Not The Things

In thinking about the Internet of Things, it’s not the things that matter but the services that can be generated

March 2nd, 2014

25 Years Later, The Verdict Is In: The World Wide Web Is A Good Thing

At 25 year mark, despite some hand-wringing, vast majority of Americans clear that WWW is a good thing

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