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Singularity University: The Future is Here and Now

Random Diigo Notes – Enjoy!

As growth in the global technology industry slows, European companies have been hobbled by weak valuations. As a result, cash-rich U.S. acquirers are swallowing up their European counterparts, outspending European buyers by almost 2 to 1 in the region. U.S. buyers have spent $42 billion on acquisitions of Europe’s technology companies since 2009, led by Hewlett-Packard’s $10.3 billion takeover of U.K. data-analysis firm Autonomy Corp. last year, compared with $27 billion in deals by European buyers. As we move into the age of webscale and cloud computing, the traditional data center architecture is blowing apart, according to executives of startups that have built new kinds of disruptive data center gear and software at the Structure 2012 conference on Wednesday in San Francisco. crowdfunding jewel is fool’s gold, and is inherently incapable of harnessing “people-to-people power” and the “wisdom of crowds” to “democratize access to capital for entrepreneurs” in order to “create wealth and make things happen,” as crowdfunding sites publicly proclaim if there are universities, venture capitalists, an incubator or two, as well as some government funding, voila, there is an entrepreneurship ecosystem designing one is an engineering task The methodology, which we have been developing, is a set of processes for meaningful engagement of all of the relevant stakeholders, and the facilitation and acceleration of the self-organizing process. A number of remarkable technologies are converging: clever software, novel materials, more dexterous robots, new processes (notably three-dimensional printing) and a whole range of web-based services.

DYO (design your own) 3D Printing

Shapesways represents a new wave of perfected 3D labs for precision parts. The world is changing quick. Thingverse produces and sells 3D printers. ZeFrank’s 28 June 2012 show reported both websites and will utilize a Thingverse 3D printer for a face replication print off. As usual, the Zefrank is making the best of innovative and disruptive technologies. Motley Fool has been pump and dump reporting for weeks about the multi-billion dollar, “once in a lifetime” investment opportunity. I hope it brings consumption and production closer to reduce the massive carbon footprint that exists today. Chilean economist Manfred Max-Neef’s “barefoot economics” may in part become reality via 3D printing.

Deal Book of Russian Startups!

Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet

When your Internet cable leaves your living room, where does it go? Almost everything about our day-to-day lives—and the broader scheme of human culture—can be found on the Internet. But what is it physically? And where is it really? Our mental map of the network is as blank as the map of the ocean that Columbus carried on his first Atlantic voyage. The Internet, its material nuts and bolts, is an unexplored territory. Until now. In Tubes, journalist Andrew Blum goes inside the Internet’s physical infrastructure and flips on the lights, revealing an utterly fresh look at the online world we think we know. It is a shockingly tactile realm of unmarked compounds, populated by a special caste of engineer who pieces together our networks by hand; where glass fibers pulse with light and creaky telegraph buildings, tortuously rewired, become communication hubs once again. From the room in Los Angeles where the Internet first flickered to life to the caverns beneath Manhattan where new fiber-optic cable is buried; from the coast of Portugal, where a ten-thousand-mile undersea cable just two thumbs wide connects Europe and Africa, to the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, where Google, Microsoft, and Facebook have built monumental data centers—Blum chronicles the dramatic story of the Internet’s development, explains how it all works, and takes the first-ever in-depth look inside its hidden monuments. This is a book about real places on the map: their sounds and smells, their storied pasts, their physical details, and the people who live there. For all the talk of the “placelessness” of our digital age, the Internet is as fixed in real, physical spaces as the railroad or telephone. You can map it and touch it, and you can visit it. Is the Internet in fact “a series of tubes” as Ted Stevens, the late senator from Alaska, once famously described it? How can we know the Internet’s possibilities if we don’t know its parts? Like Tracy Kidder’s classic The Soul of a New Machine or Tom Vanderbilt’s recent bestseller Traffic, Tubes combines on-the-ground reporting and lucid explanation into an engaging, mind-bending narrative to help us understand the physical world that underlies our digital lives.

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The Human Brain Project (HBP) and Neuromorphic Processors

A 10 year global scientific initiative to understand the brain and change technology forever, the HBP is organized, funded and initiated. Please view Henry Markham’s TEDxCHUV lecture to learn more. Evernote CEO Phil Libin’s idea of brainchip implants may be closer to the singularity event than most people understand.