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Gideon Rosenblatt has been at 6 events

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Social Media Today144,554*Does Social Business Make Sense?* _Not just for people but for the organizations as well?_ *Social Business is the focus of every business owner and CEO.* As we transition to a world of people, connections and relationships where advertising and traditional marketing do not work like they used to, the trend is to reposition a business to work harder for its employees, better with its customers and for its community. When the traditional model of a business gives us some very strong, clearly defined guidelines, driven by the irrefutable logic of the balance sheet, *does it make much sense to really talk about social business?* Is it a distraction? *And if not, can there be a workable path that can transition a legacy business to a modern, social one?* Discussing some of the key questions will be TEDx speaker and author @105103058358743760661. *A former Microsoft executive and a thought leader in the field of technology, people and organizations,* Gideon will be sharing some of his insights with us. Hosting the discussion will be @115620878851836664537  with @102000982871890720967  and at the controller's helm, making sure that everything runs smoothly will be @100470926227322431614 with @115000108263064481690. *Don't forget to join the conversation!* We want your questions, highlights, and feedback prior to, during, and after the event so make sure to tweet @socialmedia2day using the hashtag #SMTPowerTalk  or leave us comments on the Google+ or YouTube event pages! Let's get this conversation started!Does Social Business Make Sense?2015-01-22 18:00:00208 
Reinventors Network805,344Talk about a fundamental Reinvention! The arrival of Artificial Intelligence could reinvent what it is to be human, to be employed. As we shift many kinds of work, even knowledge work, to machines, we might ultimately need to rethink economic distribution and the social compact among citizens. Join @116416314233992548280 , the founding executive editor of Wired magazine, as we focus this roundtable on this important initial question: What is the early path of commercialization for Artificial Intelligence? In other words, what will be AI’s first killer apps? This will be where regular people initally encounter AI. Let’s get a handle on this powerful enabling technology now. We have a great group of participants taking part in this discussion: @108234610138016658041 , Non-fiction author and historian of technology @107791637874069639914 , CEO of Cycorp @109232706375076896189 , Tech entrepreneur, engineer, innovator @104810569466427874748 , CEO of Bottlenose @104401121686781166984 , Resident Futurist at Boulder Future Salon @116425013055966487482 , Founder of Serial Metrics See more at: http://reinventors.net/roundtables/reinvent-artificial-intelligence/Reinvent Artificial Intelligence with Kevin Kelly2014-04-30 20:00:00222 
Business Rockstars3,548 We are pleased to host @103911563591974976562  in a discussion about the human brain and it's possibilities. *We are taking your questions* Submit your questions in the comments for a chance to have @111480413428119678209 relate them to Dr. Michio Kaku in the Hangout!  The New York Times best-selling author of PHYSICS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE, PHYSICS OF THE FUTURE and HYPERSPACE tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.           For the first time in history, the secrets of the living brain are being revealed by a battery of high tech brain scans devised by physicists. Now what was once solely the province of science fiction has become a startling reality. Recording memories, telepathy, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis are not only possible; they already exist.    THE FUTURE OF THE MIND gives us an authoritative and compelling look at the astonishing research being done in top laboratories around the world—all based on the latest advancements in neuroscience and physics.  One day we might have a "smart pill" that can enhance our cognition; be able to upload our brain to a computer, neuron for neuron; send thoughts and emotions around the world on a "brain-net"; control computers and robots with our mind; push the very limits of immortality; and perhaps even send our consciousness across the universe.             Dr. Kaku takes us on a grand tour of what the future might hold, giving us not only a solid sense of how the brain functions but also how these technologies will change our daily lives. He even presents a radically new way to think about "consciousness" and applies it to provide fresh insight into mental illness, artificial intelligence and alien consciousness.   With Dr. Kaku's deep understanding of modern science and keen eye for future developments, THE FUTURE OF THE MIND is a scientific tour de force - an extraordinary, mind-boggling exploration of the frontiers of neuroscience. ------------ #physics   #michiokaku   #hangoutsonair   #businessrockstars   #thefutureofthemind   #business  SOON: "Add 120+ IQ Points & Time Travel!"2014-03-22 00:00:0064 
Yifat Cohen72,778*Why does the ex-head of American Express Chairman’s Innovation Fund think our future is in “producerism,” not consumerism?* What does it even mean?!? _This Hangout is public so feel free to share and invite your friends._ Using frameworks +Steve Faktor developed such as the 4C’s of Innovation™ - Creativity, Capabilities, Culture, and Context - and the Creativity Cube™, Mr. Faktor deconstructs the current economic environment to reveal innovation opportunities and growth sectors – health and education in particular. *Although his initial scenario suggests doom and gloom for the U.S. and other markets, the future he envisions is ripe with opportunity.* *SO - How do You Get Innovation Right?* Well, if we're lucky (and we usually are), Steve will dive into his latest book Econovation and share with us a future we've taken for granted. *It empowers readers to think big, dream big, and conquer economic conditions that will paralyze others.*  *WE WILL TOUCH ON HOW TO* Capitalize on a market that will go from making nothing to making everything . . . for China. Use psychological pricing and some crafty tricks from Google to reduce reliance on tapped-out consumers. Sell to consumers whose new identities will be based on what they create, not what they buy, click or super-size. Seduce a desperate government to finance your business, then feed you pancakes in the morning. Motivate tomorrow’s employees with social currency instead of the green, depreciating kind. Upgrade your business and your kids with a little help from Mormons and kindergartners with hacksaws. *WHO IS STEVEN?* Developing B2B startups at @109499489972846579596  and corporate speaking about emerging producerism opportunities that I wrote about in my book @116385844146363178305 and Forbes column.  --------------------- #hangoutsonair   #americanexpress   #econovation   #interview   #entrepreneur   #entrepreneurship   #economy   #goodbusiness   #amazon   #fortune500   #gplusgotogal  How Global Trends Will Shape the Future of Innovation.2013-01-17 18:00:0046 
Yifat Cohen72,778*Google+ changes the Truth about social media marketing.* _This is a public Hangout, feel free to share and invite_ Have you noticed the date? *Today the world is ending.* And it's a wonderful, wonderful thing. *Everything you know*, or think you know, about online marketing, social media, engagement and where's the money is online - *is no longer true*. *IN THIS HANGOUTS WE ARE GOING TO MAKE SOME TRULY CONTROVERSIAL CLAIMS* @116901017556394771817 is going to show you why you should pay attention to Google+ now, if you want to make money online.  He'll show you why the *money is no longer in the list* How the conversation have moved from one-to-many to *many-to-many* How you can *broadcast your Hangouts simultaneously on hundreds of sites* And most of all - *how to position yourself in front of this trend that is going to turn the social media world upside down.* *BUT WHO IS ALEX MANDOSSIAN TO BE CLAIMING THIS?* His colleagues and students acknowledge him as the Warren Buffet of the Internet because of his unique ability to teach his students how to make BIG money with very little risk.  Alex has generated $243 million in sales and profits for his small business students, clients and joint venture partners since 1993.   Many of the business strategies you'll learn today transformed his annual income in 2001 to be a monthly income in 2003; and eventually daily income by 2006. These marketing principles helped him grow his student data base from 200 people to 20,000 during his first 2 years in business ... and to over 200,000 during the following 3 years. He has engaged with best-selling authors such as Jack Canfield, @112439370122733503773  @105578574150809713602 and @113217646903708244617 (4-Hr Work Wk) Business leaders such as Donald Trump, Vic Conant of Nightingale Conant and Ivan Misner, CEO of Business Network International, and celebs such as Larry King and Mohammad Ali to name a few. *As a family-centered entrepreneur who works from home*, his goal is to become the world’s 1st "work-at-home" billionaire, not just in Net Worth, but by creating 1,000 other Internet millionaires …The money is no longer in the list, so where is it?2012-12-20 18:00:0059 
Yifat Cohen72,778*How the social revolution is changing the way we do business.* We all keep hearing about how important it is to engage and build relationships - what does it really mean, and what tools are out there to help us master it? When @105103058358743760661 spoke at DreamForce he saw *a vision for a future of business information systems that is entirely based on relationships.* *ENGAGE OR DIE.* In this Hangout On Air, we'll dive into the topic of engagement with @105103058358743760661   as he explains what he calls "engagement leverage." This framework bridges the kind of internal engagement you need with employees with the external engagement you need with customers, suppliers, partners and other external stakeholders. It's a simple, yet surprisingly powerful way for thinking about the way your organization gets work done.  Gideon writes at Alchemy of Change about helping companies bring purpose and technology together into a more powerful source of competitive advantage. Gideon just came back from leading a panel on engagement at Salesforce's Dreamforce Conference (now the biggest tech conference in the world) and so in addition to talking with us about the engagement leverage model, he'll also share some of what he saw at Dreamforce. (http://www.salesforce.com/dreamforce/DF12/)DreamForce: what I learned about the relationship revolution.2012-10-04 18:00:0064 

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George Clark16,112Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:*If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks#MovieReview #Video #Review #AamirKhan #AnushkaSharma #PKmovie #MovieTrailer #YennaiArindhaal #Hindi #Online #Entourage #YouTube #Cinema #BollywoodMovies #Automotive #Cars #Ford #BMW #Auto #Ferrari #Driving #Toyota #WinterDriving #Lamborghini #DrivingSchool #WinterDrivingTips #DistractedDriving #NewYear #AutoRepair #Audi #Supercars #NewCar #UsedCars 2015-03-04 07:09:55478011
Ruta a la Patagonia21,119┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊Great Friends v33 CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_________________________________________________●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼*This is the Great Friends v33 Google Plus CircleIf you want to participate please kindly frollow the following rules::-)1. Add me to your circles if you haven´t done it already2. Share this circle to Public3. Plus or coment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circlesPlease note:● You must be an active Google+ user and shares useful content.● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial, politics, religion blogs.Have a nice day!Your blogging friends of: +Ruta a la Patagonia  De camino al Sur el mejor hotel  para alojarte sobre ruta 5, antes de Santa Rosa La Pampa, esta en Trenque Lauquen:+Hotel Howard Johnson Trenque Lauquen Sobre ruta, con amplio parque, pileta climatizada, estacionamiento, wifi, restobar y mucho mas. Ya sea que vayas de camino a Bariloche, San Martin de los Andes, Villa la Angostura o cualquier otro destino de la cordillera o de la costa de la patagonia (por ruta 33).Consultanos en: www.hjtrenquelauquen.com.ar2015-03-04 01:50:184955512
Robert Best2,617Google+ Relevance CircleWhat people of "relevance" do we have in common? Care to share?This big shared circle contains my most "relevant" circles according to G+. It also only contains people/profiles who post publicly (Either occasionally or prolifically).Do you recognize others in the list? (I think the probability is high)As far as I know, the visual beside the "Add people" button below shows you the 8 people from this circle who are most "relevant" to you. Also, if you click that add people button, the list inside is also ordered by "relevance".Some people in this circle I know very well... others I haven't met at all (Besides interfacing with what they share publicly on G+) I'm curious, what circles do we share of high relevance? Give a few people shout outs! Let's have a random chat.You were likely notified of this post... I normally don't share to any of my specific circles, so as to avoid sending out unwanted notifications... But since I have you and your attention here... HELLO! Have we talked before? Why do you think I have you circled? What's of relevance for you? (Besides people on G+) If we do know each other... Have we been in touch lately? If not, let please catch up!2015-03-03 01:03:39455000
Ruta a la Patagonia19,767┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊Patagonian Gems v12 CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_________________________________________________●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼*This is the Patagonian Gems v12 Google Plus CircleIf you want to participate please kindly frollow the following rules::-)1. Add me to your circles if you haven´t done it already2. Share this circle to Public3. Plus or coment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circlesPlease note:● You must be an active Google+ user and shares useful content.● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial, politics, religion blogs.Have a nice day!Your blogging friends of:   +Ruta a la Patagonia  De camino al Sur el mejor hotel  para alojarte sobre ruta 5, antes de Santa Rosa La Pampa, esta en Trenque Lauquen:+Hotel Howard Johnson Trenque Lauquen Sobre ruta, con amplio parque, pileta climatizada, estacionamiento, wifi, restobar y mucho mas. Ya sea que vayas de camino a Bariloche, San Martin de los Andes, Villa la Angostura o cualquier otro destino de la cordillera o de la costa de la patagonia (por ruta 33).Consultanos en: www.hjtrenquelauquen.com.ar2015-02-20 21:19:43501227
Noah Wesley19,929Great circle to find many interesting and interactive people!!! If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #circleshare #uk #business #unitedkingdom #ireland #publiccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #ukcircles #irishcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #hk #china #face #book #link #travel #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle2015-02-18 05:12:27359333
martin shervington940,136Circle of appreciation.Thank you all for being a part of my life over the past year. It's been an incredible ride, living across three continents and pushing the projects forward with your support. Back in California once more I realise how far we have come together. Keep enjoying the waves, and have a great weekend, one and all.2015-02-14 17:47:3319316124
Jason Hurtado Daniels33,5652015 High Content CircleThis weekend I sorted through my many circle categories to identify the people most related to my projects for 2015. These old friends and new discoveries represent people in my network active in the following categories. If you feel you should be included, please indicate which category might be a good fit. Enjoy!#3D printing#ArtificialIntelligence#Biomass#Crowdfunding#Databases#Engineering#FOSS#GameTheory#Gardening#Geothermal#Makers#OpenSourceGovernance#Oregon#OSS#Recycling#RenewableEnergy#Robotics#Science#Software#Solar#Sustainability#Teams#WaterResources2015-02-09 01:42:39492001
George Clark15,296Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:*If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:*1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks#MovieReview #Video #Review #AamirKhan #AnushkaSharma #PKmovie #MovieTrailer #YennaiArindhaal #Hindi #Online #Entourage #YouTube #Cinema #BollywoodMovies #Automotive #Cars #Ford #BMW #Auto #Ferrari #Driving #Toyota #WinterDriving #Lamborghini #DrivingSchool #WinterDrivingTips #DistractedDriving #NewYear #AutoRepair #Audi #Supercars #NewCar #UsedCars 2015-02-05 06:07:22430011
New Online Dramas14,877Most View and Commenting Circle Ever  #circleshare #circleoftheday  2015-02-01 12:06:14167123
John Sean12,158This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #philadelphia #phoenix #san_antonio #san_diego #san_francisco #san_jose #seattle #tampa #washington #american_samoa #american_samoa #pago_pago #fiji #fiji #nadi #fiji #suva #argentina #argentina #buenos_aires #argentina #cordoba #argentina #iguaza #argentina #mendoza #argentina #rosaio #argentina #san_carlos_de_bariloche #bolivia #bolivia #cochabamba 2015-01-31 07:30:48368161631
Noah Wesley18,427This is a public circle of Photographers and Photography loversTo increase your chances of inclusion in future circles please leave a comment when sharing the circle.If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include +ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC PHOTOGRAPHERS  • Comment on this postIf you like what you find in this circle, please share it with your followers to help these individuals reach a wider audience. I will share more circles of those I find Inspiring in the future#beautifulpictures #beautifulplaces #amazingphotos #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #spain #barcelona #sweden #sweden #gothenburg #sweden #stockholm #switzerland #switzerland #berne #switzerland #geneva #switzerland #zurich #turkey #turkey #ankara #turkey #istanbul #beijing #chengdu #chongqing #dalian #fuzhou #guangzhou #harbinchina #hefefi 2015-01-28 07:55:31468161534
Mariana Lopez de Waard23,530Via +John Wood Thank you :) This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!2015-01-22 08:29:014627611
John Wood26,953This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circleshare #Sociology #Funny #Software #Solar #Startup #SystemsThinking #Teaching #bigdata #Technology #tsunami #Transformation #Transplendence #Trust #Water #WaterResources #pharmacognosy #love #WavePower #Web #tsu #WebAnalytics #clinical #Wind #Addcircle #addcircles #tsunation #addfriends #Addpeople #cvd #awesomecircle #awesomepeople #circle #circleoftheday #food 2015-01-22 06:44:15462485185
GuruOmBha1,393This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles#sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles#publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle#круги   #круглим  #друзья   #дружба   #circle   #circleshare   #circles  #circlesharing  #круги   #круглим   #кругляши   #музыка   #music   #musicvideo   #love   #lol  #russia   2015-01-09 18:57:24419011
Christian kaysen2,781↦ follow me (so I can include you)↦ ↦ share the circle (public or to a public community)↦ ↦ if you want, delete the last circle share↦ ↦ no plussing, no comments, no obligation,↦ just share it and circle the profile above#Circle#Sharers#Engagers#Followers#AddCircle#CoolPeople#Influencers#CircleShare#PublicCircle#ShareCircles#CircleSharing#Awesomepeople#CircleOfTheDay#ShareAndBeShared#ConnectingTheWorld#CircleShareExperiment#CoolPeople#Influencers#CircleShare#PublicCircle#ShareCircles#CircleSharing#Awesomepeople#CircleOfTheDay#ShareAndBeShared#ConnectingTheWorld#CircleShareExperiment#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  2015-01-01 13:23:26233011
Михаил Пушкарев420#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2015-01-01 08:18:30500005
Becky Collins20,667Mobile Marketing Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-12-26 05:30:104645516
Ardi Santoso273share my circle again2014-12-24 06:14:04412104
Neil Bailey5,146If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers #social #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles #circleshared   #sharedcircleoftheday   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomepeople   #circlecount   #newfollowers #googleplus #meetingpeoplecircle2014-12-22 07:02:43494342469
Doris Scott284#circleshare #circle #circlesharing #circlesunday   2014-12-14 13:56:51501103
Михаил Пушкарев0#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2014-12-13 08:06:48496213
Becky Collins19,428Soccer Circle Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-12-02 07:20:4347814420
Allan watson12,311This is a circle I created a few months ago and am now sharing with you in hopes that we can all benefit and grow our online presence.  This circle rewards those who take part in interaction as seen below..  Everyone in this circle continues to add followers.  IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#Lebanon #Tajikistan #SharedCircles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle2014-11-18 10:35:46487648
Ryan Johnson18,123Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles  #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle  #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing  #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles2014-11-14 11:49:16496482651
Colin Wilson8,566Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle   #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circle #googleplus #google #thankyou 2014-11-13 12:36:27397686382
Brian Mcquillan13,393New Public CircleThis is a public circle of people that would like to be circulated in order to discover new people with similar interest and to gain more followers, if you would like to be included please follow these steps.1. Follow/Add our page(this is needed in order for us to add you to the circle).2. Share the circle publicly.3. (Optional) if you would like to be include in a more specialized circle click on this link #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare  #addmetoyourcircles #awesomeness  #awesomepeople #awesomecircle  #awesome   #awesomesauce #awesomeness #awesomepeople2014-11-11 08:27:25464131433
Nolan Harvey218More friend today #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #morefollowers  2014-11-05 16:59:40501138
Herb Firestone68,143Google Plus Engagers On TSUFollow Friday | Halloween, 2014!To Be Included In Next Friday's TSU/G+ Circle Share:1. Plus and Re-share this post2. Add your TSU url in the comments below3. Follow me on both G+ and TSU if you haven't already. https://www.tsu.co/HerbFirestoneTo Remain In Next Friday's TSU/G+ Circle Share:*Please do the same.If you wish to be removed please let me know by direct message.If you are not yet a member of the following awesome TSU G+ Communities, check them out and join one or more.TSU Strategy, Tips and Networkinghttps://plus.google.com/communities/108690489746900386612TSU Guruhttps://plus.google.com/communities/102413179503907741224TSU Open Networkershttps://plus.google.com/communities/117313545208700875407 #tsu   #googleplusengagers   #engagers   #tsuengagers   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheday   #halloweencircle   #engagerscircles  2014-10-31 19:56:01130000
Becky Collins18,305Project Management Interest Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-29 05:09:31430002
George Clark9,475This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle   #Sharedcircles   #circleshare  #publiccircle   #followme   #public #sharedpubliccircles   #circleoftheday #circleall #circlecircle #circleday  #circleme   #circlenetwork   #circleoftheweek #circleplus   #circleshare   #rikacircles  #circletoday   #circleup  #circleyoushare2014-10-24 07:24:06500493656
Chris Cota30,883#haveagreatweekend  circle share is live, have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday #jmhhacker  +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio+Daniel Stock +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Tazein Mirza Saad +2014-10-18 19:24:164914712
Allan watson7,797Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done. If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#News #BusinessNews #TechNews #Aviation #Flight #Flights #Passengers #Airport #Travel #KLM #Aircraft #AirTravel #Airbus #Flying #AvGeek #Boeing #Chicago #Safety #AmericanAirlines #Canceled #SharedCircles   #weeklyreview #sharedcircle     #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle2014-09-27 12:27:02303283042
George Clark7,103Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.#topcircle #circleshareoftheday #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles   #fridaycircle   #themecircle   #mediterranean   #addbackspree   #ripplescircle   #addback   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #peoplescircle   #circleoftheday   #followme   #follow4follow  2014-09-27 10:52:53486372240
Becky Collins16,515Hot and spicy foods circle! :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-15 05:16:26463107
Chris Cota29,847The #FridayCircle Share is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-09-12 18:17:184124812
Chris Cota29,645The #Wednesdaycircle   is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-09-04 03:52:154187618
Amaresh Singh11Circle of Daymy Friends! - You're in this CircleWelcome this circle dated August 29th, 2014.To be considered:1- Add circles2- Ask to be included in the Original post3- Re-share Circle4- Plushttps://plus.google.com/u/0/+OnlineResultPortalPlus/posts/exebUVFcFeW (Indian Universities Circle http://goo.gl/77wQkX)#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles#sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share#shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share#addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-08-29 10:25:10484433065
martin shervington601,579'Plus Your Business Academy' Founding Members Circle! Thank you to everyone who is involved as either a participant, mentor or partner. We have almost completed the first round of Trailblazers and are getting ready for the Pathfinder program to launch in September.So much going on and it would have come together without you all :DOnwards my friends!p.s. I've added myself and the PYB page into this circle too as I wanted to be part of this one.2014-08-22 11:40:0515844976
Amanda Franzen9,091Super Friends CircleIf you received this in your notifications, you are in the circle.  Just share it and add it if you like!My friends in this circle are active users with great personalities!2014-08-19 19:44:55496103
Becky Collins15,071Dance Circle : Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-16 05:13:064828316
Chris Cota28,806#RIPROBINWILLIAMS   tribute circle is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-08-13 14:14:0942081127
Domenico Mallimo25,464Hi friends! I'm glad to share with you this #mixcircle :DTo be added in the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Do +1 t the post.  2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing).   3 - Include the circle among your circles.   4 - Share the circle (include yourself).   #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #circlewednesday #wednesdaycircle #circle #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #slivermetalcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #chiudiilcerchio   my website http://www.slivermetal.org/http://bit.ly/Navigare2014-08-13 05:10:55492161120
Nick Warner645Follow these awesome friends!2014-08-07 16:03:15500306
Chris Cota28,393The Snowball Circle   #Wednesday is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle everytime it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday+Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-07-30 23:31:55420121022
Maria Morisot37,333Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle25 July, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-07-25 10:29:003008193128
Becky Collins13,434Mobile Operator Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-24 05:16:124763112
Chris Cota28,192The Snowball Circle   #Tuesday is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle everytime it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday+Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-07-22 13:37:444204411
Chris Cota28,298The Snowball Circle   #Thursday is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle everytime it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday+Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +S2014-07-17 13:25:37421131323
Raffaele Romeo Arena44,430Influencer Circle #googlepluscircles  This is an important circle with important people about Social Media Marketing, particulary Google Plus.If you want to know all secrets of Web communication, Social Media, Google Plus, follow this circle.Special thanks to:+martin shervington +Plus Your Business! +Dustin W. Stout +dustn.tv +Peg Fitzpatrick +Mark Traphagen +Rand Fishkin +Guy Kawasaki +Denis Labelle +Ana Hoffman +Gianluca Fiorelli +Rick Eliason +Ronnie Bincer +Amanda Blain +Ryan Crowe +Brian Jensen +Canva +Copyblogger 2014-07-15 21:44:381488421
Harry Day3,861If your looking for amazing people that might share your circle..add the ones that share this circleIN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#circlesharing   #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #socialmedia #SEO #socialmediamarketing   #socialnetworking   2014-07-15 12:23:45493383856

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2015-03-02 05:02:21 (77 comments, 15 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

The break out of Photos and Hangouts from Google+ has now been double-confirmed, first by +Sundar Pichai in Forbes (http://goo.gl/gUJcoJ) and then again by +Bradley Horowitz here on G+ (http://goo.gl/b8ItTr). Here, in a comment on that post, he notes that this move will open these services up for more people:

"The improvements referenced aren't a step backward - they're a step forward!  This is about making sure these products reach more users - and are simple, elegant and delightful to use.  I look forward to sharing them with you, and invite you to suspend any concerns you have until you've had a chance to use them yourselves."

Last April, +Mark Traphagen, I and others were anticipating just this move and suggesting it would be a good thing (http://goo.gl/bHarwv). I still believe that it is. 

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Today, my wife and I were outshop... mehr »

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2015-02-28 00:15:26 (39 comments, 40 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

Would You "Tree-ify" Yourself When You Die?

Sure, you could creep yourself with this concept, but from another perspective, it's quite beautiful ... and better for the planet. Would you do it? Would you arborize yourself? 

Arborize
intransitive verb :  to branch freely and repeatedly

#death   #trees   #nature   #sustainability  

HT +Liz McLellan 

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2015-02-28 00:15:26 (39 comments, 40 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

Would You "Tree-ify" Yourself When You Die?

Sure, you could creep yourself with this concept, but from another perspective, it's quite beautiful ... and better for the planet. Would you do it? Would you arborize yourself? 

Arborize
intransitive verb :  to branch freely and repeatedly

#death   #trees   #nature   #sustainability  

HT +Liz McLellan 

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2015-03-05 04:07:47 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Moment

There are moments in life that account for more meaning than others. You know these moments by their timeless quality. We feel them in our waking consciousness just as we would a dream in our unconscious.

What lifts these experiences up into higher realms of moment is that they are 'curlings' in our life; our most precious lessons; points where life itself turns and twists in ways that give it meaning and dimension in time.

In the writing of stories, this is known as the plot twist and it draws upon this real world phenomenon that is open to each of us to feel in our lives. To lead a life where one is unaware of our curlings, is to lead a life closed off to our greatest signals.

We describe these sensations as being etched into our memory; when, in fact, they are embedded into our experience. You can easily and instantly recall them at any... mehr »

Moment

There are moments in life that account for more meaning than others. You know these moments by their timeless quality. We feel them in our waking consciousness just as we would a dream in our unconscious.

What lifts these experiences up into higher realms of moment is that they are 'curlings' in our life; our most precious lessons; points where life itself turns and twists in ways that give it meaning and dimension in time.

In the writing of stories, this is known as the plot twist and it draws upon this real world phenomenon that is open to each of us to feel in our lives. To lead a life where one is unaware of our curlings, is to lead a life closed off to our greatest signals.

We describe these sensations as being etched into our memory; when, in fact, they are embedded into our experience. You can easily and instantly recall them at any moment because they are essential aspects of who you are; the milestones that define the journey that is your life. ___

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2015-03-04 19:47:39 (48 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Land Area Modified by Human Action

Been thinking more about human impact on the planet over the long-run, and it took me back to some earlier work: 

Twenty-eight percent of the planet’s land mass is forested, another 21% is high mountains, tundra and deserts, but the remaining 51% of Earth’s non-ice-bound landmass is already modified by humans in the ways outlined in this chart.

More: 
Technology Ecology: Connections that Sculpt Our World
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/technology-ecology/

Land Area Modified by Human Action

Been thinking more about human impact on the planet over the long-run, and it took me back to some earlier work: 

Twenty-eight percent of the planet’s land mass is forested, another 21% is high mountains, tundra and deserts, but the remaining 51% of Earth’s non-ice-bound landmass is already modified by humans in the ways outlined in this chart.

More: 
Technology Ecology: Connections that Sculpt Our World
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/technology-ecology/___

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2015-03-04 02:10:40 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Not that I spend a ton of time in nature in the midwest, but more that I am excited for +Jeff Sayre for publishing this field guide, after what seems obviously a ton of work. Congratulations, Jeff! 

My Field Guide Is Finally Finished!!!

After two and a half years of travel, research, writing, and photography, the book that I have been creating on the side (okay, almost full time) is about to be released on April 21, 2015! It has been a long haul and a great adventure.

Thanks to +Kenn Kaufman and his wife Kim for including me on this amazing piece of work!

You can pre-order the book from Amazon right now (yes, affiliate link because -- why not!):

http://www.amazon.com/Kaufman-Field-Nature-Midwest-Guides/dp/0618456945/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=sayremedia-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=3TYRYH7KMTQJFJR6&creativeASIN=0618456945

/cc +Meg Tufano +Meihui Su +Manu Sporny +Gideon Rosenblatt +Jeff Jockisch +Jeffrey J Davis +Robert Scoble +Gregory Esau +Peter G McDermott +John Blossom +Jason Fritz +Kingsley Idehen +John Kellden +Ward Plunet +Mike Elgan +Rajini Rao +Steve Ardire +Able Lawrence 

and many more…

#fieldguide   #nature   #wildlifephotography   #botany   #ecology  ___Not that I spend a ton of time in nature in the midwest, but more that I am excited for +Jeff Sayre for publishing this field guide, after what seems obviously a ton of work. Congratulations, Jeff! 

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2015-03-04 00:04:28 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Good tip from +John Skeats on how to control which of your Google+ circles show up when you select "All Contacts" in the new Google Contacts service. You'll still be able to see any of your other circles there by simply clicking on the "Circles" dropdown menu item. All this does is allow you to limit who from your Google+ circles show up when you look at all your contacts. 

Also, it's worth noting that with Contacts, it now becomes much easier for others to see your email address if you've set it to public. To check this or restrict who has access to it, go to "About" page of your Google+ profile, look for the "Contact Information" and select "edit." Next to your contact information, you will see a little dropdown menu that allows you to choose from "Extended circles", "Public", "Your circles", "Onlyy... mehr »

Control Which Google+ Contacts Appear in Contacts Preview All contacts Category

The All contacts category in Google's new Contacts Preview includes all of the people in your contacts plus Google+ contacts who are in circles in Your circles in Google+. You can remove Google+ contacts from the All contacts category by changing which circles are included in Your circles as follows:

1. Select Settings at the bottom of the Google+ main menu.
2. Scroll down to the Your circles section.
3. Click the Customize button.
4. Remove checks from in front of the circles containing people you do not want to have appear in Contacts Preview All contacts.

Note that this will also affect who posts and other content is shared with in Google+ if you use Your circles when sharing.

#ContactsPreview   #GooglePlus   #GooglePlusTips  ___Good tip from +John Skeats on how to control which of your Google+ circles show up when you select "All Contacts" in the new Google Contacts service. You'll still be able to see any of your other circles there by simply clicking on the "Circles" dropdown menu item. All this does is allow you to limit who from your Google+ circles show up when you look at all your contacts. 

Also, it's worth noting that with Contacts, it now becomes much easier for others to see your email address if you've set it to public. To check this or restrict who has access to it, go to "About" page of your Google+ profile, look for the "Contact Information" and select "edit." Next to your contact information, you will see a little dropdown menu that allows you to choose from "Extended circles", "Public", "Your circles", "Only you", or "Custom" (which allows you to specify people and/or circles). Changing these settings will determine who can see your email and phone number in the new Contacts service. 

By the way, I'm excited about the new Contacts. I've a feeling it may be the first of a series of upgrades that will be coming. No inside scoop here; just my Spidey Sense.

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2015-03-03 16:46:05 (12 comments, 8 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

This is a most beautiful talk by John Hockenberry, and I am very thankful to +John Kellden for pointing me to it. It is a story of design, but more than that, it is a story of intention. It is the story of a man whose father was an industrial designer, a man who learned, through his father, the transcendent importance of good design:

"Design -- bad design, there's just no excuse for it. It's letting stuff happen without thinking about it. Every object should be about something, John. It should imagine a user. It should cast that user in a story starring the user and the object. Good design," my dad said, "is about supplying intent." That's what he said.

In this talk, John Hockenberry gets intensely personal, going into some detail about the cause of his being wheelchair-bound, how it was directly related to bad design, and about what this experience of... mehr »

This is a most beautiful talk by John Hockenberry, and I am very thankful to +John Kellden for pointing me to it. It is a story of design, but more than that, it is a story of intention. It is the story of a man whose father was an industrial designer, a man who learned, through his father, the transcendent importance of good design:

"Design -- bad design, there's just no excuse for it. It's letting stuff happen without thinking about it. Every object should be about something, John. It should imagine a user. It should cast that user in a story starring the user and the object. Good design," my dad said, "is about supplying intent." That's what he said.

In this talk, John Hockenberry gets intensely personal, going into some detail about the cause of his being wheelchair-bound, how it was directly related to bad design, and about what this experience of living with a wheelchair has taught him about the intention behind designs. It is also the story about a father and a son, and one that I found quite moving. 

What John is talking about in the talk is quite deep: 
"It's as though intent is an essential component for humanity. It's what we're supposed to do somehow. We're supposed to act with intent. We're supposed to do things by design. Intent is a marker for civilization."

I think about intention a lot, in fact, like John Hockenberry, I think it is one of the distinguishing attributes of humanity. I see it as one of our last real differentiators from the growing capacity of machines:
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/antidotes-to-technological-unemployment/

But intent is more than that. In some ways, it is the essence of a thing, and here, John says it beautifully: 
"An object imbued with intent -- it has power, it's treasure, we're drawn to it. An object devoid of intent -- it's random, it's imitative, it repels us. It's like a piece of junk mail to be thrown away. This is what we must demand of our lives, of our objects, of our things, of our circumstances: living with intent." 

This idea - what John Hockenberry calls the intent imbued within an object - is something I have seen in terms of its "quintessence": 

_ So here’s a challenge for you. Start paying attention to the products and services in your life in a new way. Each one has a quintessence, or fifth element, embedded within it that’s the essence of how it serves you. You can think of it as the product’s higher calling..."_
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/creating-value-in-business/

Perhaps this is part of the reason I was so moved by this talk. Or perhaps, more simply, it is because my dad, too, is a designer. 

#design   #meaning   #intent  ___

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2015-03-02 22:02:10 (14 comments, 24 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Minds and Machines

John Hockenberry does a great job of hosting this fascinating panel with Luciano Floridi (+Luciano Floridi), John Donoghue, Gary Small and Rosalind Picard (+Rosalind Picard). It's an hour and twenty-five minutes long, so not for everyone. But if you want to have a nice look into some of the state-of-the-art thinking about the relationship between our minds and our technology, this is a worthwhile investment of time. 

Some of the key takeaways for me: 
* The brain's plasticity makes it very well-suited to extending the mind into our tools. Flutes are designed to speak the language of the "human hand" and are an example of this kind of extension. 

* Freud saw the history of human shifts in consciousness as falling into three stages: Copernicus showed us we are not the center of the physical universe; Darwin, that we are notthe... mehr »

Minds and Machines

John Hockenberry does a great job of hosting this fascinating panel with Luciano Floridi (+Luciano Floridi), John Donoghue, Gary Small and Rosalind Picard (+Rosalind Picard). It's an hour and twenty-five minutes long, so not for everyone. But if you want to have a nice look into some of the state-of-the-art thinking about the relationship between our minds and our technology, this is a worthwhile investment of time. 

Some of the key takeaways for me: 
* The brain's plasticity makes it very well-suited to extending the mind into our tools. Flutes are designed to speak the language of the "human hand" and are an example of this kind of extension. 

* Freud saw the history of human shifts in consciousness as falling into three stages: Copernicus showed us we are not the center of the physical universe; Darwin, that we are not the center of the biological universe; Freud, that we are not the center of the psychic universe (I'm editorializing a bit on that last bit).

* When we use face-reading technology, it's really just reading the external representation of an emotion; not the actual internal state. Actors can fool it. We do have some ability to measure internal state, but right now that's tied to "arousal." 

* Great quote from Rosalind Picard about Microsoft's "Clippy" user interface in Office many years ago, and its lack of emotional intelligence: "Smiling at people when you're making them mad is just mean."

* Watching violent video games degrades (slows) our ability to recognize happy emotions in other people's faces. 

* Rosalind Picard talks about two laudable goals for technology: 1) helping us be more effective in achieving our goals; and 2) helping us to better understand ourselves. 

I found this through the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology:
http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/wsf20150219___

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2015-03-02 05:02:21 (77 comments, 15 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

The break out of Photos and Hangouts from Google+ has now been double-confirmed, first by +Sundar Pichai in Forbes (http://goo.gl/gUJcoJ) and then again by +Bradley Horowitz here on G+ (http://goo.gl/b8ItTr). Here, in a comment on that post, he notes that this move will open these services up for more people:

"The improvements referenced aren't a step backward - they're a step forward!  This is about making sure these products reach more users - and are simple, elegant and delightful to use.  I look forward to sharing them with you, and invite you to suspend any concerns you have until you've had a chance to use them yourselves."

Last April, +Mark Traphagen, I and others were anticipating just this move and suggesting it would be a good thing (http://goo.gl/bHarwv). I still believe that it is. 

Hangouts
Today, my wife and I were outshop... mehr »

The break out of Photos and Hangouts from Google+ has now been double-confirmed, first by +Sundar Pichai in Forbes (http://goo.gl/gUJcoJ) and then again by +Bradley Horowitz here on G+ (http://goo.gl/b8ItTr). Here, in a comment on that post, he notes that this move will open these services up for more people:

"The improvements referenced aren't a step backward - they're a step forward!  This is about making sure these products reach more users - and are simple, elegant and delightful to use.  I look forward to sharing them with you, and invite you to suspend any concerns you have until you've had a chance to use them yourselves."

Last April, +Mark Traphagen, I and others were anticipating just this move and suggesting it would be a good thing (http://goo.gl/bHarwv). I still believe that it is. 

Hangouts
Today, my wife and I were out shopping at Costco and were going to have to drive home, pick up our son and head out again to buy him some new soccer cleats. So, there we were in the parking lot and we look up and see a sporting goods store fifty yards from our car. We walk in, I start a Hangout with my son and I become his virtual shopper, allowing him to use my phone to scan the shelves real-time and pick the right pair of shoes. That was a huge time saver, and it really had nothing to do with the core of Google+. This functionality needs to be opened up and applied in countless more varieties of applications like this. 

Photos
All I will say here right now is that there is some seriously cool functionality that is already at your fingertips, if you just know how to look for it. If you have photos here on Google+, from Google Search just try typing "my photos of X" where "X" can be anything in particular that you're looking for. A few weeks back, I was looking for a particular photo I took of some stained glass windows in Notre Dame five years ago, so I just typed in "my photos of stained glass" and boom in a few seconds there they were - not just those images, but all of the cool stained glass windows I've shot over the years. [note: I forgot to note that it was +Mark Traphagen who first made me aware of this functionality, by the way]

Google is focusing some really powerful machine learning on image recognition and it's already starting to show up if you just know how to look for it. This is just one more example of the integration of personal information into your search results; something I wrote about three years ago as a kind of tiering of search into global, social and personal. A lot of that - not all, of course - is coming true: 
http://www.alchemyofchange.net/three-tiered-search/

The bigger point though is that the Photos opportunity also needs to be broadened out and freed up so that it can fulfill the full potential of the investments that the company is making in image recognition and who knows what else. Sure, a lot of these images will still be distributed on Google+ - that seems very unlikely to go away - but to fulfill its full potential Google+ really shouldn't be a requirement for interacting with those images. 

The Google+ Stream
Clearly, there are big changes afoot here on Google+ these days. My hope, as I've stated many times, is that Google will more clearly position the network as an "interest graph" - a way to connect people around shared interests, rather than as some sort of also-run social graph that tries mistakenly to chase after Facebook and a market opportunity that has already been largely filled. That's my hope. In the meantime, I think that this coming separation for Hangouts and Photos will be a good thing. ___

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2015-03-01 17:20:53 (10 comments, 7 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Excited for my wife, +CJ Liu to have this opportunity to interview +Deepak Chopra on her show.

She and I talk about technology, artificial intelligence a lot, and she was curious what Deepak would say about the question of whether or not artificial intelligence could ever achieve consciousness. She had earlier asked +Lama Surya Das this same question. I find it interesting that these two men with deeply spiritualist beliefs, as well as the +Dalai Lama, all seem to be quite confident that AI will one day achieve some form of consciousness.

I don't disagree, mind you, but I highlight it because I think it paints a slightly different picture of spirituality than the luddite images most of us have about more traditional religions of the world. I wonder, for example, about what the Pope would say about this question.

I know many atheist friends of mine will have an easy answer heretha... mehr »

Really excited. Today, I got to ask Deepak Chopra a bunch of questions. It was like a kid at the candy store.  In the attached video, Deepak Chopra talks about whether artificial life can have consciousness and be part of human evolution. More and more, I'm realizing that this is the most critical questions of our time. Not to be too apocalyptic, but I see where technology is going and it excites and scares me in equal measure. Technology is now used for profit incentive, but could it do more. Can it be a force of good? Check out the short interview.___Excited for my wife, +CJ Liu to have this opportunity to interview +Deepak Chopra on her show.

She and I talk about technology, artificial intelligence a lot, and she was curious what Deepak would say about the question of whether or not artificial intelligence could ever achieve consciousness. She had earlier asked +Lama Surya Das this same question. I find it interesting that these two men with deeply spiritualist beliefs, as well as the +Dalai Lama, all seem to be quite confident that AI will one day achieve some form of consciousness.

I don't disagree, mind you, but I highlight it because I think it paints a slightly different picture of spirituality than the luddite images most of us have about more traditional religions of the world. I wonder, for example, about what the Pope would say about this question.

I know many atheist friends of mine will have an easy answer here that probably starts with "who cares?" But, what we are talking about here is a sense of interiority, and, in addition to hearing what computer scientists and biologists have to say,  I personally find it useful to hear what people who spend their lives dedicated to trying to understand this interiority from within have to say about the issue. 

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2015-02-28 19:10:36 (46 comments, 39 reshares, 103 +1s)Open 

"People don't realize they're blessing each other with this."

The wonderful, real story behind the Vulcan greeting. 

#spock   #Nimoy   #Shekinah  

"People don't realize they're blessing each other with this."

The wonderful, real story behind the Vulcan greeting. 

#spock   #Nimoy   #Shekinah  ___

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2015-02-28 14:04:28 (37 comments, 10 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Speaking in Cambridge on Friday (20 February) Murray Shanahan, professor of cognitive robotics at Imperial College London, said that in order to nullify this threat any "human-level AI" - or artificial general intelligence (AGI) - should also be "human-like".

Shanahan suggested that if forces driving us towards the development of human-level AI are unstoppable, then there are two options. Either a potentially dangerous AGI based on a ruthless optimisation process with no moral reasoning is developed, or an AGI is created based on the psychological and perhaps even neurological blueprint of humans.

"Right now my vote is for option two, in the hope that it will lead to a form of harmonious co-existence (with humanity)," Shanahan said.

Speaking in Cambridge on Friday (20 February) Murray Shanahan, professor of cognitive robotics at Imperial College London, said that in order to nullify this threat any "human-level AI" - or artificial general intelligence (AGI) - should also be "human-like".

Shanahan suggested that if forces driving us towards the development of human-level AI are unstoppable, then there are two options. Either a potentially dangerous AGI based on a ruthless optimisation process with no moral reasoning is developed, or an AGI is created based on the psychological and perhaps even neurological blueprint of humans.

"Right now my vote is for option two, in the hope that it will lead to a form of harmonious co-existence (with humanity)," Shanahan said.___

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2015-02-28 00:15:26 (39 comments, 40 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

Would You "Tree-ify" Yourself When You Die?

Sure, you could creep yourself with this concept, but from another perspective, it's quite beautiful ... and better for the planet. Would you do it? Would you arborize yourself? 

Arborize
intransitive verb :  to branch freely and repeatedly

#death   #trees   #nature   #sustainability  

HT +Liz McLellan 

Would You "Tree-ify" Yourself When You Die?

Sure, you could creep yourself with this concept, but from another perspective, it's quite beautiful ... and better for the planet. Would you do it? Would you arborize yourself? 

Arborize
intransitive verb :  to branch freely and repeatedly

#death   #trees   #nature   #sustainability  

HT +Liz McLellan ___

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2015-02-27 21:47:09 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

I found this quite inspiring; a peek at the future of architecture.  

Nice video about our proposed campus released today!___I found this quite inspiring; a peek at the future of architecture.  

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2015-02-27 21:36:46 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

"Tweetage" - the quality of brevity, wit, memorableness - like an adage, but on Twitter. 

Those who master the tweetage are capable of great retweetage. 

An adage (/ˈædɨdʒ/; Latin: adagium) is a short, usually philosophical, but memorable saying which holds some important fact of experience that is considered true by many people, or that has gained some credibility through its long memetic use.

#twitter  

"Tweetage" - the quality of brevity, wit, memorableness - like an adage, but on Twitter. 

Those who master the tweetage are capable of great retweetage. 

An adage (/ˈædɨdʒ/; Latin: adagium) is a short, usually philosophical, but memorable saying which holds some important fact of experience that is considered true by many people, or that has gained some credibility through its long memetic use.

#twitter  ___

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2015-02-26 01:13:39 (12 comments, 7 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Embedded Knowledge

Through most of our history, we’ve embedded our knowledge in our minds and bodies through various types of human memory. The invention of symbols and writing eventually gave us a way to embed that knowledge into something else. In a way, our history is a history of that ‘something else.’

Knowledge management experts like to divide knowledge into two categories: tacit knowledge and explicit knowledge. Tacit knowledge is experience-based knowledge – things we know, but don’t really know how we know – like riding a bike, speaking a language or playing the guitar. Explicit knowledge is knowledge that is articulated. We embed explicit knowledge in written rules, procedures – and increasingly, in software. We embed tacit knowledge in memory and explicit knowledge in information systems.

We embed tacit knowledge in memory and explicitknowledge in ... mehr »

Embedded Knowledge

Through most of our history, we’ve embedded our knowledge in our minds and bodies through various types of human memory. The invention of symbols and writing eventually gave us a way to embed that knowledge into something else. In a way, our history is a history of that ‘something else.’

Knowledge management experts like to divide knowledge into two categories: tacit knowledge and explicit knowledge. Tacit knowledge is experience-based knowledge – things we know, but don’t really know how we know – like riding a bike, speaking a language or playing the guitar. Explicit knowledge is knowledge that is articulated. We embed explicit knowledge in written rules, procedures – and increasingly, in software. We embed tacit knowledge in memory and explicit knowledge in information systems.

We embed tacit knowledge in memory and explicit knowledge in information systems.

Though the relationship between these two forms of knowledge is complex, the story of human civilization is an accelerating conversion of implicit knowledge into explicit knowledge.

And we’re just getting started.

Working on a new piece that should be pretty interesting and it brought me back to this earlier thinking on humanity's efforts to transform tacit knowledge into explicit knowledge. 

More: 
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/knowledge-and-artificial-intelligence/

#knowledge   #ai  ___

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2015-02-25 05:37:26 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Conflicting claims over the health implications of Augmented Reality displays from Magic Leap and Microsoft. It is possible we will know more about the substance of these claims within the next several months, once details are released. For now, it seems more posturing without real substance.

The good news is that this is likely to raise flags earlier than might have otherwise happened without this - and that is likely to generate a harder look at potential health effects.

Conflicting claims over the health implications of Augmented Reality displays from Magic Leap and Microsoft. It is possible we will know more about the substance of these claims within the next several months, once details are released. For now, it seems more posturing without real substance.

The good news is that this is likely to raise flags earlier than might have otherwise happened without this - and that is likely to generate a harder look at potential health effects.___

2015-02-25 00:15:35 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Mashup: Technology & Business as Force for Good

This Thursday, +martin shervington and I will be hashing out some of the connections between technology and business as a force for good in the world.

Having trouble seeing that connection? Well, come join us for this +Plus Your Business! event as we dig into an interesting topic while trying to have some fun along the way. 

This Thursday!
On this week's show I am delighted to be joined by someone I have great respect for when it comes to business,+Gideon Rosenblatt.
We will discuss the 'intersection of technology and business as a force for good' - 'Social Business'.

What else?
Will it be funny too, you are asking? Well, maybe! We will discuss Amazon's drone delivery system, and whether we need to leave the house by 2035!

And there will be PYB Academy tips and some special shout outs to community members too. Hope to see you there. It is going to be a great ride...___Mashup: Technology & Business as Force for Good

This Thursday, +martin shervington and I will be hashing out some of the connections between technology and business as a force for good in the world.

Having trouble seeing that connection? Well, come join us for this +Plus Your Business! event as we dig into an interesting topic while trying to have some fun along the way. 

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2015-02-23 22:33:39 (23 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

If you have a little bit of time and want to take a very interesting romp through a slightly different way of thinking about human impact on the planet, I recommend you read this post on Ello by +Edward Morbius. 

For me, I found myself transported a bit beyond my normal, human perspective on the nature of our problems, helping me to see ourselves as just one in a series of lifeforms on Earth that have been able to shape things on a planetary scale - and sometimes with a very self-destructive impact.

This post got me thinking quite deeply about one of its central premises: 

Life evolves through random variation and a selection pressure to maximize power throughput.

I'm still digesting this, actually, and attempting to connect it to some additional thoughts I've been having of late about money as abstraction of physical energy and power. But enough of thatf... mehr »

If you have a little bit of time and want to take a very interesting romp through a slightly different way of thinking about human impact on the planet, I recommend you read this post on Ello by +Edward Morbius. 

For me, I found myself transported a bit beyond my normal, human perspective on the nature of our problems, helping me to see ourselves as just one in a series of lifeforms on Earth that have been able to shape things on a planetary scale - and sometimes with a very self-destructive impact.

This post got me thinking quite deeply about one of its central premises: 

Life evolves through random variation and a selection pressure to maximize power throughput.

I'm still digesting this, actually, and attempting to connect it to some additional thoughts I've been having of late about money as abstraction of physical energy and power. But enough of that for now; there is more than enough in this post to keep your mind fully occupied. ___

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2015-02-22 14:51:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Every once on a while, I just have to share, +Mark Bruce​'s weekly compilation of recent developments in science and technology, if for no other reason than to help people who are interested in these topics connect with Mark. This weekly post of his is reason enough to follow him, but he also shares a lot of other interesting stuff.

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest - 08/2015.
Permalink here: http://www.scitechdigest.net/2015/02/autonomous-atom-assembly-human.html

Autonomous atom assembly, Auto face detection, Human epigenome map, DNA data storage, UberBlox modular tools, Ultrasound vs brain barrier, Strong limpet teeth, Measuring synaptic transmission, Early cancer tests, Silicon nanofiber batteries. 

1. Autonomous Assembly of Atoms into Nanostructures
NIST researchers have developed a new system that enables the computer-controlled autonomous assembly of individual atoms into precisely defined nanostructures on a copper surface using a scanning tunnelling microscope http://www.nist.gov/cnst/automated_atom_assembly.cfm. The system first scans the surface to determine the precise locations of the atoms available for assembly, calculates the coordinate transformations necessary to move the atoms to new locations, then instructs the STM tip to move the atoms as desired. As a possible application the group quote the production of tailored quantum states for information processing and nanophotonics.

2. Face Detection Algorithms at Human Performance Levels
Deep Sense Face Detector is a new face detection algorithm, built on a deep convolutional neural network, that is able to quickly and accurately spot human faces at any angle and orientation in an image, even when partially occluded http://www.technologyreview.com/view/535201/the-face-detection-algorithm-set-to-revolutionize-image-search/. Key applications of course include image search and robotics, particularly robotic interaction with humans. Such detection capabilities combined with ever-better face recognition capabilities provide a glimpse into the near-future capabilities we’ll have for searching for people through both personal images and surveillance footage. In related news software is being developed to determine where a video was shot based based on the scenery and ambient sound http://www.gizmag.com/video-geolocation-algorithms/36172/. 

3. First Human Epigenome Map
A map of the human epigenome has been generated for the first time, and in the process creating a valuable tool that embodies genomic epigenetic changes, their regulatory effects, and comparisons across a wide range of cell and tissue samples http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2015/human-epigenome-map-0218. The data generated involved 150 billion sequencing reads and 3,174-fold coverage of the human genome and relied heavily on machine-learning algorithms to translate these massive datasets. The goal here is to understand the dynamic epigenetic code and how it might be manipulated; how it relates to cell and tissue specialisation and gives rise to various traits. 

4. Very Long Term Data Storage via DNA Encoding
Digital data can typically be encoded into DNA for short term applications. But by taking the digitally encoded DNA strands and encapsulating them in silica glass spheres measuring 150 nm researchers created a fossilised storage medium able to potentially preserve the digital information for a million years or more https://www.ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/eth-news/news/2015/02/data-storage-for-eternity.html. The information is retrieved by breaking down the glass with fluorine chemistry and sequencing the DNA found within, but the key enabling development was the addition and use of error-correction codes to handle the inevitable errors that are present. The proof-of-concept successfully stored and retrieved the Switzerland Federal Charter and an Archimedes text. 

5. UberBlox: Modular Components for Tools and Devices
UberBlox is a new modular construction set and prototyping system with a standard connection and locking mechanism between units and a variety of control systems for computer enabled automation of a wide variety of tools and devices http://www.gizmag.com/uberblox-modular-construction-set-lego-maker/36006/. UberBlox can be assembled into a range of devices including 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC millers and routers, manipulator arms, rovers, robots, and all compatible with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and other systems. Modularity enables familiar standards, ease of use, lower costs, and faster evolution of designs; we just need to reach the point of creating something like an UberBlox that can create more UberBoxes.

6. Applications for Opening the Blood Brain Barrier with Ultrasound
Magnetic resonance imaging has previously been used to guide focused ultrasound to temporarily open the blood brain barrier to allow desired drugs to pass through. In a recent study this technique was used on the hippocampus of animal models of Alzheimers disease, and was found to assist with the reduction of plaques, increase neuronal plasticity, and improve cognition and spatial learning, and all without tissue damage or behavioural changes http://www.nibib.nih.gov/news-events/newsroom/attacking-alzheimer%E2%80%99s-ultrasound. Early days but with such a relatively simple technique and promising animal results I’m thinking human tests will be good to see. 

7. Limpet Teeth: New Strongest Natural Material
Limpet teeth are made of geothite and recent tests suggest the fibrous structure of this material in limpet teeth may be the strongest known natural material http://www.port.ac.uk/uopnews/2015/02/18/scientists-find-strongest-natural-material/. Interestingly the strength of the limpet teeth was found to be somewhat scale-invariant, with the same relative strength over different length scales - a counter-intuitive finding given larger structures tend to have more defects and so less relative strength. Finding a synthetic process to mimic the fabrication of this material on a large scale would have obvious applications across a wide range of areas. 

8. Measuring Synaptic Transmission in Live Animals
For the first time the synaptic transmission between neurons in live animals has been recorded with the aid of optogenetics http://actu.epfl.ch/news/controlling-brain-cells-with-light/. Using optogenetically engineered mice that produce neurons sensitive to certain wavelengths of light, researchers activated a subset of neurons in the sensory cortex with flashes of blue light while simultaneously using implanted microelectrodes to record electrical signals in neighbouring neurons, and used this to directly observe the activation of one neuron from another. Developing this technique the group showed that synaptic transmission differs depending on the type of neuron receiving the signal, and ultimately hope this can be used to build larger pictures of connectivity between other types of neuron across the brain. 

9. Developing Liquid Biopsies and Early Cancer Tests
A nice overview article gives an update of the rapid development of liquid biopsies and testing for early stage cancers via DNA sequencing a drop of blood from patients http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/534991/liquid-biopsy/. The technique, originally developed for testing a drop of a pregnant woman’s blood to sequence DNA determine whether her fetus has Down Syndrome, is now making big strides in testing for the presence of early stage cancers with numerous clinical studies underway. The benefits of such a technique being rolled out would have a profound impact on patients as the prognosis for early, pre-symptomatic, cancer detection is much better. The the rapidly declining cost of DNA sequencing strongly suggests that before too long we might all have a weekly or monthly sequencing test. 

10. Silicon Nanofibers Enable Better Batteries
I don’t often cover battery technologies because they’re announced all the time with usually little result. But this new paper-like material composed of a high-density matrix of silicon nanofibers as an anode for lithium-ion batteries looks quite promising http://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/27263. Silicon can pack 10 times the electrical charge per unit weight compared to typical graphite electrodes in lithium-ion batteries and should enable similar-sized batteries with several times the storage capacity. Produced via electrospinning the new material solves existing problems of scalability and volume expansion. Multigram amounts were fabricated for prototyping and testing and the group next plans to fabricate a standard pouch-cell lithium-ion battery for testing with real devices. Doubling or quadrupling lithium-ion battery capacity impacts everything from smartphones to drones to electric vehicles. 

Archived: http://www.scitechdigest.net/2015/02/autonomous-atom-assembly-human.html ___Every once on a while, I just have to share, +Mark Bruce​'s weekly compilation of recent developments in science and technology, if for no other reason than to help people who are interested in these topics connect with Mark. This weekly post of his is reason enough to follow him, but he also shares a lot of other interesting stuff.

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2015-02-21 15:00:33 (13 comments, 12 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Newest issue of YES!: Together with Earth

So-called modern progress has depended on exploiting the Earth’s resources as if they had no end. We’ve lost touch with the ancient wisdom that we are partners with Earth and all life on it. Now is the time to reclaim our sacred connection with Earth, and to think deeply, radically, and personally about the best ways to keep this planet—and its millions of species—alive.

http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/together-with-earth/peek-inside

Newest issue of YES!: Together with Earth

So-called modern progress has depended on exploiting the Earth’s resources as if they had no end. We’ve lost touch with the ancient wisdom that we are partners with Earth and all life on it. Now is the time to reclaim our sacred connection with Earth, and to think deeply, radically, and personally about the best ways to keep this planet—and its millions of species—alive.

http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/together-with-earth/peek-inside___

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2015-02-21 05:28:39 (15 comments, 5 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

reddit donates 10% of ad revenues to social causes

reddit just seems to keep changing the rules of what to expect. Now this: 

For 2014 we decided to “decimate” our ad revenues to support the goals and causes of the entire community. That means for every $10 in ad revenue we received, we would be splitting $1 equally between 10 charities selected by our community.

We closed the books on 2014 and our total ad revenue was $8,276,594.93. Meaning we are donating $827,659.49! 10 charities chosen by our community will each receive $82,765.95.

http://www.redditblog.com/2015/02/reddit-donate-10-of-our-2014.html


#reddit   #goodbusiness  

reddit donates 10% of ad revenues to social causes

reddit just seems to keep changing the rules of what to expect. Now this: 

For 2014 we decided to “decimate” our ad revenues to support the goals and causes of the entire community. That means for every $10 in ad revenue we received, we would be splitting $1 equally between 10 charities selected by our community.

We closed the books on 2014 and our total ad revenue was $8,276,594.93. Meaning we are donating $827,659.49! 10 charities chosen by our community will each receive $82,765.95.

http://www.redditblog.com/2015/02/reddit-donate-10-of-our-2014.html


#reddit   #goodbusiness  ___

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2015-02-21 01:05:37 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

I've shared a few posts in the past about Distributed Autonomous Corporations, but this is one of the better ones.

People may think I go on and on about the importance of mission to an organization, but read this piece and then tell me that you don't see these technological developments as a critical catalyst for ensuring we are much more deliberate about clarifying the missions of our organizations.


HT +Daniel Estrada​

#DAC #automation

< DACs would be programmed with an unmodifiable and sacrosanct set of business rules, i.e. they would be programmed such that they cannot modify themselves or break the rules. Importantly, they can still be modified externally by humans. These rules would be open source and known to the public, which will make DACs, in theory, more ethical and trustworthy than human-run firms.

[...]

Once set up and ready to go, a DAC could own capital, enter contracts, manage supply chains, set up insurance policies, forge rental agreements and futures contracts, sell products, and employ robots or humans for certain tasks. They could even develop new products and services and open-up entirely new markets. >

If people make open source DACs that obey publicly auditable rules, I see no reason others wouldn't make closed-source DACs whose rules weren't publicly auditable.

See also: https://plus.google.com/102013352492248128705/posts/b1zrVkEe19R___I've shared a few posts in the past about Distributed Autonomous Corporations, but this is one of the better ones.

People may think I go on and on about the importance of mission to an organization, but read this piece and then tell me that you don't see these technological developments as a critical catalyst for ensuring we are much more deliberate about clarifying the missions of our organizations.


HT +Daniel Estrada​

#DAC #automation

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2015-02-20 19:32:16 (8 comments, 13 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

How to Meet an Alien (Intelligence)

This is retired NASA astronaut, Dr. Daniel T. Barry talking about how we might create intelligence in order to understand our own. Building an alien intelligence so that we can talk to it. This is one of the best takes I've seen on some of the core questions I have about many of our current approaches to building human-level intelligence in machines. 

"...what we call intelligence and think of as intellect has all these underlays of emotion, and perception and movement. Most people think of intellect as the place to start, and I would suggest that intellect is the place you end up."

Why would a sea squirt eat its own brain once it reached a developmental stage where it no longer moves, in other words, where it shifts behaviorally from an animal to a plant? Creatures that don't move don't have brains. mehr »

How to Meet an Alien (Intelligence)

This is retired NASA astronaut, Dr. Daniel T. Barry talking about how we might create intelligence in order to understand our own. Building an alien intelligence so that we can talk to it. This is one of the best takes I've seen on some of the core questions I have about many of our current approaches to building human-level intelligence in machines. 

"...what we call intelligence and think of as intellect has all these underlays of emotion, and perception and movement. Most people think of intellect as the place to start, and I would suggest that intellect is the place you end up."

Why would a sea squirt eat its own brain once it reached a developmental stage where it no longer moves, in other words, where it shifts behaviorally from an animal to a plant? Creatures that don't move don't have brains. 

Movement comes first, then perception that allows for purposeful movement. Emotion is the integration of these perceptions in order to modulate our movements. 

In other words, in our search for more advanced, or perhaps I should say, conscious, artificial intelligence, we cannot afford to ignore the body or our emotions.

More thoughts on why artificial emotional intelligence matters:
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/artificial-emotional-intelligence/

#emotionalintelligence   #ai   #artificialintelligence  ___

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2015-02-20 00:34:06 (36 comments, 4 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Ello Update

As it stands, Ello is the nice small town of the internet: It's friendly and welcoming when you know everyone, but a bewildering place to walk into as an outsider. The trick going forward will be for Budnitz and company to scale up and get rid of the bugs and hiccups while maintaining everything the current user base likes about the site.

That core of fans is what matters right now, and they're a huge part of the site's direction. "We release features to small groups first to make sure they don't fuck up how Ello works, then to everyone once we know they're right," said Budnitz. This spring, according to Budnitz, will see the launch of Ello's app, and the site will cease being invite-only "whenever we're sure it's time."

In the meantime, Ello continues to grow, slowly and away from the public spotlight,... mehr »

Ello Update

As it stands, Ello is the nice small town of the internet: It's friendly and welcoming when you know everyone, but a bewildering place to walk into as an outsider. The trick going forward will be for Budnitz and company to scale up and get rid of the bugs and hiccups while maintaining everything the current user base likes about the site.

That core of fans is what matters right now, and they're a huge part of the site's direction. "We release features to small groups first to make sure they don't fuck up how Ello works, then to everyone once we know they're right," said Budnitz. This spring, according to Budnitz, will see the launch of Ello's app, and the site will cease being invite-only "whenever we're sure it's time."

In the meantime, Ello continues to grow, slowly and away from the public spotlight, and odd little sanctuary for anyone who gets really fed up with larger sites. For now, the site seems like it wants to be an extension of Budnitz's Ello bio: "I create beautiful things that change the world."

HT +Edward Morbius ___

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2015-02-19 22:26:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Excellent talk by Jeremy Howard, showing quite vividly how quickly Deep Learning algorithms can take over specific tasks without the assistance of human experts in the particular domain in question. If you're time-constrained, jump to minute 17 for his thoughts on technological unemployment. 

Thanks to +MicheleElys Mer for flagging this for me. 

#technologicalunemployment   #deeplearning  

Excellent talk by Jeremy Howard, showing quite vividly how quickly Deep Learning algorithms can take over specific tasks without the assistance of human experts in the particular domain in question. If you're time-constrained, jump to minute 17 for his thoughts on technological unemployment. 

Thanks to +MicheleElys Mer for flagging this for me. 

#technologicalunemployment   #deeplearning  ___

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2015-02-19 18:50:09 (15 comments, 4 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Ran into this talk by Demis Hassabis, thanks to a pointer from +martin shervington just now. Here, Hassabis shows how machine learning learns various classic Atari games, mastering them and absolutely devastating any competitor. As Hassabis puts it: 

"It sort of ruthlessly exploits the weakness in the system that it's found. This is all automatic."

That's not why I'm sharing this though. The key place to concentrate is actually at minute 2:54 (click that number to jump straight to it), where he outlines three levels of information processing in the brain, which he notes are also tiers of work that is, and still needs to be, done in the field of artificial intelligence: 
* Perceptual
* Conceptual
* Symbolic

#ai   #artificialintelligence   #gaming  

Ran into this talk by Demis Hassabis, thanks to a pointer from +martin shervington just now. Here, Hassabis shows how machine learning learns various classic Atari games, mastering them and absolutely devastating any competitor. As Hassabis puts it: 

"It sort of ruthlessly exploits the weakness in the system that it's found. This is all automatic."

That's not why I'm sharing this though. The key place to concentrate is actually at minute 2:54 (click that number to jump straight to it), where he outlines three levels of information processing in the brain, which he notes are also tiers of work that is, and still needs to be, done in the field of artificial intelligence: 
* Perceptual
* Conceptual
* Symbolic

#ai   #artificialintelligence   #gaming  ___

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2015-02-19 15:58:49 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Using a kind of artificial 'muscle' to power this robot. It's open source too, so that for €200,000, it can be yours, in theory.

ROBOY - a muscle driven robot___Using a kind of artificial 'muscle' to power this robot. It's open source too, so that for €200,000, it can be yours, in theory.

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2015-02-18 21:16:51 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Filing this under "Skepticism - What Could a Robot Never Do?" even though I will never say never when it comes to artificial intelligence. That said, what this article is about is volition/initiative and human connection as a few of our best hopes for remaining valuable in a future human-technology partnership. 

Filing this under "Skepticism - What Could a Robot Never Do?" even though I will never say never when it comes to artificial intelligence. That said, what this article is about is volition/initiative and human connection as a few of our best hopes for remaining valuable in a future human-technology partnership. ___

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2015-02-18 15:57:54 (36 comments, 12 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Our Antidotes to Technological Unemployment

As we automate the functions of business, we sow questions about the future of human work.

Dystopian visions of technological unemployment are easy, since they basically just extrapolate much of the bad stuff technology does today into an unknown tomorrow. Though these darker futures oddly captivate me, I find myself also working hard to paint a more optimistic, perhaps even utopian, possibility in my head:

Might technology strip us of the more scripted and robot-like work so that what remains for us is that which makes us most human?

This five-minute-read, takes a look at human initiative and human connection as potential sources of longer-term differentiation from artificial intelligence. 

Also a special shout-out to +David Amerland, +John Ellis, +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales and +SteveB... mehr »

Our Antidotes to Technological Unemployment

As we automate the functions of business, we sow questions about the future of human work.

Dystopian visions of technological unemployment are easy, since they basically just extrapolate much of the bad stuff technology does today into an unknown tomorrow. Though these darker futures oddly captivate me, I find myself also working hard to paint a more optimistic, perhaps even utopian, possibility in my head:

Might technology strip us of the more scripted and robot-like work so that what remains for us is that which makes us most human?

This five-minute-read, takes a look at human initiative and human connection as potential sources of longer-term differentiation from artificial intelligence. 

Also a special shout-out to +David Amerland, +John Ellis, +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales and +Steve Bonin for their contributions to the short video clip attached in this piece. 

#technologicalunemployment   #ai   #jobs   #artificialintelligence  ___

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2015-02-16 17:38:25 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

This is a good guide from +Dustin W. Stout​ on meshing your search, Google+ and Twitter efforts.

He pulls together some good tips and the latest +Stone Temple Consulting​ research on Twitter engagement. One of their interesting findings is that the number of followers on Twitter really does matter for gaining search exposure.
It's almost as if Google is treating Twitter like a blogging/publishing platform (and that was the original "micro-blogging" vision for it), so that those with large followings are simply individual publishers with the kind of reach, and therefore quality content, worthy of indexing. Not always the case, of course, but probably not a bad proxy.


HT +George Station​

Twitter & Google+
Your New Content Marketing Strategy

By now you probably know that Twitter and +Google are seeing each other again... or rather, Twitter is allowing Google to see it... and by it I mean their real-time API. 

This is huge for those of us trying to get our content discovered.

In this post I share a brief history of the history between Social Media and Google Search. Then I give a simple, actionable, tactical strategy to take advantage of Twitter and Google+ to give your online discovery a significant boost! 

Read it here: http://dustn.ws/1CA0bEV

Be careful though... this is a beast. 2,000+ words. A 10min+ read. This is not for the faint at heart. 

But I gave you plenty of pretty visuals to look at, including an easily-embedable infographic! Enjoy! 

#socialmedia   #contentmarketing   #twitter   #googleplus  ___This is a good guide from +Dustin W. Stout​ on meshing your search, Google+ and Twitter efforts.

He pulls together some good tips and the latest +Stone Temple Consulting​ research on Twitter engagement. One of their interesting findings is that the number of followers on Twitter really does matter for gaining search exposure.
It's almost as if Google is treating Twitter like a blogging/publishing platform (and that was the original "micro-blogging" vision for it), so that those with large followings are simply individual publishers with the kind of reach, and therefore quality content, worthy of indexing. Not always the case, of course, but probably not a bad proxy.


HT +George Station​

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2015-02-14 02:06:43 (10 comments, 30 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

Love. Love. Love. 
Love. Love. Love.
There's nothing you can do that can't be done.

#valentines  

Love. Love. Love. 
Love. Love. Love.
There's nothing you can do that can't be done.

#valentines  ___

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2015-02-13 00:19:45 (24 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

This article articulates some of the differences between Bostrom, Brooks and Searle on the relative risks posed by AI. 

This article articulates some of the differences between Bostrom, Brooks and Searle on the relative risks posed by AI. ___

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2015-02-11 22:05:02 (8 comments, 7 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Beautiful time-lapse photography will alter your perception of time and scale.  

"10328x7760 - A 10K Timelapse Demo" is a video I put together showcasing the extreme resolution of the PhaseOne IQ180 camera of which it was shot. This footage comes from some shots I did while shooting 4K and 8K timelapses in Rio De Janeiro for a major electronics manufacturer. Each shot is comprised of hundreds individual still images, each weighing in at a whopping 80 megapixels. Each individual raw frame measures 10328x7760 pixels.

And since sometimes Vimeo videos don't like to play very well in Google+, here's the link:
http://vimeo.com/119343870

Beautiful time-lapse photography will alter your perception of time and scale.  

"10328x7760 - A 10K Timelapse Demo" is a video I put together showcasing the extreme resolution of the PhaseOne IQ180 camera of which it was shot. This footage comes from some shots I did while shooting 4K and 8K timelapses in Rio De Janeiro for a major electronics manufacturer. Each shot is comprised of hundreds individual still images, each weighing in at a whopping 80 megapixels. Each individual raw frame measures 10328x7760 pixels.

And since sometimes Vimeo videos don't like to play very well in Google+, here's the link:
http://vimeo.com/119343870___

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2015-02-10 01:26:24 (22 comments, 17 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Wired published this piece on artificial intelligence by +Kevin Kelly back in October and I finally got around to reading it today. It's quite good. There are two parts I would like to highlight for you. 

The first is what Kevin sees as the three critical factors that have led to the latest explosion of interest and real progress on the AI front in recent years: 

1) Inexpensive parallel processing for neural nets (thank you GPUs)
2) Big Data 
3) Better (deeper) algorithms (thank you Deep Learning)

The second thing to call out are Kevin's insights into what Google really is: an AI company. His early conversation with Larry Page is quite illuminating: 

Around 2002 I attended a small party for Google—before its IPO, when it only focused on search. I struck up a conversation with Larry Page, Google's brilliant cofounder, who became thecompan... mehr »

Wired published this piece on artificial intelligence by +Kevin Kelly back in October and I finally got around to reading it today. It's quite good. There are two parts I would like to highlight for you. 

The first is what Kevin sees as the three critical factors that have led to the latest explosion of interest and real progress on the AI front in recent years: 

1) Inexpensive parallel processing for neural nets (thank you GPUs)
2) Big Data 
3) Better (deeper) algorithms (thank you Deep Learning)

The second thing to call out are Kevin's insights into what Google really is: an AI company. His early conversation with Larry Page is quite illuminating: 

Around 2002 I attended a small party for Google—before its IPO, when it only focused on search. I struck up a conversation with Larry Page, Google's brilliant cofounder, who became the company's CEO in 2011. “Larry, I still don't get it. There are so many search companies. Web search, for free? Where does that get you?” My unimaginative blindness is solid evidence that predicting is hard, especially about the future, but in my defense this was before Google had ramped up its ad-auction scheme to generate real income, long before YouTube or any other major acquisitions. I was not the only avid user of its search site who thought it would not last long. But Page's reply has always stuck with me: “Oh, we're really making an AI.”

I've thought a lot about that conversation over the past few years as Google has bought 14 AI and robotics companies. At first glance, you might think that Google is beefing up its AI portfolio to improve its search capabilities, since search contributes 80 percent of its revenue. But I think that's backward. Rather than use AI to make its search better, Google is using search to make its AI better. Every time you type a query, click on a search-generated link, or create a link on the web, you are training the Google AI. When you type “Easter Bunny” into the image search bar and then click on the most Easter Bunny-looking image, you are teaching the AI what an Easter bunny looks like. Each of the 12.1 billion queries that Google's 1.2 billion searchers conduct each day tutor the deep-learning AI over and over again. With another 10 years of steady improvements to its AI algorithms, plus a thousand-fold more data and 100 times more computing resources, Google will have an unrivaled AI. My prediction: By 2024, Google's main product will not be search but AI.

And if that's not enough for you, and you still want to dig deeper, here's a piece I did back in September that I consider one of my better pieces; it's on Google's work with the Knowledge Graph, and it largely echoes what Kevin is saying, but just with a more specific look at how Google is automating the extraction of knowledge from the human race: 

When Machines Know: The Evolution of Knowledge and Artificial Intelligence
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/knowledge-and-artificial-intelligence/


#ai   #knowledgegraph   #knowledgevault  ___

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2015-02-09 19:01:00 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Another piece of +Synereo gets announced: The "DEndron":

The DEndron is Synereo’s local consensus-keeping mechanism, decentralized ledger, and distributed content model. Every user on Synereo has their own fraction of it, their Dendrite, maintaining a view of the part of the network relevant to them. A user’s Dendrite is constantly updated with information received from peers: social information from friends, changing the user’s affinity to them based on the attention model; meta-data and keys to encrypted data hosted on the SpecialK distributed cloud; and information saved on their Dendrite itself, used in the consensus-keeping process. 

The Synereo White Paper will be rolling out soon too, where you will be able to find out more details on how the distributed network will work. 

Another piece of +Synereo gets announced: The "DEndron":

The DEndron is Synereo’s local consensus-keeping mechanism, decentralized ledger, and distributed content model. Every user on Synereo has their own fraction of it, their Dendrite, maintaining a view of the part of the network relevant to them. A user’s Dendrite is constantly updated with information received from peers: social information from friends, changing the user’s affinity to them based on the attention model; meta-data and keys to encrypted data hosted on the SpecialK distributed cloud; and information saved on their Dendrite itself, used in the consensus-keeping process. 

The Synereo White Paper will be rolling out soon too, where you will be able to find out more details on how the distributed network will work. ___

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2015-02-09 17:38:19 (9 comments, 6 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Awareness is starting to spread about the stupidity of the shareholder primacy frame.

If you want a deep dive into why, I suggest you read The Divine Right of Capital by Marjorie Kelly.

Thanks for catching this +Gregory Esau. 

#shareholderprimacy   

Driving a Silver Stake
Into The Heart of The World's Dumbest Idea
#shareholdervalue  

We're getting closer and closer to the day when only the dumbest CEOs in the world, continue to practice the world's dumbest idea. 
Well, we're already there, and the market will continue to sort this out. 

I'll tell you what these CEOs are good at: Bamboozling the shareholder. 
Granted, if we scratch this a bit deeper still, we would see that the CEO, and an inner circle of stock holders make off like bandits, while the shareholder gets screwed. Caveat emptor, and all that. ___Awareness is starting to spread about the stupidity of the shareholder primacy frame.

If you want a deep dive into why, I suggest you read The Divine Right of Capital by Marjorie Kelly.

Thanks for catching this +Gregory Esau. 

#shareholderprimacy   

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2015-02-08 16:56:10 (10 comments, 9 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

The origins of symbolic processing stretch back still further in our evolutionary history.

Now comes news that an even older, more primitive human ancestor—Homo erectus from Asia—showed signs of symbolic thought, too. Researchers have discovered a shell engraved with a geometric pattern at a H. erectus site known as Trinil, on the Indonesian island of Java, that dates to between 540,000 and 430,000 years ago. The find is at least 300,000 years older than the oldest previously known engravings, which come from South Africa.

The origins of symbolic processing stretch back still further in our evolutionary history.

Now comes news that an even older, more primitive human ancestor—Homo erectus from Asia—showed signs of symbolic thought, too. Researchers have discovered a shell engraved with a geometric pattern at a H. erectus site known as Trinil, on the Indonesian island of Java, that dates to between 540,000 and 430,000 years ago. The find is at least 300,000 years older than the oldest previously known engravings, which come from South Africa.___

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2015-02-07 18:05:34 (18 comments, 9 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

This is a nice article, recommended to me by +Teodora Petkova, on some of the very nuanced background design considerations around the movie, Her. The basic notion is human-centric technology, and it really does seem to permeate the movie with this nice, subtle quality. 

For those of you who have not yet seen, Her, I highly recommend that you do. And if you are interested in the topic of human relationships with technology, you may like this piece, which I published a few days ago on some of the implications humans falling in love with machines: 
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/unrequited-love/


#love   #UI   #AI  

This is a nice article, recommended to me by +Teodora Petkova, on some of the very nuanced background design considerations around the movie, Her. The basic notion is human-centric technology, and it really does seem to permeate the movie with this nice, subtle quality. 

For those of you who have not yet seen, Her, I highly recommend that you do. And if you are interested in the topic of human relationships with technology, you may like this piece, which I published a few days ago on some of the implications humans falling in love with machines: 
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/unrequited-love/


#love   #UI   #AI  ___

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2015-02-05 22:44:19 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Question: what are the consequences of creating machines that evoke love from humans?

We are already seeing signs of software that can perform a kind of simulated affection, and we may well see a day when software can actually love us back. But assuming that does happen, between now and then there are likely to be a large number of humans falling in love machines that are, for now at least, incapable of loving them back. 

That's what this piece is about, and I'm very curious about people's thoughts here. 

Question: what are the consequences of creating machines that evoke love from humans?

We are already seeing signs of software that can perform a kind of simulated affection, and we may well see a day when software can actually love us back. But assuming that does happen, between now and then there are likely to be a large number of humans falling in love machines that are, for now at least, incapable of loving them back. 

That's what this piece is about, and I'm very curious about people's thoughts here. ___

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2015-02-05 22:18:18 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

SALT LAKE CITY--Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have found that defects in how cells are squeezed out of overcrowded tissue to die, a process called extrusion, may be a mechanism by which pancreatic cancer begins. From these findings, they may have identified an effective way to reverse the defective extrusion's effects without destroying normal tissues nearby. The results were published in the latest edition of the journal eLife.

The lab behind this work is my sister's. As a brother, I couldn't be more proud. 

#pancreaticcancer  

cc: +Pancreatic Cancer Action, +Pancreatic Cancer Action Network 

SALT LAKE CITY--Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have found that defects in how cells are squeezed out of overcrowded tissue to die, a process called extrusion, may be a mechanism by which pancreatic cancer begins. From these findings, they may have identified an effective way to reverse the defective extrusion's effects without destroying normal tissues nearby. The results were published in the latest edition of the journal eLife.

The lab behind this work is my sister's. As a brother, I couldn't be more proud. 

#pancreaticcancer  

cc: +Pancreatic Cancer Action, +Pancreatic Cancer Action Network ___

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2015-02-05 22:14:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I am just joining this community temporarily, in order to post this link to new research from out of the University of Utah. Hopefully, this will be of help. 

I am just joining this community temporarily, in order to post this link to new research from out of the University of Utah. Hopefully, this will be of help. ___

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2015-02-05 15:23:19 (41 comments, 8 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Technologically Unrequited Love

Is it possible to outsource love and relationships to machines? What happens to us, really happens to us when we do?

This is an in-depth look at love and technology, an admittedly weird combination, that cuts to some of the most basic questions about what makes us most human. In it, I look at a weird app for automating texts to girlfriends, as well as Furbies, My Real Baby, and, yep, Japanese anime porn and virtual girlfriends. 

All in the interest of exploring a strange new, emerging phenomenon: "technologically unrequited love."

Oh, and happy early Valentines. ;)


#love   #ai  

Technologically Unrequited Love

Is it possible to outsource love and relationships to machines? What happens to us, really happens to us when we do?

This is an in-depth look at love and technology, an admittedly weird combination, that cuts to some of the most basic questions about what makes us most human. In it, I look at a weird app for automating texts to girlfriends, as well as Furbies, My Real Baby, and, yep, Japanese anime porn and virtual girlfriends. 

All in the interest of exploring a strange new, emerging phenomenon: "technologically unrequited love."

Oh, and happy early Valentines. ;)


#love   #ai  ___

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2015-02-03 21:29:23 (24 comments, 7 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

More evidence that our intelligence may be far less concentrated in our brains than we'd previously assumed. 

See also similar finding on the heart from the Heart Math Institute. 

Great find, +Michael Berneis. 

#intelligence  

Dinosaurs may not have had a tiny, second brain in their backs to control their hind ends, but humans very well might___More evidence that our intelligence may be far less concentrated in our brains than we'd previously assumed. 

See also similar finding on the heart from the Heart Math Institute. 

Great find, +Michael Berneis. 

#intelligence  

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2015-02-03 15:59:48 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Looks like Twitter just got a new group function for direct messaging... oh, and enhanced video tools.

#twitter #collaboration

Looks like Twitter just got a new group function for direct messaging... oh, and enhanced video tools.

#twitter #collaboration___

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2015-02-03 00:48:04 (3 comments, 11 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

After his coming battle with Ultron, rumors are that Thor will be heading off to Iceland to recoup a bit by working on the family shrine. ;)

Fascinating to see this resurrection of old Norse traditions. 

+Laura Gibbs - fyi, in case you hadn't seen this. 

Great catch, +Alex Grossman.

___After his coming battle with Ultron, rumors are that Thor will be heading off to Iceland to recoup a bit by working on the family shrine. ;)

Fascinating to see this resurrection of old Norse traditions. 

+Laura Gibbs - fyi, in case you hadn't seen this. 

Great catch, +Alex Grossman.

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2015-02-02 16:34:16 (21 comments, 7 reshares, 105 +1s)Open 

Google Now is going to be getting way more useful and interesting now that the company had opened it up to third-party apps.

Search is morphing into a knowledge platform.

Google Now is going to be getting way more useful and interesting now that the company had opened it up to third-party apps.

Search is morphing into a knowledge platform.___

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2015-02-01 01:18:12 (34 comments, 3 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

What's Life Got to Do with It?

A provocative inquiry into where to draw the line on life. 

"In the end the scientific definition of life is more of a qualitative fluid spectrum than it is a quantitative set of solid categories, with varying opinions on how objects like viruses, crystals, and computers fall along the line. If organization and self regulation are the metric for this spectrum, gemstones probably lay somewhere between a pile of sand and a virus, and in a very limited sense can be referred to as alive, whatever that may mean."

HT +Hans Youngmann. Oh, and sorry, Tina Turner.

#life   #artificiallife   

Can an inanimate object such as a crystal actually be alive?
Oceanside Jewelers gives us something to consider in another of his excellent blog postings. ___What's Life Got to Do with It?

A provocative inquiry into where to draw the line on life. 

"In the end the scientific definition of life is more of a qualitative fluid spectrum than it is a quantitative set of solid categories, with varying opinions on how objects like viruses, crystals, and computers fall along the line. If organization and self regulation are the metric for this spectrum, gemstones probably lay somewhere between a pile of sand and a virus, and in a very limited sense can be referred to as alive, whatever that may mean."

HT +Hans Youngmann. Oh, and sorry, Tina Turner.

#life   #artificiallife   

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2015-01-30 23:08:29 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Here's +David Amerland's writeup of the #SMTPowertalk  conversation he and I had recently about "social business." David did a great job in asking interesting, sometimes challenging questions, and I think that led to an interesting show. If you are at all interested in mission-driven business, or business that invests back in its stakeholders, you might enjoy watching this show. 

Some of the key points: 

* "Social business" has two meanings: one, having to do with social media and networks and the other, focused on social good. 

* In my view, social business is really two factors: being mission driven and being stakeholder-focused. 

* One of the easiest ways to make progress in becoming a social business is to start with the mission. First, focus on satisfying the customer mission, then, if that works, broaden it to take on more and more of asoci... mehr »

Does Social Business Still Make sense?

The conversation we had in the first #SMTPowerTalk  of the year for +Social Media Today with +Gideon Rosenblatt helped bring some critical issues to the surface. When it comes to getting from the "A" point of our dream to the "Z" point of final implementation concepts such as 'nice', 'right', 'just' and 'awesome' play little role unless they can be translated through the filter of business discipline into structure that can deliver action and measurable results. 

Catch the conversation, add your own thoughts here or on the page and if you Tweet about this please use the #SMTPowerTalk    hashtag. ___Here's +David Amerland's writeup of the #SMTPowertalk  conversation he and I had recently about "social business." David did a great job in asking interesting, sometimes challenging questions, and I think that led to an interesting show. If you are at all interested in mission-driven business, or business that invests back in its stakeholders, you might enjoy watching this show. 

Some of the key points: 

* "Social business" has two meanings: one, having to do with social media and networks and the other, focused on social good. 

* In my view, social business is really two factors: being mission driven and being stakeholder-focused. 

* One of the easiest ways to make progress in becoming a social business is to start with the mission. First, focus on satisfying the customer mission, then, if that works, broaden it to take on more and more of a social mission. 

* While large corporations have a resource edge in implementing social business strategies, the public ones are constrained by the demands of the market to maximize returns to shareholders. Local businesses are also much more embedded in their local communities, and have a more natural connection to the principles of stakeholder management. 

* Much of this comes down to confusion over ends and means. Is money the ends or the means? 

There's a lot more, but I'll just leave it at those to give you a sense of what we actually covered.

Shoutout one final time to +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales and +John Ellis for their great work in pulling this off. 

#soulfulcompany   #goodbusiness   #socialbusiness   

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2015-01-29 20:53:32 (13 comments, 11 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

If an absurdist sense of humor is part of the equation, well, then, yes, can have a soul. ;)

This is hilarious. 

HT +Richard Harlos 

Stop me if you've heard this one: two AIs walk into a bar...___If an absurdist sense of humor is part of the equation, well, then, yes, can have a soul. ;)

This is hilarious. 

HT +Richard Harlos 

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2015-01-29 17:24:39 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Very interesting. Having experience with Ben & Jerry's, Unilever is now considering B Corp certification. This would be a big test for the firm - and for the B Corp certification itself. 

Speaking of Natura, Brazil’s top cosmetics, fragrance and toiletries maker, B Corp's Jay Coen Gilbert notes: 

“The investors found it a non-issue as it was not a material change from how Natura was already operating,” he said. “With some of that spade work being done by a pioneer, it now makes it easier for the next publicly traded companies ... we are in conversation with a number of larger multinationals to go through the assessment tool, and they are pretty interested in becoming officially certified.

#goodbusiness   #socialbusiness   #bcorp  

At Davos, more and more multinationals explore #BCorp  certification in the wake of Natura's certification. #BtheChange  ___Very interesting. Having experience with Ben & Jerry's, Unilever is now considering B Corp certification. This would be a big test for the firm - and for the B Corp certification itself. 

Speaking of Natura, Brazil’s top cosmetics, fragrance and toiletries maker, B Corp's Jay Coen Gilbert notes: 

“The investors found it a non-issue as it was not a material change from how Natura was already operating,” he said. “With some of that spade work being done by a pioneer, it now makes it easier for the next publicly traded companies ... we are in conversation with a number of larger multinationals to go through the assessment tool, and they are pretty interested in becoming officially certified.

#goodbusiness   #socialbusiness   #bcorp  

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2015-01-28 19:27:58 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Every once in a while, something you say or write acts as a catalyst for others. As a writer, there is no greater joy, and that is particularly true when you find yourself moved to then build upon the creative response of that other person.

In this case, +Peter Strempel posted a very thoughtful comment to a piece I shared yesterday on "soulful machines." Apparently the small canvas of that comment was insufficient to capture what really needed to be said. Hence this article, which I share from his website.

It is longish, so be forewarned, but I found it well worth the investment of time. What Peter digs for here is an understanding of soul that doesn't have to fall back on traditional religious frames and doctrine. This is something that I am now wrestling with as well and so I found myself really enjoying this piece. 

I will share my favorite excerpt:mehr »

Every once in a while, something you say or write acts as a catalyst for others. As a writer, there is no greater joy, and that is particularly true when you find yourself moved to then build upon the creative response of that other person.

In this case, +Peter Strempel posted a very thoughtful comment to a piece I shared yesterday on "soulful machines." Apparently the small canvas of that comment was insufficient to capture what really needed to be said. Hence this article, which I share from his website.

It is longish, so be forewarned, but I found it well worth the investment of time. What Peter digs for here is an understanding of soul that doesn't have to fall back on traditional religious frames and doctrine. This is something that I am now wrestling with as well and so I found myself really enjoying this piece. 

I will share my favorite excerpt:
"Leaving aside the probability of other sentient life interested in observing the universe, this means that we are in fact the consciousness and biological intelligence of the universe considering itself. I know this seems far-fetched, but imagine looking in on the universe from somewhere outside it, and discovering our little planet. Would you not conclude that it is part of the universe, as are its living creatures? Would you not assume that it is the sentient part of the universe in the absence of other explanations?"

#soul   #ai  ___

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