Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Monday, November 28, 2005
Keywords: future, futures studies, timeline of the future in forecasts
"This signposts document consists of two separate but closely related works: the timeline and perspectives.
The timeline offers a general outline of our possible future history, and is somewhat conservative and circumscribed in what it offers the reader. The timeline is meant to be the 'harder' (or more factual/credible) of the two works, in terms of science and predictions."
Source: J.R. Mooneyham
Future Blogs - The World 2 Come
Future - The World 2 Come
Sunday, November 27, 2005
Google Video of the Day: EXTRA: The Robots of Beck's New Video in Practice
Robots - Topix.net
Robots - Engadget
Robotic Nation Evidence
Robot - Flickr
Daniel Wilson - IT Conversations
NeoFiles Show #21: But You Won’t Let Those Evil Robots Defeat Me
How Robots Work - Howstuffworks
Robotics - MIT OCW
Robots - About.com
Event of the Week: DARPA Grand Challenge 2005 - The World 2 Come
The Pentagon's Robotic Army - The World 2 Come
Book of the Year: "Singularity is Near" by Ray Kurzweil - The World 2 Come
Book of the Week: "On Intelligence" by Jeff Hawkins - The World 2 Come
Where is the Robot-Valley? - The World 2 Come
Anime and Robotics: A Symbiotic Relationship - The World 2 Come
"You may have heard of Thomas P. Barnett; he's a foreign-affairs wonk whose influential latest book is The Pentagon's New Map: War and Peace in the Twenty-first Century. He once worked for Donald Rumsfeld, yet is a lifelong Democrat who briefed John Kerry on his foreign policy during the last election. Barnett has an interestingly geeky way of describing politics. He calls the American style of government the 'source code' for democracy; he argues that democratic countries need to form an armed deployment that will operate as the 'SysAdmin force' to help negotiate peace and trade worldwide.Perhaps because he's so tech-savvy, Barnett recently agreed to a really unusual public event: He appeared as an avatar in the online game-world Second Life, and conducted a speech and Q&A session on his ideas. Avatars logged in from all over the world, including France, Britain, and China -- many of whom hurled catcalls at him and threw tough questions. Wagner James Au, Second Life's official in-game journalist, hosted the event -- as his avatar Hamlet Linden -- and he's blogged the transcript."
Source: collision detection
[via Thomas P.M. Barnett]
New World Notes
Thomas P.M. Barnett's Second Life Transcript and Slides - Second Life Future Salon
Thomas Barnett - IT Conversations
"Future Perfect is about the collision of people, society and technology, drawing on issues related to the user research that I conduct on behalf of my employer - Nokia."
Source: Future Perfect
Thanksgiving Carnival of the Mobilists - Smart Mobs
Design of the Day: Nokia Concept Lounge - The World 2 Come
Norbert Wiener - MIT OCW
Cybernetics - MIT OCW
Saturday, November 26, 2005
"A gathering spot for ex-Googlers to reminisce and comment on the latest developments in search."
[via SEW Blog]
Holiday Round Up, and Watch that Ex-Googler Site - John Battelle's Searchblog
Ex-Google Employee Blogs - Google Blogoscoped
Google - Flickr
Xooglers - Google Discussed by Ex-Googlers - Slashdot
Google - The World 2 Come
Monday, November 21, 2005
Source: Portable Media Expo and Podcasting Conference
Podcasting Expo Audio: Don Katz, Jason Calacanis, Angel Gambino, Doug Kaye, ETC - PaidContent.org
Podcasting Keynote - Jason Calacanis
Portable Media Expo - Flickr
Saturday, November 19, 2005
Source: STVP Educators Corner
Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar
Sessions of the Stanford Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Program are available as podcasts - Software Only
Person of the Day: Young Entrepreneurs of Tech - The World 2 Come
Audio of the Day: Stanford on iTunes - The World 2 Come
Friday, November 18, 2005
Google Crushes $400: $500 Next Stop - Catablast! Media Group LLC
GOOG - The Internet Stock Blog
Google-Mart - I, Cringely
GOOG at $400? - The World 2 Come
Audio of the Day: Sergey Brin at Web 2.0 2005 - The World 2 Come
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Keywords: Google, list of Google services and tools
What is Google Base?
"Google Base is a place where you can easily submit all types of online and offline content that we'll host and make searchable online. You can describe any item you post with attributes, which will help people find it when they search Google Base. In fact, based on the relevance of your items, they may also be included in the main Google search index and other Google products like Froogle, Google Base and Google Local."
Source: About Google Base - Google
First Base - Official Google Blog
Google Base Officially Live Now - Google Blogoscoped
Google Base Live, Accepting Content - SEW
Poking At Google Base - SEW Blog
My Experience With Google Base - Inside Google
Google Base: Whatever You Want It To Be But Is It An Advance? - PaidContent.org
Google Base Launched. Yuck. - TechCrunch
Google Base - About Web Search
Google Is Lame - A VC
RSS and Google Base: Google Feeds Off The Web - Burnham's Beat
Google Base Live - WebmasterWorld
Google Base Launches - Slashdot
Daily SearchCast, Nov. 16, 2005 - SEW
Rumor of the Day: Google Base - The World 2 Come
Thursday, November 10, 2005
"A generation ago, entrepreneurship was considered a career path for those with no other prospects. Michael Dell's huge success did a lot to change that, and so did the Internet. Today the entrepreneur is the rock star of the business world.
So, last month, BusinessWeek Online set out to find the next generation of Michael Dells. We asked readers to nominate standout young entrepreneurs. Our editors reviewed the nominations and narrowed the field to this group of 20 finalists."
Source: Business Week
Entrepreneur Blogs - The World 2 Come
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Keywords: Soviet war in Afghanistan
"9th Company is a Russian film released in 2005. It is directed by Fyodor Bondarchuk, the son of classic Soviet film director Sergei Bondarchuk, whose 1959 Destiny of a Man was a landmark in film treatments of World War II.
The film is the first attempt by Russian filmmakers to create a big-screen, big-budget movie about the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The film tells the story of a group of soldiers from the moment they are drafted into the army until their final standoff against the mujahideen. The film is based on real events which took place in 1989. The film was made for $9 million with help from the United Kingdom's Shepperton Studios.
The film was released September 29, 2005 and became a Russian box office hit. It generated $7.7 million in its first five days of release alone, a new domestic record."
Spetsnaz. The Story Behind the Soviet SAS - Viktor Suvorov
Inside Soviet Military Intelligence - Viktor Suvorov
"At Google, engineers and researchers are not two different groups of people. Engineers research products and researchers build products; their functions overlap. At ETech 2005, Google's Director of Search Quality, Peter Norvig, speaks about how this helps Google increase the interactivity of search tools and relevancy of search results using products such as Google Sets and Google Suggest."
Source: IT Conversations
Audio of the Day: Sergey Brin at Web 2.0 2005 - The World 2 Come
Sunday, November 06, 2005
Microsoft Live Event - My Real Time Notes - CrunchNotes
Office Live Will Be A Huge Productivity Tool - TechCrunch
Windows Live - More than an AJAX Desktop - TechCrunch
Microsoft Announcement November 1, 2005 - Flickr
"The 3-hour audio of Microsoft's Tuesday press briefing, with comment from Dan Farber, Steve Gillmor and myself."
Source: Scripting News
Disruption Gang - Gillmor Gang
Gates, Jobs, & the Zen aesthetic - Presentation Zen
Bill Gates and visual complexity - Presentation Zen
How Microsoft Works - Howstuffworks
Exclusive: Full text of Gates email, Ozzie memo - Dave Winer
Keywords: France, 2005 French riots, Nicolas Sarkozy
"As the violence in France reached its tenth consecutive night, the torched car index reached 1,300, and the geography outside the control of the government radically increased, it has become clear that a classic riot over a lack of economic opportunity and justice has morphed into something else entirely."
"Open source war emerged spontaneously in France due to its particularly potent combination of criminal networks and Islamic extremism. The bonding of the two, the economic self-interest and techniques of criminal networks with the moral cohesion and antagonism of Islamic extremism, provided all the necessary preconditions (read more about Guerrilla Entrepreneurs). The spark that took this from a riot to open source war, was the attempt by the French Interior Minister (Sarkozy) to eliminate the parallel criminal economy (a type of primary loyalty energized by globalization) that provides the main means of economic advancement and status in many of these immigrant communities."
Source: Open Source War in France - Global Guerrillas
Paris erupts - BBC News
Violences Urbaines - Jean-Paul Ney
Street Gangs: The New Urban Insurgency - Strategic Studies Institute
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Source: The Blog Herald
ITVidya.com : India's first technology blogging network
Insta Blogs Network - The World 2 Come