Google+ The World 2 Come: November 2005

Monday, November 28, 2005

Insight of the Day: Timeline of future technology and social change by J.R. Mooneyham

Image: Stargate Atlantis - SCIFI.COM

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

Blogs:
Future Blogs - The World 2 Come

See also:
Future - The World 2 Come

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Video of the Day: Dancing Robots

Keywords: robot

Google Video of the Day: EXTRA: The Robots of Beck's New Video in Practice
Link

News:
Robots - Topix.net

Blogs:
Robots - Engadget
Robotic Nation Evidence
Robots.net

Photos:
Robot - Flickr

Audio:
Daniel Wilson - IT Conversations
NeoFiles Show #21: But You Won’t Let Those Evil Robots Defeat Me

Learn:
How Robots Work - Howstuffworks
Robotics - MIT OCW
Robots - About.com

See also:
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

Interview of the Day: Thomas P.M. Barnett in Second Life

Image: Second Life Future Salon

"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]

Blogs:
New World Notes
Thomas P.M. Barnett's Second Life Transcript and Slides - Second Life Future Salon

Audio:
Thomas Barnett - IT Conversations

Blog of the Day: Future Perfect

Keywords: mobile phone

"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
[via MobHappy]

Blogs:
Thanksgiving Carnival of the Mobilists - Smart Mobs

See also:
Design of the Day: Nokia Concept Lounge - The World 2 Come

Person of the Day: Norbert Wiener

"Norbert Wiener (November 26, 1894 - March 18, 1964) was a U.S. mathematician, known as the founder of cybernetics. He coined the term in his book Cybernetics or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine (MIT Press, 1948), widely recognized as one of the most important books of contemporary scientific thinking."
Source: Wikipedia

Learn:
Norbert Wiener - MIT OCW
Cybernetics - MIT OCW

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Audio of the Day: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Program

"Educators Corner is pleased to announce that it is podcasting the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders lecture series held at Stanford University. The lectures take place every Wednesday during the academic quarter."
Source: STVP Educators Corner

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar
Link

Blogs:
Sessions of the Stanford Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Program are available as podcasts - Software Only

See also:
Person of the Day: Young Entrepreneurs of Tech - The World 2 Come
Audio of the Day: Stanford on iTunes - The World 2 Come

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Topic of the Day: Google Base


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

Blogs:
First Base - Official Google Blog

Reviews:
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

Opinion:
Google Is Lame - A VC

Insight:
RSS and Google Base: Google Feeds Off The Web - Burnham's Beat

Discuss:
Google Base Live - WebmasterWorld
Google Base Launches - Slashdot

Audio:
Daily SearchCast, Nov. 16, 2005 - SEW

See also:
Rumor of the Day: Google Base - The World 2 Come

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Person of the Day: Young Entrepreneurs of Tech

Keywords: entrepreneur

"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

Blogs:
Entrepreneur Blogs - The World 2 Come

Audio:
Venture Voice

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Movie of the Week: "9th Company"

Image: kinokadr.ru

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."
Source: Wikipedia

Photos:
kinokadr.ru

Music:
fedia.ru

Books:
Spetsnaz. The Story Behind the Soviet SAS - Viktor Suvorov
Inside Soviet Military Intelligence - Viktor Suvorov
ArtOfWar

Audio of the Day: Peter Norvig at ETech 2005

Keywords: Peter Norvig, Google, Google Labs, ETech 2005

"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

See also:
Audio of the Day: Sergey Brin at Web 2.0 2005 - The World 2 Come

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Start of the Week: Windows & Office Live

Image: Michael Arrington - Flickr

Keywords:
Microsoft

Blogs:

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


Photos:

Microsoft Announcement November 1, 2005 - Flickr

Audio:
"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
Link

Communications:
Gates, Jobs, & the Zen aesthetic - Presentation Zen
Bill Gates and visual complexity - Presentation Zen

Learn:
How Microsoft Works - Howstuffworks

Update:
Exclusive: Full text of Gates email, Ozzie memo - Dave Winer

Topic of the Week: Riots in France

Image: Le Monde

Keywords: France, 2005 French riots, Nicolas Sarkozy

Analysis:
"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

Pictures:
Paris erupts - BBC News
Violences Urbaines - Jean-Paul Ney

Special Report:
Street Gangs: The New Urban Insurgency - Strategic Studies Institute

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Blog of the Day: ITVidya.com

"A group of IT professionals has launched India’s first network of technology blogs. Named ITvidya.com, the network includes 'expert-managed blogs' in areas of coding, design, database, operating systems, emerging technologies, enterprise solutions, outsourcing, web and wireless technologies."
Source: The Blog Herald

ITVidya.com : India's first technology blogging network
Link

See also:
Insta Blogs Network - The World 2 Come

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Blog of the Day: Inside Google Desktop

Keywords: Google Desktop

David Krane, Google’s head of Corporate PR, reports:
"Yet another new product blog from the Google Product Team – this time, featuring Google Desktop."
Source: kraneland

Inside Google Desktop
Link