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Forget far-right populism – crypto-anarchists are the new masters. Those who mistakenly thought 2016 was an anomaly, a series of unprecedented events, should have few remaining doubts.

Forget far-right populism – crypto-anarchists are the new masters

WorkingLearningLeading. Conservation of Information Made Simple. In the 1970s, Doubleday published a series of books with the title “Made Simple.”

Conservation of Information Made Simple

This series covered a variety of academic topics (Statistics Made Simple, Philosophy Made Simple, etc.). The 1980s saw the “For Dummies” series, which expanded the range of topics to include practical matters such as auto repair. A ‘Digital Alchemist’ Unravels the Mysteries of Complexity. Sharon Glotzer has made a number of career-shifting discoveries, each one the kind “that completely changes the way you look at the world,” she said, “and causes you to say, ‘Wow, I need to follow this.’”

A ‘Digital Alchemist’ Unravels the Mysteries of Complexity

A theoretical soft condensed matter physicist by training who now heads a thriving 33-person research group spanning three departments at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Glotzer uses computer simulations to study emergence — the phenomenon whereby simple objects give rise to surprising collective behaviors. Unexpected Benefits of Digital Transformation. Digital tools can be used in many different “right” — and surprising — ways to add value to an organization.

Unexpected Benefits of Digital Transformation

Many different fields of study — such as psychology, human-computer interaction, and ecology — have employed the concept of “affordances.” The term refers to the different possible actions that someone can take with an object in a particular environment. For example, someone can interact with a beach ball by batting it in the air, letting it float in water, sitting on it, or popping it. This is the most dangerous time for our planet. As a theoretical physicist based in Cambridge, I have lived my life in an extraordinarily privileged bubble.

This is the most dangerous time for our planet

Cambridge is an unusual town, centred around one of the world’s great universities. Within that town, the scientific community that I became part of in my 20s is even more rarefied. And within that scientific community, the small group of international theoretical physicists with whom I have spent my working life might sometimes be tempted to regard themselves as the pinnacle. Deepak Mehta's answer to What are the most productive ways to spend time on the Internet? - Quora. Defensibility creates the most value for founders. James Currier is a co-founder and partner of NFX Guild, an early-stage fund with a three-month program for marketplace and network businesses.

Defensibility creates the most value for founders

How to join the network The recent $26 billion LinkedIn acquisition by Microsoft was the largest in the history of the software industry, and the $19 billion WhatsApp acquisition by Facebook in 2014 was close behind. These are examples of how much value is created by companies that achieve true defensibility. Quora. 131 Flynn and Ugyel Diagnostic Tool ANZAM 2013. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of — Quartz. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy may be the most interesting website on the internet.

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of — Quartz

Not because of the content—which includes fascinating entries on everything from ambiguity to zombies—but because of the site itself. Its creators have solved one of the internet’s fundamental problems: How to provide authoritative, rigorously accurate knowledge, at no cost to readers. It’s something the encyclopedia, or SEP, has managed to do for two decades. The Human Brain Project. The design patterns of work — Work Futures. Bernard Stiegler: «L’accélération de l’innovation court-circuite tout ce qui contribue à l’élaboration de la civilisation»

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Bernard Stiegler: «L’accélération de l’innovation court-circuite tout ce qui contribue à l’élaboration de la civilisation»

Le terme, dixit le dictionnaire de l’Académie française, dérive du latin disrumpere, «briser en morceaux, faire éclater». The Radical Plasticity Thesis: How the Brain Learns to be Conscious. The Ultimate Guide for Becoming an Idea Machine. The way to have good ideas is to get close to killing yourself.

The Ultimate Guide for Becoming an Idea Machine

It’s like weightlifting. When you lift slightly more than you can handle, you get stronger. In life, when the gun is to your head, you either figure it out, or you die. When you cut yourself open, you bleed ideas. If you’re broke and close to death, you have to start coming up with ideas. Notre futur économique entre techno-miracle et techno-déprime. « Qu’est-ce qui a le plus changé le cours de l’histoire ?

Notre futur économique entre techno-miracle et techno-déprime

» interroge Andrew McAfee (@amcafee) sur la scène de USI. La religion ? Les guerres ? Les épidémies ? Les sciences ? A Tool to Map Your Next Digital Initiative. Given all the attention that “digital” is getting at the moment, you would be forgiven for thinking that it is somehow new. In fact, the relentless drive to embrace digital technologies has been ongoing for many decades. What also seems to have been forgotten are the lessons from these earlier attempts to leverage IT (remember that IT is a digital technology). Unfortunately, the history of IT investments in most organizations is far from stellar: Research over the years suggests that the overall failure rate of IT projects is around 70%. Intelligence artificielle : le transhumanisme est narcissique. Visons l'hyperhumanisme.

Le transhumanisme est-il un humanisme ? (Flickr-CC-cblue98) Récemment, des scientifiques et des dirigeants d’entreprises influents déclaraient publiquement que l'intelligence artificielle (IA) constituait l’une des pires menaces pour l’humanité. C’est en tous les cas le point de vue de l’astrophysicien Stephen Hawking, du fondateur de Microsoft, Bill Gates, ou encore d’Elon Musk, cofondateur de Tesla Motors et de SpaceX. Atteint de la maladie de Charcot (dystrophie neuromusculaire) Stephen Hawking, qui communique pourtant avec le monde extérieur grâce à un ordinateur synthétiseur de voix, actionné par le mouvement de ses yeux, explique que l’IA risque de conduire l’humanité à sa perte parce que les ordinateurs et les robots devenus plus intelligents que l’Homme finiront par le réduire à l’esclavage.

Même discours alarmiste du côté du fondateur de Microsoft, qui dénonce lui aussi le danger de domination de l’IA sur l’humanité. De nouvelles dimensions plutôt qu'une domination. Forum Changer d'ère #4 - Introduction par Joël de Rosnay. Algocracy: Opportunities and Risks (videocast with Adam Ford) – Algocracy and the Transhumanist Project. BenklerWEB.