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Recent Readings, 11

by Kevin Kelly / 11日

Walking is a superpower. When you walk you increase many cognitive functions. I know that is true for me. A scientist offers some evidence in a new book In Praise of Walking (I have not read). Article about the book … Continue reading →

Recent Readings, 10

by Kevin Kelly / 22日

So-called Influencers don’t influence. According a 2007 paper by Duncan Watts, “large scale changes in public opinion are not driven by highly influential people who influence everyone else, but rather by easily influenced people, influencing other easily influenced people.” Link. This … Continue reading →

Recent Readings, 9

by Kevin Kelly / 約1ヶ月

Global Greening: Increased CO2 in the atmosphere is plant food. Wild plants of all kinds are growing faster around the world, sequestering CO2 into biomass. This is not the whole climate story, but it should not be ignored. Good summary … Continue reading →

Cyberweapons: A Real Worry

by Kevin Kelly / 約2ヶ月

There is not too much about technology that I worry about. But one technological area I do worry a lot about is cyber war, cyber security, cyber conflict. My worry stems from the lack of accountability and the lack of … Continue reading →

Recent Readings, 8

by Kevin Kelly / 約2ヶ月

IMHO, reading this subReddit written by an AI feels very similar to reading a subReddit written by humans that post on Reddit. Link. Pregnant women operate at a the limit of human energy endurance, just slightly ahead of elite ultramarathoners. … Continue reading →

Arrival of the Babel Fish

by Kevin Kelly / 約2ヶ月

In the very near future, maybe in ten years, we’ll have earpods that will do real time language translation. Someone speaks Greek to you, and with the slightest delay, you’ll hear English. You respond in English, they’ll hear Greek. It’ll … Continue reading →

Dumbsmart

by Kevin Kelly / 約2ヶ月

We need a better word than smart. Or dumb. I’m trying to come up with the word that we’ll use to describe artificial intelligences that fuel our self-driving cars, or enliven digital assistants. These agents will be incredibly smart and … Continue reading →

Ingenic

by Kevin Kelly / 2ヶ月

Ingenic: Content created in the same media that it is consumed in. As an example, if one uses VR tools within VR to create a VR world, that content is ingenic. That is, the world has been generated within the framework of … Continue reading →

Recent Readings, 7

by Kevin Kelly / 2ヶ月

This a helpful summary of 5 lessons from history. Link. With remarkable accuracy this AI neural net from MIT can guess what a person looks like based on a short clip of their voice. It’s interesting research, but not clear … Continue reading →

Recent Readings, 6

by Kevin Kelly / 3ヶ月

Sunsets on Mars are blue. Link. I too laugh. ” ‘Once we build a generally intelligent system, basically we will ask [OpenAI] to figure out a way to make an investment return for you.’” When the crowd erupted with laughter … Continue reading →