• Archive for March, 2013

    Petascale Urban Computing

    by  • March 31, 2013 • Everything Else • 4 Comments

    Simple concept (!) I wanted to give a URL to. One thousand or more nodes in a mesh or other network Each node has: One terabyte or more of disk One gigabyte or more of ram On gigahertz or more of processor Nodes are scattered through a contiguous geography like a city Conceptually, Petascale Urban [...]

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    Not Capitalism, not Communism

    by  • March 28, 2013 • Everything Else • 6 Comments

    I got an interesting write up on the unemployment / mechanization / income angle from my friend Nathan Koren (he does collaborative futures with Noah Raford at¬†Futurescaper). Nathan’s basic argument is that Ford’s innovation of “make a car your workers can afford” has now been displaced with “race to the bottom” feedback loops in manufacturing, [...]

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    Dynamic Tension

    by  • March 4, 2013 • Everything Else • 17 Comments

    Although I spend a lot of time feeling powerless, I have more undivided, informed, concentrated attention on the affairs of the world than almost anybody. Because I’m self-funded (i.e. usually broke) and self-directed, I get to set my own agendas. There are very few actors with this kind of freedom. It also means that I [...]

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