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Integrated Viewing Surfaces

Telephones used to be large and heavy compared to today’s phones. They used to have handsets, cords and large rotating dials to enter numbers. Today, they are small, light, cordless and respond to voice interaction. Our viewing screens used to be large, heavy and came in box-like cases. They had antennas, got power from cords […]

All the Information in the World

1 exabyte = 1 billion gigabytes Kilobyte = 1,000 bytes or 10^3 (half a typewritten page) Megabyte = 1,000,000 bytes or 10^6 (a small novel) Gigabyte = 1,000,000,000 bytes or 10^9 (a pickup truck full of books) Terabyte = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes or 10^12 (1/10th of the Library of Congress) Petabyte = 1,000,000,000,000,000 bytes or 10^15 […]

Smart Environments

Whether it’s in a house, an office, a car, or a shopping area, we are re-designing the environments we live in to become more intelligent. We already have smart meters for electricity and soon will have other smart meters for other utilities. We have smart thermostats, smart phones, smart TVs and an entire range of […]

MIT Project to Print Robots

An MIT project is developing technology to enable designing and printing customized components for functioning programmable robotic devices. Their goals are to greatly simplify the process and reduce production time from design to operation to a matter of hours. MIT CSAIL Project Could Transform Robotic Design and Production – [mit.edu] The Massachusetts Institute of Technology […]

KM vs Narcissism

Knowledge management (KM) attempts to enhance information sharing and an awareness of how knowledge is accumulated and used to create innovation. Keith Sawyer has written about applying the concepts of “flow” psychology to group collaborations in order to increase creative power. He also points out that group collaboration is in fact responsible for most of […]