"It’s a fallacy to believe that dispensing more information more quickly will, in itself, raise the general level of public awareness. To be informed, a person has to want to be informed, and the percentage of Americans demonstrating such motivation seems to have remained pretty stable, and pretty abysmal, throughout our vaunted information age." ~ Nicholas Carr
"The future is already here, it's just not very evenly distributed." ~ William Gibson
"That's made harder by the fact that the best startup ideas seem at first like bad ideas. I've written about this before: if a good idea were obviously good, someone else would already have done it. So the most successful founders tend to work on ideas that few beside them realize are good. Which is not that far from a description of insanity, till you reach the point where you see results." ~ Paul Graham
There are open source computer algorithms which programmers can teach to recognise specific objects and shapes. Google have created an "artificial brain" which can teach itself how to recognise objects and shapes. With Google's Project Glass now a reality, how long before we have this?
British Museum in Google Maps on Android.
"Researchers at the University of Tokyo have created a robot hand that has a 100% winning rate playing rock-paper-scissors. Using a high-speed camera, the robot recognises within one millisecond which shape the human hand is making, then produces the corresponding winning shape."
In the future human beings are going to have to learn to how to control/suppress their physical ticks and tells because we will be constantly surveilled by high speed/resolution cameras controlled by high performance computers. Orwellian!