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Cable Companies Too Big?

The recent news about Comcast seeking approval to buy Time Warner has brought the issue of Cable/Broadband Company monopolies to the fore.  This is an issue that can find strong advocates on both sides of the Democratic/Republican aisle.  The strongest opponents of growing Cable/ISP companies increasing their monopolies are usually also strong advocates of Internet [&hellip

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The Singularity: Life Saving and Extending Technologies

The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology.   That is a book title that strikes many as ominous.  It , for many,  hearkens a “SkyNet” or “I Robot” scenario where the threat is when machines “decide” as “thinking, reasoning machines” that they know better than humans know what our best course may be.  Years [&hellip

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Sciddy Community Online Made Easier

We just upgraded the blog here on Sciddy to make it easier for more people to quickly intereact with us. The comment section on any of these blog posts can be opened simply by choosing whatever Social Network(s) you already use and love. This does not share your password for any of those with us. [&hellip

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Age of Context

A new book just out,  “Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy” is full of key insights about how “wearable computing” and a sensor laden world of objects is going to,  and IS,  changing the world in which we interact (or rather,  the way we experience that world.)  While many “older [&hellip

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Online TV News and fighting Cable Monopoly

I have long anticipated the convergence of TV with the Internet. Back in my pre-Internet nerd days, I was an audio and then a video enthusiast. I’ve long been a hobbyist in recording. When computer mediated communications came along, I was very much into the ways we can communicate and build community around a wide [&hellip

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