“Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.”
What would you do if you discovered your government was killing and maiming thousands of innocent people and nobody knew it was happening? This was the story of my friend, Fred Branfman.
“The ability to place sensors everywhere and process the volume of data they produce, coupled with advances in computer vision, makes it possible to create better immersive environments (as we saw with the debut of the Oculus Rift last year) and believable layers of digital images on top of the physical world (demo’d earlier this … [Read more…]
“The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000.” Source: FBI’s flawed forensics expert testimony: Hair analysis, bite marks, fingerprints, arson.
Many believe that the technology Abovitz is working on—along with a handful of competing virtual reality rigs—could usher in the next big change in how we use computers.
I’m intrigued to see that today’s nowEurope is full of news and discussion about the other EEurope – Eastern Europe. As many of you know, I’m based in Budapest, Hungary, and I oversee the region for First Tuesday. I’ve been doing business on the net here since 1995. I spent this last weekend in Prague, … [Read more…]
Is intellectual property obsolete in the Internet age? asked Richard Poynder, who is helping to organize a debate on the topic in London for patent specialists Derwent Information. “There are people who argue, for instance, that patents are having a negative impact on the development of the web (business method patents, sofware patents, patents on … [Read more…]