The Samsung Intel backed app called MindMeld can listen to a conversation of up to eight people at once and creates a dynamic search engine results feed.
Mindmeld is being targeted at networked chat. However the same search feed technology is well suited to a pervasive ubiquitous paradigm, as user experience flows between glass, phone, tablet, laptop, browser, and etc. A pervasive record of device use (desktop, browser, phone, text, geo) over hours, days and years allows search engines to find and use hyper personalized (and valuable) preference patterns in deep time. Again, it’s worth emphasizing that the search results would be a dynamic feed rather than a static results page. So the context of the users situation and (forward/backward) patterns in time would constantly be aggregated into the feed. What is the user browsing now? What email conversations are they having? Where are they?
Socially mediated search – social dynamics and information patterns from parallel (pervasive) records are also important. One major paradigm change in networked data is the mash-up. When feeds collide amazing things happen. Humans are social animals. When rich social pathways are used to direct data collision, value is created. Exposing parallel search feeds across the network (and exposing contexts in search feed information pathways) allows for social search grooming and re-versioning.
This presentation on MindMeld technology and mapping techniques can be applied to visualization tools and dynamic data.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (“DARPA”) is one of the few tech programs left in the U.S. Fed Budget. This isn’t surprising. The history of technology is strongly associated with war.
So like, what are they up to?
DARPA thinks Moore’s law is moving too slow. They are funding research into new material science, new sensors, new transducers and Quantum engineered devices. Awesome! Check the details at Next Big Future.
If your job is boring, you can be replaced by narrow AI. That’s the relatively cheap easy Artificial Intelligence that just needs a set of instructions (more or less). Perhaps you’ve already read about this in Martin Ford’s The Lights In The Tunnel where he explores some of the economic consequences of job destruction through automation.
We are closing in on a more powerful technology which could have even greater economic impact. AGI as embodied by Whole Brain Emulation is a more powerful version of AI that has more plasticity. Whole brain emulation will allow machines to make broader more fluid decisions/actions and perform a wider range of occupations. Robin Hanson looks at this disruptive impact of this technology. It could be the most disruptive technology heading our way in the next few decades.
Have you heard about programmable sand? aka Claytronics.
Data attack has an advantage against data defense. This is not good news for the intelligence and defense industries.
This is great news! The military and intelligence community have deep pockets for new disruptive technologies. This could lead to a boom in new quantum computing technologies. Like this new diamond quantum computer. Or new quantum control protocols. Both of which could lead to larger scale quantum computers.
What would you like to see from Project Glass aka Google Glasses?
- I would like to see AR LARP game apps.
- I would like apps that guide me through home improvement and auto repair tasks.
- I would like AR cooking apps that can guide me through various recipes.
- I would like an AR shopping app that offers information about products like nutrition, diet, price comparison, and ethical business practices.
- I would like enhanced vision like magnification (microscope & telescope) and night vision.
- I would like an encyclopedia or Wikipedia AR app.
- I would like a flight recorder app that’s stored on the cloud, as a crime deterrence.
- I would like a face recognition app that not only stores information about personal contacts but also has information about criminals or people I want to avoid.
- I would like an app that helps with sports, such as a speedometer for jogging or something that tracks baseballs, golf balls, soccer balls and etc.