Shouldn’t we be investing more in quantum computing? (by @azeem )

Exponential View #174 – Dept of quantum computingBCG reportGiven the large potential of quantum computing, the actual investment levels are low (with one exception, see at the end of this). We reckon, from a rough LinkedIn count, that fewer than 2,000 people are involved in companies working in any part of the quantum stack (and [...]

Are nation states nearing their end as our preferred scale of the political and socio-economic organization?

 Global governance (amongst other interesting topics in exponential view newsletter #162)Dept of states and sovereigntyThere is a notion worth revisiting: are nation states nearing their end as our preferred scale of the political and socio-economic organization? This idea lies in contrast with the “end of history” theory of modernity. I’ve found the question of evolving the nation-state fascinating [...]

How Artificial Intelligence Is Reshaping Commerce (by @cbinsights )

 Retail’s Adapt-Or-Die Moment: How Artificial Intelligence Is Reshaping Commerce"Traditional and new-school retailers alike are using AI and robotics to automate various parts of the retail chain, from manufacturing to last-mile delivery."Despite the rise of AI-based solutions, only a handful of traditional brands have been effectively implementing AI strategies to drive business efficiency. But AI is reshaping [...]

How To Become A Centaur (by @ncasenmare)

 AIs are best at choosing answers. Humans are best at choosing questions.via @mit_jods How To Become A Centaur by Nicky Case…we’ve told ourselves that our relationship between ourselves and our AI is like a chess game: Zero-sum — one player’s win is another player’s loss.…They invited all kinds of contestants — supercomputers, human grandmasters, mixed teams of humans and AIs [...]

The Coming Software Apocalypse

The serious problems that have happened with software have to do with requirements, not coding errors.The Coming Software Apocalypse - The AtlanticThe programmer, the renowned Dutch computer scientist Edsger Dijkstra wrote in 1988, “has to be able to think in terms of conceptual hierarchies that are much deeper than a single mind ever needed to [...]

2017-10-01T17:43:00+02:00October 1st, 2017|informática|

Cuando la carrera cobra más importancia que el destino

~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; Tierra de los hombres, 1939"El uso de una herramienta inteligente no te ha convertido en un aburrido técnico. Me parece que esos que tanto se espantan de nuestros progresos confunden el fin con los medios. En efecto, quien siembra con la única esperanza de lograr bienes materiales no logra nada por lo [...]

How to Take a Full-Page Screenshot (with Chrome)

by @zapier How to Take a Full-Page ScreenshotStart by using the shortcut pairs below—enter the first shortcut, followed by the second—depending on your operating system:On Mac1. Alt + Command + I2. Command + Shift + POn Windows/Linux/Chrome OS1. Ctrl + Shift + I2. Ctrl + Shift + PThese keyboard shortcuts will open Chrome's developer menu. Just type "screenshot" and you'll see the option appear to "capture full size screenshot." Simply select this and Chrome will automatically [...]

One of eight working Apple 1 computers goes up for auction

vía @MacDailyNews price estimated between $190,000 and $320,000The Apple I was the company’s very first product, originally manufactured by Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs’ garage — Wozniak has said that about 200 of the computers were built in total,” Cunningham reports. “Apple offered aggressive discounts on the Apple II for people who traded in their old [...]

2017-03-17T08:49:00+01:00March 17th, 2017|apple, informática, lujo|

Pennsylvania sues IBM over troubled $110M IT upgrade

 The Standish Group, drawing from a database of 50,000 development projects, has found that for development projects that exceed $100 million in labor costs, only 2% are successful, meaning on-time and within budget. Another 51% are considered challenged or over budget, behind schedule or didn't meet user expectations. The rest, 47%, are seen as outright failures, said [...]

Electronic Frontier Foundation – Digital Privacy at the U.S. Border: Protecting the Data On Your Devices and In the Cloud

Digital Privacy at the U.S. Border: Protecting the Data On Your Devices and In the Cloud | Electronic Frontier FoundationContentsDownloadExecutive SummaryPart 1: Digital Privacy Guide for TravelersWhat is the Border?Risk Assessment FactorsFactors About YouFactors About Your Data and DevicesBefore You Arrive at the BorderTalk to Your EmployerMinimize the Data That You Carry Across the BorderProtect [...]

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