30 April 2010

Nobel laureate physicist disinvited from a physics conference!

Isn't this crazy? 

Nobel laureate physicist Brian Josepheson - head of ‘Mind-Matter Unification Project’ in Cambridge - was disinvited from a physics conference by Antony Valentini due to Brian's interest in paranormal consciousness. 

http://blogs.nature.com/news/thegreatbeyond/2010/04/no_place_for_the_paranormal_at.html 


I met Brian during a conference on Quantum Entanglent at the Human Scale in Utrecht years ago when I gave the follow up keynote speech to his. He is a person so curious and fascinated by consciousness that his studies and research bring nothing but enlightenment to physics.  

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16 April 2010

14 April 2010

US Library of Congress plans to digitally archive all 4 years of Twitter's tweets

"The US Library of Congress said Wednesday it plans to digitally archive all of the billions of messages known as "tweets" sent on Twitter since its launch four years ago."

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1 April 2010

Impact of the Internet on Institutions in the Future

from Pew Internet : The Impact of the Internet on Institutions in the Future

Bottom line - by 2020, 71% of experts surveyed predict online cooperation will make mainstream institutions significantly more responsive and efficient.

"The imperatives and expectations created by the internet will force change in institutions, no matter how resistant they are. There is simply too much pressure from the ground up for institutions to retain 20th century forms. Media companies are classic examples of organizations that have to respond to the new digital realities. All institutions will have to start listening more intently to their stakeholders. “Molecular democracy” and “Long Tail economics” are asserting themselves."

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Web Trend Map

This detailed infographic from iA in Japan - the Web Trend Map - gives you the big picture of what's happening with the major players on the web. 


"The Web Trend Map plots the Internet’s leading names and domains onto the Tokyo Metro map. Domains and personalities are carefully selected through dialogue with map enthusiasts, and every domain is evaluated based on traffic, revenue, and character."


You can order your own high quality map - dimensions: 841 mm × 1189 mm / 33.25 in × 46.75 in.  They also print Apple's ads in Japan, so you can expect high quality.


Why not become a member and create and publish your own maps on webtrendmap.com ?