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Tim Shorrock Asks Why It Took the Washington Post So Long to Investigate the US Intelligence System
"With all due respect to the Washington Post—and Dana Priest and Bill Arkin are very good reporters—we have to ask, why did it take them seven years to do this story?" says Tim Shorrock, an investigative journalist and author of Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing. "Anyone who's been covering intelligence or national security in Washington knows that intelligence has been privatized to an incredible extent."
Monday, July 19, 2010
At TEDGlobal 2010, author Matt Ridley shows how, throughout history, the engine of human progress has been the meeting and mating of ideas to make new ideas. It's not important how clever individuals are, he says; what really matters is how smart the collective brain is.
Matt Ridley: When ideas have sex, posted with vodpod
Sunday, July 18, 2010
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Just too hilarious for words, but tragic that such media seems to take it so seriously. It could be argued that music is the oldest man-created opiate of them all - hardly a new phenomonem!
Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Warning Parents Ab..., posted with vodpod
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
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Sunday, July 11, 2010
What is Augmented Reality (AR)? The Meddling Geniuses at ImmersiveTech break it down and explain it in plain simple English. The concept of AR has been around since 1992 but its modern form has really started to mature in the last three years. AR is even starting to appear on the smartphones that practically everyone has these days.
Augmented reality is a term for live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment that has been augmented by virtual computer-generated imagery. It takes your ~current~ reality and ~enhances~ it with a virtual layer of artificial information. The phrase 'Augmented Reality' was first coined in 1992 by Thomas Caudell at Boeing in helping workers assemble cables into Boeing aircrafts and later demonstrated to enhance human performance by the US Air Force that same year. Before you know it, AR will become as part of our everyday lives as our watches and smartphones!
ImmersiveTech Explains - Augmented Reality, posted with vodpod
Saturday, July 10, 2010
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Urban designer Mitchell Joachim presents his vision for sustainable, organic architecture: eco-friendly abodes grown from plants and -- wait for it -- meat.
Mitchell Joachim: Don't build your home, grow it!, posted with vodpod
Friday, July 02, 2010
What is Virtual Reality (VR)? The Meddling Geniuses at ImmersiveTech break it down and explain it in plain simple English. There is more virutal reality around than you think. Granted we still have quite a way to go but every journey begins with a first step.
Virtual reality is a term that applies to computer-simulated environments that simulate places in the real world as well as imaginary ones. It takes your ~current~ reality and ~replaces~ it with a virtual one. The first widely accepted ~digital~ virtual reality was created by the US Air Force in 1966 as part of their flight simulation training, however traces of attempts to ~replace~ reality predating digital computing can be found as far back as the 1860's when 360 art through panoramic murals began to appear.
The world's first ever Immersive Technology Summit will be held at the Los Angeles Center Studios (LACS) on October 14th, 2010.
ImmersiveTech Explains - Virtual Reality, posted with vodpod