The human brain is made up of billions of interconnected neurons about the size of a pinhead. As neurons interact, patterns manifest as singular thoughts such as a math calculation, and broad emotional states such as attention. The average human thinks 70,000 thoughts each day. As a by-product, every interaction between neurons creates a miniscule electrical discharge, measurable by EEG (electroencephalogram) machines. By themselves, these charges are impossible to measure from outside the skull. However, a dominant mental state, driven by collective neuron activity created by hundreds of thousands concurrent discharges, can be measured.
“I’m not going to speculate [about Glass] because time will tell with regards what is the right execution with regards to this idea of “heads-up”, so I think we’ve a lot of work to do, frankly, so I’m not going to speculate about that” Pannenbecker said. “But I think, as I said, this is for me an area that we want to engage in, I mean, this topic of heads-up not this particular solution for example. As I said, there’s a whole bandwidth of opportunities, and I think we as a company need to look very deeply into these opportunities, and then commit.”
"....the development of radically new ICT: new supercomputing technologies to federate and manage the data, to integrate it in computer models and simulations of the brain, to identify patterns and organisational principles that only appear when the data is put together, and to identify gaps to be filled by new experiments."
.....of the present.
Now.....what will the classroom of the future look like?
"...The research landscape is fast changing, presenting challenges for researchers in the domains of the veillances and associated social computing as they move to a model of open access and reuse of data.
This paper identifies how legal capacity, technical expertise, research capability and strategic policy enables re-use of research data in the domains of the veillances and associated social computing. Identity awareness addresses the required connectivity between research data and other elements in research ecosystems in order to make the data available and reusable beyond the initial research.
These connections include relations between the data, researchers, publications and research grants. In this paper correlations are drawn between veillances, social computing and best practice principles of identity awareness of research data in the domain of eScience.
A number of dataset cases articulate the challenges that face researchers as they seek to expose data created as a result of veillance or social computing research activities.
The film is based on two meetings with a Predator drone sensor operator, which were recorded in a hotel in Las Vegas in September 2010. On camera, the drone operator agreed to discuss the technical aspects of his job and his daily routine. Off camera and off the record, he briefly described recurring incidents in which the unmanned plane fired at both militants and civilians - and the psychological difficulties he experienced as a result. Instead of looking for the appropriate news accounts or documentary footage to augment his redacted story, the film is deliberately miscast and misplaced: It follows an actor cast as the drone operator who grudgingly sits for an interview in a dark hotel. The interview is repeatedly interrupted by the actor\'s digressions, which take the viewer on meandering trips around Las Vegas. Told in quick flashbacks, the stories form a circular plot that nevertheless returns fitfully to the voice and blurred face of the drone operator - and to his unfinished story.
We’re a software company. We are building off the advances being made by some of our amazing partners who’ve created powerful processors, mobile sensors and mind-blowing optics hardware. We take these advances and bring them to life for our customers with software.
Unlike companies who simply build an app that uses your location to add some extra value, we’ve built an end to end system for creating immersive augmented reality experiences. Part of this system is the software that creates a unique experience for users wearing AR Glasses. The head-worn form factor enables people to work hands-free wherever they are with the display overlayed on top of their real-world view.
Full interview here