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A song written in 2005 about what is going down in 2011!

Into the Silos

Making love
Under silos
Trapped above
What do I know?
Whispering sweetest secrets
For all the World to hear
It’s live on television
Intimacy revealed
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I don’t even know why we even pretend that privacy exists anymore. We’re all just floating data points in the mind of Zoltar now!

Click here for the article in the Telegraph.

Mind you I sure wouldn’t mind if they used this technology to control the speed of cars through highway congestion zones… I HATE it when traffic comes to a dead stop on the highway…

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We call it “The Internet” or “The Web”. But don’t you think we need a name with a bit more weight behind it?

Douglas Adams got it right when he wrote in The Hitchhiker’s GuideĀ to the Galaxy that “Earth is the Computer”. And he named it Deep Thought; which is pretty good but not nearly serious enough.

I don’t think even he couldĀ have imagined at the time how prescient his literary flight of fancy would turn out to be. The amount of data that is presently stored in the world’s computer servers is mind boggling and even unsettling when you consider that most, if not all, digital paths run through Google.

And like the human brain, only a small fraction of this data, and the myriad switches and servers that connect it, are being analysed and used in any meaningful way…so far!

The special report, “Data Data Everywhere” published in the February 2010 issue of The Economist makes for some interesting reading in this regard.

It all got me thinking that we need a better name for the Information Super Highway. After all it will continue to evolve and become more and central to how we live our lives. And what a better name to call it than Zoltar! (more…)

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Then follow @CERN and receive tweets about Large Hadron Collider activity. Be amongst the first to know that our planet is about to dissolve into a black hole that was supposed to be so small it would instantly disappear.

Keep in mind that Quants, the greedy eggheads that went to Wall Street instead of #CERN also sold the idea to otherwise intelligent people that housing prices would never -EVER- drop!

Finding the Higgs Boson is the risk free ponzi scheme of Quantum Physics.

Beware! The biggest bubble of all these days is inflated with hubris.

Just saying…..

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Neil Postman (8 March 1931 – 5 October 2003) was a prominent American educator, media theorist and cultural critic…

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Neil_Postman

“Technopoly is a state of culture… state of mind… the deification of technology, which means that the culture seeks its authorization in technology… its satisfactions… its orders… This requires the development of a new kind of social order, and of necessity leads to the rapid dissolution of much that is associated with traditional beliefs. (more…)

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