Wilbert Baan

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Wilbert Baan

22 days ago

"I think the best way to understand the system is as a sort of bastard love child of a loyalty scheme,"

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

wired.co.uk

Wilbert Baan

22 days ago

Great step forward. Understanding how to analyze and use data has become part of the design skill set.

Design for Augmented Intelligence

medium.com

Wilbert Baan

31 days ago

Meet the CamperForce, Amazon's Nomadic Retiree Army

wired.com

Wilbert Baan

72 days ago

So much for decentralized; "Antpool and BTC.com, account for 28.9% of all the processing power on the global bitcoin network"

China’s Bitmain dominates bitcoin mining. Now it wants to cash in on artificial intelligence

qz.com

Wilbert Baan

72 days ago

Interesting cultural differences in product design for home voice systems;

"The home environment is very different. Because we’re talking about voice interactions. The acoustic environment, the pattern of noises, will be very different. Alexa, Echo, and Cortana are optimized for American homes. In my view, this only works in North America and maybe a portion of Europe. Essentially, the assumption is that you have spacious homes; you have several rooms. In China, that’s not the case at all. For our target, even for the young generation with high incomes, typically they have 60 square meters [645 square feet], sometimes 90 square meters [970 square feet]."

How Baidu Will Win China’s AI Race—and, Maybe, the World’s

wired.com

Wilbert Baan

75 days ago

The future (next decades) require scaling up food production and scaling down the footprint. Interesting insight in what's happening right now.

This Tiny Country Feeds the World

nationalgeographic.com

Wilbert Baan

107 days ago

David Byrne on automating everything

ELIMINATING THE HUMAN

davidbyrne.com

Wilbert Baan

110 days ago

Great overview

Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future

waitbutwhy.com

Wilbert Baan

114 days ago

"Generation X was breast-fed punk and invented indie, and grunge, and techno, and any bloody musical genre of worth that you care to name."

In the war between millennials and baby boomers we have forgotten about the work-hard, play-hard Generation X

independent.co.uk

Wilbert Baan

116 days ago

The complexity of the combustion engine and its maintenance costs over a lifetime are often overlooked when people compare fossil fuel cars with electric cars.

This Is How Big Oil Will Die

shift.newco.co

Wilbert Baan

120 days ago

Interesting to read the story behind this picture.

The Story Behind the World’s Most Famous Desktop Background

artsy.net

Wilbert Baan

120 days ago

Should a 3D printer manufacturer control what you print? Should a car manufacturer control where you can drive?

DJI Is Locking Down Its Drones Against a Growing Army of DIY Hackers

motherboard.vice.com

Wilbert Baan

379 days ago

"Software today can make you rich only by enabling you to do something else that people pay for."

Software, the Invisible Technology

spectrum.ieee.org

Wilbert Baan

428 days ago

“It’s bullshit,” Mick Neville said when I asked him about automated facial recognition. “Fantasyland.” At the airport, when a scanner compares your face with your passport photo, Neville explained, “The lighting’s perfect, the angle’s perfect.” By contrast, the average human can recognize a family member from behind. “No computer will ever be able to do that.”

The Detectives Who Never Forget a Face

newyorker.com

Wilbert Baan

484 days ago

I think it's more about how technology is disruptive politics.

How technology disrupted the truth

theguardian.com

Wilbert Baan

520 days ago

“Congress just passed a law where anything you discover in space, you own,” she says. “So, that’d be cool.”

Welcome to Spaceport America. Your Rocket Will Depart Soon. Ish.

wired.com

Wilbert Baan

572 days ago

Great overview of the possibilities and current state of VR by Kevin Kelly

"A universal interface for working in VR would unleash the greatest expression of creativity the planet has yet seen."

The Untold Story of Magic Leap, the World’s Most Secretive Startup

wired.com

Wilbert Baan

618 days ago

Fast Path to a Great UX – Increased Exposure Hours

articles.uie.com

Wilbert Baan

630 days ago

Great written overview over what's next or what is not.

What’s Next in Computing?

medium.com

Wilbert Baan

649 days ago

Great insight in how (design) research helps you rethink the world as you know it.

"I wonder if this makes Negroponte happy. His one laptop-per-child dream was never fully realized but one smartphone-per-human—far more capable and sensible than a laptop, in many ways—has most certainly arrived."

The Facebook-Loving Farmers of Myanmar

theatlantic.com

Wilbert Baan

706 days ago

There is this great documentary, 180 degrees South with Tompkins and about Patagonia.

Douglas Tompkins, 72, North Face Founder, Dies in Kayaking Accident

nytimes.com

Wilbert Baan

706 days ago

Great to see Maria Popova is reviewing books for the NYT.

‘Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs,’ by Lisa Randall

nytimes.com

Wilbert Baan

706 days ago

Adapting to a world where we move from one job to many tasks will be one of the biggest challenges for our social systems

'My father had one job in his life, I've had six in mine, my kids will have six at the same time'

theguardian.com

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