What does technology want?

Kevin Kelly, author of What Technology Wants and Steven Johnson, author of Where Good Ideas Come From are interviewed on WNYC’s Radiolab podcast and discuss technology as an extension of the same evolutionary processes that made us and toy with the idea that technology could someday have a mind of its own.

Listen on the Radiolab website or click here for the audio file (works on iOS).

Bun Throwing in Abingdon for the Royal Wedding

4000 buns were thrown from the County Hall Museum in Abingdon to crowds below to celebrate the Royal Wedding today.

Believe it or not, it’s a tradition that dates back to the Coronation of King George III in 1760!

Crowd in Abingdon for the Bun Throwing

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Being an augmented human

Back in January this year, at DLD11 (Digital – Life – Design), Eric Schmidt (if you haven’t heard of him before, he was Google’s CEO from 2001 to 2011 and also a former member of the board of directors at Apple) speaking of the future made the point that

computers when used ubiquitously and interactively and with cloud-like access to remote supercomputer powers can give us “senses” we didn’t know were possible. “Think of it as augmented humanity” he suggested.

If you’re thinking this is just Schmidt adding more buzz around the misuse of the term ‘cloud-computing’, bear with me while I try to explain.

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