Category Archives: technology

How technology remixes socioeconomics: deeper into The Second Machine Age

How are new technological innovations changing the economy and society?  We continue reading of Brynjolfsson and McAfee’s recent book, The Second Machine Age (previous posts): From this week’s SMA-related news: I’ve been playing with the Expresso web application.  It’s a simple tool. … Continue reading

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Doppelbotting Snowden

Doppelbotting reached new heights this week as Edward Snowden used that telepresence technology to appear at a conference on the other side of the world. A TED event hosted the fugitive whistleblower, and his robot wheeled around the stage, bearing … Continue reading

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Living the digital life in 2025

What will cyberspace look like after the next decade? The Pew Research folks in combination with Elon University’s Imagining the Internet initiative have published “Digital Life in 2025″, a semi-crowdsourced report that’s well worth your time. Well, anything written by … Continue reading

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Technological bounty and mismeasurement

This morning I continue with my online reading of Brynjolfsson and McAfee’s The Second Machine Age.  You can find previous posts here. Last week we left off with a discussion of innovation and artificial intelligence.  That sets the stage for this … Continue reading

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The Second Machine Age, week two

I started an online reading of The Second Machine Age last week, and now we move on to chapters three and four. First, quick notes about a recent news stories that bear on SMA topics. Some people have been using … Continue reading

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Starting a reading of The Second Machine Age

Starting today I’m reading Brynjolfsson and McAfee’s recent book The Second Machine Age (2013; Amazon)*. I picked this book because it addresses a major challenge for the future of education: not only the general impact of digital technology, but the … Continue reading

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Seven years, 20,000 tweets, and counting

Recently I passed two milestones: 20,000 Tweets (and counting) and my seven-year twitterversary.  That’s a good double prompt for me to look back on my Twitter experience. Some of the below should come as no surprise to regular Twitterers.  Some … Continue reading

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Doppelbotting in the Chronicle

The Chronicle of Higher Education has a short piece on my recent doppelbot experience (my own posts can be found here and here).  It does a good job of covering the event and my first reactions. The author, Lawrence Biemiller, also … Continue reading

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On a second doppelbot experience

This morning I enjoyed another doppelbot experience.  I drove a Double Robotics machine around the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) conference.  It was good to get some more real-world experience with this emerging technology. Some of it felt like what I … Continue reading

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Invading a conference in a robotic doppelganger

This evening I attended the Educause Learning Initiative (ELI)’s annual conference, but not in person.  From my Vermont home I operated a  telepresence robot from Double Robotics, and drove around the ELI reception interacting with people.  Some first impressions: The Double … Continue reading

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