Stowe Boyd

Sep 21

“When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.” —

Arthur C. Clarke, Hazards of Prophecy

This is Clarke’s Law

Another proof that 2005 was the start of the postnormal era: 

Businesses and consumers will add roughly 40 exaflops of computing capacity in 2014, up from 5 in 2008 and less than 1 in 2005. - McKinsey

The most important metric now is exoflops. Future currencies will be based on the cost of computing cycles.

Another proof that 2005 was the start of the postnormal era: 

Businesses and consumers will add roughly 40 exaflops of computing capacity in 2014, up from 5 in 2008 and less than 1 in 2005. - McKinsey

The most important metric now is exoflops. Future currencies will be based on the cost of computing cycles.

“It is easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism.” — Frederic Jameson, Future City 

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Uh-oh. 

Uh-oh. 

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“Anything that is theoretically possible will be achieved in practice, no matter what the technical difficulties, if it is desired greatly enough.” —

Arthur C. Clarke, Hazards of Prophecy

Sep 19

AI – Humans Need Not Apply http://t.co/5gRsNzHHHY I’m a panelist with Pew’s @aaron_w_smith at #pivotcon with MC @chitranawbatt Oct 16

— Stowe Boyd (@stoweboyd) September 19, 2014

Sep 15

“The most exciting phrase to hear in science — the one that heralds new discoveries — is not “Eureka!” but “That’s funny”.” —

Isaac Asimov

Apple changes everything, again http://t.co/pYOIYMBnSM My weekly update is all Apple: Tim Cook puts his shingle on the house that Jobs built

— Stowe Boyd (@stoweboyd) September 15, 2014