Our long-term interaction with the web will be defined by six trends. These trends will will involve dramatic changes that will make computing more like what we are used to seeing in many of today’s movies. Kevin Kelly explains why he believes that soon the internet will beneficially surround us in ways that most users don’t imagine today.
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What will privacy and anonymity mean in the coming age of augmented reality – a future where online and offline data will seamlessly blend? I will present the results, and discuss the social and economic implications, of a series of experiments in which we combined publicly available data with off-the-shelf face recognition applications for the purpose of automated, large-scale individual re-identification – including predicting people’s Social Security numbers from their faces. http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_IAP6601
Ori Inbar developed a passion for augmented reality (AR) ever since he realized that it will change every aspect of life and work we can think of. This realization has motivated him to become an industry start-up entrepreneur, a founder of a not-for-profit organization, an event organizer and a recognized speaker on topics related to augmented reality. Thus I was very happy to get him for an interview on Singularity 1 on 1.
During my conversation with Ori Inbar we cover a variety of interesting topics such as: the story behind his passion and motivation for augmented reality; the past and the present definition of augmented reality; differences between augmented reality, virtual reality and real reality; major applications for AR; the dangers and costs of militarization; Ori’s favorite augmented reality devices; issues of privacy, advertising and big brother; “wearing” vs “not-wearing” and Vernor Vinge‘s Rainbows End; the three laws of augmented reality design; Ogmento and AugmentedReality.org; transhumanism and the technological singularity…
My favorite quote that I will take away from this conversation with Ori Inbar is: “When you think of any aspect of life or work, augmented reality is completely going to change how we do it.”
In the wake of the Snowden affair and revelations about Gmail privacy (or lack thereof), internet pioneer and cryptography expert Phil Zimmermann joins Jian to discuss the future of online privacy and why he fears the spread of government surveillance.
Zimmermann is the inventor of Pretty Good Privacy, and one of the founders of Silent Circle, which offers a variety of secure communications services. But the company recently shut down its email service, and deleted all its clients’ data, over concerns they couldn’t guarantee its security.
Zimmermann explains just how easy it is to collect data from popular email services, why he believes everyone has something to hide, and why he doesn’t buy the justifications for widespread snooping.
"The problem is that the way things are going now with surveillance, the government doesn’t distinguish between criminals and the rest of us," he said.
"When you feel resigned, that is exactly where they want you to be."