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Phone futures in review

I'm at Mark Anderson's Future in Review conference in San Diego, and first topic of the day is the future of phones. Bandwidth is no longer and issue, although the U.

May 15, 2006 by Dan Farber


Local markets of one

You are a market of one. We all are.Donna Bogatin, in her new ZDNet blog Digital Micro-Markets, explores how the increasingly consumer involved, on-demand digital world promises to transform virtually every market.

May 15, 2006 by


Why do consumers accept DRM?

My colleague, David Berlind, has railed on for months now about the evils of DRM and, in particular, the 'anti-competitive' practices of Apple regarding their flavor of DRM, which they currently seem to be unwilling to cross-license. (Never mind that if Apple were not in the game, Most consumers are used to paying for the same content over and over again as the format changes.

May 15, 2006 by Marc Wagner


Singularity: Technology, spirituality and the close box

Ray Kurzweil responded to various critiques and questions, and stuck to his PowerPoint slides of datapoints that convey his Singularity theory. He emphasized that because of the accelerating pace of change, technology will be able to solve all problems, from the practical problems of climate change and energy efficiency to cutting poverty and disease On the software side, 10 to the 16th calculations per second should be sufficient to reach human level intelligence.

May 13, 2006 by Dan Farber


The great Singularity debate

Saturday morning at the Singularity Summit at Stanford University. All 12 panelists for the day are seated in order of their scheduled presentations, with an audience of at least a thousand seated in the Memorial Auditorium on campus.

May 13, 2006 by Dan Farber

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