Michael Kearns: Anthony McWatt on Pirsig’s Metaphysics of Quality

Michael S. Kearns

Michael S. Kearns

A most helpful integrative starting point for thinking about ethics, leadership, and the unity of knowledge and wisdom. Asks and answers twelve questions.

Pirsig’s Metaphysics of Quality

by Anthony McWatt
Philosophy post-grad Seminar, University of Liverpool, February 12th 1998.

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Mar 2

Tom Miller: UpRiser – Hot New Crowd Innovation

Tom Miller

Tom Miller

Powerful inspiring new site covers a great deal of ground.

Categories include Activism, Art, Environment, Health, Innovation, Inspiration, News, Protips, Spirituality, and Startup.

Hd_thumbThis Startup Believes They Can “Restore Democracy to America by Replacing Congress with Software”

See Also: OpenPower @ Phi Beta Iota

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Feb 19

Patrick Meier: Crowd-Sourcing, AI, and Imagery

Patrick Meier

Patrick Meier

Aerial Imagery Analysis: Combining Crowdsourcing and Artificial Intelligence

MicroMappers combines crowdsourcing and artificial intelligence to make sense of “Big Data” for Social Good. Why artificial intelligence (AI)? Because regular crowdsourcing alone is no match for Big Data. The MicroMappers platform can already be used to crowdsource the search for relevant tweets as well as pictures, videos, text messages, aerial imagery and soon satellite imagery. The next step is therefore to add artificial intelligence to this crowdsourced filtering platform. We have already done this with tweets and SMS. So we’re now turning our attention to aerial and satellite imagery. Read full post with video and links.

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Feb 9

Sepp Hasslberger: End of Servers II – Future of the Internet

Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

They have been working on it for years and it seems ready to go now. I believe that the SAFE network could be our chance of re-making the internet from the bottom up, using our own resources instead of centralised servers for our data and our communications.

Project SAFE (Secure Access For Everyone) aims to create a decentralized and secure Internet 2.0 (here is a whitepaper). The SAFE Network is a secure and fully decentralized data management service. The network is made up from the unused computer resources provided by the network users.

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Jan 24