September 7, 2013 12:52 PM
Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?
My friends: Alistair Croll (BitCurrent, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, Solve For Interesting, the author of Complete Web Monitoring, Managing Bandwidth: Deploying QOS in Enterprise Networks and Lean Analytics), Hugh McGuire (PressBooks, LibriVox, iambik and co-author of Book: A Futurist's Manifesto) and I decided that every week the three of us are going to share one link for one another (for a total of six links) that each individual feels the other person "must see".
Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another:
- Richie Boss: Private Investigator Manager - Micah Joel. "Here's a short story about the rise of sentient artificial intelligence. If we create a computer smarter than us, connected to the Internet, it can likely use our dependence on the Internet to make us do whatever it wants. Point taken." (Alistair for Hugh).
- Your phone is blabbing your location to anyone who will listen - NBC News. "Despite the misleading title, this is an interesting topic. Customer tracking is the Holy Grail of retail, and with our phones turned into tracking devices, it's easy to listen in. What fascinates me is that these invasions are invisible, and unconsidered by lawmakers." (Alistair for Mitch).
- Don't worry dear, that's just a brazenly copulating squirrel monkey - The Guardian. "I send this link along based solely on the headline." (Hugh for Alistair).
- Businessman buys promoted Tweet to berate British Airways - The Guardian. "Taking customer complaints to the next level. Twitter-style." (Hugh for Mitch).
- Will Peek's Mobile Eye Exam System Takes A Bite Out Of Developing World Blindness? - Singularity Hub. "This is one of those amazing stories that will make you give pause. It's a combination of medicine meets technology meets changing the world. At once, you'll be amazed just by looking at the pictures, then you'll be amazed by wondering if Steve Jobs could have ever truly imagined that his simple iPhone would be used for miracles likes this, then you'll be amazed by how little coverage things like this get by mainstream media, in a world of twerking and Miley Cyrus." (Mitch for Alistair).
- Take A Look At New York's Tiny, Secret Libraries - Fast CO.Exist. "Little Free Libraries have been popping up all over New York City this past summer. This photo collection and explanation of the project got me all emotional. The notion is pretty simple: take-a-book and return-a-book. Instead of dumping these old books in recycling bins or the garbage or storing them in boxes in our garages, why not have a bunch of these little installations in every city... all over the world? What's the worst thing that can happen? Just having them in people's line of sight may inspire them to book up a book and read. Sounds like a win-win to me." (Mitch for Hugh).
Now it's your turn: in the comment section below pick one thing that you saw this week that inspired you and share it.