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I launched the Big Data conversation; writing, research, marketing services; http://whatsthebigdata.com/ & https://infostory.com/

The Turing Test and the Turing Machine

This week’s milestones in the history of technology include Microsoft unleashing MS-DOS and Windows, the first Turing Test and the introduction of the Turing Machine, and IBM launching a breakthrough in computer storage technology. Read the article on Forbes.com Advertisements

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History of Human-Machine Interface

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The Challenge of Automation, 1965

Kevin Maney, “Will AI Robots Turn Humans Into Pets?” April 2, 2017: Here’s a question worth considering: Is this AI tsunami really that different from the changes we’ve already weathered? Every generation has felt that technology was changing too much … Continue reading

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The History of the Internet of Things According to William Belk

From early visionaries to futuristic applications, the Internet of Things was fueled by raw innovation in connectivity and robotics. ~1900: Radio Control http://www.intergalacticvault.com/nikola-tesla-inventions-list-of-7-discoveries-you-may-not-have-heard-of-2016-poll/ ~1960: Hospital Pager https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3B9s6Gbo4A ~1965: Telephone Modem https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modem ~1965: Mechanical/Hydraulic Exoskeleton http://cyberneticzoo.com/man-amplifiers/1966-69-g-e-hardiman-i-ralph-mosher-american/ ~1970: Unmanned Reconnaissance Drone https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Model_147#Ryan_Model_136_Red_Wagon_and_Lucy_LeeContinue reading

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19th Century Selfies: The Countess of Castiglione

The Metropolitan Museum: Virginia Oldoini (1837–1899), born to an aristocratic family from La Spezia, entered into an arranged and loveless marriage at age seventeen to Count Francesco Verasis di Castiglione. Widely considered to be the most beautiful woman of her … Continue reading

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Peter Drucker on Managing Moron Computers and the Information Utility (1967)

The IBM 360 Model 75 computer at the Rutherford Laboratory, 1967 Peter F. Drucker, “The Manager and the Moron,” McKinsey Quarterly, December 1967 One of the most potentially earthshaking forces in our economy is the technology of information. I don’t … Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin on Daylight Saving Time

Letter to the Editor of the Journal of Paris, 1784 To THE AUTHORS of The Journal of Paris 1784 MESSIEURS, You often entertain us with accounts of new discoveries. Permit me to communicate to the public, through your paper, one … Continue reading

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