Posts tagged ‘Google’

  • Google, Goggles, Glasses: Metalife in Mirrors

    by Barry Chudakov on May 31st, 2012

    “I think in pictures. Words are like a second language to me. I translate both spoken and written words into full-color movies, complete with sound, which run like a VCR tape in my head. When somebody speaks to me, his words are instantly translated into pictures. Language-based thinkers often find this phenomenon difficult to understand ….”

    Temple Grandin, Thinking in Pictures

    We are undergoing a profound revolution in how we live in the world because we are experiencing revolutionary changes in how we see the world. Google Goggles and Glasses (Project Glass) are two remarkable products that are part of a long history of informing the mind’s eye. The tools we use to see the world are never passive: they quickly become mirrors to see ourselves and expand our metalives.

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  • Black Hats and White Hats: Interview with an Ethical Hacker

    by Barry Chudakov on September 30th, 2011

    Today on virtually any news site, you have to sneak around the headlines to avoid a story about hacking. Whether the recent phone hacking scandal of News of the World; the New York real estate brokerage, home to hundreds of upscale apartment listings, accused of hacking into a competitor’s computer system and stealing listing information; or Anonymous and V for Vendetta-masked LulzSec, hackers are gaining increased notoriety and profiting handsomely from their ventures.

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