Bookmarks for July 8th from 11:06 to 12:59
This is an auto-posted collection of public links I’ve either posted to, or favourites from Twitter, my Instapaper bookmarks and my public links posted to Pinboard.in for July 8th from 11:06 to 12:59:
- If PRISM Is Good Policy, Why Stop With Terrorism? – Derek Khanna – The Atlantic – "In 2018, a re-elected Tory/LibDem coalition government announced the latest chapter in numerous attempts to modernize the NHS and increase efficiency in the face of a greying population. Taking a cue from PRISM, an NSA domestic spying program revealed in 2013 that mined citizens activity online, Baroness Lane-Fox unveiled a new service in alpha, developed by the UK's the Government Digital Service, that mines all UK citizens' data in the service of preventative healthcare. The new service is expected to save the NHS over £12.8bn over the next five years. Privacy advocates lambasted the move as the creation of a literal nanny state."
- Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’: How to Build the Song of the Summer – Businessweek – "“The song’s success was really about the audience’s response to our marketing, more than the marketing itself,” Hahn says. If there’s one vital lesson he’s learned from the campaign, it’s the importance of leaving empty spaces. “The mystery lets the audience’s imagination fill in the gaps,” he says. “What it tells us is, there’s a great unexpressed desire in audiences worldwide to be active and to participate and not be spoken to as just a passive entity. You have to engage an audience in a way that inspires their imaginations. You have to invite them to participate.” We don’t want to be treated like consumers, he says. We want to be treated like dance partners."
- Your MacBook Has a Force Field. This Is What It Looks Like | Wired Design | Wired.com – harks back to old S&W days
- Operations in China will soon be performed by American doctors in Texas, via robots – Quartz – "proudly operated on by a low ping bastard"
- Atlantis returns to Kennedy: a review of the space shuttle’s new permanent exhibit – Boing Boing – put this one on the family holiday list
- Untitled (http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/this-book-showed-80s-kids-the-computerized-war-games-511980946) – This Book Showed ‘80s Kids the Computerized, War Games War of Tomorrow my latest @PaleofutureBlog
- Asimo’s AI disappoints in latest performance as it confuses smartphones for hands | The Verge – "This is where it gets disappointing: since Asimo doesn't have any voice recognition, the audience member only gets to choose one of four questions (randomly selected from a total of about a hundred) on a touchscreen to receive a pre-recorded response from the robot" – I get that we have telepresence through things like Anybot, but where are my embodied versions of Google Now and, to a lesser extent, Siri?
- SpaceX’s Grasshopper reaches record heights as it tries for the perfect landing | The Verge – Elton Musk does his monthly impression of Reid Malenfant
- My Life By Me. – The Transformation Agency – solving marketing problems,but not always with campaigns and ads
- The Largest Building Ever Constructed Has Opened in China – Would love to see this on howbigreally