Archive for October, 2013

The Creepy Side of Google Glasses

October 25th, 2013 by admin

“I’ll focus on the camera, and start with the optimistic take on the new technology–that it provides an opportunity to share visual information in real time with others potentially thousands of miles away in situations where one needs both hands free. Think of it, therefore, as a relatively low-cost device that could potentially link surgeons in the West with medics in developing countries, or a low-cost and super-portable way for reporters or soldiers to broadcast in real time from battlefields and dangerous terrains.”

Read Noreena’s full article on Wall Street Journal.

Are Investors Facing Information Overload?

October 22nd, 2013 by admin

“SIX years ago I was struck down with a mystery illness. My weight dropped by 30 pounds in three months. I experienced searing stomach pain, felt utterly exhausted and no matter how much I ate, I couldn’t gain an ounce.

I went from slim to thin to emaciated. The pain got worse, a white heat in my belly that made me double up unexpectedly in public and in private. Delivering on my academic and professional commitments became increasingly challenging.

It was terrifying.”

Read Noreena’s op-ed in the New York Times.

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