As Wired prepares for its 20th anniversary issue in January 2013, we are launching a series called Wired Icons: in-depth interviews with our biggest heroes, the tenacious pioneers who built digital culture and evangelized it to the world over the past two decades. There’s not a more fitting choice for our first icon than Andreessen—a man whose career, which almost exactly spans the history of our magazine, is a lesson in how to spot the future. In an interview at Andreessen’s office in Palo Alto, California, Wired editor in chief Chris Anderson talked with him about technological transformation, and about the five big ideas that Andreessen had before everyone else.
These inputs essentially help our brains distinguish between thoughts and reality. Take away or greatly diminish one or more of those sense organs, Konorski reasoned, and this would “produce hallucinations physiologically and subjectively indistinguishable from perceptions.”
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Pai attended an event held at Cisco, with attendees from Oracle, Apple, Facebook, HP, Salesforce and Intel, Glueck said. (Pai said he met with Oracle, Cisco, Intel, Facebook and other companies.)
But it’s not enough to simply pay attention to everything – such a deluge of sensation can quickly get confusing. (Kierkegaard referred to this mental state as “drowning in possibility”. Some scientists believe that schizophrenia is characterized by extremely low latent inhibition coupled with severe working memory deficits, which leads to a mind constantly hijacked by minor distractions.) This is why, according to the Toronto researchers, low latent inhibition only leads to increased creativity when it’s paired with a willingness to analyze our excess of thoughts, to constantly search for the signal amid the noise. We need to let more information in, but we also need to be ruthless about throwing out the useless stuff.
McMaster’s threats against Craigslist and its CEO have been toothless from the start, because the site enjoys immunity from state criminal action under the federal Communications Decency Act. Wednesday’s lawsuit was most likely intended to put an end to the nuisance of McMaster’s tough talk, and to head off a pointless, but potentially costly, criminal case, says Marcia Hoffman, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which is not a party to the lawsuit.
The website also contains reviews of 89 different books on evolution for kids, and they have other resources for teachers and parents. It sounds like they only have a few products now, but will have many more in the future. Current products are geared toward kids 4 to 10. Future products will be for older and younger children, too.
Small World’s founder and chief executive, Mark Jacobstein, will become vice president and general manager for fantasy sports of The Sporting News.
Then came a turnaround, one that Ming describes in jarring, though vague, terms: “I was pretty miserable, and I had a gun and a decision to make.” The decision was to recommit to “a life of substance” — something Ming’s father often described as a person’s highest purpose. Ming returned to college, graduated, and moved on to Carnegie Mellon to earn a Ph.D. in psychology and computational neuroscience. She was intelligent, ambitious, and successful; as a student, she got a paper published in Nature. But Ming still felt uncomfortable as Evan Smith.
The sensational reports have irked some communities, which have accused the group and the TV stations of endangering local children by bringing sexual predators into their neighborhoods.
Overview: Agricola is a fantastic worker-placement game (one of my favorites, in fact) about farming, but it’s big and complex and can take hours to play. Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small is a compact version for two players that captures much of the feel of the original but in about half an hour. Fence pastures, build feeding troughs and buildings, and raise as many animals as you can!
Stinson said he wants the best progressive journalists and online publishers to join the New Media, the name he uses for the planned network. Editorial standards at the network will be high, he said.
The computer virus section of Interpol’s site is nothing more than a non-hyperlinked list containing the names of two viruses that were active in April, with equally skimpy entries for previous months.