Kim Solez Of Klout and Cliffs View from Precipice Edge

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Kim Solez presents "Of Klout and Cliffs: The View from Precipice Edge" in the Technology and Future of Medicine course on January 14, 2014 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Copyright …

Kim Solez presents "Of Klout and Cliffs: The View from Precipice Edge" in the Technology and Future of Medicine course on January 14, 2014 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Copyright (c) 2014 JustMachines Inc.

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  • 1. A View From Precipice Edge
  • 2. Impact of artificial intelligence and run away self improvement on relationships in the future. Recommend all students see the movie.
  • 3. We do not know that Klout will be important in the future, but the partnerships with Bing, Chrome, and many big companies suggest it will be. There are marketing courses now where your grade for the course depends on your Klout score! “Predicting the Internet's catastrophic collapse and ghost sites galore in 1996. (From the Ether) (Industry Trend or Event)(Column)InfoWorld | December 04, 1995 | Metcalfe, Robert M. | Almost all of the many predictions now being made about 1996 hinge on the Internet's continuing exponential growth. But I predict the Internet, which only just recently got this section here in InfoWorld, will soon go spectacularly supernova and in 1996 catastrophically collapse. Here's why there soon will be only World Wide Web ghost pages: Money. Investors poured a lot of money into the Internet but ….”
  • 4. Claiming today is your birthday or that you are getting married will increase your Klout score temporarily, as will contacting high Kout people and getting them to react back to you. But these strategies are not sustainable.
  • 5. Being involved in a number of different networks and social media sites helps, but quality trumps quantity. Many high Klout people are not constantly active on sites, may be silent for long periods. Being influential in the real world also helps.
  • 6. A high Klout score becomes a natural side effect of behavior you want to be engaging in anyway!
  • 7. When a cell phone with an extra battery saved my life on Signal Hill in December 2004, it got me thinking about whether this was a metaphor for how technology will save us all in the long run.
  • 8. I will tell you the Signal Hill story and you can come to your own conclusions.
  • 9. I run Leonard Cohen Nights musical tribute events celebrating Leonard Cohen’s birthday in September in Edmonton. Vicky Hynes runs a three day Feast of Cohen between Christmas and New Years, in St. Johns, Newfoundland. In 2004 she asked me and my wife to join them for their event as a special guest. We arrived December 28 th with plans to attend the December 29 th performance at 8 pm.
  • 10. The evening of the 29th and morning of the 29th we had nothing to do and it sat there majestically looking back at us! “Come to me” it seemed to say.
  • 11. This becomes important later in the story!
  • 12. We did notice there were no footprints in the fresh fallen snow on the trail!
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  • 14. My coat was very slippery and we were cold enough to have stopped shivering, an ominous sign!
  • 15. The circuit board of the phone kept freezing up and shorting our from the sea spray but by warming the phone and battery in my hand and replacing one battery as the other froze I was able to make the call.
  • 16. Five stayed on the safe ground above us and one rappelled down to our steeply inclined icy rock perch. He connected the two of us and our digital camera to the rope and we gradually inched back to safety one by one.
  • 17. We freshened up and were able to make it to our seats of honor at the Feast of Cohen show right on time at 8 pm!
  • 18. If the default position of human beings is to have a cell phone, is it correct to say that we are saved by cell phones regularly, or is that the wrong way to think about it? We reset life’s expectations to where we are always able to reach others when we need them. That becomes just normal life.
  • 19. Is it possible we are safer because of technology and just don’t realize it? Safety accompanies abundance and post-scarcity. Is it possible Klout is making us better more goal directed Internet citizens?