The Social Cyborg: From perfect memory to networked consciousness

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The Social Cyborg: From perfect memory to networked consciousness

  1. 1. The Social Cyborg From perfect memory to networked consciousness kevin lim • @brainopera • 21.07.2010
  2. 2. Are you in the business of trading experiences?
  3. 3. I’m intrigued by reality.
  4. 4. How do we tell the FULL story?
  5. 5. What makes one medium “more real” than another?
  6. 6. Is reality better from outside in?
  7. 7. Is reality better from inside out?
  8. 8. What about Consensus Reality?
  9. 9. A good artistic visual expression of autopoiesis is Escher's 'Drawing Hands'. - John David Garcia
  10. 10. The two complementary hands can draw each other, but one hand cannot draw itself. - John David Garcia
  11. 11. What does our social ecology look like?
  12. 12. then I started to realize
  13. 13. ...merge my physical and virtual realities.
  14. 14. ...so I try the “high road”
  15. 15. First Person Shooter - Cinéma vérité
  16. 16. Snow Crash’s Metaverse
  17. 17. Cyberpunk thriller: Strange Days (1995)
  18. 18. Steve Mann: First Known Cyborg
  19. 19. Justin Kan (justin.tv) real-time, socially augmented experiences
  20. 20. Gordon Bell of Microsoft (memory prosthetic)
  21. 21. How did I go about it?
  22. 22. ! The Digital Divide in terms of video media literacy (Stavchansky, 2006)
  23. 23. Small cheap storage Lightweight sensors Ubiquitous wireless networks Better information retrieval
  24. 24. Personal (Visual) Experience Storage Requirement 1 hour of video on a DVD = 2.5 Gbytes Average # hours lived = 600,000 hours Total number of bytes is approximately 1500 Terabytes (~1.5 x 1015 bytes) Michael Lesk (1999) http://www.lesk.com/mlesk/ksg97/ksg.html
  25. 25. How do I search past experiences?
  26. 26. Omron face detection
  27. 27. Emergent Affordances...
  28. 28. memory prosthetic ambient intimacy crowdsourcing self-awareness security

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