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A Meteor Streaking Through the Sky From Six Vantage Points - Multimedia Feature - NYTimes.com
"Debris from a meteor streaked through the sky with a blinding flash in western Siberia early Friday. A number of drivers captured the incident on their dashboard cameras, an accessory used by Russian motorists to document whatever may happen on the road. Here you can see six videos, uploaded to YouTube, aligned to represent the fiery trajectory from various viewpoints. Click play on any video to start all videos."
pervasive-computing  crowdsourcing  sousveillance  meteor  video  country(Russia) 
february 2013 by tsuomela
Do We Need a Global Brain? | Sliwa | tripleC - Cognition, Communication, Co-operation
"The new trend of Pervasive Computing, based on massively deployed wireless sensor and actor networks, will enable gathering data about the world with an unprecedented accuracy and influencing it. Among many application fields, health support system will permit to measure and transmit the vital health parameters and to exert externally controlled actions on the human body. Such systems provide evident benefits, but also pose great new risks of misuse by totalitarian governments or criminals. Also “good” governments, in their effort to improve the lives of the citizens, may be tempted to rectify their conduct beyond their will and to enforce it with new means of total surveillance. This Global Brain, controlled by authorities advised by experts, too complex to be overseen by the general public, may lead to a revival of the Plato’s Rule of the Philosophers, a Brave New World where democracy is just an empty shell."
pervasive-computing  big-data  big-brother  global  sensors  democracy  post-democracy  distributed  cognition  communication 
february 2013 by tsuomela

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