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The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age

  • Author: Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9781400838455
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 272
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Delete looks at the surprising phenomenon of perfect remembering in the digital age, and reveals why we must reintroduce our capacity to forget. Digital technology empowers us as never before, yet it has unforeseen consequences as well. Potentially humiliating content on Facebook is enshrined in cyberspace for future employers to see. Google remembers everything we've searched for and when. The digital realm remembers what is sometimes better forgotten, and this has profound implications for us all. In Delete, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger traces the important role that forgetting has played throughout human history, from the ability to make sound decisions unencumbered by the past to the possibility of second chances. The written word made it possible for humans to remember across generations and time, yet now digital technology and global networks are overriding our natural ability to forget--the past is ever present, ready to be called up at the click of a mouse. Mayer-Schönberger examines the technology that's facilitating the end of forgetting--digitization, cheap storage and easy retrieval, global access, and increasingly powerful software--and describes the dangers of everlasting digital memory, whether it's outdated information taken out of context or compromising photos the Web won't let us forget. He explains why information privacy rights and other fixes can't help us, and proposes an ingeniously simple solution--expiration dates on information--that may. Delete is an eye-opening book that will help us remember how to forget in the digital age.

Reinventing Capitalism in the Age of Big Data

Reinventing Capitalism in the Age of Big Data

  • Author: Viktor Mayer-Schönberger,Thomas Ramge
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465093698
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
  • View: 6095
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Big Data, a prediction for how data will revolutionize the market economy and make cash, banks, and big companies obsolete In modern history, the story of capitalism has been a story of firms and financiers. That's all going to change thanks to the Big Data revolution. As Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, bestselling author of Big Data, and Thomas Ramge, who writes for The Economist, show, data is replacing money as the driver of market behavior. Big finance and big companies will be replaced by small groups and individual actors who make markets instead of making things: think Uber instead of Ford, or Airbnb instead of Hyatt. This is the dawn of the era of data capitalism. Will it be an age of prosperity or of calamity? This book provides the indispensable roadmap for securing a better future.

Big Data

Big Data

The Essential Guide to Work, Life and Learning in the Age of Insight

  • Author: Viktor Mayer-Schonberger,Kenneth Cukier
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1848547935
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
  • View: 423
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New and expanded edition. An International Bestseller - Over One Million Copies Sold! Shortlisted for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Since Aristotle, we have fought to understand the causes behind everything. But this ideology is fading. In the age of big data, we can crunch an incomprehensible amount of information, providing us with invaluable insights about the what rather than the why. We're just starting to reap the benefits: tracking vital signs to foresee deadly infections, predicting building fires, anticipating the best moment to buy a plane ticket, seeing inflation in real time and monitoring social media in order to identify trends. But there is a dark side to big data. Will it be machines, rather than people, that make the decisions? How do you regulate an algorithm? What will happen to privacy? Will individuals be punished for acts they have yet to commit? In this groundbreaking and fascinating book, two of the world's most-respected data experts reveal the reality of a big data world and outline clear and actionable steps that will equip the reader with the tools needed for this next phase of human evolution.

Big Data

Big Data

A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think

  • Author: Viktor Mayer-Schonberger,Kenneth Cukier
  • Publisher: John Murray
  • ISBN: 9781473647206
  • Category:
  • Page: 320
  • View: 2998
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New and expanded edition. An International Bestseller - Over One Million Copies Sold! Longlisted for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Since Aristotle, we have fought to understand the causes behind everything. But this ideology is fading. In the age of big data, we can crunch an incomprehensible amount of information, providing us with invaluable insights about the what rather than the why. We're just starting to reap the benefits: tracking vital signs to foresee deadly infections, predicting building fires, anticipating the best moment to buy a plane ticket, seeing inflation in real time and monitoring social media in order to identify trends. But there is a dark side to big data. Will it be machines, rather than people, that make the decisions? How do you regulate an algorithm? What will happen to privacy? Will individuals be punished for acts they have yet to commit? In this groundbreaking and fascinating book, two of the world's most-respected data experts reveal the reality of a big data world and outline clear and actionable steps that will equip the reader with the tools needed for this next phase of human evolution.

Structuring an Energy Technology Revolution

Structuring an Energy Technology Revolution

  • Author: Charles Weiss,William B. Bonvillian
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 026226126X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 336
  • View: 3881
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An argument for a major federal program to stimulate innovation in energy technology and a proposal for a policy approach to implement it. America is addicted to fossil fuels, and the environmental and geopolitical costs are mounting. A public-private program—at an expanded scale—to stimulate innovation in energy policy seems essential. In Structuring an Energy Technology Revolution, Charles Weiss and William Bonvillian make the case for just such a program. Their proposal backs measures to stimulate private investment in new technology, within a revamped energy innovation system. It would encourage a broad range of innovations that would give policymakers a variety of technological options over the long implementation period and at the huge scale required, faster than could be accomplished by market forces alone. Even if the nation can't make progress at this time on pricing carbon, a technology strategy remains critical and can go ahead now. Strong leadership and public support will be needed to resist the pressure of entrenched interests against putting new technology pathways into practice in the complex and established energy sector. This book has helped start the process.

Status Update

Status Update

Celebrity, Publicity, and Branding in the Social Media Age

  • Author: Alice E. Marwick
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300176724
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 360
  • View: 5490
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Presents an analysis of social media, discussing how a technology which was once heralded as democratic, has evolved into one which promotes elitism and inequality and provides companies with the means of invading privacy in search of profits.

The Right to be Forgotten

The Right to be Forgotten

Privacy and the Media in the Digital Age

  • Author: George Brock
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 1786721120
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 160
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The human race now creates, distributes and stores more information than at any other time in history. Servers store data which can be found on the world wide web years after it has ceased to be accurate or relevant to its original use. These developments have given rise to a movement promoting a ‘right to be forgotten’: an argument that freedom of expression should be balanced by a right to erase information which affects an individual, under certain conditions. This strand of thinking influenced a significant judgement delivered by the European Court of Justice in May 2014. As a result, the dominant internet search engine in Europe, Google, has been required to remove links to hundreds of thousands of pieces of information on application from individuals who considered their interests harmed. This book looks at the implications of this decision for free expression, journalism and information in the digital public sphere. Two rights – free speech and privacy – collide in a new way in age of information saturation. Is the judgement a threat to freedom of information and the accuracy of the historical record or the first step in establishing essential new rights in the digital era

The Ethics of Memory in a Digital Age

The Ethics of Memory in a Digital Age

Interrogating the Right to be Forgotten

  • Author: A. Ghezzi,Â. Pereira,Lucia Vesnic-Alujevic
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137428457
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 143
  • View: 2900
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This edited volume documents the current reflections on the 'Right to be Forgotten' and the interplay between the value of memory and citizen rights about memory. It provides a comprehensive analysis of problems associated with persistence of memory, the definition of identities (legal and social) and the issues arising for data management.

When We Are No More

When We Are No More

How Digital Memory Is Shaping Our Future

  • Author: Abby Smith Rumsey
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1620408031
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 240
  • View: 8074
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Our memory gives the human species a unique evolutionary advantage. Our stories, ideas, and innovations--in a word, our "culture"--can be recorded and passed on to future generations. Our enduring culture and restless curiosity have enabled us to invent powerful information technologies that give us invaluable perspective on our past and define our future. Today, we stand at the very edge of a vast, uncharted digital landscape, where our collective memory is stored in ephemeral bits and bytes and lives in air-conditioned server rooms. What sources will historians turn to in 100, let alone 1,000 years to understand our own time if all of our memory lives in digital codes that may no longer be decipherable? In When We Are No More Abby Smith Rumsey explores human memory from pre-history to the present to shed light on the grand challenge facing our world--the abundance of information and scarcity of human attention. Tracing the story from cuneiform tablets and papyrus scrolls, to movable type, books, and the birth of the Library of Congress, Rumsey weaves a compelling narrative that explores how humans have dealt with the problem of too much information throughout our history, and indeed how we might begin solve the same problem for our digital future. Serving as a call to consciousness, When We Are No More explains why data storage is not memory; why forgetting is the first step towards remembering; and above all, why memory is about the future, not the past. "If we're thinking 1,000 years, 3,000 years ahead in the future, we have to ask ourselves, how do we preserve all the bits that we need in order to correctly interpret the digital objects we create? We are nonchalantly throwing all of our data into what could become an information black hole without realizing it." --Vint Cerf, Chief Evangelist at Google, at a press conference in February, 2015.

International Handbook of Social Media Laws

International Handbook of Social Media Laws

  • Author: Paul Lambert
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
  • ISBN: 9781780438290
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 742
  • View: 9894
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"Social media has become the online meeting place. People now communicate on an unparalleled scale. Covering 34 countries, this text provides a useful snapshot of the issues that permeate virtual life. This text will aid lawyers when looking for where to begin when faced with a problem in this fast moving arena." Stephen Mason, barrister, academic and author International Handbook of Social Media Laws is the only title currently available to address social networking laws at an international level. It clearly explains each of the main legal issues and developments across various legal jurisdictions to ensure that a company's social media presence can be fully compliant with the law of each country. It covers all aspects of the law from a UK and international perspective by offering country report chapters that highlight the legal issues, cases and rules in each jurisdiction. Reviews "I was simply riveted . [expert contributors] of a very high order indeed . so much more than a worthy compendium of SM laws and cases. It simply brings the whole subject alive . [it] not merely describes what is going on. It makes you think. That is why this book is so valuable ." The Rt. Hon. Professor Sir Robin Jacob. Foreword. "Social media has become the online meeting place. People now communicate on an unparalleled scale. Covering 34 countries, this text provides a useful snapshot of the issues that permeate virtual life. This text will aid the lawyer, student, journalist and others when looking for where to begin when faced with a problem in this fast moving arena." Stephen Mason. Barrister, International expert and author on electronic evidence and electronic signatures. "In one wide-ranging volume, Lambert and the country reporters demonstrate that law can not only keep up with technological change, but can in fact stay well ahead by anticipating upcoming questions. This comprehensive comparative reference will be invaluable for lawyers and students serious about the widespread legal impact of social software, and the myriad ways in which different legal regimes react to these new and growing challenges." Professor Joshua Fairfield. Washington and Lee University School of Law. The Internet offers amazing and at times bewildering choices, especially when it comes to online social media. This volume is your guiding star, shedding expert light not only on the legal perspectives of issues cropping up, but also on what we can expect the future to hold. An essential work for everyone in the field! Viktor Mayer-Schönberger. Professor Oxford Internet Institute, internet and law expert, author of the bestselling book Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age.

Learning with Big Data

Learning with Big Data

The Future of Education

  • Author: Viktor Mayer-Schönberger,Kenneth Cukier
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0544355504
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 60
  • View: 3110
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Homework assignments that learn from students. Courses tailored to fit individual pupils. Textbooks that talk back. This is tomorrow’s education landscape, thanks to the power of big data. These advances go beyond the much-discussed rise of online courses. As the New York Times-bestselling authors of Big Data explain, the truly fascinating changes are actually occurring in how we measure students’ progress and how we can use that data to improve education for everyone, in real time, both on- and offline. Learning with Big Data offers an eye-opening, insight-packed tour through these new trends, for educators, administrators, and readers interested in the latest developments in business and technology.

The Woman Who Can't Forget

The Woman Who Can't Forget

The Extraordinary Story of Living with the Most Remarkable Memory Known to Science

  • Author: Jill Price
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1847376010
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 264
  • View: 2477
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Jill Price has the first diagnosed case of a memory condition called "hyperthymestic syndrome" -- the continuous, automatic, autobiographical recall of every day of her life since she was fourteen. Give her any date from that year on, and she can almost instantly tell you what day of the week it was, what she did on that day, and any major world event or cultural happening that took place, as long as she heard about it that day. Her memories are like scenes from home movies, constantly playing in her head, backward and forward, through the years; not only does she make no effort to call her memories to mind, she cannot stop them. The Woman Who Can't Forgetis the beautifully written and moving story of Jill's quest to come to terms with her extraordinary memory, living with a condition that no one understood, including her, until the scientific team who studied her finally charted the extraordinary terrain of her abilities. As we learn of Jill's struggles first to realize how unusual her memory is and then to contend, as she grows up, with the unique challenges of not being able to forget -- remembering both the good times and the bad, the joyous and the devastating, in such vivid and insistent detail -- the way her memory works is contrasted to a wealth of discoveries about the workings of normal human memory and normal human forgetting. Intriguing light is shed on the vital role of what's called "motivated forgetting"; as well as theories about childhood amnesia, the loss of memory for the first two to three years of our lives; the emotional content of memories; and the way in which autobiographical memories are normally crafted into an ever-evolving and empowering life story.

SpecLab

SpecLab

Digital Aesthetics and Projects in Speculative Computing

  • Author: Johanna Drucker
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226165097
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 262
  • View: 3245
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Nearly a decade ago, Johanna Drucker cofounded the University of Virginia’s SpecLab, a digital humanities laboratory dedicated to risky projects with serious aims. In SpecLab she explores the implications of these radical efforts to use critical practices and aesthetic principles against the authority of technology based on analytic models of knowledge. Inspired by the imaginative frontiers of graphic arts and experimental literature and the technical possibilities of computation and information management, the projects Drucker engages range from Subjective Meteorology to Artists’ Books Online to the as yet unrealized ’Patacritical Demon, an interactive tool for exposing the structures that underlie our interpretations of text. Illuminating the kind of future such experiments could enable, SpecLab functions as more than a set of case studies at the intersection of computers and humanistic inquiry. It also exemplifies Drucker’s contention that humanists must play a role in designing models of knowledge for the digital age—models that will determine how our culture will function in years to come.

Remembering and Forgetting in the Digital Age

Remembering and Forgetting in the Digital Age

  • Author: Florent Thouvenin,Peter Hettich,Herbert Burkert,Urs Gasser
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 331990230X
  • Category: Data protection
  • Page: N.A
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The Social Life of Information

The Social Life of Information

Updated, with a New Preface

  • Author: John Seely Brown,Paul Duguid
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • ISBN: 1633692426
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 352
  • View: 5826
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“Should be read by anyone interested in understanding the future,” The Times Literary Supplement raved about the original edition of The Social Life of Information. We’re now living in that future, and one of the seminal books of the Internet Age is more relevant than ever. The future was a place where technology was supposed to empower individuals and obliterate social organizations. Pundits predicted that information technology would spell the end of almost everything—from mass media to bureaucracies, universities, politics, and governments. Clearly, we are not living in that future. The Social Life of Information explains why. John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid show us how to look beyond mere information to the social context that creates and gives meaning to it. Arguing elegantly for the important role that human sociability plays, even—perhaps especially—in the digital world, The Social Life of Information gives us an optimistic look beyond the simplicities of information and individuals. It shows how a better understanding of the contribution that communities, organizations, and institutions make to learning, working, and innovating can lead to the richest possible use of technology in our work and everyday lives. With a new introduction by David Weinberger and reflections by the authors on developments since the book’s first publication, this new edition is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the human place in a digital world.

Collisions in the Digital Paradigm

Collisions in the Digital Paradigm

Law and Rule Making in the Internet Age

  • Author: David John Harvey
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1509906517
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 424
  • View: 5575
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It has been said that the only asset that a lawyer has is time. But the reality is that a lawyer's greatest asset is information. The practice and the business of law is all about information exchange. The flow of information travels in a number of different directions during the life of a case. A client communicates certain facts to a lawyer. The lawyer assimilates those facts and seeks out specialised legal information which may be applicable to those facts. In the course of a generation there has been a technological revolution which represents a paradigm shift in the flow of information and communication. Collisions in the Digital Paradigm is about how the law deals with digital information technologies and some of the problems that arise when the law has to deal with issues arising in a new paradigm.

HTML5 Pocket Reference

HTML5 Pocket Reference

  • Author: Jennifer Niederst Robbins
  • Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • ISBN: 1449368808
  • Category: COMPUTERS
  • Page: 184
  • View: 9266
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Need help finding the right HTML5 element or attribute for your web page or application? HTML5 Pocket Reference is the classic reference that web designers and developers have been keeping close at hand for more than thirteen years. This fifth edition has been updated to reflect the current state of HTML5, including the HTML5 Candidate Recommendation, the emerging HTML5.1 Working Draft, and the living WHATWG standard. Features include: An alphabetical listing of every element and attribute in HTML5, HTML5.1, and the WHATWG living standard Descriptions, markup examples, content categories, content models, and start- and end-tag requirements for every element At-a-glance notes indicating the differences between the HTML5 specifications and HTML 4.01 Useful charts of special characters An overview of HTML5 APIs If you’re an experienced web designer or developer who needs a quick resource for working with established web standards, this handy book is indispensable.

Extra Lives

Extra Lives

Why Video Games Matter

  • Author: Tom Bissell
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307379280
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
  • View: 3348
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Tom Bissell is a prizewinning writer who published three widely acclaimed books before the age of thirty-four. He is also an obsessive gamer who has spent untold hours in front of his various video game consoles, playing titles such as Far Cry 2, Left 4 Dead, BioShock, and Oblivion for, literally, days. If you are reading this flap copy, the same thing can probably be said of you, or of someone you know. Until recently, Bissell was somewhat reluctant to admit to his passion for games. In this, he is not alone. Millions of adults spend hours every week playing video games, and the industry itself now reliably outearns Hollywood. But the wider culture seems to regard video games as, at best, well designed if mindless entertainment. Extra Lives is an impassioned defense of this assailed and misunderstood art form. Bissell argues that we are in a golden age of gaming—but he also believes games could be even better. He offers a fascinating and often hilarious critique of the ways video games dazzle and, just as often, frustrate. Along the way, we get firsthand portraits of some of the best minds (Jonathan Blow, Clint Hocking, Cliff Bleszinski, Peter Molyneux) at work in video game design today, as well as a shattering and deeply moving final chapter that describes, in searing detail, Bissell’s descent into the world of Grand Theft Auto IV, a game whose themes mirror his own increasingly self-destructive compulsions. Blending memoir, criticism, and first-rate reportage, Extra Lives is like no other book on the subject ever published. Whether you love video games, loathe video games, or are merely curious about why they are becoming the dominant popular art form of our time, Extra Lives is required reading. From the Hardcover edition.

Total Recall

Total Recall

How the E-memory Revolution Will Change Everything

  • Author: C. Gordon Bell,Jim Gemmell
  • Publisher: Dutton Adult
  • ISBN: 9780525951346
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 288
  • View: 8723
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Discusses the attempt to record an entire life digitally, an enormous undertaking requiring intense attention to detail and the development of memory-emulating technology, and the implications of this research.

Close to the Machine

Close to the Machine

Technophilia and Its Discontents

  • Author: Ellen Ullman
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1250002486
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 189
  • View: 6586
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Originally published in 1997 by City Lights Books.