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Kevin Slavin: How algorithms shape our world

Kevin Slavin argues that we’re living in a world designed for — and increasingly controlled by — algorithms. In this riveting talk from TEDGlobal, he shows how these complex computer programs determine: espionage tactics, stock prices, movie scripts, and architecture. And he warns that we are writing code we can’t understand, with implications we can’t control.

The Picture

Iraq war Coalition Deaths 4,696
Injured 30,000
Civilian deaths and injured 1,366,650
Afghanistan coalition Deaths 1,659
American taxpayers bill as of today $964,044,305,874

The State of The Internet

“Metadata, motherfucker. Have you heard of it?”

Ages of sex offenders

Timelines: time travel in popular film and tv

How to fit 300 DVDs on one disc

A new optical recording method could pave the way for data discs with 300 times the storage capacity of standard DVDs, Nature journal reports.
The researchers say this could see a whopping 1.6 terabytes of information fit on a DVD-sized disc.

Obama – the City


Through an analysis of the number of mobile phone calls made in Washington D.C. on Inauguration Day and the home state or country of phone origin, it is possible to see peaks of call activity as the crowd anticipates President Obama’s oath.

Jimi Hendrix