1.11 People and machines

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Meet the World's Most Connected Man

Man Uses 700 Sensors and Systems to Record Every Detail of His Existence

" They say meditation can make you self-aware, but it looks like technology can do the job too! 45-year-old American software developer Chris Dancy, the world’s most connected human being, uses a range of sensors, devices, services and apps that gather real-time data about his activities and the environment around him.

A total of 700 systems monitor his every mood and move, and being ‘the most quantified human’ has helped him know himself better than ever before. “I spent the last four years connecting all the devices that I wear to all the smart technology in my home, and piping all that data through to a single online platform, so I can search my entire life. I call it my ‘inner-net’,” he said. "

LOOK UP by Gary Turk

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Future of Technology - BBC Documentary
58:32 minute video highlighting the interaction of humans with computer-based technologies
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John Underkoffer: Pointing to the future of UI

"Minority Report science adviser and inventor John Underkoffler demos g-speak -- the real-life version of the film's eye-popping, tai chi-meets-cyberspace computer interface. Is this how tomorrow's computers will be controlled?"

Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone?

Voice Recognition Demo
Apple iPhone 4S Siri demo

Cambridge Ideas - The Emotional Computer
Cambridge University

Building a Brain into a Computer

A Medical Robot the Defuses Bombs

Reading People's Actual Thoughts will a Machine

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How Web Video Powers Global Innovation


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