Skip to content

Category Archives: Exocortex

One Step Closer To Cyborghood

Tools appear to become part of your brain’s body map when you use them. “When you brush your teeth, the toothbrush may actually become part of your arm – at least as far as your brain is concerned.”
Why would the same not be true of your mental map? Integrating an exocortex into your mind [...]

Datalog As Exocortex Technology

The problem with Twitter and other microblogging tools is that they are too public. There’s no provision for logging private data at the moment.
Let’s say you have a private datalog that only you can access from the web or your mobile device. You use it to log private data, like when you get in bed, [...]

Snowl - Experimental Universal Aggregator Of Tomorrow

Someone finally understood that communication can be abstracted to streams. Obviously RSS and microblogs, but Email, IM and even SMS can fit into the stream model. If Google ever buys a cellphone service provider, you can bet on adding recorded voice and IP calls to the mix.
A couple of days ago, Mozilla announced Snowl, the [...]

You Should Host Your Own Exocortex

I remember a time when it was widely believed that Internet shopping would never happen, because people were too afraid that their credit card details will be stolen. People were paranoid about their personal data.
Yet today we put our personal details on Facebook, our creative work on Blogger and send our most intimate messages through [...]

The Bitrate of Life

I originally wrote this post about a year ago, when I was still playing with Drupal as a blogging platform. It somehow got lost in the conversion to Wordpress. What was gratifying back then was that Charles Stross posted a related talk that he gave a couple of days later. It was nice to know [...]