Discussing New Ideas In Technology

We're a group getting together to discuss new ideas in technology.

There's no format or agenda. We meet every month or two in the San Francisco Bay Area over coffee/tea to talk.

The group is not being publicized much but very open to new members.  

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Next Meeting

Meetings are the last Saturday of the month at 10am

Stable Cafe, 2128 Folsom St, San Francisco

May 7th, 2017 Meeting

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Andrey went to the iAnnotate Conference and mentioned this talk: "Joshua Choi, Medical Student, Saint Louis University: Practice and Memorize: A New Application of Open Annotation” @ iAnnotate Conference (Link when the video is available.)

Joshua talked about setting annotations to be graduated-interval spaced repetitions.  Boris added that they could be placed in a software-generated memory palace (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Method_of_loci).

We talked about the boundary between what what we should remember and what we can rely on devices to give us at the point of usage, with the difference being that we can’t make logical connections and inferences with what we don’t remember.  This also brought up Vannevar Bush's "As We May Think" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/As_We_May_Think).


Bill Joy, "The Future Does Not Need Us"

In the year 2000, after a discussion with Ray Kurzweil about the slope of the technology line, Bill wrote what, at the time, was important fodder for discussion. Now that we're further down that line, the essay has become all the more prescient.