Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #342

Posted by

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

My friends: Alistair Croll (BitCurrent, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, Solve For Interesting, the author of Complete Web Monitoring, Managing Bandwidth: Deploying QOS in Enterprise Networks and Lean Analytics), Hugh McGuire (PressBooks, LibriVox, iambik and co-author of Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto) and I decided that every week the three of us are going to share one link for one another (for a total of six links) that each individual feels the other person “must see”.

Check out these six links that we’re recommending to one another: 

  • Future List – The Information. Jessica Lessin‘s The Information may become the gift I give myself this holiday season. They’ve worked out the fine balance between private analyst firm and shareable newsletter. And they do great stuff — like this (not blocked) interactive listing of the most forward-thinking VC firms. Good in part because of its criteria and visualization.” (Alistair for Hugh).
  • 10 Hot Consumer Trends – Ericsson. “This is a decent roundup of the tech that will consume us in the coming year. The short version? Ubiquitous sensing, backed by AI that works on behalf of consumers rather than on them, and a merging of physical and virtual worlds. Breathlessly hyped, or chasm-crossing good? I guess we have a year to find out.” (Alistair for Mitch).
  • World War Three, By Mistake – The New Yorker. “I need to start reading some more cheery things, but in the meantime: here’s an article about how close we’ve been to nuclear annihilation, and how we’re probably closer than ever now. Happy New Year!” (Hugh for Alistair).
  • Nobel Prize-Winning Economist, Joseph Stiglitz, Explains The Key Factor That’s Tearing Europe Apart – Inc. “Very clear overview of the (shockingly) simple economic forces that are pulling apart the European Union and its common currency.” (Hugh for Mitch).
  • How Video Games Satisfy Basic Human Needs – Nautilus. “And you thought it was all fun and games! I read this article, and realized that my jaw needed to be lifted up off of the floor on multiple occasions. In short: it’s not about the video game… it’s about being who we truly are. Yes, video games help us to fulfill our most basic of human needs. Powerful stuff.” (Mitch for Alistair).
  • Dirty Money – Scientific American. “Is money making you sick? I’m not talking about a lack of it… I am talking about whatever cash you are carrying around in your wallet. What if I told you that money is quickly becoming a public health hazard. Would you believe me? Well, it’s a huge/global pandemic. Let’s go cashless, shall we?” (Mitch for Hugh).

Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play.