In the darkest recesses of authoritarian dystopia, an existential threat to blockchain technology lurks. It is the revoking of net neutrality. As Satoshi Nakamoto described in his paper “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” “Proof-of-work is essentially one-CPU-one-vote. The majority decision is represented by the longest chain,”…”that the probability of a slower attacker catching up diminishes” as long as “nodes always consider the longest chain to be the correct one and will keep working on extending it” and payment verification is achieved by “linking it to a place in the chain, he can see that a network node has accepted it, and blocks added after itRead More →

I find it amazing that there is a call for Facebook and Twitter to sensor it’s promotion of revolution. This will be an ongoing story as I collect sources to try and find the gestalt. When the Social Media Platform Twitter was being used to start, stoke and promote the overthrow of governments in Africa and the Middle East, the media were ecstatic and called it the Twitter revolution. Moldova (2009) Iran Elections (2009) Tunisia (2010) Egypt (2011) Ukraine (2013) When the same thing happens in American politics, it’s a scandal that Facebook and Twitter now need to fix. Not sure what to believe? TheRead More →

The world's first supercomputer on a module, Jetson TX1

The promise NVIDIA Jetson TX1 is a promising piece of hardware. It is designed to accelerate the development of AI cognition. This not only includes self-driving vehicles, but drones and robotic systems as well. In much the same way GPGPU complimented the CPU, humans will gain a tremendous boost in productivity from machine learning AI systems. The Module For the GPU developer, The Jetson is a supercomputer module the size of a credit card. It consists of a 256 core NVIDIA CUDA processor built in the NVIDIA Maxwell architecture. Jetson combines 64-bit CPUs, deep learning algorithms, computer vision processing and GPU computation in an embedded form factor. The Kit The Jetson comesRead More →