This is an excellent post on why web and native apps equally important
In other words. The Web is for audience reach and native apps are for rich experiences. Both are strategic. Both are valuable. So when it comes to mobile, it’s not Web vs. Native. It’s both.
Source: LukeW | Mobile Web vs. Native Apps or Why You Want Both
Websites have gotten increasingly bloated. So much of this bloat is hidden to the user, and is tied to surveillance technology. This post does a great job of explaining the problem:
Let’s preserve the web as the hypertext medium it is, the only thing of its kind in the world, and not turn it into another medium for consumption, like we have so many examples of already.Let’s commit to the idea that as computers get faster, and as networks get faster, the web should also get faster.Let’s not allow the panicked dinosaurs of online publishing to trample us as they stampede away from the meteor. Instead, let’s hide in our holes and watch nature take its beautiful course.Most importantly, let’s break the back of the online surveillance establishment that threatens not just our livelihood, but our liberty. Not only here in Australia, but in America, Europe, the UK—in every free country where the idea of permanent, total surveillance sounded like bad science fiction even ten years ago.
Source: The Website Obesity Crisis
As usual, read the whole thing.
The final frontier of digital technology is integrating into your own brain. DARPA wants to go there. Scientists want to go there. Entrepreneurs want to go there. And increasingly, it looks like it’s possible.
You’ve probably read bits and pieces about brain implants and prostheses. Let me give you the big picture.
Neural implants could accomplish things no external interface could: Virtual and augmented reality with all 5 senses (or more); augmentation of human memory, attention, and learning speed; even multi-sense telepathy — sharing what we see, hear, touch, and even perhaps what we think and feel with others.
Source: The Ultimate Interface: Your Brain | Ramez Naam
O’Reilly interviews Mickey McManus, a researcher at Autodesk, about the extreme complexity that IoT will unleash. It’s definitely worth fifteen minutes of your day to listen to this:
credit : O’Reilly Radar