Λίγο Διάβασμα Ακόμη: Το Palantir, To Mall Της Γης, Και Ο Μύθος Του Multitasking

06 Δεκεμβρίου 2011 | Κανένα σχόλιο

Να τρία ενδιαφέροντα και μακρουλά κείμενα για να διαβάσεις με προσοχή και αφοσίωση ετούτη τη ζοφερά ηλιόλουστη Τρίτη.

1. Το Palantir είναι ταυτόχρονα το πιο ελπιδοφόρο και το πιο τρομαχτικό software που υπάρχει στη Γη

The company’s software pulls off one of the great computer science feats of the era: It combs through all available databases, identifying related pieces of information, and puts everything together in one place.

2. Αυτό το εμπορικό κέντρο είναι το απόλυτο σύμβολο της παγκοσμιοποίησης -και είναι θαυμάσιο. 

When the economic histories of the early 21st century are written, it may be that this is China’s greatest contribution: enabling vast swaths of the developing world to experience globalization through its manufacture of cheap, shoddy, often pirated goods. Chungking Mansions’ niche has been bringing globalization not just to the developed world but to all the world, even if it means cutting corners. To be sure, there are very real issues of legality and exploitation. But on balance, who on earth could say that it’s a bad thing?

3. Σύμφωνα μ' αυτό, το multitasking είναι μύθος

...multitasking adversely affects how you learn. Even if you learn while multitasking, that learning is less flexible and more specialized, so you cannot retrieve the information as easily.” His research demonstrates that people use different areas of the brain for learning and storing new information when they are distracted: brain scans of people who are distracted or multitasking show activity in the striatum, a region of the brain involved in learning new skills; brain scans of people who are not distracted show activity in the hippocampus, a region involved in storing and recalling information.

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