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Second Life Hawala

On May 15, 2007, in Technology, by Administrator
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“I see this as a virtual version of the hawala or hundi system,” said Johnson, who heads risk management firm TRMG, referring to the informal money transfer network that is commonly used through the Middle East, Asia and Africa. “It’s trust based — I give you 1,000, you give someone else 1,000 — it serves […]

We’re already living in a future nobody anticipated

On May 14, 2007, in Technology, by Administrator
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Science fiction authors are some of the most interesting people to watch with regards to futurism in the unparalleled completely unstructured sense.  Charles Stross is no exception.  Worth a read if you’ve got 10 minutes to spare today. Total history — a term I’d like to coin, by analogy to total war — is something […]

Lions and tigers and terrorists….oh my!

On May 14, 2007, in Technology, by Administrator
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Thanks for Haft of the Spear for the link. Steven Phillipsohn, a fraud litigation solicitor and chairman of the FAP’s cybercrime working group, said: “There’s nothing virtual about online crime, it is all too real. It is time government took this seriously. “The legitimate benefits of virtual communities will prove enormous, but people need to […]

Think Different – The Reading List

On May 9, 2007, in Technology, by Administrator
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In my home office, I have a preserved set of the Apple Think Different poster series as inspiration, but I realized that I did not have any books on my bookshelf about the individuals honored in this advertising campaign. I put together this list at Amazon for the Think Different series which I plan to […]

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