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Above: Humans Are Already Cyborgs.
“Our destiny is to become what we think, to have our thoughts become our bodies and our bodies become our thoughts” – Terence McKenna.
“If human history is the story of a creature who molts from ape to
angel – or, as Nietzsche claimed, from beast to Superman – then
somewhere along the way it seems that we must become machines” – Erik Davis.
What Is Computer Science? Is Computer Science The Same As Computer Programming? What Is The Difference Between Computer Science And Computer Programming?
Contrary to what you may think, these two subjects are about as different as Latin is to linear algebra.
What Is Computer Science?
It’s math. As a computer science major myself, I can tell you first hand that computer science involves writing very little code — especially at the higher levels. If I had to arbitrarily assign a percentage to “math v. programming”, I would say that computer science is at least 80% math and at most 20% programming. (more…)
How Close Are We To Giving The Entire World Free Internet? Will The World Have Free Internet Access Forever?
Above: How Close Are We To Giving The Entire World Free Internet? Will The World Have Free Internet Access Forever?
Global WiFi, is it too good to be true? Google and Facebook plan to make free global Internet possible, but how and at what cost?
Above: How BIG Is Apple?
In 1969, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak were working as Alice in Wonderland characters at their local shopping mall for $3 an hour. Little did Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak know that they would soon start the most profitable company in human history. Find out how Apple became the most valuable company in the world, and discover the true size of Apple.
Above: How BIG Is The Walt Disney Company?
The Walt Disney Company is one of the most well known brands today, but how did it all begin and how big is The Walt Disney Company today? The answer may surprise you.
About The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American multinational media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, Southern California. It is one of the world’s largest media conglomerates in terms of revenue. The Walt Disney Company was founded on October 16, 1923 by Walt Disney and Roy O. Disney as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, and established itself as a leader in the American animation industry before diversifying into live-action film production, television, and theme parks. The company also operated under the names The Walt Disney Studio, then Walt Disney Productions. Taking on its current name in 1986, it expanded its existing operations and also started divisions focused on theater, radio, music, publishing, and online media.
In addition, The Walt Disney Company has since created corporate divisions in order to market more mature content than is typically associated with its flagship family oriented brands. The Walt Disney Company is best known for the products of its film studio, Walt Disney Studios, which is today one of the largest and best known movie studios in American cinema. The Walt Disney Company’s other three main divisions are Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Disney Media Networks, and Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media.
The Walt Disney Company also owns and operates the ABC broadcast television network, cable television networks such as Disney Channel, ESPN, A+E Networks, and Freeform (formerly ABC Family) in addition to having publishing, merchandising, music, and theatre divisions. The Walt Disney Company also owns and licenses 14 theme parks around the world with Mickey Mouse, an early and well known cartoon creation of the company, being its primary symbol and mascot.
The Walt Disney Company has been a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average since May 6, 1991 and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol DIS. The Walt Disney Company has a market value of approximately $160 billion United States dollars (this is how much money it would cost you if you wanted to purchase the entire Walt Disney Company).
Above: How BIG is Samsung?
So how big is Samsung? The answer may surprise you.
Samsung is a South Korean multinational conglomerate headquartered in South Korea. Samsung comprises numerous subsidiaries and affiliated businesses, most of them united under the Samsung brand, and is the largest South Korean chaebol (business conglomerate).
Samsung was founded by Lee Byung-chul in 1938 as a trading company. Over the next three decades, the group diversified into areas including food processing, textiles, insurance, securities, and retail. Samsung entered the electronics industry in the late 1960’s and the construction and ship building industries in the mid-1970’s; these areas would drive its subsequent growth. Following the death of Samsung founder Lee Byung-chul in 1987, Samsung has increasingly globalized its activities and dominance in electronics, particularly mobile phones and semiconductors, which have become its most important source of income.
Notable Samsung industrial subsidiaries include Samsung Electronics (one of the world’s largest information technology companies measured by revenues and market value), Samsung Heavy Industries (one of the world’s largest ship builders measured by revenues), and Samsung Engineering and Samsung C&T (two of the world’s largest construction companies). Other notable Samsung subsidiaries include Samsung Life Insurance (one of the world’s largest life insurance companies), Samsung Everland (operator of Everland Resort, the oldest theme park in South Korea), and Cheil Worldwide (one of the world’s largest advertising agencies measured by revenues).
Samsung has a powerful influence on South Korea’s economic development, politics, media, and culture and has been a major driving force behind the “Miracle on the Han River”. Samsung affiliate companies produce around a fifth of South Korea’s total exports, and Samsung’s revenue was equal to 17% of South Korea’s $1,000+ billion GDP.
Above: How BIG is Google? | Please Enjoy And Don’t Be Evil.
Hundreds of millions of people use Google services each day but very few of us ask the question, “How BIG is Google?” Obviously this question cannot be answered directly. However, the sheer size of Google can be realized by looking at the hard facts and figures about Google, one of the largest technology companies in the world.
Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software. Most of its profits are derived from AdWords, an online advertising service that places advertising near the list of search results.
Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University. Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin incorporated Google as a privately held company on September 4, 1998. An initial public offering followed on August 19, 2004. Google’s mission statement from the outset was “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful,” and its unofficial slogan was “Don’t be evil”. In 2004, Google moved to its new headquarters in Mountain View, California, known as the Googleplex.
In August 2015, Google announced plans to reorganize its interests as a holding company called Alphabet Inc. When this restructuring took place on October 2, 2015, Google became Alphabet’s leading subsidiary, as well as the parent for Google’s Internet interests.
AT&T Invents And Discovers A Way To Use Power Lines To Deliver Super Fast Wireless Internet | Project AirGig From AT&T
Above: AT&T Invents And Discovers A Way To Use Power Lines To Deliver Super Fast Wireless Internet | Meet Project AirGig From AT&T.
Project AirGig, developed by AT&T Labs, is a transformative technology that could one day deliver low cost, multi-gigabit wireless internet speeds using power lines.