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SNS: The Power of Flows I

SNS: The Power of Flows I


SNS Subscriber Edition
Week of 7/18/2016    
Vol. 21 Issue 26

In This Issue

Feature: The Power of Flows I

  • From Small to Large: All Data Is Big Data
  • From Static to Dynamic: All Data Comes in Flows
  • From One Flow to Many: The Internet of Flows
  • The Brain Ladder: All Mammals Have the Best Brain They Can Afford
  • Heisenberg in Computing: The Power of the Computer Determines the Size of the Data
  • The Next Paradigm: Flow Computing

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Last weekend, I had the pleasure of enjoying my annual road trip with my good friend Larry Smarr – one of the smartest people I know and the director of the Calit2 and Qualcomm Institutes (UCSD / Irvine). The operating principles of this tradition include, but are not limited to: exposure to natural beauty from an open car creates a particularly fertile state of mind for thinking creatively; taking time off together can lead to tens or hundreds of free-association conversations; and many new ideas, theories, insights, conclusions, and paths to action will result.

We’ve never been disappointed.

One subject that comes up frequently is what topics and which speakers to bring to the coming year’s Future in Review conference (in this case, FiRe 2016, September 27-30 at the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Deer Valley, Utah; Unlike most tech conferences, which tend to be about putting last week’s headliners onstage and letting them run, FiRe continues to move the definition of the category forward. In 2015, three new companies were formed onstage, for example, with new theories and discoveries in real time based on the overall theme “The Power of Patterns.”

This year the theme is “The Power of Flows,” and participants will get an even deeper exposure to the future of computing and communications, and how this new set of technologies will drive corporate and global economies forward. Yes, there really is nothing like FiRe.

In this week’s discussion, I want to start our members’ thought processes moving in this new direction. Let’s invent new theories, new applications, and new architectures for computing, shall we?

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