Four short links: 5 February 2019

Creating the Future, LIDAR, Human-AI Design, and Command-line Course

By Nat Torkington
February 5, 2019
  1. The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Create It. But Is It Already Too Late? (Alan Kay) — Virtually everybody in the computing science has almost no sense of human history and context of where we are and where we are going. So, I think of much of the stuff that has been done as inverse vandalism. Inverse vandalism is making things just because you can. Every sentence is a cracker. (via Daniel G. Siegel)
  2. Trying to Make Powerful, Low-cost LIDAR (Ars Technica) — a good intro to the tech and competition in the space.
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  4. Guidelines for Human-AI Interaction — Microsoft paper on design challenges in “smart” apps.
  5. MIT Hacker Tools — lectures on the Unix tools that command-line natives use.
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