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The new digital age (part 1 of 2)

How will war, diplomacy and revolution change with increased access to information technologies? How much privacy and security must individuals relinquish in the new digital age? Is there anything technology can do about ongoing revolutions? The CEMEX auditorium was packed to the brim Tuesday with listeners eager for answers to these questions. Onstage, technology met policy: Jared Cohen — a young Stanford alumnus and director of Google Ideas — was flanked by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Google Chief Eric Schmidt.


Were you aware that WIRED Magazine runs a feature titled Infoporn?  I wasn’t until today. It’s a two-page spread of sexy, sexy graphs. The latest issue features the world’s oil consumption/production patterns, starting in 1960 and extrapolated into 2020. On either side are graphs of the same information broken down by content. The color scheme…