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Nervousnet

Goal: Nervousnet is "Social sensing by citizens for citizens". For more information and updates please visit the website www.Nervousnet.info

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The digital revolution will make data abundant and cheap. Moving from a time of darkness into a digital age with information overload, we will need suitable filters. However, those who build these filters will determine what we see. This creates possibilities to influence people's decisions such that they become remotely controlled rather than make their decisions on their own. Since omnibenevolent rule cannot be supposed and top-down control is flawed for several reasons, another approach is needed. It can be found with distributed control, collective intelligence and participation. “Nervousnet” will be presented as a feasible specimen of a Citizen Web.
Moore's law – the exponential explosion of processing power and data production – is transforming our economy and society. While processing power doubles every 18 months, data volumes double every 12 months. In one year we produce as much data as in all previous years, i.e. in the entire history of humankind. But the digital revolution doesn't stop there. Fridges, coffee machines, tooth brushes, smartphones and smart devices are now equipped with communicating sensors. In ten years, 150 billion objects will connect with each other – and with 10 billion people. This emerging 'Internet of Everything' will generate data volumes that double every 12 hours rather than every 12 months. How will this impact our society?
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My professorship (ETH Zurich, COSS) is looking for a postdoc to work with Private Profile on Big Data and Data Science.
 
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This is my first contribution to Nervousnet, a project I developed in the Nervousnet Hackathon at Zurich earlier this year.
The idea, execution, and the pitch of the idea got me the 3rd Price in one category.
 
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Registration for the nervousnet hackathon Amsterdam is now open!
Looking forward to see you!
 
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We would like to invite you to the next nervousnet hackathon which takes place in Amsterdam!
It will Save the date: October 14-16, 2016
Venue: Central Public Library Amsterdam (5 min walk east of the Central Railway Station)
For further information please visit the website: http://www.nervousnet.ethz.ch/hackathons/amsterdam2016/
 
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Nervousnet is "Social sensing by citizens for citizens". For more information and updates please visit the website www.Nervousnet.info