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Traffic Report: Wikipedia Bitcoin Article Crushing It

Only 88 English-language Wikipedia articles have more traffic than the Bitcoin article, out of a total of approximately 4.7 million English-language articles.
The Bitcoin article has been viewed 103,592 times in the first 18 days of January. Just click on "View history" at the top of any Wikipedia article, and then click "Page view statistics" to see the statistics for that article.
COMPARISON Take a look at Peter Diamandis's top tech picks for 2015. The closest of his picks, in terms of Wikipedia traffic, is 3D printing with a rank of 1500.
CALL TO ACTION As much as the media gets it wrong, this is a chance to get it right. Thanks go to the Wikipedians for tireless edits.
Let's help make the article even better by making sure it's accurate and up-to-date. If you're new to Wikipedia like me, please consider making a post to the Bitcoin article's talk page before making a direct edit.
EXAMPLE The section on venture capital mentions one $3 million investment in BitPay, along with a few other efforts. Let's get this on the right scale: 2014 alone saw 100 times this amount in VC investments, surpassing which is on a similar scale as internet-related investments in 1995, which according to Andrew Metrick and Ayako Yasuda, in their book Venture Capital & the Finance of Innovation, was the first year of the internet "boom period" of venture capital.
Bitpay has raised at least 10 times the cited 3 million, and organizations such as Circle, Coinbase, Xapo, Blockchain, and Blockstream have each raised similar amounts, and these are only some of the biggest examples. This CoinDesk article tracks the money.
As soon as I learn how to edit Wikipedia, I'll try to update this one, if no one beats me to it!
TL;DR: Bitcoin Wikipedia article ranked 89th out of about 4.7 million English language articles, by traffic. As much as the media gets it wrong, this is a chance to get it right. Since Bitcoin is rapidly evolving, a larger pool of fact checkers may be better able to make accurate updates.
Typos, formatting, added link to Diamandis's tech picks; clarification in TL;DR.
Per observation by Whoosheless, may not be fair to say Bitcoin investments in 2014 surpassed internet related investments in 1995, for a variety of reasons, but the numbers are comparable (see this Coindesk article for more details, but note that the Bitcoin numbers are from a year ago).
Per observation by modeless, the ranking of 89 appears to be based on data from March, 2014; this is the most recent ranking available. However, the data for the first 18 days in January is current.
Added suggestion to new Wikipedians to post to the Bitcoin article's talk page before making a direct edit.
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Self-Driving Cars Will Kill People. Who Decides Who Dies? by izumi3682 in Futurology

[–]izumi3682[S] 1 point 7 months ago
I agree. I'm fervently hoping it will be that way, but human psychology being what it is, it will be a tough case to make. What we need is a leap of faith to move into a better future. And I can only speak for myself, but I'm willing to bet myself on such a sure thing. Also in a post-scarcity AI economy, we need to remove the necessity of insurance. Also also in that future other elements will come together so that humans probably won't need to be transported nearly as much as today.
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Self-Driving Cars Will Kill People. Who Decides Who Dies? by izumi3682 in Futurology

[–]izumi3682[S] 3 points 7 months ago
Two thoughts on this.
First, this is a failure to understand what an electric, level 5 autonomy SDV actually is. This is about AI and mapping and tracking. I don't think there will be any deaths if everything is working correctly. If there are imperfections in the system that does result in an injury or death of a human, we shall quickly fix that so it never happens again. The combination of AI, mapping, tracking and intervehicle communication would ensure that a "trolley problem" would never arise. But on an unrelated note, I'd wonder what else that kind of AI would be capable of.
This second observation is more about human psychology. Well right now about 32,000 US citizens die in human error caused MVAs each year. And probably a lot more injured or shook up too I bet. When any US citizen gets behind the wheel, he or she believes all will be well and he or she will not make any kind of error, even if they are getting into a car when intoxicated.
But the statistics bear out the fallacy of such logic. Tons of US citizens are being killed, injured or shook up despite believing that they can drive just fine or their fellow drivers can drive just fine.
Here's the rub though. I think it is not unreasonable to assume that level 5 autonomy vehicles with all that technology I described earlier will kill perhaps, ohhh, theoretically 10 US citizens each year due to errors intrinsic to AI or something improbable like being successfully hacked. That's a lot less than 32,000 a year. But what would be the acceptable threshold of casualties if such a vast number of US citizens could be transported so safely. I can tell you the answer to that. Less than 1. That's because humans don't want to feel that they have lost control.
If the number of SDV fatalities would be say 5000 a year, humans would say; "No thanks, we shall continue to control our vehicles and keep killing five or six times that number each year, because we are better at this than AI. The litigation alone would kill the technology.
Me, I'd trust the AI. And I will jump into a level 5 autonomy SDV as soon as earthly possible when they become available to me, hopefully on a super cheap subscription. I would totally sign an agreement saying I would not sue the renting company if an MVA happened to me in an electric, level 5 autonomy SDV that was struck by another SDV of similar capabilities, and that I would accept legal liability if my SDV ran into someone or something. My faith in the flawlessness of the AI and related technologies would be that strong.
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Virtual reality tool developed to untangle genes by izumi3682 in Futurology

[–]izumi3682[S] 3 points 7 months ago
Now there is an interesting convergence of technologies. VR is going to help us figure out a lot of things that are difficult to spatially or topographically understand without the insight provided by VR. Like standing "inside" of an object as it rotates around you.
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Scientist Predicts a Sixth Mass Extinction in 2100 by izumi3682 in Futurology

[–]izumi3682[S] 6 points 7 months ago
The difference in the human race between now (2017) and the year 2100 CE is going to be more vast than the difference between the human race in the year 1000 CE and today (2017). Things that we regard as serious problems today, will no longer exist as perceivable problems by that point. We may have new issues that are unimaginable today however.
Personally I doubt that humans or whatever derives will still be biological by the year 2100. What we think of as "VR" today will evolve to become the reality of 2100. And of course whatever the AI develops into as well.
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Patreon, one of the most interesting media startups of the last few years, has raised $60 million by izumi3682 in Futurology

[–]izumi3682[S] 5 points 7 months ago
I started noticing an odd or perhaps interesting thing on Youtube about maybe 5 or 6 months ago. All my subscribing channels like "Ask a Mortician" and "Fatboss" began to have a large "Patreon" screen at the end of the video. I see now that a new entity has risen. I'm not sure where "Patreon" is going with this, but I bet I am witnessing the birth of a new Google or Facebook type of enterprise. Can I invest yet?
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A Five-Year Basic Income Experiment is Finally Happening in the US: $2,000 a Month by izumi3682 in Futurology

[–]izumi3682[S] 7 points 7 months ago
More like "augmented" income. I would still totally have to work full-time. 4,000 dollars a month would be the absolute lowest acceptable amount that would enable me not to have to work full-time. And 4,000 a month ain't much money, but I would probably be able to live within my means. My tastes are pretty pedestrian. And I probably would be able to save some of that too.
What would I do instead of working? Well at first I would play videogames all the time and sleep. But I suppose I would eventually want to enhance my education. Part of my problem is that I'm 57 and after almost 38 years of working, I'm just starting to think that retirement is looking good. I'm getting tired of working. :P
The thing is, as long as there are enough gainfully employable occupations/vocations for humans to do work for money that allows them to have the best lifestyle that they can swing, UBI is just not possible. But. When the AI, automation and robotics cause our unemployment rate to reach a certain threshold, then UBI or some other kind of "post-scarcity" economy would become essential to further survival of our way of life.
I just don't see UBI ever being a realistic eventuality for the USA before that day. But it would sure be nice to "augment" my current salary with that extra 2k a month.
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Spacex will call global internet satellite network Starlink by izumi3682 in Futurology

[–]izumi3682[S] 1 point 7 months ago
Because calling it "Skynet" would be too egregiously obvious.
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Robots can hitch-hike on sharks thanks to ultrastrong sucker - Underwater robots could soon hitch rides on sharks and whales thanks to a fish-inspired suction cup that clamps on to shark skin and other surfaces. by bobcobble in Futurology

[–]izumi3682 2 points 7 months ago
One step closer to "sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads!" Awesome future incoming!
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The “Science Will Not Defeat Aging in my Lifetime so Why Bother?” Argument, and Why We Should be More Optimistic | by izumi3682 in Futurology

[–]izumi3682[S] 1 point 7 months ago
A human turning 100 years old today has a better than average chance of living for 20 more years. And that is just based on existing medical technology and the blessings of that individual's genetics. Between today and 20 years I bet we make some significant advances in interventional aging reversal technology.
I prophesy that the first person to be 1000 years old is turning 100 years old today. If you have not been following the medical advances in aging reversal technology, this claim sounds like the wildest fantasy, but you are the one ill-informed.
Senescent cell clearing technology alone will cause a 100 year old to potentially live until 130. Regenerative medicine will be beyond our wildest dreams in 30 years. Age related sarcopenia has officially been classified as a pathology (M62.84 ICD 10). Five years ago there was no such classification. Age related sarcopenia was simply regarded as a "natural aspect of aging". And this is not even counting advances in nano-tech, which is the true wildcard in all of this.
As it is, I see most super centenarians (those over the age of 110) living for the most part to the age of about 117. Emma Morano recently died at the age of 117. The next three oldest humans are all over the age of 114. And this cohort of people living over the age of 110 has increased dramatically.
The upshot of all of this is scientific immortality for me. And I am 57 years old. Sure I could get cancer in ten years or get hit by a truck tomorrow, but I think my chances are good. I will be 100 in 2060, but youthful as a 21 year old. (And probably crazy nano-augmented to boot.)
Unfortunately the "bean counters" realize this as well. So I think the odds of me being mandatorily worked until age 70 are also good. No more retirement at age 65. Now since this is futurology, perhaps something nice like UBI or the AI taking over or something will let me still retire relatively early.
Record to beat is Jeanne Calment who passed away in 1997 at the age of 122.
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Future Cities, Built for People and Not Cars, Could Look Like This - more likely to resemble a medieval hill town in Italy than the soaring skyscrapers of Blade Runner: 'Technology’s end-goal is to be invisible.' by mvea in Futurology

[–]izumi3682 -2 points 7 months ago
lol! VR, AI and total self sufficiency will eliminate any desire to be in a big city. The Earth will rapidly return for the most part to wonderful untouched nature. Our virtual universes will exceed anything that reality today can produce. If you thought "The Matrix" was advanced, you ain't seen nothin' yet! You will get your "cities" I promise. But imagine sipping wine and smoking a lovely rich gauloises at an outdoor café on a lovely spring day in 1937 Paris and discussing with your compatriots (who think they are real) the worrisome developments in Germany, but you are the god(dess) in this simulation. Will you self limit and let your world's events take their course and observe history unfold or shall you intervene to see what happens? The power is in your hands.
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Future Cities, Built for People and Not Cars, Could Look Like This - more likely to resemble a medieval hill town in Italy than the soaring skyscrapers of Blade Runner: 'Technology’s end-goal is to be invisible.' by mvea in Futurology

[–]izumi3682 1 point 7 months ago
Ohh! I so wish that was me... I could "exist" just fine I'm sure. I mean if I had lots of money and stuff.
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Researchers Show How A.I. is the End of Passwords as We Know Them by izumi3682 in Futurology

[–]izumi3682[S] 1 point 7 months ago
I think the solution is facial scanning and recognition technology. Samsung showed it was possible and Apple is going to show how we have now nailed that technology. Doesn't seem like a terrible engineering problem to add a dinky pinhole size facial scanner to any given monitor manufactured from now on.
I mean the cat is out of the bag. Facial scanning/recognition technology is utterly unstoppable, so why not exploit it to the best effect.
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The new $999 iPhone X proves 2 important things about the future of technology by izumi3682 in Futurology

[–]izumi3682[S] 2 points 7 months ago
What really has me excited about the progress of this tech is that say 2 years from now, the nearly obsolete IPhone X will be dirt cheap, about 200 dollars tops. There might even be plastic versions!
But just imagine what a top of the line mobile will be like then! Unimaginable things like 16K VR capability. It fills me with such optimism for our incredible future.
Yes 16K is a thing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16K_resolution
BTW have you downloaded and played with "Sketchfab" on your mobile yet? It's pretty keen and just one of the reasons that mobiles are so important to our daily lives now.
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Future Cities, Built for People and Not Cars, Could Look Like This - more likely to resemble a medieval hill town in Italy than the soaring skyscrapers of Blade Runner: 'Technology’s end-goal is to be invisible.' by mvea in Futurology

[–]izumi3682 1 point 7 months ago
Time going forward, humans, individual humans will find it easier and easier to live comfortably "off the grid". Technological advances, particularly that of solar in concert with powerful, capacious energy storage batteries, will make it possible to basically produce your own energy. Once a human can produce his or her own energy, everything else falls into place such as water purification.
VR, yet in it's infancy is not going to go away. It is going to evolve and grow into a new medium so powerful and overwhelming, that I don't discount the possibility that humans will engineer our minds away from the needs of biology to fully exploit this technology. Not today maybe or next month, but in less than 100 years, oh yeah.
And nothing happens in a vacuum. All during this time, I'm confident we shall learn how to effectively interact with our AI through what we think of today as the BMI (Brain-Machine-Interface). Humans will no longer be the same. We shall be for lack of a better term, "as gods". If not omniscient, right close. Almost certainly a desirable "hive-mind" will evolve.
I'll be able to do all this in my little apartment, my universal 3D printer providing all I need from a nano-assembler that can draw raw materials out of the air! Well I may have overreached a bit just then. But I wonder that money or personal wealth may even matter, when we reach that level of self-sufficiency.
I believe we shall spend an awful lot of time in shared VR. VR worlds that exceed the wildest most beautiful natural places on Earth. Because that's what humans do. We take nature and improve on it exponentially once we figure it out. And believe me, even today in 2017 we are doing a phenomenal job of imitating/simulating physics, thus nature on computers.
Oh! I almost forgot about cars!
What would you need a car for? :P
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Chinese Smartphone Maker Promises to Outdo Apple With "The Real AI Phone" by izumi3682 in Futurology

[–]izumi3682[S] 1 point 7 months ago
The proof is in the pudding. We'll see what they come up with. I don't discount what China has to say out of hand. The absolutely staggering amount of technological progress that China has achieved within the last 10 years alone gives me pause. And yes I know they did that by hook or by crook, but the fact remains that China is rapidly equaling and/or exceeding pretty much any technological advance being made by the USA. I also see evidence that China's AI efforts for general consumer use exceed that of the West as well.
But we shall also see what the Apple IPhone X has to offer as well. In any event I see that human civilization is going to make a substantial leap forward in AI and mobile computer processing power going forward from here. A much higher bar has been set. Also while I have this forum, I'd like to pass on this message... PLEASE turn your phone sideways to record stuff--Thank you! --"The rest of the world".
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Superpower India to Replace China as Growth Engine by izumi3682 in Futurology

[–]izumi3682[S] 1 point 7 months ago
Yes, I said that in my second paragraph.
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Move Over Millennials, Here Comes 'iGen' ... Or Maybe Not by izumi3682 in Futurology

[–]izumi3682[S] 3 points 7 months ago
If you think the so-called "iGen" is crazy, just wait until the children that are now 3 and 4 grow up in a world where they have always known mobiles, VAR and AI. AI in everything, from no more driving lessons to AI assistants to boss around with loud impatient voices.
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Virtual reality breathes new life into African fossils, art and artefacts by izumi3682 in Futurology

[–]izumi3682[S] 2 points 7 months ago
Oh! Try this out! I can't get it to work on my work pc, but that's because it's a work pc. On my home pc and my iphone 7 it works just fine.
This is just 2D on a screen. The future of VR is going to be absolutely insane. Beyond anything we can imagine.
(I recommend just downloading "Sketchfab" on any pc or mobile you have. An incredible combination of computer processing power and narrow AI.)
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In the Future, Pop Hits Will Be Made by Machines by izumi3682 in Futurology

[–]izumi3682[S] 3 points 7 months ago
For the person, that sounds like a pretty good deal.
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Deep Learning Could Finally Make Robots Useful by izumi3682 in Futurology

[–]izumi3682[S] 2 points 7 months ago
In what year will I see a humanoid robot like say, "Sophia" from Hanson Robotics mixed with a deep learning ability. Oh, and then that "Sophia" robot could have these new-fangled "soft" muscles that are all the news today as well. That would be quite an accomplishment.
But why stop there. How soon until we can use narrow AI and new robotics technology to allow humanoid robots to walk the streets with humans. Would that be OK with everybody? What year will I see that I wonder.
I bet it's all gonna happen in about 20 years or less. So I'll be about 77 years chronologically. I wonder if I'll have a little age-reversing on me by then.
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Make a 3D model of your face from a single photo with this AI tool by izumi3682 in Futurology

[–]izumi3682[S] 1 point 7 months ago
Could we make motion pictures of anybody in history that was photographed? Imagine, genuine motion picture images of Abraham Lincoln or, ...well I'm sure there are other famous people from after photography's invention, but before motion pictures. But mainly it was Lincoln who popped into my imagination.
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Massive demand will see 5G phones arrive in 2019 says Qualcomm by izumi3682 in Futurology

[–]izumi3682[S] 1 point 7 months ago
Yeah, that's my point. Apple "steals" everyone else's ideas and perfects them to the point that they are irresistible somehow. That's what Apple does. I'm not saying it's good or bad. I'm saying that's why I trust Apple for my mobile.
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In the Future, Pop Hits Will Be Made by Machines by izumi3682 in Futurology

[–]izumi3682[S] 1 point 7 months ago
What I am about to state was 10 years ago, wildest fantasy. How times have changed.
It's quite simple actually. Our computers can now process stupendous, colossal amounts of "big data". Literally more data than you can imagine or even hold in your physical brain if you could. Among that data are our likes and dislikes. Also what all of our songs sound like, what all of our art looks like, how all of our motion pictures and plays and performances are accomplished. Pretty much everything we have written down. And probably tons of other data I can't recall offhand. Also screamingly funny cat videos.
Now the computers that we have use a multitude of clever human ideas like machine learning, convolutional neural networks, and I'm certain some other marvelous methods of collating, analyzing and deconstructing all that data for actionable information. This involves things like identifying edges and light and shadow, word patterns and lots of confusing criss-crossy lines in the diagrams I look at. But I'm pretty sure it knows what it is doing.
Then our computers can use "predictive analysis" to develop models of varying degrees of confidence that are constantly tested against a sort of intrinsic "critic" that says thumbs up or thumbs down based on all that big data and that collating and whatnot.
Then it spits out the "highest confidence" result. Humans experience whatever it is and send their own feedback into the computer, which assimilates any novel data from that human feedback and tweaks its models to eventually precisely push the emotional buttons that make a song "haunting" an art piece "compelling" or videos "screamingly funny".
The AI is not going to get worse at "creativity". It's going to surpass human efforts in short order. Humans will come to prefer AI art to that of inferior "human" art. What kind of world will that be? And that is just in art and stuff. The AI will dominate everything else as well. And believe it or not that is still "narrow" AI. Just wait until we successfully develop artificial general intelligence (AGI). Then we either adapt or die. And in that meantime...
"Humans Need Not Apply".
Here is a computer algorithm using narrow AI-big data-CNN-predictive analysis to model human faces that don't exist in real life. They don't look too bad today. Yes, they need work. But in about 5 years--wow! OMG!
(Run your mouse cursor over the face to really get creeped out. Click the black space on either side to see others.)
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True, Bitcoin May Become Corrupt. But Banks Already Are. by izumi3682 in Futurology

[–]izumi3682[S] 1 point 7 months ago
I thought we were trying to move away from this mess. I thought the goal was the dream of Peter Diamandis' "Post-Scarcity" society. But instead we just seem to be adding more confusing layers of crap that enables those in the know to make massive amounts of money on the backs of those not as clever. The 1% persists, the 99% persists to fail.
I certainly look forward to the day when we can put AI inside of our minds and no one can be fooled or tricked or deceived any longer. I bet a lot of people think that making all humans super intelligent would not be such a good idea. It would definitely "upset the apple cart" of business as usual.
But who am I kidding. The 1% will get that AI inside of their minds and the rest of us will be their willing slaves or simply exterminated to get rid of the "surplus population" and make the Earth a nicer place to live for the 1%.
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A billion new low-cost employees from china didn't cause unemployment. Why should some puny robots scare us ? by furyfairy in Futurology

[–]izumi3682 1 point 7 months ago
I think I can sum it up fairly succinctly. The industrial revolution replaced human (and horse) (and oxen) muscle. The AI revolution will replace the human mind. Watch this space in 10 years.
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