• hould we insure the gene pool rather than the gene?
    (tags: [convergence](http://delicious.com/djdunc/convergence) [genetech](http://delicious.com/djdunc/genetech))
  • It’s about how we all lie online in terms of the way we present ourselves, or rather, that we’ve been lying about ourselves for an awful long time – how we feel, how we feel about our partners and jobs, our height, weight and age, for example – and this hasn’t changed just because technology has speeded up. According to psychologists, we tell between six and 200 lies a day in order to socialise (’I'm fine’), for play and fun, to hide misbehaviour, feel safer, feel private, feel better about the world for ourselves and to try to be more popular. There are lots of good (and bad) reasons to dissemble.
    (tags: [convergence](http://delicious.com/djdunc/convergence) [selfsurveillance](http://delicious.com/djdunc/selfsurveillance))
  • It rose from the hundreds of millions of dollars in 2001, to $2.5 billion in 2002, when President Bush signed a bill funding the Department of Health and Human Services. New grants and other projects are also underway.
    (tags: [convergence](http://delicious.com/djdunc/convergence) [bioterrorism](http://delicious.com/djdunc/bioterrorism))
  • On January 10, 2002, President George W. Bush signed Bill 107-117, making more than $2.5 billion available to the Department of Health and Human Services “for emergency expenses necessary to support activities related to countering potential biological, disease and chemical threats to civilian populations.”
    (tags: [convergence](http://delicious.com/djdunc/convergence) [bioterrorism](http://delicious.com/djdunc/bioterrorism))
  • De Villepin said it was crucial for countries to pool information from their biotech labs, security agencies and hospitals to better track terrorist threats and know where to turn for help.There were now 117 countries contributing to Interpol's global database of names and photographs of suspected terrorists. The database, which held information on 2 202 people in 2001, now had the names and pictures of more than 8 000 suspects.
    (tags: [convergence](http://delicious.com/djdunc/convergence) [bioterrorism](http://delicious.com/djdunc/bioterrorism))
  • HealthMap brings together disparate data sources to achieve a unified and comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health. This freely available Web site integrates outbreak data of varying reliability, ranging from news sources (such as Google News) to curated personal accounts (such as ProMED) to validated official alerts (such as World Health Organization). Through an automated text processing system, the data is aggregated by disease and displayed by location for user-friendly access to the original alert. HealthMap provides a jumping-off point for real-time information on emerging infectious diseases and has particular interest for public health officials and international travelers.
    (tags: [convergence](http://delicious.com/djdunc/convergence) [health](http://delicious.com/djdunc/health))
  • The City of Toronto is committed to working with residents and businesses to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. We're pleased to add Zerofootprint to the mix of innovative programs that make us a leader in the fight against climate change and make Toronto the greenest and most liveable city it can be.
    (tags: [convergence](http://delicious.com/djdunc/convergence) [toronto](http://delicious.com/djdunc/toronto) [resourceaccountability](http://delicious.com/djdunc/resourceaccountability))
  • The Lab is dedicated to investigate the potential benefits of Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp) technologies for a sustainable development. Our aim is to help achieve a more rational use of energy and to make resource consumption more transparent to companies and consumers.
    (tags: [convergence](http://delicious.com/djdunc/convergence) [resourceaccountability](http://delicious.com/djdunc/resourceaccountability))
  • Sousveillance as well as inverse surveillance are terms coined by Steve Mann to describe the recording of an activity from the perspective of a participant in the activity, typically by way of small portable or wearable recording devices that often stream continuous live video to the Internet.
    (tags: [convergence](http://delicious.com/djdunc/convergence) [selfsurveillance](http://delicious.com/djdunc/selfsurveillance))
  • Elahi was inspired to document his life like this after being detained and questioned by the FBI at an airport in 2002. He had mistakenly been placed on an FBI terrorist watch-list and was accused of storing explosives in a locker in Florida.
    (tags: [convergence](http://delicious.com/djdunc/convergence) [selfsurveillance](http://delicious.com/djdunc/selfsurveillance))
  • My current project revolves around using the Arduino and the X10 home automation protocol and hardware. The gist of what I am doing with this project is using the Parallax RFID (found here) tag to identify me and then use X10 protocol/hardware (Part# 1134B from SmartHomes via Amazon) to automate my home.
    (tags: [arduino](http://delicious.com/djdunc/arduino) [x10](http://delicious.com/djdunc/x10))