The Interesting Link
The last week saw many predictions for the coming year, I found BBCs prediction that 2006 will be the year digital music will be feed from DRM. Ajax developers journals nice selection of web related technology predictions for 2006. Kevin Burton has some more web related predictions and Mercury News has an article on the top ten tech predictions.
At the same time there are lots of retrospectives around, wired talks about worst tech moments of 2005, Best tech moments of 2005 and the 50 best robots ever. On other sites I found an article about the 50 greatest gadgets of the last 50 years and 2005: The year in biology and medicine.
I wrote earlier about how normal cctv cameras together with suitable image recognition can pose gigantic privacy questions - here now is the newest twist to this trend: Britain will be the first country to monitor every car journey.
Upcoming Conferences: 17th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications has a workshop on Web Semantics. There are new CfPs for ECAI Workshop on Agent-Mediated Knowledge Management and Workshop on Applications of Logic Programming in the Semantic Web and Semantic Web Services . I also added the CfPs/conference websites for IJCAI-07, PAKM 2006 and SIGIR 2006.
The Political Link: Juan Coles Top Ten Myths about Iraq in 2005.