Easy! You just mix it with the right buzzwords.
It’s time for the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world to become irrelevant, instead. Even if they are cooperatives
There are now twice as many people as 50 years ago, and they are already concentrating into cities anyway. Therefore, they say, doing more of that, until we all live in Caves of Steel leaving the planet “empty” could be the best thing we may ever do. Maybe, but only if it happens in the right way
John Vidal says that the plastics crisis is more urgent than you know, because plastic is “in our food, our clothes - and in us”. But it may be even worst than he says.
- This is just an excerpt,with some comments of a very interesting article about how little lawmakers know about technology, and software developers about laws and legal systems. The article I’m talking about is “States that are passing laws to govern smart contracts have no idea what they’re doing”. These are the most interesting parts Smart Contracts These Are Not, Yoda says “several states in the US are moving quickly to codify smart contracts into their laws with bills that “seem to be little more than pro-crypto posturing meant to attract investment and entrepreneurs.
Have you seen that video of a driverless car that killed a cyclist, with the car “passenger” unable to do anything about it? Personally, I find that video a perfect proof of something I’ve always thought: the huge, BASIC problem with “driverless cars” with a driver that should step in when needed. The videos shows that the driver was playing with a smartphone instead of looking at the street. Of course!
There is a good article at Medium about “Ethical Electronics”, that is the need for a MUCH more environmentally responsible design of the Internet of Things (IoT). The most relevant parts, which say everything but one thing, are these:
Italian newspaper Repubblica interviewed Evgeny Morozov about the Cambridge Analityca scandal, and the related #deletefacebook case. Both the printed and the online version of the interview illustrate the pervasiveness and dangers of Big Data and Big Tech in more than one way. This is the paper version:
Did you know that connected devices are helping catch illegal poachers, save the bees, and more? Those appplications of the Internet of Things are explained in a great article… with a wrong title.
Does paying for almost everything you read put you at a distinct advantage? On one hand, yes, no doubt. On the other, I find certain propositions a bit troubling.