• Quote of the week

    "There is actually quite a good argument that there are cold compassionless machines that change the world around us in their own image. They are called corporations", he explained. "We shouldn’t necessarily worry about A.I. as something that will come along and change everything. We already have these organisations that will do that"
    -- Rich Walker, director of Shadow Robot Company

The Infallible AI “Oracle” and the Future of “One Shot” Answers

It’s been said that, “Voice technology is the ultimate behavioral study that you didn’t realize was happening,” although I would argue that probably most of the technology that we’re interacting with on a daily basis is ultimately a “behavioral study” the depth and breadth of which we don’t fully comprehend.

“Scariest Thing You’ll Read All Day”: Report Sounds Alarm Over Brain-Reading Technology and Neurocapitalism | Common Dreams News

“Your brain, the final privacy frontier, may not be private much longer.”

Vox report that swiftly sparked alarm across the internet Friday outlined how, “in the era of neurocapitalism, your brain needs new rights,” following recent revelations that Facebook and Elon Musk’s Neuralink are developing technologies to read people’s minds.…

Amid Widespread Drought and Famine – Smart city initiatives in Middle East and Africa are Leading The Way

This week in IoT, plans for a Wakanda-like smart city in Ethiopia are revealed, while Cork’s DePuy Synthes gets international recognition.

After the smash hit release of the film Black Panther – chronicling the defence of a hyper-advanced city in a fictional city-state called Wakanda by a superhero king – a smart city developer aims to help build something similar.

Max Igan at Anarchapulco Feb 17, 2018

Max Igan (the crowhouse) talks about  “people power” we need to come to grips with in order to move into the future as  “better” people & as a society we can all benefit from. Understanding key  mechanisms the PTSB use to maintain control needs to be factored in – irregardless of the great plans the future holds. 

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  • Famous Quotes In History

    "I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is mass psychology....Although this science will be diligently studied, it will be rigidly confined to the governing class. The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions were generated."
    -- Bertrand Russell in The Impact of Science on Society  
     
    “Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar.”
    – Julius Caesar  
     
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