Moral technology

A screen shows a demonstration of SenseTime Group Ltd’s SenseVideo pedestrian and vehicle recognition system in Beijing, China, on Friday 15 June 2018. Photo by Bloomberg/Getty Images Self-driving cars don’t drink and medical AIs are never overtired. Given our obvious flaws, what can humans still do best? Paula Boddington is a senior research fellow at Cardiff University. She is the author of Towards a Code of Ethics for Artificial Intelligence (2017). She lives in Oxford. Edited by Nigel Warburton A five-year-old boy is helping his grandmother cook by cutting out biscuits from the dough she’s made, and he’s doing it rather badly. He … Continue reading Moral technology

TWITTER KNOWS WHERE YOU ARE

Posted by Soren Dreier Author: LH Does the entire world really need to see where you’re tweeting from? I usually don’t think about how much location data I’m sharing on Twitter, because I don’t think anybody cares about my 1) tweets and 2) where I tweet. However, a new report from Wired has made me rethink my approach. As it turns out, it’s not that difficult to pinpoint exactly where you live via your tweets. As Wired’s story goes, a researchers from the University of Illionis and Greece’s Foundation for Research and Technology created a tool called “LPAuditor,” or “Location Privacy … Continue reading TWITTER KNOWS WHERE YOU ARE

Collective psychiatry

A mental patient is seen at a hospital for those suffering from mental illnesses in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, 6 October 2010. Photo by Jie Zhao/Corbis via Getty Chinese psychiatry remains committed to the political ideal of mental hygiene, long after its discrediting in the West by Emily Baum is an associate professor in history at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of The Invention of Madness: State, Society, and the Insane in Modern China (2018). Edited by Sam Haselby In English, the term ‘mental hygiene’ likely sounds a bit stale. Having gained a brief but widespread ascendancy in the first half of … Continue reading Collective psychiatry

How to Be Invisible on the Internet

image edited by Fernando Kaskais by Tyler Durden Everywhere you look, concerns are mounting about internet privacy. Although giving up your data was once an afterthought when gaining access to the newest internet services such as Facebook and Uber, as Visual Capitalist’s Jeff Desjardins notes, many people have had their perspective altered by various recent scandals, billions of dollars of cybertheft, and a growing discomfort around how their personal data may be used in the future. More people want to opt out of this data collection, but aside from disconnecting entirely or taking ludicrous measures to safeguard information, there aren’t many great options … Continue reading How to Be Invisible on the Internet

Not ‘Too Big To Fail’: Why Facebook’s Long Reign May Be Coming To An End

by Tyler Durden Authored by Brittany Hunter via The Foundation for Economic Education, Sears and Blockbuster fell because neither was able to adapt and grow with its consumer base. Is Facebook making the same mistakes? Over the last several years, Facebook has gone from facilitating the free flow of information to inhibiting it through incremental censorship and account purges. What began with the ban of Alex Jones last summer has since escalated to include the expulsion of hundreds of additional pages, each political in nature. And as more people become wary of the social media platform’s motives, one thing is absolutely certain: we need more … Continue reading Not ‘Too Big To Fail’: Why Facebook’s Long Reign May Be Coming To An End

THE BEST WAY TO MANAGE SLAVES (AND HOW TO AVOID BECOMING ONE)

by Gary Z McGee, Contributor Waking Times “If you wish to keep slaves, you must have all kinds of guards. The cheapest way to have guards is to have the slaves pay taxes to finance their own guards. To fool the slaves, you tell them that they are not slaves and that they have Freedom. You tell them they need Law and Order to protect them against bad slaves. Then you tell them to elect a Government. Give them Freedom to vote and they will vote for their own guards and pay their salary. They will then believe they are Free persons. … Continue reading THE BEST WAY TO MANAGE SLAVES (AND HOW TO AVOID BECOMING ONE)

Here’s China’s Massive Plan To Retool The Web

The following is adapted from LikeWar by P. W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking, a book by two defense experts – one of which is the founder of the Eastern Arsenal blog at Popular Science – about how the Internet has become a new kind of battleground, following a new set of rules that we all need to learn. “Across the Great Wall we can reach every corner in the world.”
 by Tyler Durden Via PopSci.com, The most ambitious project of mass control is the country’s “social credit” system. All Chinese citizens will receive a numerical score reflecting their “trustworthiness.” So read the first email … Continue reading Here’s China’s Massive Plan To Retool The Web