"is expected to grow to around 25 people over the coming year.
The team will focus on six areas:
"The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment."
- Warren Bennis
At times, the story of the seasteading movement seems to lapse into self parody, but there are now companies, academics, architects and even a government working together on a #prototype by #2020."
"Banks should speed up the introduction of #instant payments, whereby money is received immediately and around the clock, to COUNTER the allure of digital currencies such as #bitcoin", an #ECB director said on Thursday.
(Ref. the existing discussions about editing toots.)
I particularly miss the option to add/remove/correct/edit the #HASHTAGS in existing toots. Perhaps at least as #metadata (?). That would help organising and reusing content, taking this platform to the next level.
Like It or Not, We're Already Cyborgs
Our interview with @laura for PC Magazine was published today.
“To privacy activists Aral Balkan and Laura Kalbag, we don't need brain implants to become cyborgs; we're already jacked in. And we need a Universal Declaration of Cyborg Rights.”
> The economists of the early 20th century did not foresee that work might evolve from a means of material production to a means of identity production. They failed to anticipate that, for the poor and middle class, work would remain a necessity; but for the college-educated elite, it would morph into a kind of religion, promising identity, transcendence, and community. Call it workism.
“Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses.”
Twitter will be experimenting with ways to give people more control over their conversations next month.
Did you know there's an app to help you check the accessiblity of your Android apps? It's called Accessiblity Scanner and it's quite helpful
"Most people want to opt-in to what they want to follow, be that a news feed, a celebrity, a friend, or family. Most people do not want to be force-fed a constant stream of manipulated content to catch and keep their attention." #LibremOne
60 Profitable Fortune 500 Companies Avoided All Federal Income Taxes in 2018.
$0 paid on $79 billion, (no) thanks to the new tax plan.
Something for all #freesoftware projects to learn from
Well, at least some of the bad issues with 5G are being talked about...
The Terrifying Potential of the 5G Network | The New Yorker
FINLAND: further results from the famous Finnish UBI experiment published | BIEN https://basicincome.org/news/2019/04/finland-further-results-from-the-famous-finnish-ubi-experiment-published/
#ubi #basicincome #finland #KELA
"The economic system is incompatible with the survival of life on Earth. It is time to design a new one."
"When you’re logging in to a Starbucks account, booking an Airbnb or making a reservation on OpenTable, loads of information about you is crunched instantly into a single score, then evaluated along with other personal data..." #SurveillanceCapitalism https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-secret-trust-scores-companies-use-to-judge-us-all-11554523206
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