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Google's AI-research arm forms an group to explore the impact of

"is expected to grow to around 25 people over the coming year.

The team will focus on six areas:

1. , & ;
2. economic impacts;
3. and ;
4. managing ;
5. and ;
6. address "

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", No Longer , Begin to Take Shape

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 by #2020."

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(Ref. the existing discussions about editing toots.)

I particularly miss the option to add/remove/correct/edit the in existing toots. Perhaps at least as (?). 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.”

― Plato

Twitter will be experimenting with ways to give people more control over their conversations next month.

We will be following the Twitter experiment closely. #pixelfed #pixelfedLabs

#accessibility #android
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


you say exclusionary like its a bad thing. i don't let every random person off the street into my house for a reason: i don't know or trust them. same goes for future inter-networks. you aren't going to find any routes to my machines unless you are inside of a trust network that i know about.

"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

Do yourself a favour and watch Knock Down The House. Parts heartbreaking, parts unbelievably inspirational; an injection of hope. And if you weren’t already in love with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, you will be.

60 Profitable Fortune 500 Companies Avoided All Federal Income Taxes in 2018.

$0 paid on $79 billion, (no) thanks to the new tax plan.

I'm really inspired by the anti-harassment approach @GinnyMcQueen is leading with the @funkwhale project.

Something for all #freesoftware projects to learn from

Florence Nightingale Saved Lives by Creating Revolutionary Visualizations of Statistics (1855)

#GeorgeMonbiot has decided #Capitalism is the problem:

"The economic system is incompatible with the survival of life on Earth. It is time to design a new one."

Animated Maps Reveal the True Size of Countries (and Show How Traditional Maps Distort Our World)

"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..."

If there is a future worth living: what will it look like?

I think answering this, personally, will be the topic of my workshop next Saturday at #hacktheearth in #calafou, for @solnascente_eu, on fostering #communities of #trees and people.

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