Like It or Not, We're Already Cyborgs

pcmag.com/news/368457/like-it-

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.

theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/

#qotd

“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

twitter.com/thechelleshock/sta

#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
support.google.com/accessibili

@kensanata

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

puri.sm/posts/opt-in-no-ads-an

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.

itep.org/notadime/

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

Something for all #freesoftware projects to learn from

governance.funkwhale.audio/tag

Florence Nightingale Saved Lives by Creating Revolutionary Visualizations of Statistics (1855) openculture.com/?p=1016554 t.co/yYWPW40G7E

#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."

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

Animated Maps Reveal the True Size of Countries (and Show How Traditional Maps Distort Our World) openculture.com/?p=1064003 t.co/dj1JLQrzCe

"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..." wsj.com/articles/the-secret-tr

archive.is/iUVrw

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. cloud.dokterbob.net/s/KJMFZYLj

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