As a general observation, people chasing numbers to the exclusion of all else is what produces many of the bad effects in society. Whether it's the stock market, or performance targets in government departments or social media statistics intended to maximize engagement. Chasing numbers is also what many "bullshit jobs" are about.

This is related to what I called in the past "the fallacy of metrics". The engineering approach works well when designing an engine, but when the same methods are applied to social relations there can be a lot of bad consequences.

If you watch the worldcup, that is ok. I'm not questioning your intention.
When you enjoy footbool, great!

If you believe your celebration of the #worldcup, is free from negative consequences for marginalized people...obvious you don't believe that, and you're aware of it even
see:
todon.nl/@paulfree14/100358553
But does it make a different to you?

'The World Cup is intrinsically a nationalistic event, and it has often been exploited for nationalistic or political ends'
see:
todon.nl/@paulfree14/100352208

In the last year, the record for quantum computing has been broken by one team twice. Pan Jianwei's team from the University of Science and Technology of China achieved 10 qubits in 2017 and 18 qubits just recently. It appears that quantum computing might also be adherent to Moore's Law. Unfortunately the Chinese government has no interest in decentralization.

news.cgtn.com/news/3d3d674d334

No one needs to starve. No one needs to freeze. No one needs to die. There is enough for everyone. More empty homes than all the people without them, more food than grocers can even sell. The labor and the materials to end scarcity exist now. It is not a far-off dream. We can end scarcity in this life.

For folks wanting to support arrestees - ppl who threw down and risked federal charges while blocking Portland's ICE facility, here is a donation link:
rally.org/OccupyICEPDX

I am very skeptical / security conscious; this came directly from #OccupyICEpdx via facebook and I have worked personally w/ Portland ABC (Anarchist Black Cross). They do jail support and prisoner support work.

As much as you trust this account, trust that link. Please donate what you can.

#OccupyICEpdx
#AbolishICE

is in of itself a political philosophy. Our world has been burdened with destructive farming practices for as long as there has been civilization. Monoculture (like nationalism) and the ripping up of the old to make way for the new is good for centralizing power distribution but bad for redundancy. It creates institutions that become necrotic and kill the soil. Humans, like plants are intersubjective beings with their own relationships best defined by principles of mutual aid

Leaked Emails Show Expected Lucrative Military Drone AI Work to Grow Exponentially

theintercept.com/2018/05/31/go

“I don’t know what would happen if the media starts picking up a theme that Google is secretly building AI weapons or AI technologies to enable weapons for the Defense industry.”

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