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Jeff Bezos’s Corporate Takeover of Our Lives

How Amazon’s relentless pursuit of profit is squeezing us all—and what we can do about it By David Dayen Source: In These Times AMAZON IS AN ONLINE RETAILER. It also runs a marketplace for other online retailers. It’s also a shipper … Continue reading

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The Dystopian Future of Facebook

By Mark Kernan Source: CounterPunch This year Facebook filed two very interesting patents in the US. One was a patent for emotion recognition technology; which recognises human emotions through facial expressions and so can therefore assess what mood we are … Continue reading

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Neoliberal Defenestration and the Overton Window

By Stephen Martin Source: CounterPunch ‘It is difficult to get Artificial Intelligence to understand something, when the Research and Development funding it depends upon its not understanding it’– Paraphrase of Upton Sinclair. defenestration  (diːˌfɛnɪˈstreɪʃən) n the act of throwing a person or thing  out … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Selfish Ledger

“The Selfish Ledger” (2016) is a leaked internal Google video by Nick Foster, the head of design at Google’s research-and-development division, X. It draws on theories of evolutionary biology to explain how the collective data history of all devices could … Continue reading

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Blade Runner And The Synthetic Panopticon

Truth Is Always An Open Question By James Curcio Source: Modern Mythology This Is Only A Model We are living in alternate realities. In one reality people see Trump’s incessant lying, and no one in power seeming to doing anything to stop … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Obsolete

Source: Truthstream Media The Future Doesn’t Need Us… Or So We’ve Been Told. With the rise of technology and the real-time pressures of an online, global economy, humans will have to be very clever – and very careful – not … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Summer Wars

“Summer Wars” (2009) is a sci-fi anime directed by Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) and animated by Madhouse studio. The film’s plot follows Kenji Koiso, an eleventh-grade math prodigy who, while visiting his friend Natsuki’s great-grandmother, is … Continue reading

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Fear our new robot overlords: This is why you need to take artificial intelligence seriously

Killer computers determined to kill us? Nope. Forget “Terminator” — there’s something more specific to worry about By Phil Torres Source: Salon There are a lot of major problems today with tangible, real-world consequences. A short list might include terrorism, … Continue reading

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