Tag Archives: Algorithms

Automatons – Life Inside the Unreal Machine

By Kingsley L. Dennis Source: Waking Times ɔːˈtɒmət(ə)n/ noun a moving mechanical device made in imitation of a human being. a machine which performs a range of functions according to a predetermined set of coded instructions. used in similes and … Continue reading

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Jacques Ellul: A Prophet for Our Tech-Saturated Times

Read his works to understand how we’ve been caught in technology’s nightmarish hold. By Andrew Nikiforuk Source: The Tyee By now you have probably read about the so-called “tech backlash.” Facebook and other social media have undermined what’s left of … Continue reading

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Philip K. Dick and the Fake Humans

(Editor’s note: on this 36th anniversary of the passing of Philip K. Dick, it seems an appropriate time to note the relevance of his work to our current dystopia as Henry Farrell does in the following essay. Unfortunately the author … Continue reading

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Something is wrong on the internet

By James Bridle Source: Medium As someone who grew up on the internet, I credit it as one of the most important influences on who I am today. I had a computer with internet access in my bedroom from the … Continue reading

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Algorithmic Control and the Revolution of Desire

By Alfie Brown Source: ROAR Magazine Last year, Stanford University published a study confirming what many of us may long have suspected: that your computer can predict what you want with more accuracy than your spouse or your friends. Your … Continue reading

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The new mind control

The internet has spawned subtle forms of influence that can flip elections and manipulate everything we say, think and do By Robert Epstein Source: Aeon Magazine Over the past century, more than a few great writers have expressed concern about … Continue reading

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Life in the Algorithm

By Douglas Haddow Source: Adbusters The searches we make, the news we read, the dates we go on, the advertisements we see, the products we buy and the music we listen to. The stock market. The surveillance society. The police … Continue reading

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