Tag: digital world

inverted totalitarianism

“The blind masses experiencing bread and circus adventures in Hyperreality while the ‘real’ world passes by entirely undetected. The ultimate triumph of inverted totalitarianism? In inverted totalitarianism, every natural resource and every living being is commodified and exploited to collapse as the citizenry is lulled and manipulated into surrendering their liberties ...

The age of digital ethics is beginning

…and everyone is buzzing with it: Accenture (digital trust, people first) CORDIS / EU (on Gerd Leonhard’s TedX talk) Watch Gerd Leonhard’s 2014 (!) Ted Talk on this Gerd’s Slideshare TedX

Is this all about freedom versus security? Apple vs the FBI

To be clear, I support Apple’s stand on this! Read Vivek Wadwha’s take on Apple vs FBI Read NYT’s opinion piece

When is great technology enough…?

Read more on TechCrunch  Point is, a little technology is amazing. But all technology, all the time is dystopia. And strutting and fretting our entire lives digitally is a reduction of the rich possibilities of life beyond the algorithm. Even as the increasingly comprehensive digital footprints we generate are also, ...

Our evolving relationship with technology

“Right now, at the frontier of technology, people are deciding the future of human-computer interaction. The Myo armband is one futuristic input among many. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for the United States (DARPA) has just announced that they’re developing a “cortical modem,” a direct neural interface that stimulates ...

Computers, the Internet, and the Abdication of Consciousness – made me think

“Only if we counter these technologies with a greater power of attention to the specific, the qualitative, the local, the here and now, can we keep our balance. This is the general rule, first voiced, so far as I know, by Rudolf Steiner: To the extent we commit ourselves more ...

Internet of Things could be used as spy tool by governments says US intel chief (Arstechnica), and Bruce Schneier on the IoT

I have been thinking about this for quite some time, and now I ran across this morsel… what are we going to do about this? “In the future, intelligence services might use the loT for identification, surveillance, monitoring, location tracking, and targeting for recruitment, or to gain access to networks or ...

TED isn't a cult. Here's what attendees actually believe

“Science, philosophy and technology run on the model of American Idol – as embodied by TED talks – is a recipe for civilisational disaster” wrote TED critic Benjamin Bratton for the BBC. TED, he argued, makes solutions to difficult problems seem all-too-easy. “Given the stakes, making our best and brightest ...


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