Responsible Research and the Human Brain Project - talk by Nikolas Rose
Opinion on Responsible Dual Use from the Human Brain Project:
Convivial Ambient Technologies: Requirements, Ontology and Design - by Patrice Caire and Leendert van der Torre: #Design #HCI #Technology
Tools for Conviviality - #Book by Ivan Illich (1973):
"First the Media, Then Us: How the Internet Changed the Fundamental Nature of the Communication and Its Relationship with the Audience" - by Peter Hirshberg: https://www.bbvaopenmind.com/en/articles/first-the-media-then-us-how-the-internet-changed-the-fundamental-nature-of-the-communication-and-its-relationship-with-the-audience/ #Media #Augmentation #Technology
With every layer of abstraction we stack on-top of reality in the name of convenience, the experiential quality of reality tends to diminish. Or as Marshal McLuhan observed 50y ago "Augmentation leads to Amputation".
Promoted by my remarks on twitter: "I'm amazed how popular "Moving Atoms via Bits" has become in the US. Everyone seems to constantly Order Food (Doordash), Order Cars (Uber), Order Stuff (Amazon), even Order Sex (Tinder) - all payed cashless (Paypal). The resulting reduction of human contact & experience is radical."
Question from twitter: "What if the digital encounters create more opportunities for physical/in person contacts & experiences?"
Answer from Vakibs: Unless the contact with the same person repeats itself in a regular and predictable manner, it doesn’t help at all. The whole point of the virtualization services is that they abstractify the human out. What remains is just a shell, that can be fit on top of anybody.
A succinct summary of our glorious digital services economy
It is fascinating to think about how computing and human-computer-interaction paradigms have been completely dominated by WEIRD cultures ("Western, Educated, Industrialised, Rich & Democratic"). With the rapid globalisation of the internet, this monoculture is starting to break.
WEIRD ("Western, Educated, Industrialised, Rich & Democratic") make up only 12% of global population. As their economic and technological dominance fades (yet not the attached ego), incumbent non-weird players are more quickly meeting the needs of the next 4 billion coming online
What Could Possibly Go Wrong? #Technology
"The Case Against Quantum Computing" - By Mikhail Dyakonov: https://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/the-case-against-quantum-computing
Linux 4.20 gets even slower (-30% > -50%) due to additional Specter countermeasures: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=linux-420-bisect&num=1 what is the inverse of Moore's law called? #Technology
Eroom’s law: "observation that drug discovery is becoming slower and more expensive over time, despite improvements in technology" https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eroom%27s_law
"‘Do people like me?’ Why we ask Google unanswerable questions":
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2018/nov/14/do-people-like-me-why-we-ask-google-unanswerable-questions #Technology #Magic