The Lightbulb Conspiracy - Planned Obsolescence:
Alphabet X is exploring new ways to use AI in food production: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610549/exclusive-alphabet-x-is-exploring-new-ways-to-use-ai-in-food-production/
"The global Internet giants are in a row, why is wisdom agriculture so favored?": https://technology-info.net/index.php/2019/02/27/the-global-internet-giants-are-in-a-row-why-is-wisdom-agriculture-so-favored/ #Garden #China #ML #Technology #FFHCI
Attorney General Bill Barr Will Ask Zuckerberg To Halt Plans For End-To-End Encryption Across Facebook's Apps: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/bill-barr-facebook-letter-halt-encryption
EU Court: Facebook Can Be Forced To Remove Content Worldwide: https://www.apnews.com/4182cda66edd4638b4feea68a5136934
France Set to Roll Out Nationwide Facial Recognition ID Program: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-03/french-liberte-tested-by-nationwide-facial-recognition-id-plan
Study Suggests Hemp Batteries Are More Powerful Than Lithium and Graphene: https://www.cannabistech.com/articles/the-hemp-battery-performs-better-than-the-lithium-battery/ #Technology #Regenerative
Moore's Law is deeply miss-understood: While technologists like to frame it as "number of transistors double every 2y" - they never truly inquire "WHY does it double?". Its no magic: The law is a metric of unfettered economic growth, of the very kind that created climate change.
Prediction: By mid 2020, all major Silicon Valley CEOs will highlight "Climate Change" as part of their keynotes. It will be framed as "a problem that can be solved with technological progress" (A.I etc.). And it will be predominately very expensive PR bullshit with no impact.
Microsoft, Google and Apple clouds banned in Germany’s schools: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/07/17/germany-bans-schools-from-using-tech-giants-clouds/ #Politics #Education #Technology
Alibaba releases RISC-V processor amid Chinese tech shift toward self-reliance: https://technode.com/2019/07/25/alibaba-releases-open-source-risc-v-processor-as-chinese-tech-firms-seeking-self-reliance-on-us-technology/
Given the total militarization of Intel & AMD (incl. perverse surveillance insanity like IME: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Management_Engine) RISC-V is a true breakthrough: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RISC-V #Technology #Military
UW team stores digital images in DNA — and retrieves them perfectly:
http://www.washington.edu/news/2016/04/07/uw-team-stores-digital-images-in-dna-and-retrieves-them-perfectly/ DNA storage backs up ancient shamanic knowledge: https://sociable.co/science/uw-research-into-dna-storage-backs-up-ancient-shamanic-knowledge/ #Technology #Biology #Magic
Google will build a new submarine cable connecting Europe with Africa:
https://onties.com/brazil/google-will-build-a-new-submarine-cable-connecting-europe-with-africa/ "The new cable should appear in 2021 and will be called Ouludah Equino, named after a writer and abolitionist born in Nigeria"
"I want a dystopian Monopoly: wildly fluctuating bitcoin currency is managed by a voice-controlled AI banker that often can't understand what you're saying (and vice versa) and is occasionally hacked by autonomous AI bankers on the same ham-radio network. Batteries not included." - Marc Weidenbaum @disquiet
Alipay helps Shanghai citizens sort trash as authorities get tough:
https://technode.com/2019/07/01/waste-sorting-alipay/ #FFHCI #Technology