TED Nelson at the TED2 conference, 1990. Starting a TEDtalk with a big "fuck you!" to TED and MIT's Negroponte is grand style.
"I don't want artificial intelligence, i want people coming back to what was their heritage of intelligence" - Ted Nelson
How big tech is dragging us towards the next financial crash: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/nov/08/how-big-tech-is-dragging-us-towards-the-next-financial-crash #Business #Economics #Technology
Turns out that the one trillion Dollars which the big US tech companies (Apple, Google, Amazon, etc.) hold in their offshore accounts are mostly in bonds. By that, these companies have become shadow banks, keeping alive other 'zombie' companies that otherwise would run of credit/go out of business.
Google Launches Climate Startup Accelerator Program, Critics Remain Skeptical: https://www.greenqueen.com.hk/google-launches-climate-startup-accelerator-program-critics-remain-skeptical-2/ #ClimateChange #Economics #Politics #Technology
Apple-bashing Chinese CEO’s mountain of debt lands him on official ‘deadbeat’ list: https://www.scmp.com/tech/start-ups/article/3036277/apple-bashing-chinese-ceos-mountain-debt-lands-him-official-deadbeat "Smartisan founder Luo Yonghao is now barred from taking flights or high-speed train trips as well as any sort of lavish spending."
By these standards, more than half of the US & EU business community (Wallstreet and city of London) would be forbidden to travel & spend - and that would be a very mild punishment still for the extreme unchecked bullshit corruption there.
Wildfires and blackouts mean Californians need solar panels and microgrids - Distributed energy is the path to resilience: https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/10/28/20926446/california-grid-distributed-energy
China’s Shenzhen is using big data to become a smart ‘socialist model city’: https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/3035765/chinese-city-shenzhen-using-big-data-become-smart-socialist #Politics #Technology #Economics
Beijing tells southern technology centre to use ‘best modern governance practices that promote high quality and sustainable development. China will be the ‘world’s first modern powerhouse not built on the road of capitalism’.
Is Climate Change Inconvenient or Existential? Only Supercomputers Can Do the Math - by Sabine Hossenfelder: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/12/opinion/climate-change-supercomputers.html
"Accurate predictions of Earth’s warming require computers that are too expensive for one country or institution."
“It’s not like this is string theory,” said Timothy Palmer, professor of climate physics at the University of Oxford. “We know the equations.” But we don’t know how to solve them. The many factors that affect the climate interact with one another and give rise to interconnected feedback cycles. The mathematics is so complex, the only way scientists know to handle it is by feeding the problem into computers, which then approximately solve the equations.
Computerized fakery intrude onto our reality: https://selforum.blogspot.com/2019/10/computerized-fakery-intrude-onto-our.html
We Have No Reason to Believe 5G Is Safe: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/we-have-no-reason-to-believe-5g-is-safe/ #Military #Technology #Health
"Bill Gates Praised Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s Lifestyle: ‘Kind of Intriguing’": https://www.thedailybeast.com/bill-gates-praised-pedophile-jeffrey-epstein-kind-of-intriguing #Politics #Technology