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Optimized to Degrade Society

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Sep 5. 1 Reply

Mark Buchanan cites tech engineer Jaron Lanier's caution about paranoia-optimized advertising algorithms.…Continue

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Zombie Apocalypse Media World

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 12. 2 Replies

Dan Rather bemoans, “Our digital leashes have us tethered in body and mind to the instantaneous.”Ever since…Continue

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 5, 2018 at 7:41am

Manipulating the human heart, reliably, cheaply and at scale is precisely the art the paymasters of the conservative reich have mastered, to the detriment of sane policy. Rational arguments need not apply. 45 could probably kill 50 people on 5th Ave. and not lose a vote.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 4, 2018 at 10:52pm
The conflict between democracy and dictatorship is actually a conflict between two different data-processing systems.

... once somebody (whether in San Francisco or Beijing or Moscow) gains the technological ability to manipulate the human heart—reliably, cheaply, and at scale—democratic politics will mutate into an emotional puppet show.

                                                              Yuval Noah Harari

Why Technology Favors Tyranny

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 31, 2018 at 11:02pm

Funny, Grinning Cat, but not entirely on the mark.

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 31, 2018 at 10:16pm
Comment by Grinning Cat on August 25, 2018 at 1:15pm

(Also posting this on Quotations:)

"The press is the enema of the people because its job is to make assholes come clean."

(Middle Age Riot on Twitter)

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 16, 2018 at 10:05am

On Popular Vote Loser's / Liar-in-Chief's attitude towards the press:

Press pass in the hat band of a reporter's fedora, with a red bulls-eye target drawn on it by a TRUMP marker

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 15, 2018 at 3:02pm

On coverage of the white supremacists' flop of an anniversary march in Charlottesville last weekend:

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 9, 2017 at 5:15pm
This rather strange animation makes a good point.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 24, 2017 at 4:45pm
Comment by Grinning Cat on August 19, 2017 at 1:42pm

 

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