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With great Tech comes great #Responsibility


What we don't want: military contracts, invasive data
mining, biased algorithms, inhumane warehouse conditions, racist facial recognition software


What we want: The first step is recognizing that those who build tech have always faced ethical challenges and
that all tech workers, from warehouse workers to software developers, have always been at the
forefront of organizing for change.


4MB PDF from Mozilla -> https://foundation.mozilla.org/documents/58/Mozilla_Zine.pdf

#ethics #moral #technology #software #developer #coder #future #humanity #internet #economy #digital #wisdom #mozilla #military #algorithm #bigdata #privacy #security #freedom
 
The human animal needs a freedom seldom mentioned, freedom from intrusion. He needs a little privacy quite as much as he wants understanding or vitamins or exercise or praise.
Phyllis McGinley (1905-1978) American author, poet
The Province of the Heart (1959)

#quotation #quote #privacy #isolation #alone #needs #humanity
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The Province of the Heart (1959)
 

The Miracle of Kindness | Chris Hedges


Evil, even in the darkest moments, is impotent before the miracle of human kindness. This miracle defies prejudices and hatreds. It crosses cultures and religions. It lies at the core of faith. Take a brief journey through the eyes of American, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges to #Jerusalem, #Gaza, and #Iraq, and discover the sacred bonds that make us human.
#peace #kindness #empathy #understanding #human #humanity #ChrisHedges #Emir-SteinCenter
 
#Capitalism must die, simply due to l#imitedresources, there are not enough natural resources for the entire global population to live as those in #USA. There must be population reductions, through #birthcontrol. Cooperative societies must be created where local food production is a major focus, quality #education and #science must pushed to the forefront, End global air travel and use the web for one on one communication. Start production of #ThoriumLFTR Reactors for endless #energy and a means to dispose of the current #radioactive waste. Make all transportation electric. Make accumulation of personal wealth a #crime. #peace, #humanity, #human, #peacefulcooperation, #humanism, #unity, #justice, #education, #government, #society, #earth, #globalwarming, #decency, #love, #thorium, #LFTR, #populationcontrol,
 

What Will Happen In The 2020s ...


source: https://avc.com/2020/01/what-will-happen-in-the-2020s

#future #world #humanity #news
What Will Happen In The 2020s
 

Tech journalist #CliveThompson examines the #people behind the #software changing the #world


source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/25/18277279/clive-thompson-coders-silicon-valley-software-engineers-programming-interview-books
Then #Uber, for example, does a great job of optimizing how we hail cars, and that’s terrific for people that need to find cars, but it turns out to be pretty bad for people that want to drive cars and make a good living doing it. Those drivers are at the whim of one large cor
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c'mon #humanity
get off your fucking knees
lets go to space

#spaceshipsforeverybody

no, seriously.



can't you feel it?
we have to go.
 
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This is part of the speech of an illegal immigrant to a judge in the Netflix series Messiah (Season 1, Episode 4):
“No-one decides where they were born. Our birthplace was decided by fate. You were born here. I was born there. What’s different? A border is an idea decided by the lucky. Today you sit in the seat of the fortunate. Just remember what put you there. Fate.”

#refugees #illegalimmigrants #luck #fortune #fate #compassion #humanity #oneworld
 

- The most progressive climate change policy in US history. This plan is all encompassing; high speed rail, affordable electric cars and trucks, expanding SNAP, reauthorizing the Civilian Conservation Corps, high speed internet, EV charging infrastructure, and will pay for itself in 15 years. -

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- In world first, the Dutch Supreme Court rules that radical carbon emissions reductions — 25% by the end of 2020 — are *mandatory* on human rights grounds. -

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- Spain has registered its first full day without any coal-fired power generation in its peninsular system, as wind output hit a record high, grid operator REE said today. -

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- One in 20 Chinese workers could be replaced by robots by 2025 - Up to 40 per cent of China’s manufacturing workforce could be “potentially affected” by the use of robots -

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- Wildfires are getting worse, and so is the deadly smoke they bring with them. In the American West, “climate change has increased the risk of fire weather fivefold and has doubled how much land has burned.” -

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- Ethiopia undertook a major national reforestation programme this year, with the ambitious target of planting four billion trees in just three months. The highlight was a single day in July, on which people across the country turned out to help with planting 350 million tree seedlings. -

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- Sanders: Instead of weapons funding we should pool resources to fight climate change - “Maybe, just maybe, instead of spending $1.8 trillion a year globally on weapons of destruction... maybe we pool our resources and fight our common enemy, which is climate change.” -

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- Bernie Sanders has pledged to hold fossil fuel executives accountable in response to climate scientists sounding the alarm over ExxonMobil's projection of zero overall reduction in industrial emissions through 2040. -

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- A Hawaiian island has been running at 100% renewable energy for few hours spurts over the last several weeks testing their system. -

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- SpaceX Is Lobbying Against Amazon’s Internet-Beaming Satellites - Amazon is trying to get a waiver to FCC rules that companies like SpaceX and OneWeb had to follow. -

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- The decade Big Brother came home: How tech giants persuaded us to buy products that track us at home. George Orwell’s classic novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four” warned us of a dystopian future where mass surveillance and spying are rampant. -

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- Arizona Now Has a Task Force Focused on Countering Disinformation. The center has warned about courts becoming targets of disinformation, pointing to attempts by Russia and other nations to undermine the appeal of democracy and to weaken the West. -

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- IBM announces battery technology breakthrough - Free of heavy metals and able to reportedly outperform existing batteries, the discovery could potentially make lithium-ion obsolete -

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- The world's most powerful offshore wind turbine is open for business - Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine is operating off the coast of the Netherlands. It recently set a world record by generating 262 MWh of clean energy in 24 hours, which is enough to power 30,000 homes. -

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- Fossil Fuel Giants Claim To Support Climate Science, Yet Still Fund Denial - Fourteen oil and gas companies are funding a website that attacks scientists and undermines their work. An example of Big Oil’s hypocrisy impacting our future climate. -

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- IBM Changes The Energy Storage Game With Cobalt-Free Battery: “Many battery materials, including heavy metals such as nickel and cobalt, pose tremendous environmental and humanitarian risks... The materials for this battery are able to be extracted from seawater...” -

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- Scientists present an approach to encode medical history on a patient using quantum dots in the skin, which are invisible to the naked eye yet detectable when exposed to near-infrared light, with success on rats and synthetic human skin. This may lead to decentralized data storage and biosensing. -

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Classics for the People

A Classical education was never just for the elite, but was a precious and inspiring part of working-class British life




The hero of Thomas Hardy’s tragic novel Jude the Obscure (1895) is a poor stonemason living in a Victorian village who is desperate to study Latin and Greek at university. He gazes, from the top of a ladder leaning against a rural barn, on the spires of the University of Christminster (a fictional substitute for Oxford). The spires, vanes and domes ‘like the topaz gleamed’ in the distance. The lustrous topaz shares its golden colour with the stone used to build Oxbridge colleges, but it is also one of the hardest minerals in nature. Jude’s fragile psyche... Show more...
 

- Workers Need to Unionize to Protect Themselves From Algorithmic Bosses - The rapid expansion of algorithmic management technology in 2019 should be a cause for deep concern for all workers, a new report says. It may become a bigger issue in future. -

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- 79% of healthcare professionals in a new survey say that artificial intelligence tools have helped to mitigate burnout by reducing administrative burden, thereby leaving them more time with patients; this indicates that AI technologies may actually be helping to ‘re-humanize’ healthcare -

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- Chilean water utilities will invest US$700mn by 2022 to secure services amidst an intense drought. “We have to face this not as a one-year problem, but as a persistent situation,” -

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- The world's biggest shipping groups are to join forces in a multi-billion pound research project aimed at drastically reducing the sector's carbon emissions. About 90% of world trade is transported by sea with the global shipping fleet accounting for 2.2% of CO2 emissions. -

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- Survey finds 64% of employees trust a robot more than their manager and 50% of employees have turned to a robot instead of their manager for advice -

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- Using human blood cells, researchers successfully 3D bioprinted “mini-livers” that perform all liver’s typical functions (producing vital proteins, storing vitamins, and secreting bile). Liver tissue can be made in the lab in only 90 days and may in future become an alternative to organ transplants. -

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- SpaceX successfully launches Kacific 100Mbps satellite - The satellite will provide connectivity to remote areas across 25 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. -

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