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Internet Week Talk – The Japanese Net Community – an Outside View « Randy's Work Blog

"We now may put people in prison for downloading music. No other country in the world has such an extreme law. And who is being served by this? A back room deal between the media industry and the government with no public or Internet industry consultation.

The term “Internet Governance” is very dangerous. Our use of language constrains our thoughts. The Internet exploded and thrives because it is about cooperation and coordination, not hierarchy and control. And nowhere is this stronger than in the Japanese Internet technical community."

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On Anarcho-Primitivism; or "why we need a civilization"

On Anarcho-Primitivism; or "why we need a civilization" | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
By Enrique Lescure Introduction "why can't we fight and win, Mommy?" "Because they have weapons and technology. we just have love." ~ Quote from Wizards, 1977. Sometimes, it feels like I shouldn't ...
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Neurons constantly rewrite their DNA

Neurons constantly rewrite their DNA | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered that neurons are risk takers: They use minor 'DNA surgeries' to toggle their activity levels all day, every day. Since these activity levels are important in learning, memory and brain disorders, the researchers think their finding will shed light on a range ...
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Einstein as a Jew and a Philosopher by Freeman Dyson

Einstein as a Jew and a Philosopher by Freeman Dyson | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Why would anybody want to write another book about Albert Einstein? Why would anybody want to read it? These are two separate questions, but both of them have satisfactory answers. In spite of the large number of books already written about Einstein, there is still room for one more.
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Does the digital era herald the end of history? - BBC News

Does the digital era herald the end of history? - BBC News | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Has the digital transformation of society put the future of recorded history in jeopardy? Could we be heading for a "digital dark age"?
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"Cyberspace and the American Dream: A Magna Carta for the Knowledge Age," Future Insight, Aug. 1994

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Chappie Censored in Japan, Director Wasn't Told

Chappie Censored in Japan, Director Wasn't Told | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
When Chappie was released in the U.S., it was a R-rated film. But for the movie’s upcoming Japanese release, Sony decided to edit the film for kids 12 years-old and up. Here’s where things get really awkward.
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The Science Fiction Behind Paul Krugman's Economics, Part One

The Science Fiction Behind Paul Krugman's Economics, Part One | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
“I grew up wanting to be Hari Seldon, using my understanding of the mathematics of human behaviour to save civilisation.”
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Post-Capitalism: Rise of the Collaborative Commons

Post-Capitalism: Rise of the Collaborative Commons - Basic income - Medium
The Revolution will not be Centralized
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First and Final Frames

What can we learn by examining only the first and final shot of a film? This video plays the opening and closing shots of 55 films side-by-side. Some of the opening…
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Frontiers | Systems neuroscience in focus: from the human brain to the global brain? | Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience

Frontiers | Systems neuroscience in focus: from the human brain to the global brain? | Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Systems neuroscience in focus: from the human brain to the global brain?
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Steve Case: We are at a pivotal point in the Internet's history

Steve Case: We are at a pivotal point in the Internet's history | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
AOL co-founder Steve Case gave his predictions for the next wave of the Internet, which could disrupt more than half of our economy.
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The AI Revolution: Road to Superintelligence - Wait But Why

The AI Revolution: Road to Superintelligence - Wait But Why | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
The topic everyone in the world should be talking about.
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What's Art Got to Do With Science?

What's Art Got to Do With Science? | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
[image] Photograph: Jana Chiellino, Guardian, 2015 In his review of Ryoji Ikeda’s new installation titled Supersymmetry at Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media which was produced as a result of a residency at Cern in Geneva, Jonathan Jones, the art critic of the Guardian argues against the ability of art to properly deal with science or play a generative role in establishing a connection between these two worlds: Ikeda’s installation Supersymmetry, staged in the darkened uppermost level of a
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The Internet of Things is About to Solve Biotech's Oldest Problem | The Motley Fool

The Internet of Things is About to Solve Biotech's Oldest Problem | The Motley Fool | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
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The End of Meaningless Jobs Is a Win For Us All

The End of Meaningless Jobs Is a Win For Us All | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Many experts studying the topic of automation believe that the current rate of advancement is leading us into a future with fewer and
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79 Theses on Technology. For Disputation.

79 Theses on Technology. For Disputation. | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Alan Jacobs has written seventy-nine theses on technology for disputation. A disputation is an old technology, a formal technique of debate and argument that took shape in medieval universities in ...
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Special Report: 50 Years of Moore's Law - IEEE Spectrum

Special Report: 50 Years of Moore's Law - IEEE Spectrum | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
The glorious history and inevitable decline of one of technology’s greatest winning streaks
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Jeremy Rifkin on the Internet of Things and the Next Industrial Revolution - IEEE Spectrum

Jeremy Rifkin on the Internet of Things and the Next Industrial Revolution - IEEE Spectrum | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Will the Internet of Things be a technological and economic panacea?
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Facebook's 10-Year Plan To Become The Matrix

Facebook's 10-Year Plan To Become The Matrix | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Facebook doesn't want to live in your analog world. It wants you to move farther into its digital one.
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Our New Robot Overlords | Foreign Affairs

Our New Robot Overlords | Foreign Affairs | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Recent advances in technology have created an increasingly unified global marketplace for labor and capital. The ability of both to flow to their highest-value uses, regardless of their location, is equalizing their prices across the globe.
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Fully automated luxury communism

Fully automated luxury communism | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Supporters believe fully automated luxury communism is an opportunity to realise a post-work society, where machines do the heavy lifting and employment as we know it is a thing of the past
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Humanity is turning into a 'different kind of animal,' Stanford historian says

Humanity is turning into a 'different kind of animal,' Stanford historian says | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Stanford classics Professor Ian Morris says that in the 21st century our cultural evolution is feeding back into our biological evolution. The result may be technologically enhanced "post-humans" as far removed from us as we are from Neanderthals.  
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1913: When Hitler, Trotsky, Tito, Freud and Stalin all lived in the same place

1913: When Hitler, Trotsky, Tito, Freud and Stalin all lived in the same place | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
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Brain Computer Interfaces - From Lab to Living Room - h+ Media

Brain Computer Interfaces - From Lab to Living Room - h+ Media | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Consumer brain computer interfaces have entered the marketplace, but what do they do exactly?
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