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Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis - The New York Times

Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis - The New York Times | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Russian meddling, data sharing, hate speech — the social network faced one scandal after another. This is how Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg responded.
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New Radicals 2018 | Nesta

New Radicals 2018 | Nesta | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Meet the 50 radical-thinking individuals and organisations changing the UK for the better
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Facial Recognition Is the Perfect Tool for Oppression

It’s easy to accept an outwardly compelling but ultimately illusory view about what the future will look like once the full potential of facial recognition technology is unlocked. From this…
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Delete your account

Delete your account | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
It’s a “great shame,” says Silicon Valley insider Jaron Lanier, that so much of big tech’s AI has been aimed at manipulating you.
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Future Human –

Three-person babies. Extreme biohacking. Outposts on Mars. Cheating death. The changing nature of life as we know it. The future portends to be amazing (and terrifying), and it's right around the corner. Every week day in July, Future Human will explore the stunning scientific, technological, social and medical advances that are changing where and how we live. Cover Art: Simone Noronha.
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Twelve Tomorrows

Twelve Tomorrows | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Twelve visions of the future—by turns hilarious, frightening, and relevant—from new and established voices in science fiction.
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What Steve Bannon Wants to Do to Google

What Steve Bannon Wants to Do to Google | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
The White House strategist reportedly wants to treat tech giants as public utilities, an idea that some Democrats also support.
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William Gibson Has a Theory About Our Cultural Obsession With Dystopias

William Gibson Has a Theory About Our Cultural Obsession With Dystopias | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
William Gibson, the author of “Neuromancer” and new IDW comic book “Archangel,” talks about dystopias.
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Seymour Gris: The German car crisis

Seymour Gris: The German car crisis | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Maybe you've caught a whiff of the fumes – Germany is amid an Autokrise or "car crisis". Since September 2015, more and more of the German auto industry has gotten itself involved in the so-called "Dieselgate". Gris explains the mess.
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Competing in a world of sectors without borders | McKinsey & Company

Competing in a world of sectors without borders | McKinsey & Company | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Digitization is causing a radical reordering of traditional industry boundaries. What will it take to play offense and defense in tomorrow’s ecosystems?
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Transhumanists Should Work At Google - h+ Media

Transhumanists Should Work At Google - h+ Media | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
oogle is the first mainstream company with a transhumanist culture and is the single most innovative company in Silicon Valley
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Reflections on the Best Blockchain Tweets Ever Written

Reflections on the Best Blockchain Tweets Ever Written | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
If you don’t know Naval Ravikant, you should. When it comes to investing, he’s the best of the best. He’s backed over a 100 companies, including tech unicorns that went on to become runaway successes…
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Why Universal Basic Income and Tax Breaks Won’t Save Us From the Jobless Future

Why Universal Basic Income and Tax Breaks Won’t Save Us From the Jobless Future | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Many jobs are going to rapidly disappear. New jobs will be created, but not for those who have lost them. This leads to social disruption unless we act now.
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The Bank of Japan’s High-Wire Act

The Bank of Japan’s High-Wire Act | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Haruhiko Kuroda fears talk of removing monetary stimulus would rattle markets.
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Exclusionary Design: You Can’t Sit Down in Modern Cities - 032c

Exclusionary Design: You Can’t Sit Down in Modern Cities - 032c | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
In the 21st century, citizens are given and denied access to the metropolis according to their ability to consume. In a new book, Swedish writer and scholar Fredrik Edin highlights a creeping shift in the way cities are planned and built, keeping out “flawed consumers” at all costs.
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Senate intel committee grapples with social media's threat to democracy

Senate intel committee grapples with social media's threat to democracy | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Experts on Wednesday told the Senate intelligence committee that Russia and other foreign actors show few signs of slowing their efforts to spread misinformation and propaganda
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Commentary: Humanities at the heart of a holistic education in a tech-driven world

Commentary: Humanities at the heart of a holistic education in a tech-driven world | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
The fourth industrial revolution has not made the study of the humanities irrelevant. We want our humanists to understand technology and ou
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Japan’s Vegetable-Eating Men

A nation of suit-wearing salarymen educates its first generation of stay-at-home dads.
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Let’s ditch the dangerous idea that life is a story – Galen Strawson | Aeon Essays

Let’s ditch the dangerous idea that life is a story – Galen Strawson | Aeon Essays | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Some find it comforting to think of life as a story. Others find that absurd. So are you a Narrative or a non-Narrative?
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math is the world's dominant language -- 8/03/17

Delanceyplace is a brief daily email with an excerpt or quote we view as interesting or noteworthy, offered with commentary to provide context. There is no theme, except that most excerpts will come from a non-fiction work, primarily historical in focus, and will occasionally be controversial.
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Why bitcoin and its digital cousins are under increasing scrutiny

Why bitcoin and its digital cousins are under increasing scrutiny | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Cryptocurrencies are still more investments than way to pay, but their mainstream acceptability continues to grow, proper regulation will follow
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Facebook kills bots after they create their own language

Facebook kills bots after they create their own language | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
RIP Alice and Bob, you freaky literary heroes
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Every Swedish car owners' details may have leaked in explosive IT failure | ZDNet

Every Swedish car owners' details may have leaked in explosive IT failure | ZDNet | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Driving license data has potentially been leaked due to carelessness in an outsourcing deal.
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Silicon Valley’s Bonfire of the Vainglorious - Los Angeles Review of Books

Silicon Valley’s Bonfire of the Vainglorious - Los Angeles Review of Books | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it

W. Patrick McCrayは、シリコンバレー、マーク・オコネルの「To Be a Machine」、アレクサンドラ・ウルフの「Valley of the Gods」の2つの新しい本を見る。

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NASA's Next Great X-Plane Will Try to Revolutionize Electric Flight

NASA's Next Great X-Plane Will Try to Revolutionize Electric Flight | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
An X-plane with 14 electric motors—12 of which will make up a "distributed electric propulsion system" on a thin composite wing. Say hello to the X-57 Maxwell.
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