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Self-Sabotaging Social Systems

A bunch of interesting stuff I’ve read and heard over the past week has prompted me to discern an underlying theme—the capacity within a social system to sabotage itself even as its adherents strive to more fully implement its ideals in practice. 1,391 more words

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On Political Correctness

It’s been another busy month, but there has been no shortage of good stuff to link to.

One article that has been doing the rounds is Jonathan Chait’s… 1,176 more words

Reflections

Manned Obsolesence

Busy month, so unfortunately no time for a fully fleshed out post. Here is a very thought provoking video on automation and unemployment which is the subject of my bad, … 49 more words

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Quote(s) of the Day VIII

I’m gonna try and change topics after this. Here is Professor Michael Lynch on the relationship between data and power (and the problems this bodes for our privacy): 32 more words

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Thinking About Big Data

At work I am immersed in matters of privacy — thorny issues that arise out of the confluence of developments in technology, business, politics and culture. 318 more words

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Is the Internet Good or Bad?

I’ve been meaning to link this for a while now. It is a thoughtful piece on technology, surveillance, politics and power, set against the tumultuous protests… 178 more words

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