In short, neoliberalism became just another name for economics.
Contemporary economics is finally breaking free from its market fetishism, offering plenty of tools we can use to make society more inclusive."
#Nationalism [19th century] "is founded on treating #knowledge not as something that should be shared, as a basis for some kind of consensus through publishing, through contributing knowledge to the common good. Knowledge starts to be treated as some kind of #commodity…
"#DeepLearning has authoritarian-right bias. It feeds on vast #datasets created by natural behavior, has a tendency to inherit endemic biases, & codify them in favor of conservative authoritarians who see the incumbent balance of power as natural & just.
A platform-scale social technology is a political ideology. If you want open, pluralist platforms, you're going to have to mix #pure technologies and arrange them in a conscious balance of power."
Who did China ban from flying?
“while the #socialcredit system’s ‘#blacklists’ focus on violations of laws, that covers a lot of ground. Violations can include some forms of speech, consequences for failure to regulate the #speech of others in chat groups, insulting the courts, and so on”
"The purpose was to investigate the history of a #place by using the information provided through #LinkedOpenData #LOD #searchengines and databases. We start with Peripleo, the LOD-based search engine of #Pelagios, which connect several partnered datasets by using #places as the common ground.
"With one Medium riposte, #Bezos has turned a tawdry tabloid scandal into a gripping, time-stamped drama stretching from scenes in the #WhiteHouse to #SaudiArabia.. Bezos chose to amplify it. By a lot. And that allowed him to frame it.
At a time when critics are asking whether billionaires should be abolished as a species and others are specifically training their crosshairs on #Amazon’s marketplace power, enter Jeff Bezos the hero."
"I’m reminded of #SteveJobs' #bicyclesforthemind—computers for human empowerment. Our jobs, what we think, we like, & we buy. Those are elements of what makes us individuals, are we going to delegate those things to a computer?" @Moonalice@twitter
That's no bike.
McNamee was an adviser to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and helped recruit Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, but now he’s speaking out against the social giant.
"Substâncias #psicodélicas como a #ayahuasca trazem soluções a sofrimentos psíquicos para os quais não existem respostas na psiquiatria tradicional", afirma o neurocientista Sidarta Ribeiro, vice-diretor do Instituto do Cérebro.
De fato, a última grande novidade da psiquiatria foi a fluoxetina (Prozac), de 1986. A psiquiatria terá que abraçar a #psilocibina [dos cogumelos], o #MDMA, o #LSD e o #DMT para tratar de #depressão, #ansiedade, PTSD ou próximas do suicídio."
"No último dia 31 de outubro o juiz federal Mário Jambo (RN) autorizou cidadã a ter até seis plantas e a transportá-las. Foi a primeira vez que a justiça brasileira liberou o plantio para tratamento de depressão.
A ação também se estende a sua filha, que a ajuda no cultivo. Com a autorização, V. agora pode também extrair o óleo de cannabis. O juiz disse que se o uso recreativo não é considerado crime, o uso so médico também não pode ser."
Back in the #VisionaryCulture days: "#gamification reminded us that we were part of a design system that could be changed. Different from a #religion, where this is the way it is to be.. it can look like a game from the outside, but it is closed inside." @erik_davis
"There are very few companies in the world with the #power to take a project like this and exert subtle #influence across so many government domains. But we should be talking about an economic development plan from the City of #Toronto, not #Alphabet Inc."
German Regulators Just Outlawed Facebook's Whole Ad Business
Some good news to kick off the weekend with.
Jeff Bezos Protests the Invasion of his #Privacy as Amazon Builds a Sprawling Surveillance State For Everyone Else
"If #Bezos were the victim of #surveillancestate abuses, it would be scandalous and dangerous. It would also be deeply ironic because #Amazon is a critical partner for the USGov in building an ever-more invasive, militarized and sprawling #surveillance state."
"research shows that hyper-involved #parenting is the route to kids’ success in today’s unequal world. Those who can afford to #helicopter are probably making things even more #unequal for the #nextgeneration. ..the prognosis for parenting doesn’t look good."
"In very broad strokes, the #GreenNewDeal legislation laid out by #OcasioCortez and Markey sets goals for some drastic measures to cut carbon emissions across the economy, from electricity generation to transportation to agriculture. In the process, it aims to create jobs and boost the economy.
It combines big climate-change-related ideas with a wish list of progressive economic proposals that, taken together, would touch nearly every American and overhaul the economy."
"The most unusual fact about #Oumuamua is that it deviates from an orbit that is shaped purely by the gravitational force of the sun. Usually, in the case of comets, such a deviation is caused by the evaporation of ice on the surface of the comet, like the rocket effect. That’s what #comets show: a cometary tail of evaporated gas. We don’t see a cometary tail here, but, nevertheless, we see a deviation from the expected orbit… the question is what gives the extra push"
"the specific “partnership” between #GoogleCulturalInstitute and public #memory institutions…
happens under a political and economic environment were cultural policy is reduced to tourism and entertainment, budgets are tied to attendance #metrics, with likes and #artselfies on #socialmedia as part of these metrics, which creates a pressure and a very uncritical “cultural heritage + digitisation” solution, making it difficult for our weak institutions to reject the offer."
Mastodon da Ecologia Digital.
Construindo o ambiente digital público ~ comum ~, em prol de um ‘movimento ambiental para a rede [Internet]” -> #ecodigital
"Tal como o meio-ambiente, o domínio público (ou comum) precisa ser 'inventado' antes de ser salvo." - James Boyle, criador do ‘ambientalismo para a rede’