Komplett richtig und ziemlich deprimierend:
> Digitalisierung: Deutschland muss lernen, völlig anders zu denken
> Finally, Fusion Power Is About to Become a Reality
> Long considered a joke, or a pipe dream, fusion is suddenly making enormous leaps
Kevin Roose in the NYTimes about "The Hidden Automation Agenda of the Davos Elite". Interesting (yet unsurprising) read.
> Kai-Fu Lee, the author of “AI Superpowers” and a longtime technology executive, predicts that artificial intelligence will eliminate 40 percent of the world’s jobs within 15 years.
WhatsApp is next - and it's been coming for a while Show more
Facebook is rolling messaging between WhatsApp Instagram and Facebook messenger into one.
While they claim to add end-to-end encryption (let's see about that), the silent part is about profiles, contact lists and access.
Internally, the founders of WhatsApp left over this and employees are rebelling. That tells you a lot about how user-hostile these changes will be.
Zuck wants more data. #DeleteWhatsApp.
I was going to announce it a bit later and more properly, but Mastodon received a $70k grant from Samsung NEXT through OpenCollective. I intend to make it available to those who contribute to the project, and have already notified some of the most regular contributors. The way OpenCollective works is that anyone can submit an expense and all transactions are listed transparently. It also holds the money.
As for myself, I intend to continue using Patreon for my own wage/costs.
Mein Zitat des Tages <3
"Eine Welt, in der Zertifikate Alles sind, ist eine falsche Welt! Wenn du dich für ein Thema interessierst und darin Profi werden willst, dann solltest du dich damit auseinandersetzen, dazu schreiben, filmen, programmieren, veröffentlichen, andere an deinem Wissen und deinen Erkenntnisse teilhaben lassen oder was auch immer du tun möchtest, um zu verstehen, zu verbreiten, anzuwenden und zu verbessern."
Looking for a new personal groupchat app for my coworkers and myself. WhatsApp is out for GDPR reasons (i.e., automatic contact sync w/ server which may leak customer data from work phone to server).
I'll be honest, this is more about GDPR compliance than our chat privacy. So I'm looking at both Signal and Telegram.
Any other suggestions?
@humanetech @rysiek @switchingsocial We cannot blame people for using the tools of surveillance capitalism as long as 99.99999% of all investment goes into surveillance capitalism. That’s victim blaming. It’s the same as telling people that they can solve climate change by altering their consumption habits while just 100 companies are responsible for 71% of all carbon emissions. We need systemic regulation of abusers and investment in alternatives.
Author Robin Sloan:
> Email is definitely not ideal, but it is: decentralized, reliable, and not going anywhere—and more and more, those feel like quasi-magical properties.
Mastodon is going through an identity crisis. I spoke with @Gargron about Mastodon and its future.
The Incredible Sounds of the Falcon Heavy Launch (BINAURAL AUDIO IMMERSION) - Smarter Every Day 189
That was pretty cool!