MachineMachine /stream - tagged with technology https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[The Rotting Internet Is a Collective Hallucination - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2021/06/the-internet-is-a-collective-hallucination/619320/

Too much has been lost already. The glue that holds humanity’s knowledge together is coming undone. Sixty years ago the futurist Arthur C. Clarke observed that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

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Thu, 08 Jul 2021 23:55:19 -0700 https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2021/06/the-internet-is-a-collective-hallucination/619320/
<![CDATA[Māori are trying to save their language from Big Tech | WIRED UK]]> https://www.wired.co.uk/article/maori-language-tech

Te Hiku Media gathered huge swathes of Māori language data. Corporates are now trying to get the rights to it

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Mon, 17 May 2021 23:55:23 -0700 https://www.wired.co.uk/article/maori-language-tech
<![CDATA[Kinja]]> https://fusion.kinja.com/life-extension-technology-gives-us-a-bleak-future-more-1793857274

I was raised in a household in which my mother, a divorced old-school feminist, openly hoped for the day when the “racist, angry old white men,” who keep our country in sociopolitical purgatory, would die.

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Thu, 08 Apr 2021 05:55:22 -0700 https://fusion.kinja.com/life-extension-technology-gives-us-a-bleak-future-more-1793857274
<![CDATA[psychcentral.com]]> https://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2014/03/08/why-ray-kurzweil-is-wrong-computers-wont-be-smarter-than-us-anytime-soon/

“When Kurzweil first started talking about the “singularity”, a conceit he borrowed from the science-fiction writer Vernor Vinge, he was dismissed as a fantasist.

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Thu, 08 Apr 2021 05:55:20 -0700 https://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2014/03/08/why-ray-kurzweil-is-wrong-computers-wont-be-smarter-than-us-anytime-soon/
<![CDATA[The Closing of the Scientific Mind - David Gelernter, Commentary Magazine]]> https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/david-gelernter/the-closing-of-the-scientific-mind/

The huge cultural authority science has acquired over the past century imposes large duties on every scientist. Scientists have acquired the power to impress and intimidate every time they open their mouths, and it is their responsibility to keep this power in mind no matter what they say or do.

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Thu, 08 Apr 2021 05:55:18 -0700 https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/david-gelernter/the-closing-of-the-scientific-mind/
<![CDATA[Life After the Fourth Industrial Revolution]]> https://motherboard.vice.com/read/life-after-the-fourth-industrial-revolution

It’s 7 AM, April 13th, 2025. Your smart clock rouses you from a dreamless sleep and you climb from bed as your house comes to life. The bathroom light turns itself on and the shower begins to heat its water. After washing off, you throw on a T-shirt which has been perfectly fit for your body.

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Tue, 30 Mar 2021 00:55:13 -0700 https://motherboard.vice.com/read/life-after-the-fourth-industrial-revolution
<![CDATA[Geoengineering Is the Only Solution to Our Climate Calamities | WIRED]]> https://www.wired.com/story/geoengineering-is-the-only-solution-to-our-climate-calamities/

Parag Khanna is the author of Connectography (2016) and The Future is Asian (2019). Michael Ferrari is managing partner at Atlas Research Innovations and a senior fellow at the Wharton School.

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Fri, 09 Oct 2020 00:13:50 -0700 https://www.wired.com/story/geoengineering-is-the-only-solution-to-our-climate-calamities/
<![CDATA[Stuart Russell on why now is the time to start thinking about superintelligent AI - Science Weekly podcast | Technology | The Guardian]]> https://huffduffer.com/therourke/552830

Prof Stuart Russell wrote the book on artificial intelligence back in 1995, when the next few decades of AI were uncertain. Sitting down with Ian Sample, he talks about his latest book, which warns of a dystopian future in which humans are outsmarted by machines. But how did we get here?

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/audio/2019/oct/18/stuart-russell-on-why-now-is-the-time-to-start-thinking-about-superintelligent-ai-science-weekly-podcast

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Fri, 18 Oct 2019 05:36:57 -0700 https://huffduffer.com/therourke/552830
<![CDATA[Elon Musk argues that we must put a million people on Mars if we are to ensure that humanity has a future]]> https://aeon.co/essays/the-elon-musk-interview-on-mars

‘Fuck Earth!’ Elon Musk said to me, laughing. ‘Who cares about Earth?’ We were sitting in his cubicle, in the front corner of a large open-plan office at SpaceX headquarters in Los Angeles. It was a sunny afternoon, a Thursday, one of three designated weekdays Musk spends at SpaceX.

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Sat, 10 Aug 2019 13:20:50 -0700 https://aeon.co/essays/the-elon-musk-interview-on-mars
<![CDATA[Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures | ISSN 1555-9351]]> http://hyperrhiz.io/hyperrhiz20/expanding-criticism/2-hanna-future-shock.html

Citation: Hanna, Julian. ““Future Shock”: Manifestos in the Digital Age.” Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures no. 20, 2019. doi:10.20415/hyp/020.ex02 Abstract: The manifesto is currently one of most useful and vital online forms.

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Tue, 28 May 2019 23:03:14 -0700 http://hyperrhiz.io/hyperrhiz20/expanding-criticism/2-hanna-future-shock.html
<![CDATA[Technological and Posthuman Zones – Critical Posthumanism]]> http://criticalposthumanism.net/genealogy/technological-and-posthuman-zones/

Modern technology seems always to have been judged according to its utility for human beings. To the extent that technologies have been viewed as tools, instruments, or prostheses for human use, and thus under human control, they have largely been seen in positive, utopian terms.

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Fri, 30 Nov 2018 03:17:17 -0800 http://criticalposthumanism.net/genealogy/technological-and-posthuman-zones/
<![CDATA[The ancient Greeks warned us about AI: Chips with Everything podcast | Technology | The Guardian]]> https://huffduffer.com/therourke/509756

Author Adrienne Mayor discusses the myths that contained the first blueprints for artificial intelligence

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/audio/2018/nov/02/the-ancient-greeks-warned-us-about-ai-chips-with-everything-podcast

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Fri, 02 Nov 2018 12:42:48 -0700 https://huffduffer.com/therourke/509756
<![CDATA[Stop treating tech jerks like gods]]> https://nypost.com/2018/09/01/stop-treating-tech-jerks-like-gods/

Could we stop worshipping rich men who are jerks? On Tuesday, Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of Tesla, took to Twitter once again with bizarre comments, saying how “strange” it is that the cave diver who rescued the Thai boys didn’t sue him after he called him a pedophile.

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Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:50:53 -0700 https://nypost.com/2018/09/01/stop-treating-tech-jerks-like-gods/
<![CDATA[Opinion | It’s Not Technology That’s Disrupting Our Jobs - The New York Times]]> https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/18/opinion/technology/technology-gig-economy.html

The insecure nature of work is a result of decisions by corporations and policymakers. Mr. Hyman is an economic historian.

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Tue, 28 Aug 2018 05:33:40 -0700 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/18/opinion/technology/technology-gig-economy.html
<![CDATA[The Rise and Fall and Rise of Virtual Reality]]> https://www.theverge.com/a/virtual-reality

I wonder if the reason we keep on cycling back to hope about cool things like VR is that for all the tech news and our fetishizing about our touch devices, we’re still a little disappointed in the menu of tech items that we have at this late date.

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Sun, 22 Jul 2018 05:33:19 -0700 https://www.theverge.com/a/virtual-reality
<![CDATA[The humanist left must challenge the rise of cyborg socialism]]> https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2018/04/humanist-left-must-challenge-rise-cyborg-socialism

Undiagnosed by the mainstream media and much of the academic community, a major intellectual renewal is underway across the left. It is energetic and tech-savvy, building platforms such as Novara Media.

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Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:34:14 -0700 https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2018/04/humanist-left-must-challenge-rise-cyborg-socialism
<![CDATA[10. Salon Digital: #Additivism and the Art of Collective Survival - Daniel Rourke]]> https://vimeo.com/250198657

In diesem Video geht es um den Salon Digital 10. Dokumentation des 10. Salon Digital an der Hochschule für Künste Bremen am 29.11.2017. Mit Daniel Rourke. / filmische Dokumentation: Eva Klauss Rather than try and solve the problems we face as a planetary species - political and social problems which have been with us for millennia; or problems which come with new, and shiny names like ‘The Anthropocene’ - Daniel Rourke and Morehshin Allahyari, in their #'Additivism project, look to question the very notion of ‘the solution’: asking how the stories our problem come wrapped in are products of particular privileges, identities, and points of view. In this talk Daniel Rourke introduces The 3D Additivist Manifesto and Cookbook, showcasing some of the 'post-solution' projects it contains, and asking difficult questions of how to act once there are no solutions left. What is #Additivism? In March 2015 Allahyari & Rourke released The 3D Additivist Manifesto, a call to push the 3D printer and other creative technologies, to their absolute limits and beyond into the realm of the speculative, the provocative and the weird. The 3D Additivist Cookbook is composed of responses to that call, an extensive catalog of digital forms, material actions, and post-humanist methodologies and impressions. - The program for Digital Media at the University of the Arts Bremen launched a regular series of salon-style gatherings titled “Spectacle: Reenactments in the Arts, Design, Science and Technology.” The events have an open format and provide a forum for experiments, presentations and performances from a range of different fields, but with a common focus on old and new media, as well as technologies. The salon thereby enables a practice of reenactment as a way to make things past and hidden visible, present and also questionable. Contemporary new technologies and media seem to cover knowledge with complex layers of materials, code/sign systems and history/organization. Reenacting can translate obscured knowledge, ideas and theories into bodies and actions. At the heart of this conceptual approach is a desire to turn past events into present experiences—although the very nature of the past prohibits such an endeavor. The salon pursues the primary goal of opening closed systems and constructions (black boxes). Global power structures, as well as complex processes in development and production—leading to hermetic constructs—have made it even harder to understand science, economy and contemporary media, as well as new technologies. Recipients therefore tend to mostly grasp only their superficial level. The spectacle is a way to condense actions and processes. Reenactment, on the other hand, builds on repetition and history. But the spectacle is a moment in the here and now where everything flows together and culminates. Organised by: Andrea Sick, Ralf Baecker und Dennis Paul salon-digital.comCast: Digitale Medien KuD der HfK

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Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:01:13 -0700 https://vimeo.com/250198657
<![CDATA[Forensic Architecture: the detail behind the devilry | Art and design | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/feb/25/forensic-architects-eyal-weizman

In 2006 a man walked into an internet cafe in Kassel, Germany, and shot dead Halit Yozgat, a 21-year-old member of the Turkish-German family who owned it. It was the ninth in a series of racist killings by neo-Nazis, the motivation for which the police persistently refused to admit.

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Tue, 13 Mar 2018 08:02:56 -0700 https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/feb/25/forensic-architects-eyal-weizman
<![CDATA[The Google Arts & Culture App and the Rise of the “Coded Gaze”]]> https://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/the-google-arts-and-culture-app-and-the-rise-of-the-coded-gaze-doppelganger/amp?__twitter_impression=true

A few days ago, I came across an old post on the Web site Bored Panda called “10+ Times People Accidentally Found Their Doppelgängers in Museums and Couldn’t Believe Their Eyes.” The post consisted of around thirty photos of people posing with portraits whose subjects looked eerily like them.

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Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:43:21 -0800 https://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/the-google-arts-and-culture-app-and-the-rise-of-the-coded-gaze-doppelganger/amp?__twitter_impression=true
<![CDATA[Why a leading political theorist thinks civilization is overrated - Vox]]> https://www.vox.com/conversations/2017/11/22/16649038/civilization-progress-humanity-history-technology

Is civilization good for us? Has it made us any happier?

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Sun, 26 Nov 2017 10:30:55 -0800 https://www.vox.com/conversations/2017/11/22/16649038/civilization-progress-humanity-history-technology