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Ade Oshineye
A chaotic neutral point of view
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"""Your website's design undoubtedly influences participation inequality for better or worse. Being aware of the problem is the first step to alleviating it, and finding ways to broaden participation will become even more important as the web's social networking services continue to grow."""

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"""I have no doubt that in “Confederate,” the painful history of slavery will be reimagined with aggressive competence. The showrunners will say all the right things in the countless interviews they do. People will watch, life will go on, and we will still not know what could have been in a world where white people imagine their own oppression rather than how they suffer from the oppression of others."""

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"""I'm not sure there are any identifiable demographic worries for the photographic industry quite yet; the digital transition involved such wholesale changes in habits and buying patterns that statistical trends have gotten swamped by the tsunami. Further complicating the picture is that the "digital era" is not steady-state; we haven't seen the last of the changes in the market, and it's even possible that we haven't even seen the major changes yet. But I'm sure cameramakers have been closely watching demographic patterns—at least since 2012 when the camera market peaked. What will happen when those of us who grew up shooting film start to drift out of the pool of buyers? Is the popularity of big DSLRs generational? What kind of cameras will smartphone snappers want if they get serious, as some percentage of them will?"""

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"""Life is short and Game of Thrones, like many TV franchises, is too long, stuck in its ways, creatively bankrupt. It’s projected to carry on until 2019 then, doubtless, will diversify into spin-offs. But I’m gone."""

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"There's a famous line written by legend Marc Andreessen that summarizes the vast power of growth and disruption that commoditized computation has come to have: 'Software is eating the world.' Earlier in the year, Jensen Huang from Nvidia ominously turned the phrase on its head: 'Software is eating the world, but AI is going to eat software.' In many ways, I think this prophecy will indeed come to pass. Current software has become so pervasive because we have tools that translate tasks that would seem daunting (configure millions of circuit states to solve millions of repetitive tasks) into programming languages that are easy to write, learn, and teach. Still, these languages are rigid and cumbersome when compared to natural language (when's the last time you wrote 'boilerplate' code for an app?) and requires a significant amount of time to learn them and use them effectively. If the AI promise of seamless interactivity with machines comes to pass, non-experts will be able to command the computer to perform and automate non-trivial tasks with no training. If the AI promise of hyperoptimization comes to pass, software engineers that dedicated their lives to produce beautiful and efficient code will become obsolete. For these events to occur, however, before AI eats software, software will need to eat AI first. This is already happening, but now that the practical utility of AI is apparent to most industries, I'm guessing that this will occur at a much faster rate."

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"""Much of the Brexit project is a Concorde: bold projections of a future defined by great British export strength built on shaky presumptions and perhaps even knowing deceit. The aeroplane is a reminder of how nationalistic fantasies, an ill-informed public debate and a lack of government transparency can mask a coming economic disaster."""

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