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by Raymund Tamayo We’re living in strange times. While advancements in technology and consumer goods production are supposed to make people’s lives easier, society may not be prepared for its inherent consequences. ...
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The robotics community, for all its intellectual prowess, is rife with hypocrisy.
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I had no idea how bad things actually were until I saw one simple graph.
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The Chinese government is currently implementing a nationwide electronic system, called the Social Credit System, attributing to each of its 1,3 billion citizens a score for his or her behavior. The system will be based on various criteria, ranging from financial credibility and criminal record to social media behavior. From 2020 onwards each adult citizen should, besides his identity card, have such a credit code.
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A photojournalist describes how she posed as a prostitute to follow the trade in human flesh.
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A short story about privilege. By Toby Morris.
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There is a sort of acceptance of highly intrusive surveillance as the new normal.
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Werner Herzog's Paralyzing Case Against Texting While Driving
www.theatlantic.com

"He looked like he was asleep, until we rolled him over."

Senate Majority Whip: FISA Court Is 'Fixed' and 'Loaded'
www.theatlantic.com

Senator Dick Durbin wants to add a civil liberties advocate to the proceedings, and to limit the NSA's data collection.

Snowden: I never gave any information to Chinese or Russian governments
www.guardian.co.uk

Glenn Greenwald: As a new poll shows widespread American approval for him, tthe NSA whistleblower vehemently denies media claims

The brain as a model for future supercomputers
phys.org

(Phys.org) —The brain's repute took a big hit in 1997 when an IBM supercomputer defeated world chess champion Gary Kasparov in a match repor

First falcons born in Paris since 19th century
phys.org

The first peregrine falcons to be born in Paris since the end of the 19th century have hatched at the top of a giant heating tower close to

Germany Doesn't Get Much Sun. How Did It Become a Leader in Solar Energy?
www.motherjones.com

Germany’s little-guy suppliers are destabilizing big power companies.

NASA
plus.google.com

For the Benefit of All

Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived - The Oatmeal
theoatmeal.com

Additional notes from the author: If you want to learn more about Tesla, I highly recommend reading Tesla: Man Out of Time; Also, this Badas

The Anti-Corruption Pledge
www.theanticorruptionpledge.org

Money is corrupting our democracy. Across the country, citizens and candidates are pledging to fight the corrupting influence of political c

U.S. Wealth Gap Between Young, Old Is Widest Ever
www.huffingtonpost.com

WASHINGTON -- The wealth gap between younger and older Americans has stretched to the widest on record, worsened by a prolonged economic dow

Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor
www.youtube.com

This 'symphonic transcription' of J. S. Bach's great organ Passacaglia and Fugue was first played by Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia

Darth Vader's Greatest Speech Ever Made
www.youtube.com

In his final moments, Anakin Skywalker recalls the days of The Clone Wars in the arms of his son. A visual representation of Charlie Chaplin

[VIDEO] The beauty of pollination | Science News
www.scoop.it

We are all dependent to each other.Taken from TEDTalks...

Goldfrapp - Pilots (live)
www.youtube.com

Goldfrapp performs Pilots live at the Shepherd's Bush Empire during the Felt mountain tour in 2001. The stage just looks beautiful and snowy

Our addiction to technology trumps caffeine, chocolate and alcohol
latimesblogs.latimes.com

This probably sounds familiar: You're out to dinner with friends, and everything's fun, until you get that itch. It's been 20 minutes, and y

Occupy Big Business: The Sharing Economy's Quiet Revolution
www.theatlantic.com

In the shadow of the Great Recession and the Occupy Wall Street movement, ordinary people are re-negotiating their terms with big business.

The cost of America’s police state
www.salon.com

Hundreds of billions have been spent to militarize our nation against a terrorism threat that barely exists