What a beautiful way to put it: "Attention is paid in possible futures foregone."
Let's attend to the futures we want, mindful of at least some of the others we forego!
Technology is driving us to distraction | James Williams https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/27/world-distraction-demands-new-focus?CMP=share_btn_tw
How do we deal with climate crisis talk and the discourse of inevitability as critical futurists while avoiding denialism, asks @Kerileef@twitter.com #futuresconference2019
Good morning #futuresconference2019 ! Welcome to our workshop on national and networked foresight in room Goto 31 at 9! Bring your morning coffee. With @LPouru@twitter.com @HardiAu@twitter.com @email@example.com & Maria Malho
Special issue of Ethics and International Affairs on AI and global security (open access through July)
There's so much embedded in this diagram (or "thinking machine") by Ullrich Kockel #futuresconference2019
What a start! We could (and probably will) talk about the themes opened by Ivana Milojevic for the whole conference. Main thing: futurists haven no excuse not to exercise moral agency for positive change. #futuresconference2019
Some recommendations for #futuresconference2019 participants interested in tech ethics, privacy and surveillance: special session on social theories today at 13:45, citizen science today at 16:00 and citizen science tomorrow at 10:45. See you at Logomo!
@rusty This idea reminds me of when I started my university studies and the first point was to throw away textbooks and start reading the originals. I think there's a place for both, but there's a lot to be said for going back to the source.
Wittgenstein's Tractatus visualized as a subway map?! YES!: http://tractatus.lib.uiowa.edu
Oh damn, she probably meant season 4 then. But I'll see for myself anyway 🙂
@jonah Oh, there's a season 5? That's a relief because a colleague said the last season is not good. I thought it meant season 4, but this means there are still several good episodes to get through.
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Always great when #ForeignAffairs articles aren't behind a paywall:
Andrew J. Nathan argues: 'The speeches also make clear how the lessons taken from Tiananmen continue to guide Chinese leadership today: one can draw a direct line connecting the ideas and sentiments expressed at the June 1989 Politburo meeting to the hard-line approach to reform and dissent that President Xi Jinping is following today.'
"Trust big tech to protect us against IT-attacks."
"Trust that in a world of monopolies consumer pressure will change something."
"GDPR requires you to get consent, always"
"My own company would profit from less strict privacy rules.“
@njoseph I need to look into Pinafore on the desktop. I'm really liking Andstatus on Android which doesn't show me the number of boosts and is generally a bit clunky with no fancy animations. Anti-features as features.
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