President Trump’s new Executive Order on “terrorist” (sic) entry calls on the Department of Homeland Security to “expedite the completion and implementation of a biometric entry-exit tracking system for all travelers to the United States.”
...this technology comes as a double-edged sword, and when that sword is wielded for evil, the possibility for outright control of the human species (or the new cyborg subspecies, is there, too...
...the real solution here, as always, is in our own hands. Unless and until the internet is "shut down" (which is not going to happen, at least not for good), it is essentially impossible for The Party to actually scrub alternative news and information from the web.
...what if we had governments coming up with the desired outcomes, behavioral scientists determining how to manipulate users into producing those outcomes, and game designers figuring out the best way to put those ideas into a game?
In part, this points to the fundamental problem of attribution in the age of cyberterror. It's one thing to attribute a physical attack to an enemy... But in the cyber sphere, there's nothing at all for anyone to examine.
...unlike so many of the more shallow environmentalists, I completely understand the absolute RAPING of nature that digging for all these minerals is causing. Folks, they don’t show this stuff much, but the mining operations going on around the globe in the hunt for these exotic minerals is destroying a lot of property.
We have a choice in all of this... When you buy an Echo Dot for your home, you are making a choice. When you search for something on Google, you are making a choice. When you upgrade to the latest fondleslab so you can take advantage of Face ID, you are making a choice.
So we'll also have to point out Google's own repeated violations and abuses of users’ privacy, and how, despite all the creepiness emanating from Facebook these days, Google still manages to find ways of being way creepier in its privacy invasions.
... it is entirely possible that the next major war will be fought not by human soldiers but by telepathically controlled drone swarms and autonomous weapons. I mean, humans will die, of course, they just won't be required to do the fighting.
Censorship is not harmless folks. When they control the narrative to the point where the only thing you can hear is their version of things, then we’re well on our way.
Will this actually help prevent another flash crash? Will the database do what it's supposed to do?
...this system is being lusted after by would-be tyrants in every corner of the globe. This month's case-in-point: Venezuela! That's right, citizens of everyone's favorite socialist paradise are about to be treated to a new ID card...
This connection is not just tangential. It tells us something about Musk's roots and his vision... when he is preparing "to build the Martian Technocracy" he is not using that word in a careless way. He knows exactly what it means.
These are not rhetorical questions. They are very real questions with answers that have very real consequences for our lives. And I'm not posing these questions from up in the clouds.
We are on the cusp of one of the fastest, deepest, most consequential disruptions of transportation in history.