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The privileged have entered their escape pods.

Interesting take on (Silicon Valley) privilege versus exposure to the current Covid-19 pandemic.

They’re simply succumbing to one of the dominant ethos of the digital age, which is to design one’s personal reality so meticulously that existential threats are simply removed from the equation. The leap from a Fitbit tracking your heart rate to an annual full-body cancer scan or from a doorbell surveillance camera to a network of autonomous robot sentries is really just a matter of money. No matter the level of existential security, the Netflix shows we stream are the same.

I've certainly thought about this myself as we sit comfortably at home while delivery drivers and shop staff risk exposure to supply us with anything we need.

Linked on the 13th of September, 2020 Details

The Epstein scandal at MIT shows the moral bankruptcy of techno-elites.

The cardinal error of such analysis, however, lies in its tendency to
mistake structural transformations of global capitalism for zeitgeisty
trends in the history of ideas.

The techno-optimism of the 90s was just a smoke screen.

Linked on the 8th of September, 2019 Details

Why AirPods—and Earbuds Like Them—Are Especially Bad for Your Hearing

Basically, there's no noise isolation at all, even less than with standard earbuds. You push the volume up to compensate for noise and damage your ears. Take away: use them at home or in quiet places, don't use them in the street, subway, or other loud environments.
Linked on the 15th of May, 2019 Details

How To Kill Your Tech Industry

In World War II, Britain invented the electronic computer. By the 1970s, its computing industry had collapsed—thanks to a labor shortage produced by sexism.
Linked on the 17th of November, 2018 Details

Experience: I built my own pancreas

Amazing. And shared with the world.
Linked on the 25th of July, 2018 Details

Barcelona is leading the fightback against smart city surveillance

Reversing the smart city paradigm. Barcelona is moving from the surveillance capitalism model, where data is opaque and owned by subcontractors and third parties, to a model where citizens own their data.
Linked on the 28th of May, 2018 Details