Nils’ argument is that there are alternatives to how we can communicate and promote our work, and the reliance on a social media company to connect you with an artist, or relying on its power to promote your work is exactly where the problem lies — this reliance feeds the entire machine and distorts our perceptions. As Nils reminds us: “Facebook never made anything.”
…buchen put it beautifully in his remarks to us that night: “Machines are a manifestation of teams.” Humans built this robotic emissary and sent it to a world to which we ourselves cannot yet venture. It dutifully explored for over 50 times its expected life span. People were married, babies born, lifelong friendships forged, all over this rover. It carried many pieces of us with it on its journey on Mars, and those pieces will remain there with her and the dust.
That last bit is key — you are saying “This thought, as said by them, is important enough that you should hear it, too.” It’s the active form of listening, in a way that doesn’t fuck it up like stealing a quote or mangling someone’s meaning. (Of course, RTs quickly became a weapon for attack; people conflated RTs as support or anti-support, rather than signal amplification; everything on Twitter is horrible; etc. But the basic idea, of making listening visible, was a good one.)
It’s really been an eye-opening experience for me, seeing just how difficult it can be to do something as simple as checking an email when you have a disability; and I see how easy it would be to make things so much easier. If the people creating websites would make a bit more effort to just make sure that, for instance, everything is reachable with the [tab] key, the web could be a much easier place for differently-abled people.
No one cares about your ego, how good you think you are or your company. All we care about is what’s in it for us. If you deliver something of value, then we will all like your stuff. There’s nothing else to it.
…ld steal Americans’ identities and assault the public’s right to be heard in government rulemaking. If law enforcement can’t investigate and (where appropriate) prosecute when it happens on this scale, the door is open for it to happen again and again. I encourage the FCC to reconsider its refusal to assist in my office’s law enforcement investiga…
… which there swirls a large controversy about whether or not its qubits are actually quantum bits), Google’s Martinis Lab is planning on constructing a 50 qubit computer by the end of the year, and quantum computers are getting better and better incredibly fast. Shor’s algorithm has already been demonstrated on smaller numbers, such as 15. Researchers, therefore, are working to develop better forms of encryption and communication that are safe from attacks from quantum computers.