thinking about joining the #climatestrike on friday
oh... but how else am i going to justify a belief that most people are terrible?
An incredibly important paper has just been published about the Stanford Prison Experiment, one of the most famous experiments in psychology. Thibault Le Texier, a French sociologist, reveals that it's basically a hoax. A lie.
A toot's got me wondering about the nature of consent in a specific way; I won't ever have an Alexa or anything like it, and maybe you won't either; but other people will.
And now I'm thinking, if you have one of these lumps of spyware in your home, should you be *required* to offer a formal warning to any visitors? I think so; you're required to place CCTV warnings if you run CCTV, and if anything systems like Alexa are more invasive, not less.
The data from a CCTV system might never leave the premises; the data from these "assistants" goes **directly** to servers outside either your *or* your host's control, where your voice may be datamined for any damned purpose the server owners choose.
Don't feel bad about saying "I don't wanna come over, you've got an Alexa running." It's not paranoia to be creeped out by AIs (or persons) unknown listening to your private conversations. It's *normal*. You don't *need* anything to "hide" for you desire not to *share* to be valid.
US pol, *EVERYONE* in the US needs to know
Expansion of the 'expedited removal'. Any ICE agent can ask for proof of 2 year residency and if you can't prove it you can be deported, no hearing, no trial, no lawyer.
In theory, this only applies to immigrants, but of course if they refuse to believe you are a citizen and don't have a passport or birth certificate to hand, you may be up shit creek.
Watch out for each other folks.
People who envision a high tech anarchist future often point to the endless supplies of green energy,
but what about the minerals for all the wires and batteries to store and move that energy?
Copper, zinc, nickel, lithium?
Without a massive decrease in the technology we use, recycling alone isn't going to work.
So are we all going to volunteer in the mines instead of exploiting labor in the global south?
And what about the non-renewable and environmentally unfriendly nature of those mines?
a bit late and a bit of a disaster 🍃
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