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Carmageddon is Coming – Future Crunch – great read via Medium

“An overlapping confluence of three different technological waves — the smartphone, the electric battery and artificial intelligence — have created the conditions for a technological disruption so profound it’s going to change almost everything about the way we move in modern society.”

Carmageddon is Coming – Future Crunch – Medium
https://medium.com/future-crunch/carmageddon-is-coming-899c0f05a2a
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Tim Cook (Apple) talks technology and humanity – riveting speech at MIT commencement address 2017. wow.

“When technological advancement can go up so exponentially I do think there’s a risk of losing sight of the fact that tech should serve humanity, not the other way around.””

Tim Cook says Apple is not behind on artificial intelligence
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608051/tim-cook-technology-should-serve-humanity-not-the-other-way-around/
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Heard that somewhere before :)

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Technology is making the world more unequal. Only technology can fix this? Says Cory Doctorow

“Smart unequal societies prevent collapse by convincing their elites to hand over some of their earnings to the rest of the country, producing broadly shared prosperity and a sense of national solidarity that transcends class resentments (see, for example, Sweden).

With enough inequality over enough time, the cherished idiocies of the ruling elites will eventually cause a collapse”

Technology is making the world more unequal. Only technology can fix this
http://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/may/31/technology-is-making-the-world-more-unequal-only-technology-can-fix-this-cory-doctorow
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‘Westworld,’ ‘Black Mirror’ and other tech-driven shows delve into what it means to be human

“Sticky big-picture questions like that are meat and potatoes this season for such series as “Humans,” HBO’s “Westworld,” USA’s “Mr. Robot” and Netflix’s “Black Mirror.” At first glance, these shows may seem to be about subservient robots, murderous mechanical bees or modern-day computer hackers who aspire to change the world with their code, but dismiss them as “mere” science fiction at your peril. They feature some of the most philosophically complex, thoughtful storytelling on TV, and even though they take place in alternative future universes, they are relevant to today’s tech-obsessed world.”

‘Westworld,’ ‘Black Mirror’ and other tech-driven shows delve into what it means to be human
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/la-en-st-technology-on-tv-20170525-story.html
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