Posts Tagged ‘politics‘

Do We Fear Utopia?

Can we achieve balance between nature and technology? Can technology help us create a harmonious life for everyone on this planet? Can we tolerate utopia? Do we fear utopia? If we were to compare the number of utopian science fiction movies to the number of

Data is deadly

But cyber-spying raises two tricky issues. One is that the low cost of gathering information this way may encourage more of it, and a Hobbesian world of spiralling espionage would be bad for everybody. What’s more, since there is no sharp distinction between digital spying

Digital Media’s Trust Problem: It’s Still a Legacy World

Digital media outlets trailed far behind their older brethren in overall recognition and trust, according to the Pew Research Center’s “Political Polarization & Media Habits.” Established news outlets including ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC all logged total awareness near 90%, with overall

Attempts to stop catastrophic climate change are futile, says UN report

Anti-emissions policies adopted by world governments are decreasing the amount of harmful gas emitted in some countries, but the report warns it’s not enough when developing nations produce more gases than limited political controls can remove. Emissions in most Western countries are falling as economies

Just How Likely Is Another World War?

A century ago this month, Europeans stood on the brink of a war so devastating that it forced historians to create a new category: “World War.” None of the leaders at the time could imagine the wasteland they would inhabit four years later. from Pocket

The U.S. government’s secret rulebook for labeling you a terrorist

The guidelines state that “the general policy of the U.S. Government is to neither confirm nor deny an individual’s watchlist status.” There has been a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system and it has been quietly approved by the Obama administration. from Pocket https://ift.tt/1AgJvSg via

What Is Public? — The Message — Medium

  Someone could make off with all your garbage that’s put out on the street, and carefully record how many used condoms or pregnancy tests or discarded pill bottles are in the trash, and then post that information up on the web along with your

The widening gaps within many countries are beginning to worry even the plutocrats. A survey for the World Economic Forum meeting at Davos pointed to inequality as the most pressing problem of the coming decade (alongside fiscal imbalances). In all sections of society, there is

whimsicalsteve: Quite the difficult gesture.