Robot wars «What is the role of drones and robots in wars»
cory @doctorow: The coming war on general computation «a world of ubiquitous malware»
Orangutans get iPad to play with at Milwaukee zoo
Robotic Hand by armjunkie
RT @io9: Science Fiction's predictions for the year 2012
Inspired By «we find hope for the future of space travel and echoes of its sciencefiction roots»
If a definitive link between intellectual capacity and drug use does exist, it will likely be some time before anyone establishes one. Having said that, this much is for certain: history has more than its fair share of experimenting experimentalists. Let's meet 10 of history's most influential scientific and technological visionaries, along with their drugs of choice.
the reason Apple assembles iPhones and iPads in China instead of America, is that assembling them here or Europe would cost much, much more — even with shipping and transportation. And it would cost much, much more because, in the United States and Europe, we have established minimum acceptable standards for the treatment and pay of workers like those who build the iPhones and iPads.
RT: « Office of imaginary landscape » igrow, upwards,
Lab-Grown Clones Could Save Species From
Beating lowly humans on Jeopardy was just the beginning. IBM's famed Watson supercomputer will soon be available as a commercialized analytics tool for data-heavy industries like healthcare, telecom and financial services.
A Military Robot that Does It is strong enough to tow a
Employees work excessive overtime, in some cases seven days a week, and live in crowded dorms. Some say they stand so long that their legs swell until they can hardly walk. Under-age workers have helped build Apple’s products, and the company’s suppliers have improperly disposed of hazardous waste and falsified records
"Hon Hai has a workforce of over one million worldwide and as human beings are also animals, to manage one million animals gives me a headache," said Hon Hai chairman Terry Gou at a recent year-end party, adding that he wants to learn from Chin Shih-chien, director of Taipei Zoo, regarding how animals should be managed.
Mobile web devices will outnumber puny humans this year
Fair Labor Association Begins Inspections of Foxconn
Why Robopocalypse, Skynet Or A Distributed Cyber-Mind Will Not Emerge From The Internet
DARPA Avatar project aims to give soldiers surrogate
Google To Sell Terminator-Style "Heads-Up Display Glasses"
Introducing the world most self-sufficient Server
RT @CBCTechSci: Apps for Apes seeks iPads for Toronto Zoo
The James Bond of robots: Vijay Kumar at TED2012
[..]listening to data geeks salivating over prospects of ruling the world by 2015 using large scale automated analysis of Web content, I’ve realized that it is up to us bad punners, over-clever reference droppers and metaphor-mixers to prevent the data geeks from accidentally creating Skynet. Or at least delay the takeover. Giving up a few ounces of SEO juice and some traffic is a small price to pay. Call it the Skynet Resistance Tax.
Robert Proctor production of ignorance»
Control dangerous AI before it controls us, one expert says
Humanity Must 'Jail' Dangerous AI to Avoid Doom, Expert Says
Meet Cheetah, Boston Dynamics' Terrifyingly Fast Running Robot (Video)
Artists to Labels: "HASTA LA VISTA, BABY!"
IBM expects to generate billions in new revenue by 2015 by putting Watson to work. The technology giant has already sold Watson to health-care clients, helping WellPoint Inc. (WLP) and Seton Health Family analyze data to improve care.
Darpa director Regina Dugan will soon be stepping down from her position atop the Pentagon’s premiere research shop to take a job with Google.
“The only reason” she decided to leave the Pentagon was the allure of working at Google.
How to make ethical robots
Be afraid: Robot experts say machines are catching up
Evolution: The last time we redefined what it means to be human - @io9
Téléchargez le programme « L’Humain d’abord »
Mechanical Turk is a Market place for work
We give businesses and developers access to an on-demand,scalable workforce.
Workers select fomr thousand of tasks and work whenever it's convinient.
In 1989 the Barbie Liberation Organization was formed. Taking advantage of similarities in the voice hardware of Teen Talk Barbie and the Talking Duke G.I. Joe doll, er, “action figure,” they absconded with several hundred of each and performed a stereotype-change operation on the lot.
We generate money by serving Google text advertisments on a network of hidden Websites. With this money we automatically buy Google shares. We buy Google via their own advertisment! Google eats itself - but in the end "we" own it!
The Bad Guys (The Amazon Noir Crew: Cirio, Lizvlx, Ludovico, Bernhard) stole copyrighted books
from Amazon by using sophisticated robot-perversion technology coded by supervillain Paolo
Cirio. A subliminal media fight and a covert legal dispute escalated into an online showdown with
the heist of over 3000 books at the center of the story.
Stealing 1 million Facebook profiles, filtering them with face-recognition software, and then,
posting them on a custom-made dating website, sorted by their facial expressions characteristics.
Mohamed Merah, l'homme aux cent visages
RT @maltman23: It's I'm greatly saddened I won't be helping at US Maker Faires after they applied for and accepted a DARPA
DUI's new enemy: robocars
Narrative Networks (N2): The Neurobiology of Narratives
Robot realities fail fictional fantasies
National Robotics Week to Engulf the Nation
Samsung Unveils Fully Automated Sentry Robot that can Track, Kill Humans
La crise de l'euro : une offensive de traders robotisés ?
man i just had that terminator song on my ipod and
Google's Terminator-Style Goggles Might Include
Fleshless robot baby would do Skynet proud
Think tanks predict enormous boom in machine to machine comms
24 Hours to Save the Bees!
Introducing News 4 Tucson SKYNET
LEONHIRTH: Drones could fly in 'Skynet'
Ultimately, such surveillance leads to an oppressive atmosphere where people learn to think twice about everything they do, knowing that it will be recorded, charted, scrutinized by increasingly intelligent computers, and possibly used to target them.
Preparing for World Web War I
Web War II: What a future cyberwar will look like
Have we learned from the Flash
Skynet emerges in Greenwich, monitoring hearts to light switches
Inside the Skynet ghost town built by bunker-based boffins
From Science Fiction To Fact, Robots Are Coming To A Farm Near You Via @nprnews
Skynet’s Terminators get one step closer to becoming a terrifying reality
RT @robotopia: Computer vision: Now Skynet can tell when you fake a smile via @CNET
Can satellites be hacked?
Super weeds no easy fix for US agriculture-experts
Le gouvernement se prononce pour l’interdiction du pesticide Cruiser
T-STUDIO «This website created by a guy in Japan who is fascinated by the T-800 Terminator»
Anthromod MK2 3D-Printed Robotic Hands: Terminators Set to Arise Next Year
The new billboard for our local news station
Nick Stahl: No foul play suspected in actor's disappearance
No Terminator-style overlays in first batch of Google Glasses
The Terminator Scenario: Are We Giving Our Military Machines Too Much Power?
Les robots vont-ils prendre le pouvoir?
VIDEO: How To Survive A Robot Uprising (aka Robopocalypse):
VIDEO : The Cyborg Foundation
«We have no laws to protect cyborgs. We are stopped at cinema halls, and outside churches and supermarkets that don't allow the use of electronics. This needs to change.»
"I still believe in global Do you?" asks Ted Kaczynski in now pulled
After gory incidents, online 'zombie' talk grows
Planetary Resources - The Asteroids Mining company
Ray Bradbury dies: Science fiction author of ‘Fahrenheit 451’ and ‘Martian Chronicles’ was 91
5 Million Farmers Sue Monsanto for Billion
'Miami Zombie' girlfriend's lawyer, Gloria Allred: Cannibalism is bad
RT @LAFDFIRECHIEF: Zombie Apocalypse: CDC Denies Existence Of Zombies Despite Cannibal Incidents via @HuffPostWeird
RT @LAFDFIRECHIEF: Zombie Apocalypse: CDC Denies Existence Of Zombies Despite Cannibal Incidents via @HuffPostWeird
Voluntary Milking System Station
VIDEO: DeLaval VMS voluntary milking system
The Enemy Within - Apes Armed with iPads
Apple Is Knight Rider, Google Is Terminator, Microsoft Is Minority Report
PROPOSITION 19, MONSANTO, AND GMO TERMINATOR CANNABIS
The “Truman Show” delusion: Psychosis in the global village
Dennis Meadows: « Nous n’avons pas mis fin à la croissance, la nature va s’en charger »
Israel developed Flame computer virus to slow Iranian nuclear efforts, officials say
Eugene Goostman, a chatbot with the personality of a 13-year-old boy, won the biggest Turing test ever staged, on 23 June, the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing.
THE WEIRDEST CREATURE IN THE WORLD
RT @wikileaks: 'The Catholic Church shut down Galileo for a hundred I think we can shut down Julian (Jan 2011)
How Many Computers to Identify a Cat? 16,000
the disappearance of Stahl, best known for playing John Connor inTerminator 3: Rise of the Machines, also serves as further evidence of a very disturbing trend: all the actors who have portrayed the fictional rebel hero in theTerminator films seem to experience great misfortune.
Call for Ray Bradbury to be honoured with internet error message
A New Status Code for Legally-restricted
From Nazi to Terminator, Europe's media target Merkel
Are We Building Gods or Terminators?
Angela Merkel Economic Terminator
Handout of the front cover of the June 26, 2012 issue of New Statesman magazine | View photo
Alien Pirates, Copyrights to Reach Deep Space
Here comes Skynet: Army drones almost ready to share sky with airlines
RT @AnonyOps: Expect ♻ @telecomix: The 39 MEPs That Voted For
RT @trevortimm: Oh, Genetic surveillance is a "Database of computer-generated 3D profiles constructed from hair
Pentagon Digs In on Cyberwar Front
Skynet is real: 'Internet doomsday' a ticking time bomb
Man and robot linked by brain scanner a long way from being able to help
"I am a HUGE Bob Marley fan and have been since high school. I have three large Bob Marley posters in my laboratory, have virtually everything he has ever recorded.
"When I had the opportunity to name a species that I consider absolutely fascinating, I chose to name it in Bob's honor.
"It has nothing to do with the fact that it is a parasite, and everything to do with the fact that it is a truly remarkable animal that is widespread in the Caribbean."
DoD Report Reveals Some Detainees Interrogated While Drugged, Others "Chemically Restrained"
Julian Assange: The Movie
Bloodsucking parasite named after Bob Marley
Reggae king Bob Marley has finally hit the big time"
"You read that right: a crustacean, not a Crustafarian."
KINGSTON. A tiny blood-sucking parasite that infests fish on Caribbean coral reefs has been named after Jamaican reggae icon Bob Marley.
Artifical intelligence a long way off from Skynet: expert
Batman cinema shooting: At least 12 shot dead and 50 injured in Denver by 'Terminator-like' gunman
Wikipedia | Dark Knight massacre
«He looked like the Terminator. He didn’t say anything. He was just shooting and shooting and shooting»
KIM DOTCOM "MR PRESIDENT"
Why Batman Believes in Gun Control
Warner Bros Axing Gun
Imagery from Trailer
Movies and real life: Debate rages on
Colorado suspect was brilliant science student
Batman, Colorado, Guns, Terrorism
Norway remembers Utoeya and Oslo victims, one year on
RT @JPBarlow: RT @akaWACA Buying 6,000 rounds of ammunition online is freedom; leaking information about war crimes online is
"I think it's a tragedy and to blame the movie business is incorrect and inappropriate," Geffen said Sunday at the Television Critics Association meeting in Beverly Hills.
"Mr. Bale is there as himself, not representing Warner Brothers."
Karpel says "Dark Knight Rises" was particularly violent and Holmes mimicked some of the action. The attorney says theater goers were helpless because they thought the shooter was part of the movie. Karpel tells TMZ, "Somebody has to be responsible for the rampant violence that is shown today."
"The money means less than the legacy," says Jeff Bock of industry trackers Exhibitor Relations. "You've seen the entire business essentially shut down out of respect for the families."
Female space robot learning to be more human
Mitt Romney – Are all twitter followers equal?
Bob Marley advocated world peace through his music, but the blood feeder named after him is anything but peaceful.
We also will not hear that this was an act of terrorism, but what else is it when someone who clearly had an agenda or is emotionally disturbed -- or both -- thinks it his basic right and freedom to unleash tear gas and bullets into a theater packed with innocent human beings?
"They hope that by getting me out of the way, they'll shut down our operations. They won't," Watson said.
"This is not about me. It is about our oceans and the ever-escalating threat of diminishment of the diversity of life in our seas. It is about the sharks, the whales, the seals, the sea turtles and the fish," he said.
Venice Beach Bodybuilders Fear Google Is Kicking Sand at Them
Hunter Furrow, from Aurora, wears a Batman earring during a prayer vigil for the victims of the mass shooting.
"Il ne s'agit pas de justice. Il s'agit de vengeance".
Eyewitnesses said 6ft tall Holmes, dressed in black body armour and a gas mask, burst into the front of the theatre through a fire exit like the "Terminator", threw a smoke grenade and started firing at the audience with three different guns.
“It clearly looks like a deranged individual.
“He had his hair painted red.
He said he was The Joker, obviously the ‘enemy’ of Batman.”
INTERPOL statement in relation to Red Notice issued for of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
What may be the world’s first cybernetic hate crime unfolds in French McDonald’s
"I’m not sure why the perpetrators attacked, but 'Perp.' [Mann's name for one of his assailants] did mention about cameras not being allowed," he told us in an exclusive email interview. Mann was unavailable for a phone call because his iPhone was also damaged in the alleged attack.
INTERPOL Red Notice for remains in force
The new totalitarianism of surveillance technology
“This is a test of being a successful liar,” says Hayes. “If you had something that really could pass Turing’s imitation game, it would be a very successful human mimic.’”
Composed with a clear message the graphic coloring book novel calls out for open and honest discussion. We educate children about something besides the "TMZ Society" which bombards them with "important" news. Truthful and honest education about serious subjects for youth is an essential part of learning and considered a critical step in beginning to comprehend the world in which we live.
We Shall Never Forget 9/11 - II: The True Faces of Evil
Blamed for Bee Collapse, Monsanto Buys Bee Research Firm
RT @tpb: Sweden Kidnapped My Friend, Pirate Bay Co-Founder Anakata: This is a guest post by researcher, hacker and
Could the Internet Ever “Wake Up”?
Free Speech in the Age of YouTube
Whoa, Dude, Are We Inside a Computer Right Now?
Uh-oh, the Rise of the Machines Is for Realsies
Alper Bozkurt Develops Technique to Remotely Control Cockroaches
Robobees, A convergence of body, brain, and colony
RT @wikileaks: On Youtube: Underground: Julian Assange full movie
Soutien de «Terminator» à Hollande: le PCF dénonce «un mauvais film»
Talking about the introduction of the psychedelic awareness into our technology. And the fact that the spreading of LSD had a major impact on the creation of the modern computer system. Also showing the very first computer interface demonstration by Douglas Englebart, called "the mother of all demos".
Captain Paul Watson: There Can Be No Honor in Supporting Death
Welcome to Terminator Planet
Terminator Planet: The First History of Drone Warfare, 2001-2050
Boston Dynamics Human-Like AtlasProto Robot Defeats Obstacles
RT @DARPA: Video: DARPA's Pet-Proto Robot Navigates Obstacles
Rise of the Machines - USA
Risk of robot uprising wiping out human race to be studied
Cambridge University's "Terminator studies" department – do we really need it?
'Terminator' Studies Center Launched at Cambridge
'Terminator centre' to open at Cambridge University
Cambridge University to open 'Terminator centre' to study threat to humans from artificial intelligence
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s classic Terminator films famously showed a world where ultra-intelligent machines fight against humanity in the form of the genocidal Skynet system.
A centre for 'terminator studies', where leading academics will study the threat that robots pose to humanity, is set to open at Cambridge University.
An originator of the concept now known as "technological singularity," Good served as consultant on supercomputers to Stanley Kubrick, director of the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
« Let an ultraintelligent machine be defined as a machine that can far surpass all the intellectual activities of any man however clever. Since the design of machines is one of these intellectual activities, an ultraintelligent machine could design even better machines; there would then unquestionably be an 'intelligence explosion,' and the intelligence of man would be left far behind. Thus the first ultraintelligent machine is the last invention that man need ever make. »
The scientists said that to dismiss concerns of a potential robot uprising would be "dangerous".
We are a risk-averse society. But there's a mismatch between public perception of very different risks and their actual seriousness.
Many scientists are concerned that developments in human technology may soon pose new, extinction-level risks to our species as a whole. Such dangers have been suggested from progress in AI, from developments in biotechnology and artificial life, from nanotechnology, and from possible extreme effects of anthropogenic climate change.
via Centre for the Study of Existential Risk.
In 1965, Irving John ‘Jack’ Good wrote a paper for New Scientist called ‘Speculations concerning the first ultra-intelligent machine’.
What to do?
A good first step, we think, would be to stop treating intelligent machines as the stuff of science fiction, and start thinking of them as a part of the reality that we or our descendants may actually confront, sooner or later.
via Artificial intelligence – can we keep it in the box?.
Spanner isn’t quite Skynet — the self-aware artificial intelligence system in the Terminator movies — but it does show how far we’ve come at building connected systems and databases.
“When there are outages, things just sort of flip — client machines access other servers in the system,” Google software engineer Andrew Fikes told Wired. “It’s a much easier service story. … The system responds — and not a human.”
Could computers become cleverer than humans and take over the world? Or is that just the stuff of science fiction?
the most comprehensive source of GMO heath risk information on the web
By METRO REPORTER - 26 November, 2012
'Terminator centre' at Cambridge University to save us all from robots
The Terminator warned: 'I'll be back!' But researchers at Cambridge University plan to be ready for him, as it opens a centre for 'Terminator studies' to combat the threats to humanity by killer robots.
Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/news/918974-terminator-centre-at-cambridge-university-to-save-us-all-from-robots#ixzz2DkUNeyOW
Humanity’s last invention and our uncertain future
« Our technological progress has by and large replaced evolution as the dominant, future-shaping
« The seriousness of these risks is difficult to assess, but that in itself seems a cause for concern, given how much is at stake.»
“Think how it might be to compete for resources with the dominant species,” says Price. “Take gorillas for example – the reason they are going extinct is not because humans are actively hostile towards them, but because we control the environments in ways that suit us, but are detrimental to their survival.”
“ Take gorillas for example – the reason they are going extinct is not because humans are actively hostile towards them, but because we control the environments in ways that suit us, but are detrimental to their survival. ”
« The seriousness of these risks is difficult to assess, but that in itself seems a cause for concern, given how much is at stake »
I'll be back....with a degree
The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk looks at the "four greatest threats to humanity," including rogue biotechnology.
« the threat is terror as well as error »
« Our instincts don’t care about saving the Universe » - Jaan Tallinn
With so much at stake, we need to do a better job of understanding the risks of potentially catastrophic --Huw Price
«we should even consider the sci-fi scenario that a network of computers could develop a mind of its own and threaten us --Martin Rees
L-R: Huw Price, Jaan Tallinn and Martin Rees. Photo credit: Dwayne Senior (copyright)
Our goal is to clarify the choices that will shape humanity’s long-term future.
‘I’ve watched the Terminator films, which play on our darkest fears about robots,’ said Mr Barbato. ‘Clearly, if a type of killer cyborg evolved, it might easily lead to a breakdown of morals and consciousness, the degradation of life and the disintegration of human civilisation.’
"It tends to be regarded as a flaky concern, but given that we don't know how serious the risks are, that we don't know the time scale, dismissing the concerns is dangerous,"
the destructiveness of humanity meant our species could wipe itself out by 2100
The team showed that if the polymer is broken or damaged, once the damaged parts are placed together and the healing process starts, electrical conductivity is almost completely restored within about 15 seconds.
I have heard few discussions of robotic warfare without someone joking about the Matrix or Terminator; the danger of delegating warfare to machines has been a central theme of modern science fiction.
Bosco "The Terminator" Ntaganda, the Rwandan-born Tutsi warlord
the man indicted by the ICC for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity, including murder, rape, sexual slavery and the recruitment of child soldiers.
“Losing Humanity” is the first major publication about fully autonomous weapons by a nongovernmental organization and is based on extensive research into the law, technology, and ethics of these proposed weapons.
America's mindless killer robots must be stopped | Noel Sharkey
We're all super humans until our devices lose energy.
Kurzweil joins Google to work on new projects involving machine learning and language processing
“I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Google to work on some of the hardest problems in computer science so we can turn the next decade’s ‘unrealistic’ visions into reality.”
DARPA Building Real LifevTerminators Military Robots:
Thats Impossible! - Real Terminators:
Service robots are machines that are, to a certain extent, able to execute services independently
for the convenience of human beings,' the researchers say.
'Since they share their 'living space' with people, userfriendliness and safety are of great importance'.
RT @wikileaks: Video: Today's @ioerror keynote at CCC
The Goliath tracked mine - complete German name: Leichter Ladungsträger Goliath (Sd.Kfz. 302/303a/303b) - was a remote controlled German-engineered demolition vehicle, also known as the beetle tank to Allies.
Beyond Asimov - Laws for Robots [25C3]:
Although Asimovâ€™s benevolent robots and the Terminator moviesâ€™ terrible war machines are still a distant fantasy, researchers across a wide range of disciplines are beginning to work together toward a more modest goalâ€”building virtual humans.
Paul Krugman : Is Growth Over?
Interview : Wataru Yoshizaki:
"The jobs that are going away aren't coming back," says Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist at the Center for Digital Business at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and co-author of "Race Against the Machine."
How Americas Most Powerful News Media Worked Hand in Glove with the Central Intelligence Agency and Why the Church Committee Covered It Up.
Hospitals and clinics have a new tool to combat the spread of drug-resistant superbugs from patient to patient.
LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange hit out on Wednesday at a Hollywood film about his secret-spilling website, calling the movie "a massive propaganda attack".
PBS noted the program had received funding from the David H. Koch Foundation for Science. It also received “additional funding” from Lockheed Martin, which on its face looks like a violation of PBS’ underwriting guidelines.
The Skynet system, which includes the radio equipment deployed on ships, on vehicles and in the hands of troops, is the UK's single biggest space project.
RP-VITA is designed to navigate around hospitals on its own and has a 15-inch LCD screen as a face.
The build is almost too brilliant; it's not impossible to believe a human designed and built this impressive creation, but what's more plausible is that somewhere Skynet has already begun its master plan to build an army of cyborgs to wipe out humanity.
The Skynet system, which includes the radio equipment deployed on ships, on vehicles and in the hands of troops, is the UK's single biggest space project.
The film traces the early days of WikiLeaks, culminating in the release of a series of controversial and history changing information leaks, and is due out in the USA in November.(AP Photo/ Frank Connor / DreamWorks Studios)
While the robots do look a bit unsettling – like Sonny from I, Robot with bad skin – it’s definitely a compelling project that could really change the way we think about 3D printing at home.
Innocent-seeming information they get from you could give them the opportunity to convict you or your friends, and Assange, even if you had nothing to do with the leak and neither did they.
The Ray Kurzweil Show, Now at the Googleplex
“Imagine your brain being augmented by Google,” the search engine’s co-founder and chief executive officer, Larry Page, said in a 2004 interview. “For example, you think about something and your cell phone could whisper the answer into your ear.”
Pat Pilcher: Is Skynet really digital Darwinism in action? - Business - NZ Herald News
Every film is a remake of a previous film, or a remake of a television series that everyone loved in the 1960s, or a remake of a television series that everyone hated in the 1960s. Or it's a theme park ride; it will soon come to breakfast cereal mascots.
According to Time, the protesters' adoption of the mask has led to it becoming the top-selling mask on Amazon.com, selling hundreds of thousands a year.
He combined the ideas of Gustave Le Bon and Wilfred Trotter on crowd psychology with the psychoanalytical ideas of his uncle, Sigmund Freud..
Timothy Leary, the psychedelic maestro of that period, declared that “the PC is the LSD of the 1990’s.”
The dark side of the Blade Runner
Video: A message from Julian
From Terminator to Toy Story: drones for a better tomorrow
Researchers Give Lab Rats Terminator-Like Infrared Vision
Yesterday, the United States Department of Energy announced that national research laboratories had finally created a bionic eye to meet Food and Drug Administration standards. And so our transformation into human-cyborg hybrids takes another giant step forward.
Ellison, the founder of Annapurna Pictures is key player associated with writer Mark Boal and one of the Wikileaks Movie efforts.
The list features some basic, common sense tips ("Hide from being directly or indirectly spotted, especially at night."), some more complex ones ("Form anti-spy groups to look for spies and agents.") and a few that don't make much sense ("Jamming of and confusing of electronic communication using the ordinary water-lifting dynamo fitted with a 30-metre copper pole").
Adam Harvey // anti-drone burqa | primitivelondon
It's much better – and potentially cheaper – to prevent a crime before it happens than to come late and investigate it. So while patrolling officers might not catch a criminal in action, their presence in the right place at the right time still helps to deter criminal activity.
Surveillance software used to spy on activists around the world
RSF : The Enemies of Internet -
Era of the digital mercenaries
Martin J. Muench -- is the developer of Andover, U.K.-based Gamma Group’s FinFisher intrusion software, which he sells to police and spy agencies around the world for monitoring computers and smartphones to intercept Skype calls, peer through Web cameras and record keystrokes.
RT @ioerror: #Finfisher is helping advance political goals that include torture and a lack of due process just as #deomag did:
RT @mims: Hard not to imagine Sergei Brin watching Terminator films on Google Glass, cheering for the machines
“Labor violations aren’t restricted to Samsung and are a problem in the electronics industry,”
The Internet is a surveillance state. Whether we admit it to ourselves or not, and whether we like it or not, we're being tracked all the time. Google tracks us, both on its pages and on other pages it has access to. Facebook does the same; it even tracks non-Facebook users. Apple tracks us on our iPhones and iPads.
CIA's Gus Hunt On Big Data: We 'Try To Collect Everything And Hang On To It Forever'
« It is nearly within our grasp to compute on ALL human generated information »
Recombinant Fiction emerges as a political and aesthetic fiction genre of this new immersive and participative form of art. By identifying valuable, distinctive characteristics and objectives, Recombinant Fiction defines a unique genre able to drive tactical activism and dramatic purposes.
Under Nazi Germany, Dehomag leased and maintained the Nazis' collection of card punch machines. The use of this technology increased the efficiency of the Final Solution. IBM in New York established a special subsidiary, Watson Business Machines, to deal with railway traffic in the General Government during the Holocaust in Poland.
The company suspects the rodent may have caused a short-circuit in a switchboard, triggering the power cut.
Out of Sight, Out of Mind, a visualisation of drone strikes in Pakistan since 2004
New 2013 DARPA Building Real Life Terminators Military Robots:
Top Pentagon thinker bemoans “civilian subjugation to the
Despite the pervasiveness of law enforcement surveillance of digital communication, the FBI still has a difficult time monitoring Gmail, Google Voice, and Dropbox in real time. But that may change soon, because the bureau says it has made gaining more powers to wiretap all forms of Internet conversation and cloud storage a “top priority” this year
Facebook and the disintegration of the human
Here comes Skynet: amazing video shows flying robots work together
Project K sleeping danger to US PR'
Obama’s drone war kills ‘others,’ not just al Qaida leaders
Terms and Conditions May Apply - Official Trailer:
These vendors are becoming our feudal lords, and we are becoming their vassals. We might refuse to pledge allegiance to all of them – or to a particular one we don’t like. Or we can spread our allegiance around. But either way, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to not pledge allegiance to at least one of them.
Feudalism was a set of legal and military customs in medieval Europe that flourished between the 9th and 15th centuries, which, broadly defined, was a system for structuring society around relationships derived from the holding of land in exchange for service or labour.
Written partly in response to Social Darwinism and in particular to Thomas H. Huxley's Nineteenth Century essay, "The Struggle for Existence", Kropotkin's book drew on his experiences in scientific expeditions in Siberia to illustrate the phenomenon of cooperation. After examining the evidence of cooperation in nonhuman animals, in pre-feudal societies and medieval cities, and in modern times, he concluded that cooperation and mutual aid are the most important factors in the evolution of species and the ability to survive.
Bigelow was married to fellow director James Cameron from 1989 to 1991.
Zero Dark Thirty, a dramatization of American efforts to find Osama bin Laden. Zero Dark Thirty was acclaimed by film critics but it has also attracted controversy and strong criticism for its allegedly pro-torture stance.
Biometric data gathering, facial recognition technology, domestic drone surveillance, and the strategic interception of all private communication: these are the four horsemen of Assange’s apocalypse.
[..]African countries are getting entire spy network infrastructure as a gift from the Chinese, who expect to be paid back “in data, the new currency.”
Kathryn Bigelow's Osama bin Laden revenge-porn flick Zero Dark Thirtywas the biggest publicity coup for the CIA this century outside of the actual killing of Osama bin Laden. But the extent to which the CIA shaped the film has remained unclear. Now, a memo obtained by Gawker shows that the CIA actively, and apparently successfully, pressured Mark Boal to remove scenes that made them look bad from the Zero Dark Thirty script.
Like it or not, science fiction is becoming science fact.
The Terminator was, of course, a work of fiction, but the idea of cyborgs and killer machines is not all that farfetched. In fact, the danger is becoming so real that the Obama Administration found the need to spell out explicit rules that specify under what circumstances machines are allowed to kill humans.
Former CIA director George Tenet says,
We [the CIA] decided to use our limited dollars to leverage technology developed elsewhere. In 1999 we chartered ... In-Q-Tel. ... While we pay the bills, In-Q-Tel is independent of CIA. CIA identifies pressing problems, and In-Q-Tel provides the technology to address them. The In-Q-Tel alliance has put the Agency back at the leading edge of technology ...
Drone manufacturers are far from the only ethically dark gray to black donors to LGBT advocacy organizations: a brief perusal of any major LGBT organization’s list of donors reveals that corporate black hats like Bank of America, BP, Coke, and Nike all provide major cash to LGBT nonprofits.
Smart machines probably won't kill us all—but they'll definitely take our jobs, and sooner than you think.
And guess who will own all these robots? People with money, of course. As this happens, capital will become ever more powerful and labor will become ever more worthless. Those without money—most of us—will live on whatever crumbs the owners of capital allow us.
It's easy to joke about our future robot overlords—R2-D2 or the Terminator?—but the challenge that machine intelligence presents really isn't science fiction anymore.
'We have to make it happen'.
Because Google operates the most widely used search engine in the world, and has hundreds of millions of Gmail, YouTube, and Android users as well, the company has a profound advantage when tuning its artificial intelligence approaches in response to people. It's as though every user of Google services is checking and rechecking Google's AI techniques, correcting the search company when it gets something wrong, and performing an action when it gets it right.
"Machines lack morality and mortality, and as a result should not have life and death powers over humans,"
Can we sentence Microsoft to be tried in The Hague for war crimes? Tempting as this option may be, especially after Windows 8, it seems unlikely.
If interactions between armed robots were to trigger combat between major powers, there might be nobody left alive to try to figure out what had gone wrong.
these robots have “the potential to pose new threats to the right to life…[to] create serious international division and weaken the role and rule of international law – and in the process undermine the international security system.”
We know that the NSA has many domestic-surveillance and data-mining programs with codenames like Trailblazer, Stellar Wind, and Ragtime -- deliberately using different codenames for similar programs to stymie oversight and conceal what's really going on. We know that the NSA is building an enormous computer facility in Utah to store all this data, as well as faster computer networks to process it all. We know the U.S. Cyber Command employs 4,000 people.
“The guy that was running forward, he’s missing his right leg,” he recalled. “And I watch this guy bleed out and, I mean, the blood is hot.” As the man died his body grew cold, said Bryant, and his thermal image changed until he became the same color as the ground.
“You don't feel the aircraft turn,” he said. “You don't feel the hum of the engine. You hear the hum of the computers, but that's definitely not the same thing.”
Connected to the Google
Connected to the government
Hand in hand with the military-industrial complex, U.S. imperialism has created a massive prison-industrial complex that generates billions of dollars annually for businesses and industries profiting from mass incarceration.
Schwarzengger's Terminator Will Be Back Soon
Web’s Reach Binds and Silicon Valley Leaders
Edward Snowden may be the last of the human spies | Christopher Steiner
How algorithms rule the world
Jobocalypse is a look at the rapidly changing face of robotics and how it will revolutionize employment and jobs over the next thirty years. Ben Way lays out the arguments in favor of and against the mechanization of our society, as well as the amazing advantages and untold risks, as we march into this ever-present future.
Atlas looks like the prototype for a future robot infantryman, and it can tackle rough terrain and carry human tools. Can you say "Skynet"?
DARPA uncloaks unTerminator for $2 million robotics challenge
Meet the Teams: DARPA Robotics Challenge Track A Robots:
Noel Sharkey is a multi-disciplinarian with a career spanning psychology, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, computer science, engineering and robotics. He holds a PhD in psychology/cognitive science and has an honorary science doctorate DSc. He is a chartered electrical engineer and a chartered information technology professional. Noel holds fellowships at the Institution of Engineering and Information Technology, the Royal Institute of Navigation, the British Computer Society and the Royal Society of Arts. He is a member of the Experimental Psychology Society and also Equity, the actors union. Noel is best known to the public for his frequent appearances in the media as a robot expert. His current research passion is on the ethics of robot applications including care, policing, military, crime, sex, transport and medicine.
Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Professor of Public Engagement
University of Sheffield
The Love Hormone is Two-Faced
Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Received Double the Defense Industry Cash
Richard Stallman: Snowden & Assange besieged by empire but not defeated:
BBC News - Newspaper review: Lab-grown burger makes headlines
Former NSA Boss Equates Transparency Activists With Al-Qaeda
How The Washington Post’s New Owner Aided the CIA, Blocked
“We trust people with data,” Alexander said at the conference. “At the end of the day it’s all about trust. And people who have access to data as part of their missions, if they misuse that trust they can cause huge damage.”
Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange: our new heroes | Slavoj Žižek
PETMAN is the Terminator's less violent kid brother
Google's Eric Schmidt says government spying is 'the nature of our society'
Google knows nearly every Wi-Fi password in the world
The Stone: The Banality of Systemic Evil
@jerezim don't get fooled @VerhoevensTweet is itself a bot
The "Terminator" polymer: I'll be back:
RT @Cabledrummer: Who rules Disney? Bank of America, Visa, Halliburton: The connections of board of directors
Why Free Software Is More Important Now Than Ever Before
Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013) 720p WEB-DL 600MB Ganool
Counter-Intelligence: Shining a Light on Black Operations (2013)
Allan Francovich - On Company Business
Facebook Launches Advanced AI Effort to Find Meaning in Your Posts
RT @avilarenata: Internet "hygiene" means saying good bye to cute YouTube videos, flashy websites and certain But it is
Bruce Schneier at Congress on Privacy & Surveillance(COPS)
Eben Moglen : Snowden and the Future
RT @astepanovich: Observation listening to @itsDanielSuarez at world would be a better place if we spent more time listening to…
RT @KevinBankston: The upshot: @itsDanielSuarez says we need an international ban on killer robots, straight
US Army RDECOM - Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) Combat Simulation
RT @HardSciFiMovies: After robots kill most of Earth's population, the Resistance sends a lone soldier back in time to prevent No-one …
How the CIA Helped Disney Conquer Florida
Terminator-style robot busts leg in martial arts demo mishap
Busting a move: HKU unveils humanoid robot - and it breaks its ankle
Rise of the drone hobbyists
RT @jilliancyork: Must be hard to get trolled because you support murder
Don't Ban Armed Robots in the
NSA Director Alexander and Cybersecurity
Brazil Set to Unleash Terminator Threat
Duncan Campbell - Secret Society - We're All Data Now (1988)
Duncan Campbell - The Hill (1993)
Monsanto Acquires The Climate Corporation
Revealed: NSA pushed 9/11 as key 'sound bite' to justify surveillance
‘SkyNet’ Automated Systems Could Save Lots of Lives
RT @ArmedwScience: I Spy, No Lie: mythbusting misinformation re: the @JLTozer's exclusive interview w/ Alexander
RT @DeptofDefense: "I Spy, No Lie" Alexander, NSA Director discusses myths and rumors surrounding
RT @ArmedwScience: Alexander on programs: "If you have a better way, put it on the table" don't ignore lessons learned in 9/11 ht…
NSA Keith Alexander : « We are blessed »
RT @ONOrobot: Facebook Tests Software to Track Your Cursor on Screen
Ladar Levison : « We’re taking our inspiration from the Rebel »
Meet “badBIOS,” the mysterious Mac and PC malware that jumps airgaps
Suzanne Treister - CAMOUFLAGE (2013)
Banksy - Lower East Side (Better Out Than In 2013 NYC)
RT @skepticmedic: Met police claims that under UK law someone can be guilty of being a terrorist without Fantastic!
Google Is Testing A Program That Tracks You Everywhere You Go
Britain's Spy Chiefs Throw Off James Bond Image to Attack NSA's Edward Snowden Leaks
Video games are making us too comfortable with the modern surveillance state
Web Biennial 2012 - Josh Bricker - Post Newtonianism (War Footage/ Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare)
HSBC - Banking on Extinction
Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)
RT @kgosztola: Some great art from Pakistan focusing on drones & daily violence in the country:
International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance
French Intelligence Involved in NSA Spying in France, Monde Says
Busting Eight Common Excuses for NSA Mass Surveillance
This Massive Robot Could Soon Join Marines on the Battlefield
DARPA Legged Squad Support System (LS3) Demonstrates New Capabilities
The first person in the world to become a government-recognized cyborg
People "will start becoming technology" says human cyborg
Vers une surveillance généralisée d'Internet en France ?
Jacob Appelbaum @ioerror - Defenderse del Espionaje Informático con Software Libre y Criptografía
La civilisation du silicium
Intel, l’empire contre-attaque
Video : Asimov at 391 - The open
Isaac Asimov - Visions of the Future (1992) 1/4
RT @wikileaks: Disney cracks down on pirated copies of after using a pirated shirt in the movie
Google Puts Money on Robots, Using the Man Behind Android
Knightscope security robots are not Skynet Terminators
The Knightscope K5 - Autonomous Data Machine
Google Adds to Its Menagerie of
The Day Google Became Skynet
An NSA Coworker Remembers The Real Edward Snowden: 'A Genius Among
as housing prices rise in the San Francisco Bay Area, angry activists are targeting those shuttles to protest the region's gentrification.
"We want the ruling class, which is becoming the tech class, to listen to our voices and listen to the voices of folks that are being displaced," said one SF protester.
Google s'achète un bestiaire d'automates …
Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit
Jacob Applebaum: To Protect And Infect, Part 2 [30c3]
Not Socially Acceptable: NSA boss video ‘most hated’ on YouTube in 2013?
Interactive Graphic: The NSA's Spy Catalog
NSA seeks to build quantum computer that could crack most types of encryption
Laboratory for Physical Sciences
D-Wave, The Quantum Computing Company
The NSA Sent a Takedown Notice Over My Custom PRISM-Logo T-Shirts
Searching the Internet for evidence of time travelers
RT @ArmedwScience: Check out the newest thing in quantum imaging (thanks to the @ArmyResearchLab)!
RT @ggreenwald: RT @AdamSerwer What we have now is system where pot is all but legal for wealthy & white- illegal for everyone else
RT @Valleywag: The Silicon Valley Secessionist wants to create a new "zone" within the US of "Inverse Amish"
RT @BoingBoing: Logo: "NSA
Which drone future will Americans choose?
DARPA Tried to Build Skynet in the 1980s
A Closer Look at Google's New Robot Army
Apparently, Google’s robotics division needs to scare the pants off of the rest of the world.
Terminators or protectors? Rise of the robot soldiers may be closer than you think
What Is War in the Digital Realm? A Reality Check on the Meaning of “Cyberspace”
RT @jerezim: Flying Robots - What the f*** is going on?
Chine, Cambodge, Bangladesh: le réveil ouvrier
RT @dailydot: RoboEarth is a cloud network that lets robots teach each other new Skynet seems closer every day:
Google just moved into your house
BYU's smart object recognition algorithm doesn't need humans
Meet the Google robot that won DARPA's techno challenge (video)
The new GE: Google, everywhere
« À jouer la guéguerre des machines, nous serons toujours perdants »
REMINDER: Asimov's Laws Of Robotics Won't Protect You And Robots Will Be More Than Happy To Kill Us All
Prosthesis The Anti-Robot
Google Engineer Targeted By Protesters In Front Of His East Bay Home
In defense of militant anti-Google protests
Fight Evil Join The Revolution
Kurzweil's goal is to build a search engine that's so smart it'll act like a "cybernetic friend". We're sure that's what Skynet's creators thought before the Terminator appeared on the scene. And with Google's purchase of (primarily military) robotics specialist Boston Dynamics last month we're genuinely starting to get a little worried.
Are Google building a TERMINATOR? Choc Factory buys AI firm DeepMind Technologies
All the pieces are now in place for a Google-created Skynet and the robotic Judgment Day apocalypse that would surely follow.
Yes, Google might become the first big corporation to enact Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics.
"IF WE CAN PROTECT INNOCENT CIVILIAN LIFE, I DO NOT WANT TO SHUT THE DOOR ON THE USE OF THIS TECHNOLOGY." Ron Arkin
"this isn’t about killer robots or killer soldiers, this is about disaster response,’ but everybody knows what the real interest is," MG
"Either we're going to decide not to do this, and have an international agreement not to do it, or it's going to happen." MG
Google sets up artificial intelligence ethics board to curb the rise of the robots
Trevor Paglen / transmediale 2014 keynote: Art as Evidence
Jacob Applebaum / transmediale 2014 keynote: Art as Evidence /
Laura Poitras / transmediale 2014 keynote: Art as Evidence
RT @camillefrancois: & Society, too, must ask the ethical questions!
RT @MickiKaufman: My text analysis of DNSA's Kissinger Correspondence (memcons and telcons) - here's my latest set of visualizations:
@wikileaks There's always a Kissinger book in the background of NBC interviews
a lot of that kind of thing seems to be happening, between the NSA spying and Google (GOOG) Glass, which apparently has a new app with facial recognition software, designed to look at you and then your face compared to millions of others in the database, including social networks, and it comes up and tells the person who you are, where you live, and so forth and so on, and all the information that’s available to you in the Internet. Here we are, welcome to the future.
Terminator co-writer : « One of my inspirations was Darpa »
@google also time to reform google surveillance
Rebecca Solnit Diary: get off the bus
‘Yes, I’m trying to build SkyNet from
Professor Martin Rees: Our Final Century? The risks posed by emerging 21st century technologies
RT @BanKillerRobots: Fully autonomous weapons are never going to work b/c logic of war is asymmetrical based on different moral codes/conve…
RT @BanKillerRobots: Why does the campaign call them "killer robots"? Because that's what they'll Why do you call Predator and …
RT @BanKillerRobots: We're not anti-technology or We are against giving machines the ability to target + kill human
RT @BanKillerRobots: Machine ethics is now the fastest-growing area in ethical studies, eg @Google driverless car, cyber,
RT @BanKillerRobots: We're building very bright machines no social or emotional Can ethical knowledge be programmed? Likel…
RT @BanKillerRobots: We are already being emotionally managed by the machines that we Will guilt + deceit be programmed in?
RT @BanKillerRobots: We have to anticipate what might happen b/c if we don't we won't be in a position to take action when it does …
RT @BanKillerRobots: Every technology invented was supposed to put an end to war, but rather it done opposite by providing new opportunitie…
Stop killer robots while we still can
Obama: 'We're building Iron Man'
RT @BanKillerRobots: European Parliament resolution adopted today on armed drones includes a call to ban fully autonomous weapons!
SOCOM working on 'Iron Man' suit
Killer robots: dystopian fiction or imminent threat?
Why You're Better Off Trusting a Robot Over a Human
If you want to trust a robot, look at how it makes decisions
Google’s big principled stance against surveillance is honorable — or it would be, if the company wasn’t so deeply involved in the very thing that it claims to be against.
what few people realize is that Google has also been using its wares to enhance and enrich the surveillance operations of the biggest and most powerful intelligence and DoD agencies in the world: NSA, FBI, CIA, DEA and NGA — the whole alphabet soup.
RT @TadekSolarz: RT @BaronVonPing: The only thing they didn't see was the irony
Why Is Google Building A Robot Army?
Bill Gates: People Don't Realize How Many Jobs Will Soon Be Replaced By Software Bots
Here's how we take back the Internet
Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of the internet in our lives — and the laws that protect it. "Your rights matter,” he says, "because you never know when you're going to need them." Chris Anderson interviews, with special guest Tim Berners-Lee.
RT @TEDchris: You never know who you might bump into at
Snowden's robot promises more revelations
Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'?
Adding Coding to the Curriculum
RT @doctorow: Jake Appelbaum reads his Homeland afterword, with bonus Atari Teenage Riot vocoder mix
Après plusieurs mois de discussions avec les trois principaux réseaux sociaux (Facebook, Twitter, Google) qui s’entêtent à maintenir des clauses que l’association juge abusives ou illicites, l’UFC-Que Choisir les assigne en justice devant le Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris et, plus généralement, appelle les consommateurs à la mobilisation pour qu’ils gardent la main sur leurs données.
Homeland Afterword by Jacob Applebaum
Facebook buying Oculus VR for $2 billion
Facebook is Buying Oculus Because It Needs a Sci-Fi Toy
@paleofuture : This Is What I See Every Time You Tell Me How Cool Oculus Rift Is
«Virtual reality was once the dream of science Mark Zuckerberg
Google isn’t interested in taking money from DARPA because its ambitions are in the more lucrative consumer market, and any association with DARPA leads to headlines like, "What the heck will Google do with these scary military robots?"
@TEDchris You never know who you might bump into at
Robotics Firm With Evil Name Wins Investors
Terminator-maker 'Cyberdyne Inc' lists on Tokyo stock exchange …
NSA performed warrantless searches on Americans' calls and emails – Clapper
Meet Z-Machines, Squarepusher's new robot band
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Is About Obama's Terror-Suspect Kill List
Coalition Against Unlawful Surveillance Exports
A giant art installation targets predator drone operators
DARPA-Funded Atlas Robot to Go Tetherless in the Next Six Months
«Google est une société magnifique. Pourtant, si elle devient leader en matière de lutte contre la mort, d'intelligence artificielle, de robotique, de domotique, de voitures intelligentes, il faudra vraiment réfléchir à la démanteler! Elle pourrait devenir plus puissante que les États.»
VIDEO: BigDog Beta (High Quality) - early Big Dog quadruped robot testing
RT @Liberationtech: US NSA "Owns" Debian, @Wikileaks' Julian Assange Says &
RT @csoghoian: Dropbox adding NSA defender Condi to their board would be a non-issue if they didn't have access to their users'
RT @JimCameron: It’s time for people to face the fact that our world is at Tune in to @YEARSofLIVING and take a
RT @wikileaks: No, Julian did not say that was owned by the but rather that it is easy to backdoor all OSs
RT @paleofuture: if i ever saw a vending machine do this i'd probably set it on fire just to show the robots who's boss
RT @BarackObama: The real victims of climate change: Watch the trailer for "Years of Living Dangerously":
Surveillance is the Business Model of the Internet: Bruce Schneier
Apple and Microsoft have bigger cash holdings than UK
RT @ilana_u: GCHQ spokesperson: "This is the first time we have ever been asked to comment on
RT @phillipanderson: To recap: we pay people tens of billions of $ every year to keep us They do this by making sure the internet isn…
Google Buys Drone Firm That Facebook Pursued, Too
RT @berkmancenter: [Today] Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet ?
RT @BanKillerRobots: Our of major developments + actions on
Les barons de la banque et de la drogue
Le trading haute fréquence est un « système de fraude de grande ampleur »
High Frequency Trading Infographic: Trading at the speed of light
Google Warns: We Are Scanning Your Email
CAPTCHAs Are Becoming Security Theater
Google is building up a digital superstate, says German media boss
Données personnelles : sortir des injonctions contradictoires via @manhack
Introducing AISight: The slightly scary CCTV network completely run by AI
Les drones – une nouvelle technologie controversée
@NO2NSA @BanKillerRobots @Jean_no @Bruce_Schneier RT: @OurNetMundial END GLOBAL SURVEILLANCE! SIGN :
Maths spying: The quandary of working for the spooks
The Rise of the Drone Master: Pop Culture Recasts Obama
Obama’s Pop Culture Legacy [VIDEO]
Schwarzenegger’s Ties to Palm Oil Reveal Hypocrisy of ‘Years of Living Dangerously’
The Schwarzenegger dilemma:Years of investing dangerously
Will Arnold Schwarzenegger terminate his ties to forest destruction?
«We can Terminate Climate Change !»
« This is About Survival »
RT @botherder: RoboCop movie's propaganda easter egg: "@Greenpeace attacked by @wikileaks
RT @TheAnonNation: Here's Michael Hayden acting like the evil Burns from the Simpsons at the
Wikileaks Julian Assange on The Simpsons 500th Episode
RT @sarahjeong: “That’s Google, not NSA”
— Michael Hayden
How GCHQ built on a colossal secret
@republica filming the audience during conference about privacy and protection of anonymity is counter productive
Exclusive: Emails reveal close Google relationship with NSA
RT @GalouGentil: Ex-NSA chief Alexander is launching a consulting firm for financial institutions looking to address cyber
'Killer robots' to be debated at UN
If all a futurist has to do is wave his hands and say things will change more rapidly than we expect, then futurists like Kurzweil are nothing but techno-gimmicky Criswells. Utterly useless.
The sobering story of Janet Vertesi's attempts to conceal her pregnancy from the forces of online marketers shows just how Kafkaesque the internet has become..
Depuis peu, des machines électroniques capables de produire des objets, fonctionnant à la manière d’imprimantes en trois dimensions, sont accessibles au grand public. Elles suscitent un engouement au sein d’une avant-garde qui y voit les ferments d’une nouvelle révolution industrielle. Mais les partisans de ces outils de bricolage technologique oublient souvent l’histoire qui les a vus naître.
His entire life, Tim Scully has been interested in cutting edge technology and computers. As a teen in 1958, he earned an honorable mention at a San Francisco Bay Area science fair for designing and building a small computer. He later received recognition for building a small linear accelerator pictured in a 1961 edition of the Oakland Tribune. He was trying to make gold atoms from mercury.
Tim Scully is best known in the psychedelic underground for his work in the production of LSD from 1966 to 1969, for which he was indicted in 1973 and convicted in 1974. His best known product, dubbed "Orange Sunshine", was considered the standard for quality LSD in 1969.
Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks, says a group of leading scientists
Corporations are 1st Generation AI’s
‘We Kill People Based on Metadata’
RT @BanKillerRobots: Now session on ethical + societal concerns chaired by who cites Isaac Azimov's "3 Laws of Robotics" in his op…
RT @BanKillerRobots: @SarahKnuckey One govt delegation raised spectre of "The Terminator" It's their mtg, govts can say w…
RT @BanKillerRobots: Everyone wants to prevent the scifi scenario says We need to consider challenging Q of "meaningful" huma…
RT @BanKillerRobots: Starting session on legal concerns over lethal autonomous weapons systems - with The Terminator on 1st slide ht…
Machines are starting to take the place of human soldiers on the battlefield. http://www.hrw.org/news/2012/11/19/ba... Some military and robotics experts predict that "killer robots" -- fully autonomous weapons that could select and engage targets --- could be developed within 20-30 years.
Michael Hayden "We Kill People Based on Meta-Data"
Le principe technique de l’internet, c’est le contournement des obstacles, il doit bien être possible de contourner Google.
Hier donc, on s’est aperçu qu’un monde sans Google était un monde possible. Monde souhaitable ou désirable, c’est une autre question. Mais au moins, c’est un monde possible.
make/real, Virgil Widrich, 2010:
Imaginez des machines capables de repérer des humains, de les approcher et de... les tuer. Pour le moment, cette situation n'est qu'une fiction mise en scène dans la saga "Terminator". Mais la technologie progresse si rapidement qu'elle pourrait être très bientôt une réalité.
RT @mgubrud: Heyns: to be targeted as an object by a machine is the ultimate
In “United States of Secrets,” a two-part series airing May 13 & 20, FRONTLINE reveals the dramatic inside story of how the U.S. government came to monitor and collect the communications of millions of people around the world—and the lengths they went to trying to hide the massive surveillance program from the public.
"The Jetsons" gave us the dream of a robot designed to help.
"The Terminator" gave us the nightmare of a machine designed to kill.
The future is apparently here.
RT @Wolfman_Patt: uses 4 times as much Co2 as Stop Global Warming Vote for Hemp @votehemp 's Action page
Even if you're careful about choosing how and where your email is sent, chances are you reply to plenty of messages sent from Gmail. And, as it turns out, that probably means that Google has most of your email, whether you like it or not.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has optioned the film rights to the book “No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State” with the James Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli ..
RT @TBIJ: Global drones wars - an excellent infographic by @AOAV using our data
Around 7AM on January 21st, 2014, a small group of protesters gathered in the driveway of an understated $1 million four bedroom family home in Berkeley and unfurled a hand-painted banner that read "GOOGLE’S FUTURE STOPS HERE."
Breaking the rules of a civil society: Activists target a Google engineer at his Berkeley home
... celebrating an imaginary Google service allowing the public to ride the private shuttles, "Google Buses," for free since MUNI is in crisis, and a fare hike is imminent.
Sergey Brin gestures after riding in a driverless car with California Jerry Brown
In the Terminator movies, fully autonomous robots wage war against humanity. Although cyborg assassins won’t be arriving from the future anytime soon, offensive “Terminator-style” autonomous robots that are programmed to kill could soon escape Hollywood science fiction and become reality.
“It is very possible that Terminator of the future would need to be constructed starting from such building blocks.”
Inspired by fictional cyborgs like Terminator, a team of researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh has made the first bionic particles from semiconductors and proteins.
How killer robots became more than just scary science fiction.
Researchers are working on robots that can make ethical choices and then explain why
Thanks to Edward Snowden, we know the apparatus of repression has been covertly attached to the democratic state. However, our struggle to retain privacy is far from hopeless
The Second Psychedelic Revolution : Alexander ‘Sasha’ Shulgin, The Psychedelic Godfather
Il y a un an, Edward Snowden révélait « à quel point notre relation à la technologie a changé à tout jamais, et pourquoi nous ne pourrons plus faire confiance aux machines »
We live already in the era of the Cyborg. Our Humanities are practically indistinct from the Machine. Functions of our bodies such as communicating, remembering, recognizing each other, our personal and shared memories and most of our works are now indivisible from the functions of the machines.
Why are we so afraid of robots in general, and why can’t we have robots do our dirty work? Human mediation, as anyone who’s interacted with humans understands, is typically messy and irrational. Why would it be less likely for a robot to comply with international humanitarian law than a human?
The U.S. Secret Service is looking to buy software to help it distinguish between sarcastic remarks made on social media and legitimate threats.
Right now the most significant consequence has been the knowledge that has fueled the debate. A lot of what we have read from these NSA documents isn't surprising, but the details make them real in a way that speculation doesn't.
65 Things We Know About NSA Surveillance That We Didn’t Know a Year Ago
Engineers say the robot is also equipped with a sophisticated audio command program that recognizes and subsequently ignores such phrases as “Stop” and “I give up” and is programmed to apply pressure to a prostrate suspect’s neck with a force of up to 500 PSI both before and after he’s stopped moving. Its operating system is also reportedly loaded with advanced visual recognition software that allows the robot to identify nearly any object in the subject’s hand as a weapon, prompting it to rapidly empty the clip on its extendable .40-caliber firearm.
The Central Intelligence Agency used American modern art - including the works of such artists as Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko - as a weapon in the Cold War. In the manner of a Renaissance prince - except that it acted secretly - the CIA fostered and promoted American Abstract Expressionist painting around the world for more than 20 years..
“We’re nowhere near Skynet today. That’s way the heck out there. That’s not close to anything that’s possible today.”
After all, putting an all-seeing Google eye in space gives a whole new meaning to “do not track.”
"What's happening is if you have a great idea and the technical skills to implement it you can create disproportionate wealth very quickly," he said. "That's good by itself except it increases disparity."
That disparity, Khosla said, will only continue to grow as machine learning and big data technologies improves. Eventually, software will have the ability to replace everything from farmworkers picking lettuce to law clerks.
The audio-recognition feature works similar to the app Shazam, which also can identify music and television programming using the built-in microphones in mobile phones.
ISIS communicates using human beings—not the Internet or phones, networks the U.S. intelligence apparatus can surveil with relative ease. Human couriers, in contrast, move quietly, quickly, and blend into the local population, rendering them effectively invisible.
Only the unmeasured is free.
Designers create a Faraday-cage cloak to foil NSA, other spies
Snowden can drive his in-office telepresence system with his keyboard’s arrow keys at around two miles an hour. It has an eight hour battery life before it needs to dock into a $950 charging station, and even comes with a “party mode” that activates more ambient microphones and elevates the volume of its speaker.
Think the NSA is scarry ? Watch this..
RT @isaach: meanwhile at google i/o
Google’s DC office is crammed to the brim with former spooks, intelligence officials and revolving door military contractors.
Over the past few years Google has made strides into robotics, artificial intelligence, self-driving vehicles... and that's just the secret projects we know about. Watching the pieces fall into place, it's hard to not see a certain pattern emerge. One that matches a familiar sci-fi world that filmmaker James Cameron first envisioned 30 years ago. One in which AI, robotics, and autonomous vehicles all unite in a winner-takes-all battle against humanity itself.
Meet your new robot overlords
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The U.S. government is militarizing social media through a combination of technology and social sciences, and Facebook is helping them.
We show, via a massive (N = 689,003) experiment on Facebook, that emotional states can be transferred to others via emotional contagion, leading people to experience the same emotions without their awareness. We provide experimental evidence that emotional contagion occurs without direct interaction between people (exposure to a friend expressing an emotion is sufficient), and in the complete absence of nonverbal cues.
We may think of ourselves as rational actors, in conscious control of our choices, but most of what we do is reflexive. Our behavior is determined by our subliminal reactions to the influence of other people, particularly those in the various peer groups we belong to.
"Even when you don’t see them, you can hear them, you know they are there."
The CIA saw LSD as a potential “truth serum," according to FOIA documents obtained by Jacobsen, but it turned out to be an active metaphor for Cold War paranoia.
As some had been branded war criminals at Nuremberg, the U.S. military whitewashed the backgrounds of many scientists in an attempt to justify hiring them.
At a secret black site in the years after the end of WWII, CIA and US intelligence operatives tested LSD and other interrogation techniques on captured Soviet spies—all with the help of former Nazi doctors. An excerpt from Annie Jacobsen’s Operation Paperclip, published this week.
Sarkozy-Terminator ira-t-il frapper à la porte de l'UMP pour demander la tête, non de Sarah Connor, mais, au hasard, de François Fillon?
In a move echoing the apocolyptic situation played out in the Terminator series of films, the US government is handing over control of its nuclear stockpile to computers.
In the Terminator films the US government develops a computer system called Skynet which is designed to have command over all computerised military hardware and systems, including America's entire nuclear weapons arsenal.
“We don’t give them a manual, we don’t send them home for three weeks to study,” says James Blake, head of the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation. “We just put them in the environment, put the device on them, and exercise.”
“We get kids who come in with unrealistic views of the Army because of Call of Duty,” Hill says, referring to Activision Blizzard’s popular video game franchise. “You’re not going to come in here and run around like you’re in a one-man war.”
The NSA will soon be able to collect 966 exabytes a year, the total of internet traffic annually. Former Google head Eric Schmidt once argued that the entire amount of knowledge from the beginning of humankind until 2003 amount to only five exabytes.
Every time it kills civilians, we add to guilt, like a bank account. And as time passes, guilt decays and reduces in value (especially if the robot kills bad guys). Now here's the governor bit: whenever guilt is above a value -- say, 100 -- then the robot formulaically becomes less willing to shoot.
This form of control is indifferent to whether or not I “believe” in it. I can’t choose to opt out or face it down with a vigilant skepticism. I can decide to resist—I can toss my smartphone in a lead bag and refuse all social media—but these decisions won’t affect the social infrastructure I am embedded in.
These robots are our golems — utterly unpredictable, entirely unaccountable, alarmingly enabling. The horizon of war reeks of their casualties, with every blue face, every lank arm, the output of an arbitrary machine.
“For many of these cases, they’re often individuals who are young, increasingly young, often have some history of mental problems,” Karen Greenberg of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School told Al Jazeera. “The real issue is, what about the real terrorists?”
Police agencies coercing people into committing crimes so they can arrest them is not completely unheard of. (It's been used liberally to create the idea that the nation is crawling with Islamic terrorists.)
“.. take a closer look and you realize that many of these people would never have committed a crime if not for law enforcement encouraging, pressuring, and sometimes paying them to commit terrorist acts.”
Nearly all of the highest-profile domestic terrorism plots in the United States since 9/11 featured the "direct involvement" of government agents or informants, a new report says.
"In some cases the FBI may have created terrorists out of law-abiding individuals by suggesting the idea of taking terrorist action or encouraging the target to act,"
“Because you appear on a telephone list of somebody doesn’t make you a terrorist. That’s the kind of information that gets put in there.”
the project will collect anonymous genetic and molecular information from 175 people—and later thousands more—to create what the company hopes will be the fullest picture of what a healthy human being should be.
Google entered the lobbying rankings above military aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, with a total of $18.2 million spent in 2012. Boeing and Northrop Grumman also came below the tech...
“If everything is terrorism, then nothing is terrorism,” says David Gomez, a former senior FBI special agent.
..to Silicon Valley’s question of “Is Internet access a human right?” one could respond by turning the tables: What kind of “Internet,” and what kind of “access”?
Self-driving cars sounds great until you start to think about it.
The results over robots taking jobs over has created a split in the scientific community. Forty-eight percent of respondents say that they will destroy more jobs than they create. Fifty-two percent have the opposing view
Google actively scans the images that pass through Gmail accounts..
"There will of course be some who see it as yet another sign of how the twin Big Brothers of state agencies and corporate behemoths have nothing better to do than delve into the private lives of all and sundry, looking for dirt,"
Hayden says protecting Bin Laden under 4th amendment :
7 Things You Didn't Know About Terminator:
The real Skynet: New NSA autonomous weapons system intercepts threats and retaliates automatically
Snowden: The NSA's building Skynet to fight wars online
study of the cultural production of ignorance is a rich field, especially today when whole industries devote themselves to sowing public misinformation and doubt about their products and activities.
"The myth of the 'information society' is that we're drowning in knowledge," he says. "But it's easier to propagate ignorance."-R.Procor
Agnotology (formerly agnatology) is the study of culturally induced ignorance or doubt, particularly the publication of inaccurate or misleading scientific data.
"The myth of the 'information society' is that we're drowning in knowledge, But it's easier to propagate ignorance"-Robert Proctor
"It's no longer a flight of fantasy, it's something that people should start taking seriously. But at the same time, it's not too late. Had we waited until we started seeing these enter battlefields worldwide, we think that it would be much harder to get this sort of dialogue going and realistically have a chance of stopping this technology from proliferating,"
The company says it will continue to work with its military clients, but has “vouched to not manufacture weaponized robots that remove humans from the loop” as it “has chosen to value our ethics over potential future revenue.”
Stop Killer Robots Canada has welcomed the statement by Clearpath Robotics, which it said “has set the ethical standard for robotics companies around the world.”
RT @mgubrud: @mchorowitz So then IF a human says "Kill Sarah Connor but try to avoid collateral damage" then that's OK (unde…
RT @mgubrud: @mchorowitz So then IF a human says "Kill Sarah Connor but try to avoid collateral damage" then that's OK (unde…
RT @mgubrud: @mchorowitz So then IF a human says "Kill Sarah Connor but try to avoid collateral damage" then that's OK (unde…
Killer Robots: Keeping Control of Autonomous Weapons
RT @mgubrud: Human says "Kill Sarah So, Terminator is not an autonomous weapon system? @DaveMajumdar @USNINews @mch…
RT @paul_scharre: @mchorowitz Well, I'd point out that in the movie the Terminator kills a whole lot more people and is actually …
To allow government agents to sift through the masses of records on ICREACH, engineers designed a simple “Google-like” search interface. This enabled analysts to run searches against particular “selectors” associated with a person of interest—such as an email address or phone number—and receive a page of results displaying, for instance, a list of phone calls made and received by a suspect over a month-long period.The myth that metadata is just a bunch of numbers and is not as revealing as actual communications content was exploded long ago—this is a trove of incredibly sensitive information.”
RT @carwinb: Killer Mike - "Reagan" (Official Music Video)
CSSD bore the hallmarks of an industry front group designed to put an environmentally friendly spin on fracking — similar to the tobacco group that Mr. Cohon advised. If Mr. Cohon was complicit in an industry effort to downplay smoking hazards, would he do the same for fracking?
"San Francisco’s minimum wage is nearly $3 more than the federal minimum wage, yet it is three-and-a-half times less than what is needed to afford a decent two-bedroom unit in this expensive jurisdiction"—or $37.62 an hour. Or, $78,250 a year. Either way: Time to blockade a Google bus.
“Firstly there's a real loss of control over the battlefield for commanders. Secondly, if a mistake is made there's a real problem with accountability."
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Ronald Reagan was elected by looking back at the antiwar protest,counter-culture, making that into a political issue
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whenever you find a situation where you have to use your military hardware,that's a clear sign you didnt spend enough
the idea came from a 40s movie he was involved in "murder in the air"
reporter Gary Webb linked the origins of crack cocaine in California to the contras, a guerrilla force backed by the Reagan administration that attacked Nicaragua's Sandinista government during the 1980s.
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we allready live in the cyborg era @jerezim @arthackday
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Google can collect real-time analytics on us, after all, but there’s almost no way to track how their decisions hold up or undermine their “don’t be evil” ethos. What’s trust without transparency?
« Megan has spent her career leading talented teams and taking cutting-edge technology and innovation initiatives from concept to design to deployment. I am confident that in her new role as America’s Chief Technology Officer, she will put her long record of leadership and exceptional skills to work on behalf of the American people. » -B. Obama
Meanwhile, former Twitter General Counsel Alex Macgillivray will be joining the White House as Deputy CTO, replacing Nicole Wong (who, as it hapens, was previously part of Legal at both Twitter and Google.)
former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, is financing forest destruction. Schwarzenegger is part-owner of Dimensional Fund Advisors, a money manager with deep ties to forest destruction through logging and palm oil companies.
Let's hold Schwarzenegger to a higher standard. Tell him to pressure DFA to cut its ties with forest-destroying palm oil companies.
"12333 is used to target foreigners abroad, and collection happens outside the US,"
“Reagan did this at every opportunity: with military exercises, challenging the Soviets in their own airspace and waters, across the board. The gloves were coming off,”
Agencies are not authorized to use such techniques as electronic surveillance, unconsented physical search, mail surveillance, physical surveillance, or monitoring devices unless they are in accordance with procedures established by the head of the agency concerned and approved by the Attorney General.
« Le journalisme c’est publier ce que quelqu’un d’autre ne veut pas voir publié. Tout le reste relève des relations publiques ». – George Orwell.
Fabriquées de bric et de broc, les accusations contre Assange visent l’intimidation de tous, journalistes, blogueurs, citoyens. Quelques rappels.
In 1996, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist GARY WEBB (1955–2004) wrote a shocking series of articles for the San Jose Mercury News exposing the CIA’s link to Nicaraguan cocaine smuggled into the US by the Contras, which had fueled the widespread crack epidemic that swept through urban areas
Backers of CIA-led Nicaraguan rebels brought cocaine to poor L.A. neighborhoods in early '80s to help finance war -- and a plague was born.
Ironically, the criminalization of the possession of psychedelic drugs in 1970 and the attendant passion of the authorities’ anti-drug crusade did little to slow the spread of recreational abuse, but effectively shut all research into possible beneficial uses down cold. The cost to the American taxpayer of giving these vets the medical care they’ve earned will be in the range of a trillion dollars over the next 30 or 40 years. If PTSD could be reliably cured with a short-term treatment using an inexpensive drug like MDMA, those costs could be slashed dramatically. And yet, though the Department of Defense is spending lavishly on speculative development all sorts of untested therapies – including planting microchips in veterans’ brains – it has yet to budget a dime for MDMA research, in part, clearly, because the cultural wars of 1970 continue to hold the image of psychedelics hostage.
These academic revelations add fodder to the argument that drug firms maintain quiet ties to the marijuana prohibition lobby.
Cyborg Unplug is a wireless anti-surveillance system for the home and workplace. 'Plug to Unplug', it detects and kicks devices known to pose a risk to personal privacy from your local wireless network, breaking uploads and streams.
"In the 21st century medicine is moving onwards and trying to surpass the norm, to help people live longer, to have stronger memories, to have better control of their emotions. But upgrading like that is not an egalitarian project, it's an elitist project. No matter what norm you reach, there is always another upgrade which is possible."
how did the sugar industry engineer its turnaround? The answer is found in more than 1,500 pages of internal memos, letters, and company board reports we discovered buried in the archives of now-defunct sugar companies as well as in the recently released papers of deceased researchers and consultants who played key roles in the industry's strategy. They show how Big Sugar used Big Tobacco-style tactics to ensure that government agencies would dismiss troubling health claims against their products.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, science fiction references infused media coverage of the original meeting in May, just as a stock photo of Terminators attacking dressed up news coverage of Angela Kane’s remarks last week. The Wall Street Journal’s headline about the Experts’ Meeting read “It’s Judgment Day for Killer Robots at the UN” and included a “Robocop” still. Reuters used a similar headline and went with an image from “The Terminator.” A few reports used pictures of Cylons. At Mashable, readers were told: “The UN [is battling] killer robots. Yes, the robopocalypse might be coming.”
The genre of science fiction offers the analyst an opportunity that cannot be matched by more mimetic genres, namely the chance to look at how sets of widely-circulating expectations of the social serve to constrain authors as they work to introduce as yet unexplored problematiques, the fantasy aspect in much of science fiction storytelling is premised simply on a material difference.
Not because they might develop the worst human characteristics, but because they’re nothing like humans at all.If we now reflect that human beings consist of useful resources (such as conveniently located atoms) and that we depend for our survival and flourishing on many more local resources, we can see that the outcome could easily be one in which humanity quickly becomes extinct.
With a net worth of $51.3 billion, Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison is the fifth wealthiest person in the world.
Megan Ellison was born on Jan. 31, 1986, in Santa Clara County, California. Like her father, Megan was rebellious and tough from a young age. She posted this photo of herself to her Twitter account with the caption, "You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else."
Larry Ellison has transferred a good portion of his wealth to his children Megan and David, also a film producer. The two have 3 million shares of Netsuite and own 900 million shares of Oracle each. It is estimated that the Netsuite holdings are worth $306 million alone.
While the technology behind facial recognition continues to develop as its presence increases, some artists are trying to give citizens their privacy back the best way they know how—by designing contraptions that help ordinary citizens avoid detection.
Facial Weaponization Communiqué: Fag
his article contributes to a special symposium on science fiction and international law, examining the blurry lines between science and fiction in the policy discussions concerning the military use of lethal autonomous robots
Some of the biggest names in technology have been making the pilgrimage to the desert for years, happily blending in unnoticed. These include Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the Google founders, and Jeff Bezos, chief executive of Amazon. But now a new set of younger rich techies are heading east, including Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, employees from Twitter, Zynga and Uber, and a slew of khaki-wearing venture capitalists.
[Google] wants people never to leave the internet at all. But then there are the self-driving cars and the drones; there’s Baseline Study, a project to collect blood, saliva and urine from hundreds of anonymous volunteers to try to predict the likelihood of heart attacks and other life-threatening conditions; and Calico, a biotech subsidiary that aims – in the words of Time magazine, anyway – to “solve death”. Are these all just the hobbies of astonishingly rich men who’d like to find a way not to die (and a good place for dinner)? Or is there a masterplan? What does Google want?
RT @m_cetera: @EricSchmidt calls 824 days of detainment in Ecuadorian Embassy "luxury lodgings"
In “Managing a Nightmare,” Dujmovic attributed the initial outcry over the “Dark Alliance” series to “societal shortcomings” that are not present in the spy agency.
“As a personal post-script, I would submit that ultimately the CIA-drug story says a lot more about American society on the eve of the millennium that [sic] it does about either the CIA or the media,” he wrote. “We live in somewhat coarse and emotional times–when large numbers of Americans do not adhere to the same standards of logic, evidence, or even civil discourse as those practiced by members of the CIA community.”
Hollywood knows that where there’s a good story, there’s money to be made from us – audiences only too happy to be outraged at injustice but also only too wiling to believe such “ancient” injustices offer no lessons for the present.For that reason, it is doubtful Kill the Messenger’s viewers will emerge from the film more critical news consumers. They will still trust their daily paper and the TV news, and still assume that when all the president’s men tell them of events on distant shores – from Venezuela to Iran, Syria and Ukraine – they are being told the unvarnished truth.
Ninguém está 100% seguro, mas há algumas coisas que você pode fazer para se proteger antes de sair para as ruas. este guia vai te dar umas boas dicas.
The notion that the world outside its homepage remains anonymous is increasingly untrue. Millions of internet users voluntarily give Facebook, Google, and others access to their movements across the web and on mobile when they use “social log in,” or the ability to sign in to a website using credentials from the big identity providers.
books that have somewhat disquieting titles like “Everyone Else Must Fail” and “The Difference Between God and Larry Ellison,” the punch line being: “God doesn’t think he’s Larry Ellison.”
“At the end of the day, Mr. Ellison can and will do what he wants. He asks for input, but that’s like me asking for input on what to do with my backyard. I own my backyard.” (Around town, the event was rumored to be a giant party for Ellison’s daughter, Megan.)
After spending weeks depicting ISIS as an unprecedented threat — too radical even for Al Qaeda! — administration officials suddenly began spoon-feeding their favorite media organizations and national security journalists tales of a secret group that was even scarier and more threatening than ISIS, one that posed a direct and immediate threat to the American Homeland. Seemingly out of nowhere, a new terror group was created in media lore.
La psilocybine contenue dans certains champignons hallucinogènes pourrait aider des fumeurs de longue durée à arrêter de fumer. C’est le résultat d’une petite étude pilote qui a obtenu 80 % de réussite sur un échantillon de 15 fumeurs.
RT @julian0liver: buyers from Mountain View & the Bay Area USA have a 'Sympathy Discount' of 10%
RT @julian0liver: buyers from Mountain View & the Bay Area USA have a 'Sympathy Discount' of 10%
RT @LastWeekTonight: Last night's segment on drones is here for you to enjoy/be terrified
La répression des toxicomanies au nom de l’ordre et de la santé publique contredit les principes libéraux de liberté individuelle et d’accroissement de l’offre ; elle se voit à son tour contredite par les conséquences psychiques, physiques et criminelles de la clandestinité qu’elle implique. Il convient donc de réapprécier les risques et les responsabilités.
The Ghost of Ronald Reagan Authorizes Most NSA Spying
Jeremy Scahill on Obama’s Orwellian War in Iraq: We Created the Very Threat We Claim to be Fighting
Do Killer Robots Already Exist?
Will robots rule the stock market?
"You see this [science fiction inspiration] in everything from what scientists decide to invent to what Congress and the military decides to fund," Singer said. "It shapes expectations when people think 'This is what the future is going to be, so we should invest in that today.'"
Somewhere between military robots, Amazon drones knocking on your door to deliver a parcel, and the rise in machine intelligence, lies what some call The Terminator Scenario. Jean-Baptiste Bayle has spent the past few years looking at the fear and likeliness that our society is getting closer to the one depicted in the 1984 science fiction film The Terminator. The Terminator Studies timeline, map and news collection propose a reinterpretation of a Sci-fi blockbuster. The picture that emerges from this research hovers between cinematographic prophecy and History contaminated by fiction.
Au milieu des multinationales tentaculaires, quelques organisations non-lucratives continuent de lutter activement pour un Web ouvert et respectueux des internautes.
In a 1990 letter to drug policy reformers, Sagan suggested that reformers organize themselves to rebut Partnership for a Drug-Free America commercials that he felt "routinely make gross distortions of the scientific facts."
RT @edwyplenel: La cocaïne est le « pétrole blanc » du capitalisme, selon Roberto via @Mediapart
For a long time Hollywood has warned of killer robots turning on humans - now they're a reality and the UN is worried.
"Technology is a tool and it should remain a tool, but it is a dangerous tool and should be held under scrutiny. We need to try to define the elements of needful human control," he said.
"Apple has enough people with their devices being tracked by the government. Every place you go with that thing they know exactly where you are," said Cameron. "So you want to talk about Skynet."
"It's not that I have anything to hide," Cameron said. "To me it's a matter of principle."
RT @BanKillerRobots: Nice Q's from audience "Do references to science fiction by the media help or hurt the campaign" Our answer? We want t…
Isaac Asimov was one of the great sci-fi writers of the 20th century. So naturally, at the dawn of the space age, the military wanted to tap his brain. In 1959 he was approached by ARPA (now known as DARPA) to "think outside of the box" about how ideas are formed. His brief work for the organization has never been published, until today.
Probably more inhibiting than anything else is a feeling of responsibility. The great ideas of the ages have come from people who weren’t paid to have great ideas, but were paid to be teachers or patent clerks or petty officials, or were not paid at all. The great ideas came as side issues.
SPECIAL GUEST: Mary Wareham (of Human Rights Watch, the Campaign To Stop Killer Robots). An important question faces the human race. Will we decide to "outsource" the decision to take a human life to machines? Do we need autonomous killing machines as part of our military technological arsenal? Perhaps this seems like science fiction to you... but while most of us go about our day-to-day lives, this science fiction scenario is already beginning to come true.
The organizations, technologies, and people behind Google's autonomous vehicles
RT @DARPA: Asimov: "For every new good idea you have, there are a hundred, ten thousand foolish We aim for slightly better, but valid point
What matters, Deutsch argues, is "the ability to create new explanations," to generate theories about the world and all its particulars. In contrast with this, the idea that self-awareness — let alone real intelligence — will spontaneously emerge from a complex computer network is not just science fiction. It's pure fantasy.
Similarly, we can see how the U.S. war on drugs in Afghanistan isn’t “failing” unless you believe official claims about their objectives — and Devereaux just wrote about the same government that was “also involved in trafficking cocaine to the U.S. in order to fund their counter-revolutionary campaign” in the 80s.
RT @wikileaks: Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems:
RT @elonmusk: Worth reading Superintelligence by We need to be super careful with Potentially more dangerous than
Elon Musk: ‘With artificial intelligence we are summoning the
Killer robots are here and we must stop them, expert says
I think The Terminator is a great film, but the threat of a computer surprisingly turning against its creators is
“Maybe the danger is [a robot] doing exactly what we @mgubrud intended
RT @meganeellison: “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist
The Future of Civilization Is a Battle Between Google and Wikileaks
In Cold War, Spy Agencies Used 1,000 Nazis
Le rôle diplomatique secret de Google dénoncé par Julian Assange
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Mathieu Rigouste : « La mort de Rémi n’est pas une bavure, c’est un meurtre d’Etat »
RT @Mynorthwest: Beware the killer robots @thedaveross talks treaty to keep humans in control @clearpathrobots
RT @twittlesis: @NPR, Kennedy's anti-pot group is tied to corps that profit from prohibition @lhfang
Ray Kurzweil popularised the Teminator-like moment he called the 'singularity', when artificial intelligence overtakes human thinking. But now the man who hopes to be immortal is involved in the very same quest – on behalf of the tech behemoth.
Although possibly this is what Kurzweil's critics, such as the biologist PZ Myers, mean when they say that the problem with Kurzweil's theories is that "it's a very bizarre mixture of ideas that are solid and good with ideas that are crazy. It's as if you took a lot of very good food and some dog excrement and blended it all up so that you can't possibly figure out what's good or bad." Or Jaron Lanier, who calls him "a genius" but "a product of a narcissistic age".
As Ray Kurzweil speaks to the Observer New Review about the impending advances in artificial intelligence, it seems a good time to heed the warning of such screen classics as Alien, The Terminator and Blade Runner and look back at the rogue computers, robots and replicants that have brought death, disquiet and destruction to humankind. Enjoy, before it's too late
"The future rests in many ways on hard days like this but we believe we owe it to the folks who were flying these vehicles as well as the folks working so hard on this to understand this and move forward."
Writing the future: A timeline of science fiction literature
RT @mathieumatiu: Predicting the present: Science Fiction as a lens for focusing on today (with
RT @attac_fr: Des "violences inacceptables" "qui n’ont pas leur place dans un Etat de droit" @BCazeneuve? C'est la FNSEA donc ça va
iExploitation: Apple Supplier Jabil Exploits Workers to Meet iPhone 6 Demands
Cash Investigation : "Les secrets inavouables de nos téléphones portables"
Cash investigation - Industrie du tabac la grande manipulation
Ex-SEAL Robert O’Neill reveals himself as shooter who killed Osama bin Laden
Fiction and reality. Here is the twosome that Edward Snowden has perhaps the most sustainably shaken. Some alerts had already been raised with the revelation of the Echelon system at the end of the last century; the ever-growing number of terrorism laws, the progressively more oligopolistic Internet ecosystem during the 2000s… But, by revealing - that is materialising - the surveillance mechanisms that control every aspect of our lives, en masse and with no criteria, Edward Snowden has turned the anxiety of the future into a terror of the present.
"We live in a world ruled by fictions of every fiction is already The writer’s task is to invent Ballard
Obama Osama name Mixups Volume 1
LSD Experiment - "Schizophrenia Psychosis Induced by LSD25" 1955 CIA via @BeckleyDrugs
“Today we have demonstrated that, together, we are able to efficiently remove vital criminal infrastructures that are supporting serious organised crime. And we are not 'just' removing these services from the open Internet; this time we have also hit services on the Darknet using Tor where, for a long time, criminals have considered themselves beyond reach. We can now show that they are neither invisible nor untouchable. The criminals can run but they can’t hide. And our work continues....”, says Troels Oerting, Head of EC3.
Global law enforcement conducted a massive raid of the Dark Web this week. It started with the FBI takedown of Silk Road 2.0 and the arrest of its alleged operator Blake Benthall in San Francisco on Wednesday.
Microdosing: The Revolutionary Way of Using Psychedelics
Research into the therapeutic potential of illegal "psychedelic" drugs to treat an assortment of mainstream mental health conditions is undergoing a modern-day renaissance.It's a new world and there is a greater need than ever for more effective treatment models for individuals for whom our conventional treatment models are often sorely lacking.
“the robots have problems.” Most notably, he said, robotic cleaning systems tend to leave dirt in the corners of the glass walls that are designed to provide panoramic views from high floors.
Une superproduction européenne, un scénario haletant, des personnages touchants... La mission sur la comète Tchouri s'est révélée aussi passionnante qu'un long métrage. Analyse de la mise en récit de cet exploit cosmique.
"I am not alone in thinking we should be worried. The leading AI companies have taken great steps to ensure safety. They recognize the danger, but believe that they can shape and control the digital superintelligences and prevent bad ones from escaping into the Internet. That remains to be seen..."