The Just Because You’re Paranoid Edition, aka, They’re Heeere…
Posted at 10:26h, 02 Aug 2016 in List Archive by Bonnie No Comments
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In case you haven’t yet noticed, Google is now on street corners all over New York City, which is not only home to millions of New Yorkers, but is also one of the most international of cities, hosting tourists and business people from all over the world, what to speak of UN delegates and their […]
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Future Shock and the Tech Superpowers
Posted at 16:19h, 12 Jul 2016 in Fintech by Bonnie 1 Comment
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Future Shock author Alvin Toffler died recently, and fyi, future shock is a reference to "too much change in too short a period of time." …Toffler argued that society is undergoing an enormous structural change, a revolution from an industrial society to a "super-industrial society". This change overwhelms people. He believed the accelerated rate of technological and social change left people disconnected and suffering from "shattering stress and disorientation"—future shocked. Toffler stated that the majority of social problems are symptoms of future shock. In his discussion of the components of such shock, he popularized the term "information overload." The e...
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The Payback is a Bitch Edition
Posted at 16:19h, 05 Jul 2016 in Cyber Security by Bonnie No Comments
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As promised, no editorial this week due to the holidays, but rust and tech – and hubris, it seems – never rests, and given the increasing amount of connectedness/surveillance/ control of which tech is capable, and with governments at the table and in the code, fyi: Google My Activity shows everything that company knows about its users ­ and there’s a lot Facebook's Filter Bubble Is Getting Worse. Facebook is becoming an echo chamber that prevents us from being confronted with opinions we don't agree with The “Other Side” Is Not Dumb. Maybe you’re not as smart as you think – and ‘they’ ar...
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And Goodbye to All of That
Posted at 16:17h, 28 Jun 2016 in List Archive by Bonnie No Comments
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Of course, we’re talking about Tesla’s decision to pivot from being a car maker into being an energy company by way of a merger with SolarCity. Much less crowded space, (“The world does not lack for automotive companies,” Musk said Tuesday. “The world lacks for sustainable energy companies”) what to speak of the problems that Tesla has been having lately, that they’ve been keeping quiet to the point of requiring customers to sign agreements promising to not “aid in any action at law or in equity or any legal proceeding against Tesla” related to a particular incident. One of the Tesla owners claimed to have signed the document after the company fixed a broken suspension component on a Model S (Did Te...
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And Now For Something Completely Different
Posted at 16:16h, 21 Jun 2016 in List Archive by Bonnie No Comments
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We live in the Age of Technology, aka, the Information Age and in case you missed it, the big news of late was not necessarily Microsoft’s purchase of LinkedIn for some $26.2B, the largest M&A deal in Microsoft’s history, or that, with $100B in cash lying around, why Microsoft wants a loan to help pay for its acquisition of LinkedIn (of course, Microsoft socks a lot of its cash offshore, and repatriating it to pay for the deal would be a huge tax liability for them). Nope, the big story of the week was that Net Neutrality was so-called upheld, and Shelly Palmer wrote an excellent piece that’s a must-read: Net Neutrality: The FCC Won. Did You? With the Internet now a utility, you guessed it: they will find ways, and have indeed, built in ways, for it to ...
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