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Proof That Boredom Isn't As Bad As Your Parents Always Told You
To What End Are We Connecting the World?
Privacy Expert at UC Berkeley Law
joins Gary Shteyngart's hilarious
Super Sad True Love Story
in its prediction of the kind of world we might get to live in if we continue to outsource our data and decisions about it to Silicon Valley's technocrats.
All the Young Technocrats
John Patrick Leary
Assistant Professor of English, Wayne State University
Note the grand ambitions here: A little consulting firm will address homelessness or truancy "for as long as it takes to make your problem our own" (shouldn't homelessness already be "our" problem?).
Morozov Is Wrong: Smart Technology Enhances Choice
Startup CEO and Angry Moderate
But making choices involves more than pondering the alternatives. Evgeny Morozov's picture of autonomy and choice hearkens back to decayed ideas from centuries past.
Architect, Designer, Writer
Meme Wars and the Death of the Underground
Student of the Law; Fledgling Culture Critic;
We must consolidate a singular identity. With 845 million users worldwide, Facebook has decided on behalf of the cyber universe that everything MUST be social. And the tyranny of a compulsorily social world is that it negates the possibility of the underground and the alternative.
The Internet as a Tool for Repression
Editorial board member, Dissent; Co-author, 'This Is an Uprisi...
Evgeny Morozov criticizes the assumption that the Internet is necessarily helping to promote democracy.
The Lost Art of Staring into Space
Don't Sweat the Essay
At a bakery near my apartment last Sunday, I watched a girl, about 10 years old, eat a cupcake and try to get her mother's attention, but Mom had eyes and fingers only for her iPhone.
Sat Dishes and Revolution: Why Al Jazeera Matters There -- and Here
Author of CauseWired
You won't find it on Time Warner or Cablevision, but Al Jazeera's English language television service is laying claim to the viewing loyalty of news-hungry, media-obsessed Westerners.
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Alec Ross' Odd Tweet About 21st Century Statecraft
Founder and Principal of AAgave LLC, Digital Media Entrepreneu...
We continue to hear about the country's positive scientific developments, including the winner of the most recent Apps for Africa contest. But we should also be hearing as much as about the setbacks.
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