Today's threads (a thread).
Inside: Australia caves on "robodebt"; Locus Award shortlist; Why I haven't written about CDA 230; Bus drivers refuse to take arrested protesters to jail; AI has been stagnating for a decade; and more!
Archived at: https://pluralistic.net/2020/05/30/up-is-not-down/
Australia caves on "robodebt": Dialing down the automated performative cruelty by a single notch.
Locus Award shortlist: Some of my 2019 favorites made the cut.
AI has been stagnating for a decade: "The high-water mark was set in 2009."
#5yrsago The PATRIOT Act is uglier than you thought, and what to do about it https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/episodes/on-the-media-2015-05-29
#1yrago Wealth is correlated with greed, dishonesty and cheating -- are these effects or a causes? https://www.thejournal.ie/readme/opinion-why-do-rich-people-lie-cheat-and-steal-more-than-those-on-low-incomes-4647197-May2019/
#1yrago New Amazon patent application reveals "solution" to missed Alexa instructions: always on recording https://www.sciencealert.com/creepy-new-amazon-patent-would-mean-alexa-records-everything-you-say-from-now-on
#1yrago Now that Uber and Lyft are public, their inevitable financial collapse is much clearer https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2019/05/hubert-horan-will-the-train-wreck-uber-lyft-ipos-finally-change-the-public-narrative-about-ridesharing.html
Yesterday's threads: Big Tech distorts our discourse; How the IoT reinforces gentrification; Private equity goes mainstream; What to do about the police; Masks work; Walmart's crummy anti-theft AI; GOP lawmaker hid his diagnosis from Democrats; Canadians newsrooms restructure as co-ops; Get a peronalized, signed Poesy the Monster Slayer; and more!
On Jul 14, my first picture book comes out! It's called Poesy the Monster Slayer and it's an epic tale of bedtime-refusal, toy-hacking and monster-hunting, illustrated by Matt Rockefeller. It's the monster book I dreamt of reading to my own daughter.
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