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Conspiracy as a symptom of a post-literate society

May 5, 2021

What if we’re approaching pervasive conspiracy culture wrong. Rather than being a symptom of a failing news system, or an acknowledgement of the fallacies of journalism, conspiracy culture is instead a symptom of a post-literate society.

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The Privacy Conundrum

May 4, 2021

It’s clear that privacy is essential, but protecting our privacy can be legitimately confusing.
What if instead of fighting fire with fire we starting using water.
What if predictive privacy was the kind of water necessary to put out the fire that is contemporary surveillance based AI?

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Automated Entrepreneurship

April 28, 2021

As part of our ongoing work building the Automated Media Network, we’ve been researching GPT-3 based applications and services. In so doing, it has been an interesting exercise both in the biases embedded into GPT-3, as well as the biases reflected in how the companies are choosing to use this technology.

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Where is the future of work? Everywhere!?

April 26, 2021

The pandemic has empowered professionals to pursue a balance between life and work, leading many to move out of major cities to find refuge in rural communities. What does this shift mean for the future of work and the role of super cities?

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Is systems change inevitable?

April 22, 2021

In yesterday’s issue we looked at the twenty year projections prepared by the US intelligence community for the incoming Biden administration. In particular highlighting the political nature of these trend reports, that they also act as road maps to desired futures.

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“What do we do about these fucking idiots?”

April 19, 2021

This past weekend the province of Ontario entered a crisis that combined an escalating pandemic with an increasingly fed up public. Fed up, not just with the pandemic, but the utter incompetence of our leadership.

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Contributors

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Mark E. Jeftovic

Mark is the co-founder of easyDNS and the editor-in-chief of #AxisOfEasy. He is the author of Managing Mission Critical Domains & DNS (Packt UK, 2018) and Unassailable: Protect Yourself from Deplatform Attacks & Cancel Culture. 

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Jesse Hirsh

Futurist, researcher and public speaker, Jesse Hirsh has been active in technology and commenting on it across the media for 25 years. His premium newsletter service operates from Metaviews.ca.

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Charles Hugh Smith

Charles Hugh Smith is the author of numerous books and writes from OfTwoMinds.com.