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We’re as bewitched by the charms of “hold my beer while I…” videos as the next netizen, but if we’re going to make any sort of real progress in understanding our future, we have to devote time to critical thinking.

That’s the premise of our salons, which are an hour packed with ideas and dialogs you won’t find anywhere else. So imagine a Parisian flat cluttered with original Matisse and Picasso canvases, a decanter of absinthe balanced on a Proust manuscript, and pull up a (figurative) chair.

 

#AxisOfEasy 148: Facebook knew its algos sowed divisiveness and execs ignored it

Posted by on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 in

In this issue: YouTube removes Michael Moore’s ‘Planet of the Humans” Youtube automatically delete comments insulting to Chi...

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AxisOfEasy Salon #6: The Hanseatic League of Decentralized Crypto-States.

Posted by on Thursday, May 28th, 2020 in

In this, our 6th cyber-salon, Charles, Jesse and Mark continue on a theme of what comes next after the loss of institutional legit...

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#AxisOfEasy 147: FBI end-runs Apple’s security by hiring outside vendor to crack iPhone

Posted by on Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 in

In this episode: Whistleblower: Apple got a pass on pervasive Siri eavesdropping program FBI end-runs Apple’s security by hiring...

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AxisOfEasy Salon #5: Will “The Great Opt-Out” be able to scale?

Posted by on Thursday, May 21st, 2020 in

The AoE crew laments the demise of Mad Magazine and commemorates its impact on the zeitgeist, we continue on our recurring theme o...

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#AxisOfEasy 146: Justice Department poised to hit Google with antitrust lawsuit

Posted by on Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 in

In this issue: WSJ: Justice Department poised to hit Google with antitrust lawsuit Announcing: Free Jitsi-based video conferencing...

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AxisOfEasy Salon #4: What comes after the failure of Neo-Liberalism?

Posted by on Thursday, May 14th, 2020 in

For various reasons, which Charles, Jesse and Mark discuss, there will be no return to normalcy, as we knew it. So what comes afte...

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