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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 Salon #15: Toxic Tech Platforms and Disposable Social Media Stars

Posted by on Thursday, July 30th, 2020 in

This was supposed to be the Geo-politics of Tik-Tok episode, but we never really got to the geopolitics part. Instead we talked a ...

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AxisOfEasy #156: Amazon met with start-up founders, then ripped off their product ideas

Posted by on Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 in

Amazon met with start-up founders, then ripped off their product ideas Top Top-4 Tech companies have more economic clout than man...

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AxisOfEasy Salon #14: Jobageddon and the Coming Education Revolts

Posted by on Friday, July 24th, 2020 in

We could call this one "The education episode", as we spent a lot of time talking about that. How teachers occupy an exalted posit...

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AxisOfEasy #155: Turns out half the internet has a Single-Point-of-Failure called “Cloudflare”

Posted by on Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 in

Cloudflare outage takes out huge chunk of internet (but not easyDNS) Twitter hacked, blue checks iced, secret moderation tools ex...

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AxisOfEasy Salon #13: The “Phase Shift” everyone is worried about has already happened

Posted by on Thursday, July 16th, 2020 in

We surmise that the often posited societal restructuring or "phase shift", characterized by a transition from linear to non-linear...

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AxisOfEasy #154: Police use Twitter’s Dataminr to surveil #BlackLivesMatter protestors

Posted by on Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 in

Police use Twitter’s Dataminr to surveil BlackLivesMatter protestors, Ex security advisor: China’s hacking of Nortel was the b...

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