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When Gordon Moore first projected the growth of “components per integrated function”, he put the doubling period at just about one year. This leads to expectations that this growth can be matched in other sectors of the economy… a category error based on a misunderstanding of fundamental biophysical realities. Modern (For those who haven't read it, Aaron Bastani's Fully Automated Luxury Communism pretty much depends on the idea that we can get exponential growth Moore's Law style across a bunch of sectors in order to achieve post-work, post-scarcity society before the planet implodes.) ...Read More
“Walmart is taking down displays of violent video games in its stores in the wake of recent shootings. But the company plans to still sell the controversial video games -- and guns. The change in policy does not apply to the sale or display of actual firearms. As the nation's largest retailer, Walmart is also one of the largest sellers of guns and ammunition in the world. ...Read More
On Monday, a bill that sex worker activists have helped draft will be introduced in the state legislature If passed, it would make New York the first state to fully decriminalize sex work ...Read More
The Governor has agreed to sign the bill and Illinois is poised to join a growing movement to end the prohibition of the drug. Ten other states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational pot in the past seven years.
"Surveillance capitalism was invented by Google more than a decade ago when it discovered that the “data exhaust” clogging its servers could be combined with analytics to produce predictions of user behavior. At that time, the key action of interest was whether a user might click on an ad. The ...Read More