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Just When We’re Starting to See the Light…

Like most of the world that cares about these things, I haven’t thought much of Mark Zuckerberg’s multibillion dollar effort to build a Metaverse. It’s a potentially infinite universe (and thus a potentially infinite ad space) most have shown no interest in visiting. Its most striking design feature seems to lurk in Zuckerberg’s blind spot,…

Because We Can

If you think of technology as the materialized knowhow of others, then what’s the equivalent for ethics? Waiting… Yes, those are crickets you hear. Which is astounding when you consider the stakes. Consider: In the April 2017 issue of National Geographic, Linda MacDonald Glenn, a bioethicist at the California State University, Monterey Bay, gave an…

Fake Is about to Get a Whole New Meaning

Fake news, so much in the news, is a matter of semantics, ideology, deceit, power, money, and, increasingly, technology. Tech has a role creating, disseminating, sharing, detecting, exposing, debunking, and correcting fake news. And not surprisingly the technology is getting more sophisticated. Probably most people whose technology is used to create fake news didn’t get…

Tech Rules Us – Will It Ruin Us?

We love our gadgets, apps, and Internet. We use them, they rule us. This isn’t an alternative fact, and your skepticism won’t save you. Director James Cameron, discussing the¬†relevance of The Terminator stories, in which¬†technology evolves to the point of logically concluding humans must die, said recently: “if Terminator was about the war between the…