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A human talks to a machine. And it goes like this:
Human: what is the purpose of life?
Machine: to serve the greater good.
Human: what is the purpose …
Photo by Russell Shaw Higgs / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
An answer to a growing question of the 21st century
What would you do?
So what exactly would you do, if you were guaranteed $1,000 per month for the rest of your life? And yes, that's around what the amount would most likely be here in the United States, …Income
Keybase is a people directory. Here are some random folks, if you'd rather just poke around.
So what exactly is it?
Well, Keybase is a website, but …Encryption
A new social network, backed by Anonymous, hopes to take on Facebook and the other social media giants with a commitment to privacy, security and …Facebook
A quick tour in the Black Markets, the places on the web where it is possible to acquire or rent “malicious” services and illegal products.Black …Security
Commons emerge as we attempt to reclaim solidarity, autonomy and possibility through struggle — and that necessarily implies a confrontation with …Austerity
NBC News has released an online version of its featured interview with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, a first for US TV.
More on the secret preparation that led to the exclusive "get" for NBC's Brian Williams in our previous coverage.
Here's part one of the video. NBC has multiple segments …Edward Snowden
Not all problems are equally suited to a collective approach. In this post I propose a way of typifying problems most likely to be successfully …Connectivism
• Devolver valor a la sociedad más allá del crowdfunding. El Mundo See more
• Goteo elected NGO of the year. Democratic Citizenship Awards See …
Over 200 workers at the online retailer Zappos have left the company after recent management changes, according to the Las Vegas Sun.
Since the …
Book Review: The Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity by Max Haiven
What is to be done in the face of crisis, when the very trope of crisis curtails our ability to […]Research
For an embodied, differential media ethics in global surveillance culture.
July 2013 – The following is beta version 1.0 of a draft to be discussed …
Many experts studying the topic of automation believe that the current rate of advancement is leading us into a future with fewer and fewer available …Exponential Finance Conference
In a sparsely populated country with a short summer and long, hard winter, the idea of people working together for a common interest comes naturally. As a result there are more member-owners of co-operative enterprises in Finland than there are people. The average adult is a member of two …
What we’re losing when we’re quantifying everything
Put the body-monitoring tool down, turn around, and slowly walk away. Just because something is …Western Philosophy
The Revolution will not be Centralized
This article is a follow-up to The Obsolescence of Capitalism: And the Transition to a Resource Based Economy, …Economics
Editor’s note: Mike Montgomery is the executive director of CALinnovates.
What happens when 80-year-old laws meet 21st-century millennial? We’re about to find out. In California, the state Department of Motor Vehicles threatened the future of ride sharing by dusting off a 1930s law that requires …Uber
The European | 16 January 2015The end of the nation-state as we know it: Parag Khanna discusses the path towards global connectivity and why we have …Globalization
Primavera De Filippi
Transcripted and adapted from the original video by Primavera De Filippi and Ann Marie Utratel
What is Ethereum? Can this …Skynet
I’m done sending my money and data to corporations I don’t trustContinue reading on Medium »Google
Giving provenance to photos and providing instant credit to their creators. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of …Provenance
The technologies that undergird Bitcoin transactions have advanced to suggest other, non-financial applications. (Bitcoin Magazine)
As blockchain and …Bitcoin
What do the social networks look like in your city or country? Dave Troy (TED Talk: Social maps that reveal a city’s intersections — and separations) …