Using Technology to Deepen Democracy, Using Democracy to Ensure Technology Benefits Us All
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Everybody is already talking about Star Trek Discovery's upcoming captain Jason Isaac's righteous repudiation of the normalizing of Trump spokesliar Spicer at last night's Emmy awards...
Hoping to forget politics for one night and bask in other people’s glory at the #Netflix#Emmys party and who do I spot at the bar late at night but the poisonous purveyor of lies #SeanSpicer. What were the Emmys thinking celebrating this modern day Goebbels, who was the thuggish face of Orwellian doublespeak just moments ago?
Monday, September 18, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
California lawmakers on Friday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill setting a new requirement for people wanting to run for president in California: Hand over five years of tax returns.
Inspired by President Donald Trump’s refusal to provide tax returns before the 2016 election, Democratic Sens. Mike McGuire of Healdsburg and Scott Wiener of San Francisco drafted Senate Bill 149, which declares that tax returns provide “voters with essential information regarding the candidate’s potential conflicts of interest, business dealings, financial status, and charitable donations.
It prohibits the secretary of state from putting a candidate’s name on the ballot in California if he or she has not complied with the tax return requirement. The Legislature’s own lawyers have said the bill is legally questionable, issuing an opinion suggesting it would likely violate the qualifications clause of the U.S. Constitution. According the Assembly analysis of the bill, nearly half the states are considering similar legislation....
Friday, September 15, 2017
The lie of the tech sector is that it is up to much of anything new at all.— Dale Carrico (@dalecarrico) September 14, 2017
"Technology" discourse has always mostly been the repackaging stale products and reactionary politics.— Dale Carrico (@dalecarrico) September 14, 2017
The truth of the tech sector is the same old story of assholes wanting all the money and power but no responsibility or accountability.— Dale Carrico (@dalecarrico) September 14, 2017
Tech disruption is mostly deregulation.— Dale Carrico (@dalecarrico) September 14, 2017
Tech "sharing" is mostly wealth concentration.— Dale Carrico (@dalecarrico) September 14, 2017
Tech innovation is mostly PR for the rich.— Dale Carrico (@dalecarrico) September 14, 2017
Digitization is mostly precarization.— Dale Carrico (@dalecarrico) September 14, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Monday, September 11, 2017
Saturday, September 09, 2017
Friday, September 08, 2017
Happy #StarTrekDay from the cast of #StarTrekDiscovery! Live long and prosper. 🖖 pic.twitter.com/SwvfvahvgJ— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) September 8, 2017
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Robot Gods, genetic enhancement and longevity, artificial meat, immersive virtuality, techno-abundance nano robo digi bio blah blah blah blah, the terms never changing, the greedhead promises and skeery sfnal threats never happening, but always oh so very important to talk about, year after year after year after year, as privileged mediocrities game the economy and political system in the most boring serially failed utterly predictably idiotic ways (the very real threats being the social ones mediated by and distracted from via tech, natch). You know, I could re-run the first ten years of this blog, just changing the names of the latest tech soopergeniuses as they make exactly identically stupid claims I railed against before and I would presumably resume my place as go-to incendiary tech critic. I definitely hear you when you say you'll choke the latest Very Serious AI-qua-existential-threat drivel down. My righteous rage, and the pleasure I once took in ridiculing tech hucksters, has long since been eclipsed by demoralization. Trump's America is the futurological future we've been waiting for, a shriveled white dick with a megaphone peddling late-nite infomercials promising easy cash and sexy youth to ignorant rubes over a stinking landfill under a gray snowfall of cremated ashes.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Pro-tip: Don't let the toxic mixture of fear and laziness fuck with your goals, ambition and productivity— Katya (@katya_zamo) July 14, 2015
@katya_zamo What if your goals, ambition, and productivity depend on a toxic mixture of fear and laziness?— Dale Carrico (@dalecarrico) July 14, 2015
Then YOU GO GIRL! You got this girl!— Katya (@katya_zamo) September 6, 2017