A new #lie is being sold to us as #history. The #lie of the #defeat of #hope, the #lie of the #defeat of #dignity, the #lie of the #defeat of #humanity. . . . In place of #humanity, they offer us the #stockmarket index. In place of #dignity, they offer us #emptiness. In place of #life, they offer us an International of #Terror. Against the International of #Terror that #neoliberalism represents, we must raise an International of #Hope. #Unity, beyond #borders, #languages, #colors, #cultures, #sexes, #strategies and #thoughts, of all those who prefer a #living #humanity. The International of #Hope. Not the #bureaucracy of #hope, not an #image inverse to, and thus similar to, what is #annihilating us. Not #power with a new #sign or new clothes. A #flower, yes, that #flower of #hope.
“the world’s topsoils contain incredible, practically inexhaustible reservoirs of undiscovered antibiotics, the chemical weapons bacteria use to fend off other microorganisms.”
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What should one think of a #system in which people become so shamelessly rich by creating precarious jobs?
Jeff Bezos net worth: Amazon CEO now richest person in history
With Amazon stock continuing to climb, Jeff Bezos just set record for highest net worth ever.
Sexist #Troll Attacks Sarah #Silverman On #Twitter, And Her Unexpected #Response Turns Man’s #Life Upside Down
Sexist Troll Attacks Sarah Silverman On Twitter, And Her Unexpected Response Turns Man’s Life Upside Down
Sarah Silverman is known for her rather dark comedy but her heart is full of kindness. Instead of fighting fire with fire and insulting a sexist troll who called her the C-word, she responded with getting to know him and actually improving his life.
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We said that the US military is with us, our gold and the US Constitution of 1789. We, humanity, are in charge of the world's wealth, and not the insolvent (...
#historyoftheworld #humanity #changeupontheplanet The History of the World: Every Year Since 200,000 BCE, humanity has spread around globe and enacted huge change upon the planet. This video shows every year of that story, right from the beginning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6Wu0Q7x5D0
More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness.
Our second most popular meme of 2017 captures the epistemological spirit of the year pic.twitter.com/qwmU2BpUAo— Philosophy Matters (@PhilosophyMttrs) December 31, 2017
A #Generation in #Japan Faces a Lonely #Death
To many residents in Mrs. Ito’s complex, the deaths were the natural and frightening conclusion of Japan’s journey since the 1960s. A single-minded focus on economic growth, followed by painful economic stagnation over the past generation, had frayed families and communities, leaving them trapped in a demographic crucible of increasing age and declining births.
#Fake #news is a threat to #humanity, but #scientists may have a #solution
“Technocognition” proposes that we use technology and psychology to break through the mental barriers that make people deny threats like climate change
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#SiliconValley Is Turning Into Its Own Worst #Fear
Consider: Who pursues their goals with monomaniacal focus, oblivious to the possibility of negative consequences? Who adopts a scorched-earth approach to increasing market share? This hypothetical strawberry-picking AI does what every tech startup wishes it could do — grows at an exponential rate and destroys its competitors until it’s achieved an absolute #monopoly.
Silicon Valley Is Turning Into Its Own Worst Fear
We asked a group of writers to consider the forces that have shaped our lives in 2017. Here, science fiction writer Ted Chiang looks at capitalism, Silicon Valley, and its fear of superintelligent AI.