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Digital Eugenics

Literature in a Wired World Wiki. Transmission is a 2004 novel by British Indian author Hari Kunzru.

Literature in a Wired World Wiki

Weev - Wikipedia. This article is about the hacktivist.

weev - Wikipedia

For the crowdfunding website, see Weeve. Andrew Alan Escher Auernheimer[1] (/ˈɔːrənhaɪmər/ AW-rən-hy-mər;[2] born (1985-09-01)September 1, 1985), best known by his pseudonym weev, is an American black hat hacker,[3][4] and Internet troll.[5][6][7] He has identified himself using a variety of aliases to the media, although most sources correctly provide his first name as Andrew.[7][8] He is a member of an antisemitic network of computer hackers that wages cyber-attacks against universities.[9] Hacking[edit] AT&T data breach[edit] Investigation[edit] The FBI opened an investigation into the incident,[20] which led to a criminal complaint in January 2011.[21] Shortly after the investigation was opened, Auernheimer's home in Arkansas was raided by the FBI and local police. In January 2011, all drug-related charges were dropped immediately following Auernheimer's arrest by federal authorities. Indictment[edit] Conviction vacated[edit]

Cyberpunk, Cyberspace, and Ghost in the Shell. Cyberpunk Edit Overview Edit.

Cyberpunk, Cyberspace, and Ghost in the Shell

“Internet eugenics.” The Trolls Among Us is an article about Internet trolls.

“Internet eugenics.”

Whose actions descend into the unethical and illegal more often than you might realize if you’ve never been the target of the more serious stuff these people engage in. Weev, the troll who thought hacking the epilepsy site was immoral, is legendary among trolls. He is said to have jammed the cellphones of daughters of C.E.O.’s and demanded ransom from their fathers; he is also said to have trashed his enemies’ credit ratings. Better documented are his repeated assaults on LiveJournal, an online diary site where he himself maintains a personal blog. Working with a group of fellow hackers and trolls, he once obtained access to thousands of user accounts.I first met Weev in an online chat room that I visited while staying at Fortuny’s house. What interests me about that quote is not that he spews forth the usual hate speech that trolls are famous for.

Some other interesting quotes from the article: Back to the article: Debates in the Digital Humanities. 2011, tools, quarterly, victoria, now, jobs, projects, startup grant, companion, blog —Top ten Google Instant appendages to a search on “digital humanities” as of April 28, 2011, 10:35 AM EDT This Strange Confluence Digital humanities is a tactical term.

Debates in the Digital Humanities

Issue 15: Michael Mikulak. Rhizomes » Issue 15 (Winter 2007) » Michael Mikulak Michael Mikulak [1] In a time where global warming, pantoxicity, pesticide pollution, resource scarcity, and a whole host of environmental problems regularly appear in news headlines, the perennial question about what the relationship between humans and nature is and should be, is more pressing than ever.

Issue 15: Michael Mikulak

While it may seem trite to focus on questions of narrative, representation, agency, and subjectivity in the face of more "pressing" material concerns, the environmental crisis is more than a problem for scientists; it is a problem of narrative, ontology, and epistemology. It is as much a failure of imagination as it is a technological problem, arising from maladapted social and political ecologies that fail to establish healthy and sustainable networks of kinship imaginaries [1] that are capable of addressing the competing needs and desires of multiple actors within the biocultural networks humanity always inhabits.

A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace. By John Perry Barlow Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind.

A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather. We have no elected government, nor are we likely to have one, so I address you with no greater authority than that with which liberty itself always speaks. Tampio Multiplicity. The Web as Rhizome in Deleuze and Guattari. ‘A rhizome has no beginning or end; it is always in the middle, between things, interbeing, intermezzo.

The Web as Rhizome in Deleuze and Guattari

The tree is filiation, but the rhizome is alliance, uniquely alliance.’ (ATP, 25) The internet is a strange and complex thing. Wherever I am in cyberspace, or wherever I could potentially be, I’m always virtually connected to any, and every, other point in cyberspace. All I need to do is enter a URL into my search bar or embed another URL into my website and a new connection is made amongst the billions of other connections already present.

Pandoras-brain. Problem loading page. The Thoreau Objection by Patrick Kloeze on Prezi. Rhizomelive. 6 Big Ways Tech Is Rewriting Society's Rules. Divided times: how literature teaches us to understand 'the other' The Counterfeit Child. I’ll begin the way many conversations begin nowadays—by telling you about my kids.

The Counterfeit Child

First, there’s Alice. She’s very bright but has an overactive imagination. THE END IS NIGH #2 - AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION: WILL AI MEAN THE END OF WORK, OR THE END OF HUMANS? In the second of our Science Week series of talks on impending global catastrophe, we hear from Barry O’Sullivan, deputy president of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence, on the potential risks and benefits of the future of AI.


Hosted by Anton Savage of Today FM, Barry will be joined on the panel by Niall Shanahan, communications officer for IMPACT, and Mary Aiken, forensic cyberpsychologist. The return of eugenics. Deserting the Digital Utopia / CrimethInc. Ex-Workers' Collective. The ideal capitalist product would derive its value from the ceaseless unpaid labor of the entire human race. We would be dispensable; it would be indispensable. It would integrate all human activity into a single unified terrain, accessible only via additional corporate products, in which sweatshop and marketplace merged.

Google Brain Leader Jeff Dean On Rise Of Artificial Intelligence. The next time you enter a query into Google’s search engine or consult the company’s map service for directions to a movie theater, remember that a big brain is working behind the scenes to provide relevant search results and make sure you don’t get lost while driving. Well, not a real brain per se, but the Google Brain research team. As Fortune’s Roger Parloff wrote, the Google Brain research team has created over 1,000 so-called deep learning projects that have supercharged many of Google’s products over the past few years like YouTube, translation, and photos.

With deep learning, researchers can feed huge amounts of data into software systems called neural nets that learn to recognize patterns within the vast information faster than humans. 1247809-1: KPMG Webinar - Cognitive Automation, The Dawn Of Digital Labour. Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend on It. I think this behavior is misguided. In a capitalist economy, the market rewards things that are rare and valuable. Social media use is decidedly not rare or valuable. Any 16-year-old with a smartphone can invent a hashtag or repost a viral article. The idea that if you engage in enough of this low-value activity, it will somehow add up to something of high value in your career is the same dubious alchemy that forms the core of most snake oil and flimflam in business. Professional success is hard, but it’s not complicated.

Future Timeline. How a Few Monster Tech Firms are Taking Over Everything from Media to Space Travel and What it Means for the Rest of Us. The monster tech firms are stifling competition and consolidating their power while they expand into new markets. Like the old industrial magnates, they want to control everything. The iconic view of tech companies almost invariably stress their roots in people’s garages, plucky individual entrepreneurs ready to challenge all comers.

5 Dark Scenarios of Transhumanity. Emergent technologies often inspire great excitement attended by utopic visions of how they will transform our lives for the better. E-books in the global information economy. Cisco’s IT Blueprint for Digital Transformation. Pandoras-brain. Learn Online Marketing - Free Training Course From Google - Certification. The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means and how to respond. Is technological change creating a new global economy? Artificial intelligence will save jobs, not destroy them. Here's how.