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13.12.2017

To save Internet they helped create, Web pioneers demand FCC cancel Net Neutrality vote

To save Internet they helped create, Web pioneers demand FCC cancel Net Neutrality vote

More than 20 internet founders and industry leaders wrote an open letter warning Ajit Pai’s plan to kill net neutrality poses “imminent threat” to the web by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams  Joining the revolt taking place in the streets and online against FCC [Federal Communications Commission]… »

01.12.2017

The FCC’s Order Is Out, Here’s What You Need to Know: It Will End Net Neutrality And Break the Internet

The FCC’s Order Is Out, Here’s What You Need to Know: It Will End Net Neutrality And Break the Internet

By Matt Wood & Gaurav Laroia On Wednesday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai released his draft order to completely eradicate Net Neutrality. You can read the full text here. The short version is that Pai’s order takes the Net Neutrality rules off the books and abandons… »

27.11.2017

FCC Commissioner Begs Nation To Stop GOP Colleagues From Killing Net Neutrality

FCC Commissioner Begs Nation To Stop GOP Colleagues From Killing Net Neutrality

By Andrea Germanos After one commissioner called the FCC’s newly-released plan to roll back net neutrality “worse than one could imagine,” a second commissioner is now calling voters to make sure the proposal by Republican Chairman Ajit Pai does not go through. In a Los Angeles Times op-ed published Thursday—entitled “I’m on the… »

09.10.2017

Third International Symposium: Big History and Global Evolution

Third International Symposium: Big History and Global Evolution

In the framework of the International Congress Globalistics 2017, organized by the Faculty of Global Studies of Moscow Lomonosov University, the Third International Symposium on Big History and Global Evolution was held from 26 to 28 September. Promoted by the Eurasian Center for Big History and System Forecasting and in… »

09.10.2017

The potential of human consciousness

The potential of human consciousness

Presentation by Fulvio De Vita, Member of the “Salvatorre Puledda” Centre of Studies*, in the Third International Symposium ‘Big History and Global Evolution’. Good morning everybody. First of all, let me thank the Eurasian Center for Big History and Forecasting, and Lomonosov University of Moscow for… »

23.09.2017

Big Data v Intentionality

Big Data v Intentionality

‘To err is human but to make a real mess you need a computer.’ Pressenza reported recently how algorithms used by social media were creating fake news without human intervention. Not the only cybercock up. ‘Instagram uses ‘I will rape you’ post as Facebook ad in latest algorithm mishap’:… »

01.09.2017

Jimmy Carter and the US-North Korean Treaty Halting North Korea’s Development of Nuclear Weapons

Jimmy Carter and the US-North Korean Treaty Halting North Korea’s Development of Nuclear Weapons

By William James Martin, Very little, almost nothing has been mentioned in the press or on TV about Jimmy Carter and his negotiation resulting in an agreement by the North Koreans, in 1994, to halt its nuclear weapons program and to put its facilities under international inspection – an agreement… »

21.08.2017

Demanding ban on killer robots, tech experts warn of opening “this Pandora’s box”

Demanding ban on killer robots, tech experts warn of opening “this Pandora’s box”

“Lethal autonomous weapons threaten to become the third revolution in warfare,” robotics and artificial intelligence experts warn by Jessica Corbett, staff writer for Common Dreams More than 100 robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) experts published on Monday an open letter urging the United Nations to… »

30.07.2017

Fake news by algorithm

Fake news by algorithm

Today I opened my Facebook and discovered that two of my very good friends in another country were getting married. It seemed odd as they have been together for many years, they have grown up children and did not make any announcements. But the FB post looked genuine; there were… »

06.07.2017

How Long did it Take to Take this Photo?

How Long did it Take to Take this Photo?

I know it’s not correct to use an interrogative phrase in a title, but there is no other way to open this discussion. We need to open our minds by asking ourselves “How long did it take for human beings to be in capacity to take this photo?” A few… »

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