Science and Technology

Sofía Scasserra: “A supranational digital economy is being generated, over our heads”.

A few days ago, the Transnational Institute published the report: Digital Colonialism, an analysis of the European trade agenda. “Cuatro elementos” interviewed Sofía Scasserra, research associate at the Transnational Institute, to discuss the key points of the report. Q: Remind…

The US is turning the heat up in tech war with China by trying to control the entire global supply of computer chips

America’s latest move to try to contain Beijing is to weaponise an entire industry. By leveraging its patents and licences for semiconductor manufacture, it is attempting to deny China access to crucial technology. By Tom Fowdy Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp…

The most powerful space telescope ever built will look back in time to the Dark Ages of the universe

Some have called NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope the “telescope that ate astronomy.” It is the most powerful space telescope ever built and a complex piece of mechanical origami that has pushed the limits of human engineering. On Dec. 18, 2021, after…

Historical acceleration in “Good ideas you may not know about”.

These are two new short videos dedicated to historical acceleration. The first of them looks at it from the point of view of how we experience it, how things change more and more rapidly and this increases the difference between…

After Whistleblower Revelations, It’s Time to Unfriend Facebook

Facebook has grown into a planet-wide, $1 trillion company that allows people to connect online with family and friends, sharing photos and “liking” the posts of others. Beneath this benign façade lies a vast network where Facebook profits by promoting…

For the Right to an Internet with Rights

It is essential to analyse more precisely what are the intentions and processes that underlie the installation of the current techno-digital model, what are its main impacts and its possible future. by Javier Tolcachier There is no doubt that the…

UN and IACHR call for bridging the digital divide for older persons

On the International Day of Older Persons, the United Nations Secretary-General and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) highlighted the need for States to intensify their efforts to reduce the digital divide affecting older people. UN Secretary-General António Guterres…

Why do I know who I am?

“He who has a clear conscience has a bad memory”. Les Luthiers With the exception of ours, the brains of all other animals come with their routines pre-programmed by their genes. This makes it impossible, for example, for a bear…

The Spy Who Came in Through Your Phone

Is the phone in your pocket spying on you? As cell phones have become ubiquitous, government intelligence agencies have poured vast resources into hacking them, remotely stripping people of their privacy in the name of national security. Now, a burgeoning…

(International Campaign) Pegasus Espionage: End the global trade in spyware

An Indian-led initiative is trying to ensure that the scandal surrounding the large-scale use of NSO Group’s Pegasus cyber-weapon does not simply die down (as previous scandals have). We reproduce this call to organise and continue campaigning around some basic…

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