Sin and the Tragedy of Techno-Utopianism

Sin and the Tragedy of Techno-Utopianism

“It’s never going to go to zero.”  So says Mike Schroepfer, Facebook’s chief technology officer, in a New York Times interview. “It” is the on-going stream of hate, malicious messaging and bad behavior that Facebook’s platform promulgates. Schroepfer is simply being...
We Are All Uighurs

We Are All Uighurs

Tight control of civilian populations is the cardinal rule of authoritarian regimes. Yet the sheer scale and complexity of those populations makes control difficult. Now, however, AI technology has made civilian surveillance far easier, and far more invasive. It is...
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