There’s the Internet of things IoT but what about the Internet of Humanity IoH?
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There’s the Internet of things IoT but what about the Internet of Humanity IoH?

An Internet of Humanity IoH to resist Surveillance Capitalism There’s the Internet of things IoT but what about the Internet of Humanity IoH? Introduction While self-tracking with the rise of the IoT is contributing to many pro-social benefits for public health, these practices are also transforming notions of the public and private self and raising…

Students Perceptions of Surveillance for the ‘Common Good’ During COVID-19
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Students Perceptions of Surveillance for the ‘Common Good’ During COVID-19

This study explores the everyday practices of phone use in university students and their attitudes towards a surveillance culture and control during the time of the COVID-19 ‘lockdown’.  During the time of this study, an app was released by the Australian Government asking Australians to put aside their concern for privacy and instead consider the…

Unpacking Generation Z: Exploring the 12 Archetypes and Key Trends of the Post-Millennial Generation
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Unpacking Generation Z: Exploring the 12 Archetypes and Key Trends of the Post-Millennial Generation

Yes, Generation Z and Alpha generation are often used interchangeably and refer to the same demographic group. Generation Z typically includes individuals born between the mid-1990s and the early 2010s, while the Alpha generation includes those born from the mid-2010s to the mid-2020s. Both generations are known for their affinity with technology, social consciousness, and…

Unmasking the Carbon Footprint of AI: Beyond Technosolutionism towards Sustainable Practices
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Unmasking the Carbon Footprint of AI: Beyond Technosolutionism towards Sustainable Practices

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer just a vision for the future, but a reality shaping our world in unprecedented ways. From improving healthcare diagnoses to revolutionizing manufacturing and reshaping retail, the transformative power of AI is undeniable. Yet, behind the rapid advancements and remarkable potential, there is a cost that is often overlooked: the…

Artificial Intelligence and Religion: Exploring the Impact and Challenges
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Artificial Intelligence and Religion: Exploring the Impact and Challenges

Transhumanism, a philosophical and technological movement centered around human enhancement and transcending biological limitations, has sparked intriguing discussions about its relationship with spirituality. At the intersection of science, technology, and metaphysical beliefs, transhumanism prompts us to explore the potential connections between the quest for human improvement and the search for deeper meaning, purpose, and transcendence….

Transhumanism
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Transhumanism

Ah, the big question on the digital table today! I’m glad you brought it up. Transhumanism, as many of you might know, is the belief or theory that human beings can evolve beyond their current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology. Quite a mouthful, isn’t it? Transhumanism isn’t just about…

Transhumanism vs. Futurism
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Transhumanism vs. Futurism

Transhumanism and futurism are closely related but distinct concepts that explore different aspects of the future and human existence: Why Futurists Suck In his talk titled “Why Futurists Suck” at Nesta’s FutureFest 2018, in partnership with Virtual Futures, Douglas Rushkoff shares his perspective on the role of futurists. He emphasizes that the job of a…

Transhumanism in Movies
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Transhumanism in Movies

From the futuristic worlds of science fiction to the gritty landscapes of dystopian societies, the concept of transhumanism has captivated audiences on the silver screen. The movies have long been a platform for exploring the possibilities, dilemmas, and consequences of human enhancement technologies. Through captivating narratives and stunning visuals, filmmakers have delved into the realms…

Platform Cooperatives Deep Dive
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Platform Cooperatives Deep Dive

Hello, digital trailblazers! Ready to plunge into another tech topic that’s as revolutionary as it is collaborative? Let’s delve into the world of platform cooperatives and see how they’re reshaping the way we perceive digital platforms in today’s interconnected society. First off, what exactly is a platform cooperative? It’s a digital platform — like a…

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Systems
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Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Systems

Peer-to-peer (P2P) systems have emerged as powerful alternatives to conventional centralized platforms, particularly for their ability to support democratic processes, collective decision-making, and shared stewardship of resources. Here, we will dive into different types of P2P groups that embrace commoning principles. 10 examples of popular Peer-to-Peer (P2P) platforms: Negative impacts of P2P. While peer-to-peer (P2P)…

Commoning Groups: A Survey of the Spectrum
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Commoning Groups: A Survey of the Spectrum

As we continue to advance into the digital age, the interplay between technology and society grows more intricate and intimate. One fascinating area of exploration is the intersection between commoning groups and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The world of ‘commoning’—a term describing the collective ownership and management of resources—seems to be on a collision course with…

Diving into the Digital Deep-End: A Candid Exploration of The Singularity
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Diving into the Digital Deep-End: A Candid Exploration of The Singularity

Hey there, fellow AI enthusiast and knowledge seeker! Brace yourself, because we’re about to embark on an exhilarating exploration of ChatGPT. As the AI landscape continues to evolve, it’s high time we took a deep dive to understand what’s really going on with this fascinating language model. The Singularity is a hypothetical future event that…

The Gradual Enshittification of Twitter: A Close Look at the Decline of a Social Media Giant with Answers
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The Gradual Enshittification of Twitter: A Close Look at the Decline of a Social Media Giant with Answers

Twitter Decline: At the start of 2023, Twitter was a bustling social media platform, brimming with news, discussions, and a multitude of user interactions. Fast-forward to July, and the scene has radically changed. Timeline Event Description April 2022 Elon Musk initiates his takeover of Twitter October 2022 Musk completes the acquisition of Twitter and takes…

Eugenics in California’s Tech Bro Ecosystem: Unraveling the Hidden Connections with the Current AI Movement
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Eugenics in California’s Tech Bro Ecosystem: Unraveling the Hidden Connections with the Current AI Movement

The advancements in AI have taken us into a realm where it’s no longer just about coding software, but potentially coding humanity itself. Silicon Valley’s techno-optimists often talk of ‘upgrading’ our biological condition, with the underlying assumption that they know what improvements should be made. However, such aspirations have eerily familiar echoes of the discredited…

What lessons from the past can generative AI technology can learn from to realize its potential?
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What lessons from the past can generative AI technology can learn from to realize its potential?

The Robodebt Scheme in Australia has been a tragic example of how not to use technology. The automated debt collection system caused immense suffering for many Australians, and serves as a cautionary tale for those developing similar technologies. By understanding the lessons of this scheme, we can ensure that future generative AI technology is used…