#Gesellschaft #Society #Führerschein #DriversLicence #Briefing 379 Update #Altersstruktur #Bevölkerung #ADAC #Eignuntstest #Fahrtauglichkeit #Fahrtauglichkeitstest #Autofahrer #Autorfaherinnen #Führerscheinbesitzer #Straßenverkehr #Verkehrsunfall
Update: Fahrtauglichkeitsprüfung ab 70? (Umfrage) +++ Wie viele ältere Menschen haben einen Führerschein? (Statista) | Briefing 379 Update | Gesellschaft
JUMP. The jump, or dining-room jump; a species of robbery effected by ascending a ladder placed by a sham lamp-lighter, against the house intended to be robbed. So called, because, should the lamp-lighter be put to flight, the thief has no means of escaping but that of jumping.
A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)
The Japanese government is planning to make university tuition and related expenses free for households with three or more children from fiscal 2025. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/12/07/japan/society/tuition-free-large-families/?utm_content=buffer4065d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #society #children #university #students #fumiokishida #schools
A group of actors in Japan’s film industry who allege they have been sexually abused by movie directors said that their accusations are being trivialized as personal relationship issues — despite the revelation of Johnny Kitagawa’s decadeslong sexual abuse. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/12/07/japan/society/japanese-film-industry-sex-abuse/?utm_content=bufferb4cde&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #society #films #midorisuiren #kagakenzo #shinhayasaka #hideosakaki #sex
Ancient village remains from the Yayoi Period have been found on the former grounds of the British Embassy in Tokyo. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/12/07/japan/society/yayoi-period-remains-found/?utm_content=bufferb98dc&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #society #uk #britishembassy #yayoiperiod #tokyo #chiyodaward
I feel sad about the state of everything often in the evenings lately; inflation, our deteriorating livelihoods, political and cultural bullshit, etc.
Often times I desire to do something meaningful both in emotional and compassionate ways. I don't want to just do nothing and watch myself and everything fall apart.
Fact Check: NCAA Is NOT Transferring Medals From Lia Thomas To Riley Gaines -- Source Of Claim Is Satirical Site https://leadstories.com/hoax-alert/2023/12/fact-check-ncaa-is-not-transferring-medals-from-lia-thomas-to-riley-gaines.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #CurrentEvents #FactCheck #Society
I tempi cambiano, la società cambia.
Questo studio inglese mostra le differenze tra vecchie e nuove generazioni sull' "essere adulto".
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike has said the city intends to make high school tuition in the capital free of charge for all students, regardless of their family income. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/12/06/japan/society/tokyo-high-school-tuition-free/?utm_content=buffer5dd2c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #society #tokyo #yurikokoike #highschools #education
This data was widely cited and used to justify some frankly racist rhetoric. I particularly noticed it in the usual circles who complain about the decline of San Francisco supposedly due to progressive policies. #Society https://www.reuters.com/business/retail-consumer/us-retail-lobbyists-retract-key-claim-organized-retail-crime-2023-12-06/?utm_source=werd.io&utm_campaign=mastodon&utm_channel=mastodon
Some of the worst humans on the planet, crediting a third worst human on the planet for paving the way for their noxious ideology. #Society https://angrywhitemen.org/2023/12/05/nick-fuentes-the-window-has-shifted-noticeably-on-white-identity-since-elon-musk-acquired-twitter/?utm_source=werd.io&utm_campaign=mastodon&utm_channel=mastodon
A car crashed into an event held at municipal offices in Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture, injuring three people, the local fire department has said, while a second incident was later reported at a village office around 15 kilometers south of the city. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/12/06/japan/society/ibaraki-car-crash/?utm_content=buffer1dc46&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #society #japanesepolice #hitachi #tokai #ibaraki #driving
Some 69 million children — or more than 1 in 5 — live in poverty in the world's 40 richest countries, according to a UNICEF report. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/12/06/world/society/children-rich-countries-poverty-unicef/?utm_content=buffer1471e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #worldnews #society #children #poverty #unicef
A major Japanese publishing house has canceled its plan to release a translation of a U.S. book questioning the increase in young women seeking to transition genders including through surgery. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/12/06/japan/society/kadokawa-cancels-transgender-book/?utm_content=buffer14a45&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #society #kadokawa #books #transgender #translation #lgbtq
'No one saw this coming': Kevin O’Leary says remote work trend is now hurting sectors other than real estate — here’s why he’s saying certain ‘banks are going to fail’
Autostraddle: Also.Also.Also: If You’re Afraid To Do Gay PDA in Public, You’re Not Alone https://www.autostraddle.com/if-youre-afraid-to-do-gay-pda-in-public-youre-not-alone/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=if-youre-afraid-to-do-gay-pda-in-public-youre-not-alone #Dykes #LGBT #LGBTQ #Trans #Lesbian #2SLGBTQ #Podcast ##affiliatemarketing #Society+Culture #also.also.also #linkroundup #regular
A new open access volume bringing #sts to the study of climate, science and society. It's has 37 chapters on topics like #climatechange #climatejustice #society and #governance
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Conservatives #Extremism #Fascism #Religion #RepublicanParty #Hate #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Discrimination #Homophobia #Transphobia #ThePartyOfHate #EmptyThePews
If we don't see this as a debilitating effect of technology on society through mass consumerism, we may be missing its root.
"U.S. students' math scores plunge in global education assessment"
Meanwhile, the rest of the world can't read anymore...
There is abundant #evidence that #wealthinequality is the product of #intentional #design and the #idea that what is good for #billionaires is good for #society. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Breaking the silence: Changing how we view miscarriage, one conversation at a time. | By Zahra Shahtahmasebi
#Gesellschaft #Society #Führerschein #DriversLicence #Briefing 379 #Altersstruktur #Bevölkerung #ADAC #Eignuntstest #Fahrtauglichkeit #Fahrtauglichkeitstest #Autofahrer #Autorfaherinnen #Führerscheinbesitzer
#Straßenverkehr #Unfälle #Unfallstatistik
Wie viele ältere Menschen haben einen Führerschein? (Statista) | Briefing 379 | Gesellschaft
Nobody should need to prepare for a mass shooting. Nonetheless, across the country, many children do. That the police at Uvalde were less prepared than an eight year old is a travesty. #Society https://www.propublica.org/article/uvalde-officer-student-trainings-mass-shootings?utm_source=werd.io&utm_campaign=mastodon&utm_channel=mastodon
HEMPEN FEVER. A man who was hanged is said to have died of a hempen fever; and, in Dorsetshire, to have been stabbed with a Bridport dagger; Bridport being a place famous for manufacturing hemp into cords.
A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)
The rankings for the most popular baby names of 2023 are in, with kanji that can be read as Aoi or Ao (碧) in first place for boys, and characters reading as Himari, Haruki, Hinata, Hina or Hiyori (陽葵) the top pick for girls. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/12/05/japan/society/japan-popular-baby-names/?utm_content=buffer6720a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #society #surveys #meijiyasuda #lifeinsurance #insurance
Work has now begun for the construction of a casino resort in Osaka to be located next to the city's expo site, but that milestone is being overshadowed by problems already delaying the building of foreign pavilions for the expo. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/12/05/japan/society/osaka-casino-expo-problems/?utm_content=buffer417ab&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #society #osaka #casinos #yumeshima
Club of .. Erzählung
Ma heisst hier #Massachusetts
Astronomie BEISPIEL Club
Teleskop-Leihprogramm für Mitglieder
Astrofotografie-Ausbildung und -Ausrüstung
aus Selbstsicht der "Bruderschaft" Name #Society
Aldrich Gemeinschaft AAS
Bild Dezember 2023
The streaming apocalypse is nigh. Some are preparing their storm shelters now.
Fact Check: NFL Referees Do NOT Now Have The Authority To Disqualify Players For Anthem Kneeling -- Story Is From A Satire Site https://leadstories.com/hoax-alert/2023/12/fact-check-nfl-referees-do-not-now-have-the-authority-to-disqualify-players-for-anthem-kneeling-its-a-satire-site.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #CurrentEvents #FactCheck #Society
Remote work may cause a loss of $800 billion in value for office buildings by 2030, with San Francisco facing a gloomy future, according to McKinsey's projections.
The #rampant increase of #hate #messages on #socialmedia is a #scourge in today’s #technology-infused #society. #Racism, #homophobia, #Transphobia, #Xenophobia and even #personalattacks on those disagreeing with others’ #political #opinion reveal the ugly side of #humanity's online behavior.
Mariko Hayashi, chairperson of Nihon University, said Monday that she intends to remain in her position and follow through with reforms in the wake of the drug scandal that has rocked the school. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/12/04/japan/society/hayashi-nihon-university-reforms/?utm_content=buffera0110&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #society #nihonuniversity #universities #marikohayashi #drugs #marijuana #americanfootball
🔗 “PlayStation to wipe purchased Discovery content from consoles”
A Japanese woman in the Netherlands has been supporting Japanese Dutch people for 30 years to help them trace their roots. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/12/04/japan/society/wwii-japanese-dutch-in-indonesia/?utm_content=buffer34568&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #society #oita #thenetherlands #thenetherlandsjapanrelations #indonesia #wwii
@GrahamDowns I personally think it would help #SouthAfrica|n #democracy, #civilsociety and #society in general a lot, if #SocialMedia was not dominated by American media giants and their algorithms with their dubious political and financial interests.*
That is part of the reason why I am personally supporting this project and why we plan to be here for the long run.
It would be wonderful if more and more and also a more diverse crowd of people decide this is a place for them.
* Of course that is true for all parts of the world, but South Africa is the place I especially care about.
In the US, Gen Zers are prioritizing mental well-being and personal growth of financial gain. However, this may be a culture-bound phenomenon. In India, the exact opposite trend is happening.
Is South Korea Disappearing?
Consumerism is the path to planetary ruin, but there are other ways to live #society #consumption #consumerism https://www.theguardian.com/environment/commentisfree/2023/nov/23/consumerism-planetary-ruin-life-community
Manga artists Eri Nanato and Satoshi Kameyama have brought the issue of adult developmental disorders to the fore via the pages of a series they have authored. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/12/03/japan/society/manga-artists-disability/?utm_content=buffer976b6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #society #manga #disability
Public transport \spaces\ classrooms are there to remind us that we need to bear with the presence of one another irrespective of the differences of what we can maintain within our territories . Ofc we try to maintain the distinction by imposing symbols ,exercising the privileges, discrimination, allocation of resources , as basic as air , water as land . That's what all the hue and cry is about. Like who can maintain what, that determines the rules.
Individually everyone stands a fair chance of being tried for what one is on one's own.So anyone aware enough prepares to resign for #society and be self dependent, politically , economically, functionally. For many it's already imposed in form of discrimination, injustice, lack of #inclusion and #diversity and people try tooth an nails to be #social just to be ready enough for the stage when they are on their own , so that their s no going back . Until then they can be trapped any where from prison to refugee camps to asylums to unsafe , hostile envs to what not
why does it even matter to socialize
you dont know , when an why you ll meet your first social opponent , who has better opportunity, skill and intent to socialize ( the last one is rational as, ) he can just make a case against you within his social circle , maybe just expand his\her circle , as the circle expands and onus is upon you to resolve the issue , as the circle on the other side ll just expand nd the case may get stronger , to the point of influencing the judgements which matter to you
what can you do
- safer bet imho ll be , to remeber the judgements there ll eventually affect you if you atay long enough
"personal ethics feel like corporate compliance, a burden – perhaps a necessary one – but never a source of vitality because, again, it does not have the capacity to inspire. It doesn't ask what we can be, only addressing what we ought to do, and often ought not to do."
Anyone else feeling this?
🔗 In Germany, the government team up with Nextcloud (like Google Workspace but for self hosting) to build AI solutions for public sector.
CROP. A nick name for a presbyterian: from their cropping their hair, which they trimmed close to a bowl-dish, placed as a guide on their heads; whence they were likewise called roundheads. See ROUNDHEADS.
A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)
Fact Check: American Emergency Fund Website Does NOT Give 'Americans In Need' $5,000 'In Cash' For Free -- It's Website Collecting Personal Data https://leadstories.com/hoax-alert/2023/12/fact-check-American-Emergency-Fund-website-does-not-give-americans-in-need-5000-dollars-in-cash-for-free.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #CurrentEvents #FactCheck #Society
Their house, my garden: The do-nothing farmer. | By Gabi Lardies
I keep seeing everyone suffering in so many ways in this capitalistic hellscape we all live in. There seem to be no end to this disastrous marathon and it’s only getting worse. I feel so sorry for everyone in pain. It shouldn’t be this way. I want all of us to be in peace.
#humanrights #capitalism #society #politics #mentalhealth
A year to be forgotten, or permanently remembered, this global social, ethical and moral debt I won't put on my account alone, far from here and far from me are many other failures throughout the year (to put it mildly). This is how it is, was and will be, because barbarism is growing, but the whole world lives its yawns and jokes between the beach and the allergy, the barbiturate and the bicoin, but blindness no longer accepts bargaining, it no longer goes by its original name.
Um ano para ser esquecido, ou lembrado permanentemente, essa dívida social, ética, moral mundial eu não a colocarei sozinho na minha conta, longe daqui e de mim estão muitas outras falhas no ano todo (para dizer pouco). Assim é, foi e será, porque a barbárie cresce, mas o mundo todo vive seus bocejos e gracejos entre a praia e a alergia, o barbitúrico e o bitcoin, mas a cegueira já não aceita barganha, já não atende pelo seu nome original.
#2023 #society #behavior #psychology #BraveNewWorld #remember #forget
Translated from Portuguese by DeepL.com
It’s OK to turn off the news. | By Ross Palethorpe
In this future, people are citizens, rather than subjects or consumers. With this identity, it becomes easier to see that all of us are smarter than any of us. And that the strategy for navigating difficult times is to tap into the diverse ideas, energy and resources of everyone.
During the COP28 climate talks in Dubai, Japan is likely to agree to triple renewable energy use and pledge to reduce its reliance on coal. But the country's plan to use carbon capture technology to reduce emissions may be met with less enthusiasm. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/11/29/japan/society/cop-28-preview/?utm_content=buffer0069a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #society #dubai #uae #cop28 #environment #climatechange #fumiokishida
New Zealand’s shameful role in the 1917 destruction of Gaza. | By Scott Hamilton
More people looked up the meaning of "authentic" in the dictionary than any other word in 2023, Merriam-Webster says. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/11/28/world/society/merriam-webster-2023-authentic/?utm_content=bufferb49e7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #worldnews #society #ai #internet #socialmedia
Both Rishi and Kyriakos are fighting it out just to show how ethno-nationalist they are and to appear as such to the domestic audience
they don't really care about the ancient world and they're both admirers of power and colonialism
A new wave of Chinese migrants is flocking to metropolises like Tokyo and Osaka, upending the luxury housing market and upping the competition for admission into elite international schools. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/11/28/japan/society/chinese-immigrants-new-wave/?utm_content=buffera7cc9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #society #china #education #immigration
"SINGAPORE - It takes, on average, $20,000 over five years to get a child from a disadvantaged background to be on an equal footing with his more well-off peers.
This investment is likely to bear fruit later on, with a $136,000 boost in these children’s earning power over the 45 years they are likely to be in the workforce."
A lot of people in business think the higher their wage the more important they are.
That’s a huge misconception!
In most cases it’s the other way around. Those on the front, doing the hard work are the most important ones. Those other clowns up there would even be able to survive without those on the front.
But barely anyone from either group is aware of this fact.
➡️ New issue of Krisis
Krisis is an open access journal for contemporary philosophy that publishes contributions that employ philosophy in understanding current societal, cultural and political developments 🌍📰🔍🤔. It's published by University of Groningen Press (UGP).
No cases of bedbug infestations have so far been reported in Japan. But experts caution that it may only be a matter of time, given the number of travelers now arriving in the country. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/11/27/japan/society/japan-bed-bugs/?utm_content=buffer3e414&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #society #tourism #bedbugs #southkorea #china #paris
Global AI security guidelines endorsed by 18 countries https://www.artificialintelligence-news.com/2023/11/27/global-ai-security-guidelines-endorsed-by-18-countries/ #ai #security #government #cybersecurity #development #coding #programming #ethics #politics #infosec #society #news #tech #technology
The U.S., U.K. and other countries unveiled what has been described as the first detailed international agreement on how to keep AI safe from rogue actors. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/11/27/world/society/ai-safety-design-deal-ink/?utm_content=bufferb71fc&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #worldnews #society #us #uk #ai #tech #cybersecurity #hackers
Annoying or illegal? The restrictive future of climate activism. | By Emma Ricketts
TBS said that a special investigation has found that the Japanese broadcaster had a "history of increasing special treatment" with former Johnny & Associates. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/11/26/japan/society/tbs-investigation-johnnys/?utm_content=bufferca057&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #society #tbs #johnnyassociates #jpop #johnnykitagawa #sexcrimes #sexualharassment
The Sunday Essay: Ward 13. | By Asia Martusia King
Society can be understood as something that only exists as long as actions are performed, as long as processes take place, as long as we all contribute in some way to its ephemeral construction.
"Social organization is messy and refractory, a shambles rather than a crystal […]. There is no tidy atom and no clear-cut world, only complex striations and long strings that reptate as in a polymer goo" (White, H.C. (2008), Identity and control, Princeton, Princeton University Press, p. 18).
A Japanese government panel will start discussions next month to identify issues that need to be resolved to advance the commercialization of driverless taxi and other unmanned self-driving transportation services. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/11/23/japan/society/japan-discussions-driverless-transportation/?utm_content=bufferf4acd&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #society #cars #selfdriving #depopulation
"Amid an overdose crisis and high rates of poverty, illness, and unemployment, Indigenous organizers are doing incredible work to reduce harm and help our peoples thrive. Through mutual aid, cultural work, protest, advocacy, and the sharing of Indigenous lifeways, these organizers are making a profound difference in the lives of Indigenous people in the U.S." #Society https://mskellymhayes.substack.com/p/support-indigenous-people-this-weekend?r=af4cl?utm_source=werd.io&utm_campaign=mastodon&utm_channel=mastodon
🔗 “Stop Using AI-Generated Images” by @michelle
Billionaires are a Menace to Society...
"Let me put it this way: if you made $10,000 a week – a princely sum by the standards of most people – you would have to work every week from the year of Jesus’s birth until this week to earn over a billion dollars. To earn as much as Elon Musk’s net worth at that rate – currently $180bn, according to Forbes – you’d have to work every week for more than a third of a million years – that is, since before Homo sapiens first emerged in Africa....
... billionaires are a menace to the rest of us: their sheer political size warps our public life. Disproportionately older, white and male, they function as unelected powers, a sort of freelance global aristocracy who are too often trying to reign over the rest of us. Some critics think that the supergiant tech corporations that have spawned so many modern billionaires operate in ways that resemble feudalism more than capitalism, and, certainly, plenty of billionaires operate like the lords of the Earth while campaigning to protect the economic inequality that made them so rich and makes so many others so poor. They use their power in arbitrary, reckless and often environmentally destructive ways."
- Rebecca Solnit
So far I've only read the chapter "Bewilderment", wondering if it managed to predict our current media world of mis- and dis-information. It didn't, but is interesting in its own right, especially for this aside, which I found frankly shocking in light of the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Post_Office_scandal:
"...we are also getting to the point at which it may soon be impossible to catch computerised errors at all. The Post Office, for instance, has long refused, as a matter of principle, to admit that it can get [telephone] accounts wrong, let alone that it does..."
Those words would have been written sometime prior to 1969. Nothing changed in the British Post Office managements' perception of their own infallibility in the intervening HALF CENTURY.
Most insidious of all in that regard is that when examples are shown, men get things correct and women get things wrong.
There's an inexplicable gender change in the example below. Is it to set up "If she failed to write this all down and wants it repeated, she presses <keys>"?
Sounds innocuous, maybe the result of an editing slip, but check out this old promotional video of male and female programmers using EDSAC. Who makes the mistake?
The first aspect that jumps out strongly is the entrenched sexism:
A la #GreysonPerry, default man: "As the computer age gathers momentum the ‘man in the street’ is very likely going to be bewildered by it all, particularly in the next twenty years because general education about computers and their usage is largely unavailable today — a lack of foresight we shall pay for."
Real work is done by men: "As we commented in Chapter 12 much man-power would be saved if, when we applied for an automobile registration — or any other kind of licence — we did so at a terminal..." and "The applications for which the professional man may use his terminal are in many cases of much greater complexity and often involve programming."
Can't remember now where I stumbled across a reference to #TheComputerizedSociety #Pelican #book (I know it was on here!) published in 1973 (authored in 1969) but it's proving to be a fascinating read on so many levels.
The authors ask: "We all know that the science-fiction world in which no one needs to work is unreal, but just how likely is it that office work will be done at home in the 1980s or that we shall shop by computerized television? Will our private lives really be under constant surveillance? And will data banks take all the spontaneity out of life?"
Graeber, David; Wengrow, David. The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity (2021)
I have already finished reading this long and powerful book. Now I have to meditate on the ideas it brings...
"Over the course of these chapters we have instead talked about basic forms of social liberty which one might actually put into practice: (1) the freedom to move away or relocate from one’s surroundings; (2) the freedom to ignore or disobey commands issued by others; and (3) the freedom to shape entirely new social realities, or shift back and forth between different ones."
Australian wealth transfer
The great wealth transfer: how Australian banks, supermarkets and airlines have moved billions from customers to shareholders
Disturbing number of Australians living in substandard conditions, new data shows. Working Australians don't earn enough to make ends meet.
HOCUS POCUS. Nonsensical words used by jugglers, previous to their deceptions, as a kind of charm, or incantation. A celebrated writer supposes it to be a ludicrous corruption of the words hoc est corpus, used by the popish priests in consecrating the host.
A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)
Well, yes.. how much do corporate #SocialMedia contribute to the unraveling of the social fabric of #society world-wide and erosion of #democracy, by how their algorithms #DoomPush every person by their gut to the next toxic asocial exchange that keeps them online and seeing more #ads?
Imagine a #Peopleverse 🌈
I read this the other day and haven't stopped thinking about it.
Mostly I worry about the children who have to grow up in this kind of environment. To my mind it's tantamount to child abuse. #Society https://www.huffpost.com/entry/homeschool-conference-curriculum-girl-empowerment_n_652445c9e4b0102e6962fd39?utm_source=werd.io&utm_campaign=mastodon&utm_channel=mastodon
🔗 “Stop Using AI-Generated Images” by @michelle
🔗 “.io considered harmful” by @cariad
There are many times in US culture where lack of aggression or wanting to solve problems in a civil way is seen as inferior.
However, I think walking away from a fight is the strongest thing to do.
This is why people say if you’re too nice people take try to take advantage of you.
🔗 “.io considered harmful” by @cariad
Article / one-pager on this:
*We have a right to daily services, goods, and food — without needing to get in a car.*
#WalkableCommunities #FuckCars #Zoning #ClimateEmergency #ClimateChange #Climate #Reform #Policy #Local #Transit #Jobs #Community #Suburbia #Environment #Infrastructure #Services #Producers #SmallBusiness #Society #JustTransition #Urbanism #GlobalWarming #Degrowth #PostGrowth #Transition
Technology's Ethical Two-Step
1. Now. Delay incorporation of ethics. Let's not muddy the waters in a way that holds back Progress.
2. Later. Deny incorporation of ethics. It's too late. People have come to rely on things as they were built. It would be Disruptive to change now.
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Is this the end of the 'extremely online' era?
I highly recommend listening to this 3-part podcast about the Limits to Growth book and how it was received: https://spotify.link/3nCPEjcJ9Db. It is a very insightful story with many lessons applicable even today. #GrowthAddiction #PostGrowth #beyondgrowth #degrowth #sufficiency #science #society #sustainability #systemsthinking
@fossandcrafts is a #podcast co-hosted by @mlemweb and @cwebber exploring the intersection of user #freedom on computers, and crafting things (like #crochet and #knitting). They run a twice-monthly online #craft session (it's 5am in my time zone otherwise I would be there for sure!) 💻 🧶
That's all for now, please do curate your own lists so we can more closely connect the #Fediverse ❤️
🔗 Researchers from Stanford, MIT, and Princeton have created a transparency index for foundational AI models. 100 different indicators are used to measure how transparent a model is.
This matters in a time where a lot of new products and services are built on models trained elsewhere.
As with most other #socialissues, just give more power to women (at least equal to that of immature and irresponsible men)!
(From a previous response)
If they can't ban Islam, then just halal meat, and if not this just the burka or headscarf for women. There is always something to make life hell for #minorities. And now they play tolerant here. 🙄
Or even better, you leave the decisions to private companies, clubs, restaurants, maybe public swimming pools, etc. and "majority people" make the #majority of money with a small hint to the #police operation that I have caused 🤭
7 cops, 3 cars a motorcycle, because a girl was upset that just the queer guy may not enter.
And if they can't illegalize anything else about you, then they mob you in the hope you'll drop out of school, look for another job or maybe just commit suicide. And if the cops want to bust your balls, they will. You know it's racism, homophobia etc. because it's made up, but cops are always right. I could spare the 1000€ follow-up costs, but not everyone can.
And it became so expensive only because I said no, otherwise I would have gotten away with 600€. So the logic is: Only if you say yes, while you get beaten up, you get off gently. 😪
But anyway, the tolerant white German majority society has decided that if they let you live, that this is tolerance and are now allowed to call themselves so.
And by doing so they can ignore that they are actually quite happy that the cops are Nazis and do society's dirty work. Then you can suddenly pretend to be a philanthropist and it all looks suppi duppi cool.
The reality is: growth 2% => 10% #AfD, recession at -1% => 20‰ AfD, recession at -3% => ???
This additional capacity of mind can then be used to do science and engineering and great things for all. Or it can be used to find ways to abuse the rules. Currently people who do the later run higher risks but also get higher rewards AND are still celebrated for it. At very least, that we should stop!
One of the single most impactful climate emergency changes: Allowing front-yard and driveway businesses.
This would make neighborhoods walkable over night. New jobs in local places. Cafes, grocery shops, repair clinics, tool libraries, arcades, and beyond - right on your street.
Destroying oil demand, commutes, and car dependency over night.
This policy change can happen in as little as 3 sentences, according to Hazel Borys and Strong Towns. pHow can we make this happen everywhere?
Check out the full video, "Why Did We Make Front Yard Businesses Illegal?", which shows some awesome examples and gets into what we can do today — from About Here, Urbanarium, and Uytae Lee.
And share and boost to get people talking about this. This is one of the first and most important changes we can make, for climate emergency transitions. From a path dependency standpoint, it needs to happen first too -- making what we can walkable and low energy to start, and then seeing what we need.
#WalkableCommunities #FuckCars #Zoning #ClimateEmergency #ClimateChange #Climate #Reform #Policy #Local #Transit #Jobs #Community #Suburbia #Environment #Infrastructure #Services #Producers #SmallBusiness #Community #Society #JustTransition #Urbanism #GlobalWarming #Degrowth #PostGrowth #Transition
I truly aspire not to be one of these parents. #Society https://melindawmoyer.substack.com/p/please-let-your-kids-do-things?utm_source=werd.io&utm_campaign=mastodon&utm_channel=mastodon
#India's #SupremeCourt has said it cannot #legalize #samesexmarriage, saying the #decision must rest with #parliament. However, the #court said #society has a #duty to "#safeguard the #rights" of the #LGBTQ #community.