Masthash

#future

Christian
52 minutes ago

Doing future predictions is… hard. Humility paired with knowledge is pretty good, though.

#chatgpt #ai #prediction #futurism #future #ai

Santiago Sainz :verified:
5 hours ago

🌿🤝 #WorldEnvironmentDay is a call to action for everyone. It's time for governments, businesses, and individuals to come together to fight climate change, protect ecosystems, and build a greener future. Let's leave a legacy of a healthy and vibrant Earth for generations to come. #ActForNature #climatechange #future

Manni_P :mastolove:
6 hours ago

Festschnallen #es #geht #weiter!

#DankeDieter
"Ein kleiner Schritt für einen Menschen - ein Quantensprung für die Menschheit." :mastolove: :mastolove: :mastolove:

"The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand." ― Frank Herbert

Meldung des Tages für mein #Tagebuch: https://twitter.com/WSchaekel/status/1665628111868776450

#DieterReiter #München #Cannabis #hope #future #fff #danke #etwas #Interstellar #Weedmob #coldplay #jin #cannabinoids #epigenetics #something #hemp #dune #survive 😃

Bildschirmfoto Twittter Weedmob https://t.co/rP2zkv2hh7
Cannabis in München: "Die restriktive Verbotspolitik funktioniert nicht"
Münchens Oberbürgermeister Dieter Reiter wirbt für eine liberale Drogenpolitik und will, dass seine Stadt Cannabismodellregion wird. Die CSU ist empört.
Interview: Ferdinand Otto
4. Juni 2023, 19:40 Uhr 65 Kommentare
Artikel hören
https://www.zeit.de/politik/deutschland/2023-06/cannabis-muenchen-dieter-reiter-legalisierung-bayern-csu?utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fnews.google.com%2F
pressenza de
9 hours ago

#international #politik #gesellschaft #gewalt #freiheit #spirituality #politics #violence #freedom #development #systemic #crisis #future

Die Wahlsiege von Gustavo Petro, Xiomara Castro, Gabriel Boric, Pedro Castillo, die Rückkehr der MAS in die bolivianische Regierung und Lula in die brasilianische Präsidentschaft sowie die Wahlsiege von Andrés Manuel López Obrador und Alberto Fernández leiteten eine neue Welle progressiver Regierungen in Lateinamerika ein.

https://www.pressenza.com/de/2023/06/was-ist-angesichts-des-reaktionaeren-vormarsches-der-extremen-rechten-zu-tun-und-zu-unterlassen/

16 hours ago

Please boost this toot as my direct connections on Mastodon are biased (in a good way).

Data (fact). #Greenhouse Gas #emissions keep on rising. https://ourworldindata.org/greenhouse-gas-emissions

Question.

Do you think about & make plans that result in fewer greenhouse gases being emitted? For example, having a #holiday in your own country, rather than abroad. Using the #train rather than the #car . Eating no or less #meat .

#mastodon #fediverse #sustainable #activites #travel #food #health #ethics #future #democracy #justice

Jens Notroff
20 hours ago

"Ruins collapse temporalities."

For today's #SundayArchaeology: Kevin C. Pyle's brilliant #GraphicEssay on "The #Future of #Ruins", the remains of our present, and some thoughts along Paul Virilio's #BunkerArchaeology.

https://evergreenreview.com/read/the-future-of-ruins

Rüdiger Kuhnke
21 hours ago

#future #Ethics
Musk will Kolonisten zum Mars schicken. Wie steht es mit dem Schutz möglicherweise vorhandenen einheimischen Lebens?

Green House Think Tank
1 day ago

Our soceity must confront the difficult choices ahead....

"This is a complex book that is an important contribution to the debate we need to have about how we are going to adapt to climate change and the other crises we face. It steers clear of techno-optimistic visions, but also of bright green futures, where all our problems will be solved by the transition to a zero carbon economy."

https://www.greenhousethinktank.org/a-small-farm-future/

#food #farming #future #predicaments #difficult-choices #greenread @chris samje

Cover of Book -- Blue background with black text reading "A Small Farm Future - Making the case for a society build around Local economies, self-provisioning, agricultural diversity and a shared earth - Chris Samje
اندرو آبی
1 day ago

A Nasty Virus That Infects Bacteria Could Be Key to Improved Gene Therapies

singularityhub.com/2023/06/04/…

#SingularityHub #chronicles #technological #progress by #highlighting the #breakthroughs, #players, and #issues shaping the #future as well as #supporting a #global #community of #smart, #passionate, #action-oriented #people who want to #change the #world.

https://

QuoteBot
1 day ago

"Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too." Marcus Aurelius #QOTD #quote #Future

Ingo Schramm
1 day ago

Reminder to my #future self:

If #authoritarianism won almost everywhere and yet another world #war was unleashed, it is not because I occasionally donated money to an aid group for the benefit of people in #Ukraine.

It is because unconstrained #capitalism and its #fascist extreme have exactly this consequence. Every. Single. Time.

#russia #china #usa

si_irini
2 days ago

PLEASE READ AND #BOOST

My little contribution for #wearorange

A ballad against gun violence

Thanks for reading

Only 4 minutes reading time
❤️ si_irini 😘

#betterworld #hope #fediverse #mastodon #writing #ballad #poem #poems #kindness #love #future #toleranc #givethemavoice #love #justice #human #humanrights #humanity

#AltText
Poem-ballad against gun violence
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If you have problems to read it please contact me
#AltText
Poem-ballad against gun violence
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#AltText
Poem-ballad against violence
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Ajax McNubbin
2 days ago

Poor Taylor. 18. His full life as a stallion ahead of him, until fate decides to deal him another hand. What happens when his body betrays him, and the world suddenly figures out he'd be better off a mareboi than a stallion? Well read and find out~

Contains: male heat, male impregnation, coach/player, anal, and lactation.

All characters are 18+
===

https://cohost.org/AjaxWrites/post/1614674-mareboi

#Ajaxstories #furrywriter #furrywriting #nsfw #NSFWWriting #legal_age #Mareboi #MAGIC #gay #m_m #male_male #anal #impotence #impregnation #mild #lactation #future #bodily #changes #male_heat #mpreg #mustang #clydesdale #horse #Stallion #size #difference #chubby #athletic #testicle_shrinking #Mareboi_Universe #feminization

Mareboi  M/M  (Impregnation) (Heat, Coach/Player)
§ Jason :mastodon:
2 days ago

Exhausted after Web3 LIVE but exhilarated!

So many great ideas. So many great speakers. So many great people I connected with.

I almost want to cancel my vacation this week so I can get back to work and help shape the future of the Web and computer mediated communication.

#Web3 #future

Future of experience design panel on stage at Web3.
اندرو آبی
2 days ago

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through June 3)

singularityhub.com/2023/06/03/…

#SingularityHub #chronicles #technological #progress by #highlighting the #breakthroughs, #players, and #issues shaping the #future as well as #supporting a #global #community of #smart, #passionate, #action-oriented #people who want to #change the #world.

https://

Times Up
2 days ago

We were running another Futuring Exercise the other day. Organised by Südwind - circulating around the question: "How to inspire visionary thinking in younger generations despite current crises".

#Vision #future #news #mycelocracy #development

https://loosediary.wordpress.com/2023/06/01/news-from-visionary-rebellions/?fbclid=IwAR3wAS1zVLGmapFphMEZhhBCP8wGGAmaloS-ohJlBirA9MmHskJU8Xys7Fo

Santiago Sainz :verified:
2 days ago

Children are not only the future, they are also the best allies we have to help us create and fight for a better future. To those children, here is a little guide on how you can make the world a better place from your school: #Future #Children #Kids #SDGs #school #sdg

Nikki Halliwell SEO
2 days ago

This week's Tech SEO Tips newsletter discusses clashing robots.txt rules, Principles of good SEO by Pedro Dias, Understanding Data With Time Series Decomposition by Alexander Darwin, AI for SEO by Ryan Jones, How to Setup GA4 (Tutorial) by Dana DiTomaso and much more.

Check out the newsletter here: https://us20.campaign-archive.com/?u=11f6172b63b3321ea5868af2b&id=5601fcac8c

Subscribe now for future editions: http://eepurl.com/hMUKuf.

#SEO #newsletter #TechSEOTips #ai #data #future

Dah DJM (open to jobs)
3 days ago

Yeah, of course, that's the ubiquitous phones...

#Future

Parents: Kids are more depressed these days, I wonder why?
Kids: You destroyed the economy for us, the earth is literally dying, we are going to work until we die, and on top of that, the Nazis are back.
Parents: It's those pesky iPhones

Dream Store - Invest In Your Dreams Now!
https://www.vnzn.de/en/2021/04/19/dream_store/

#dream #finance #future #technology :ablobgrin:

اندرو آبی
3 days ago

JetZero’s Next-Gen Aircraft Could Change How We Fly for the First Time in Decades

singularityhub.com/2023/06/02/…

#SingularityHub #chronicles #technological #progress by #highlighting the #breakthroughs, #players, and #issues shaping the #future as well as #supporting a #global #community of #smart, #passionate, #action-oriented #people who want to #change the #world.

https://

Times Up
3 days ago
EU Council TV News
3 days ago

Doorstep by @StojmenovaDuh, Minister of Digital Transformation of #Slovenia, at today's #TTE Council (#Telecommunications) in #Luxembourg.

"We need to consider what will be the #impact on the #future development of the whole connectivity sector."

https://newsroom.consilium.europa.eu/events/20230601-transport-telecommunications-and-energy-council-june-2023/140241-arrival-and-doorstep-si-stojmenova-duh-20230602

🐦🔗: https://n.respublicae.eu/EUCouncilTVNews/status/1664540968291381248

kasilas
3 days ago

To no surprise at all, Ireland's EPA has confirmed that Ireland is nowhere near meetings its EU commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

This is not normal. Other EU states are better and doing far more.

We are the second worst polluter per capita in the EU, missed the 2020 targets by a massive margin, and on track for massive fines.

See: http://bit.ly/3qjUtdF

#ghg #environment #ireland #pollution #future

EPA Ireland
3 days ago

Ireland is projected to fall well short of our climate targets.

We have published our Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions projections for 2022-2040. They show that Ireland will only reduce its GHG emissions to 29% by 2023, much lower than our target of 51%.

Read our GHG Emissions Projects report here: http://bit.ly/3qjUtdF #ghg #environment #ireland #pollution #future

si_irini
4 days ago

Hey you out there.

It's late in Germany...
Time to 😴😴😴😴💤💤💤💤

Today I sent my latest poem to the #fediverse....

I hope you like it.

If you don't find it write me and I will send it to you.

Good night from Germany.

❤️ si_irini 😘

#mastodon #writing #betterworld #love #world #hope #poem #humanity #equality #text #future #givethemavoice #tolerance #kindnes #human #humanity

Sometimes, you just need to take a look around to see how #amazing the #world can truly be!

A Small Detail I Noticed Today

https://www.thetaoistonline.org/post/a-small-detail-i-noticed-today

#life #future #mindfulness #lifestyle #writing

اندرو آبی
4 days ago

Did Life Evolve More Than Once? Researchers Are Closing in on An Answer

singularityhub.com/2023/06/01/…

#SingularityHub #chronicles #technological #progress by #highlighting the #breakthroughs, #players, and #issues shaping the #future as well as #supporting a #global #community of #smart, #passionate, #action-oriented #people who want to #change the #world.

https://

Poetry News
4 days ago

mRNA tech has potential galore
Beyond vaccine for Covid we saw
A better tomorrow
May bring us good sorrow
Aided by our newest tech lore

#mrna #covidvaccine #tech #future #limerick #poetry

https://arstechnica.com/science/2023/05/mrna-technology-for-vaccines-and-more-an-ars-frontiers-recap/

Petra van Cronenburg
4 days ago

"Humans are taking colossal risks with the #future of civilization and everything that lives on#Earth, a new study published in the journal Nature shows... A safe and just #transformation to a manageable #planet, requires urgent, collective action by multiple actors, especially in government and business to act within Earth system boundaries to keep our life support system of the planet intact." https://www.pik-potsdam.de/en/news/latest-news/a-just-world-on-a-safe-planet-first-study-quantifying-earth-system-boundaries via @PIK_climate #ClimateCrisis #biodiversity #climateJustice

O. Inha
5 days ago

The Seven Steps Of Oneironautics, Op. 10 № 8015. An imaginary film. #syntheticmedia #future #byproduct

Inautilo
5 days ago

#Business #Findings
Insights from American workers · A survey on AI in the workplace across four generations https://ilo.im/138i5n

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#Survey #US #AI #Job #Workplace #Future #GenZ #Millennials #GenX #Boomers

Transition Together
5 days ago

"What we cannot imagine cannot come into being"

What future are you imagining and working to build? How can we imagine it together, so it's safe, equitable, abundant for everyone?

Crucial questions to explore.

Join us 10-11 June for our #TransformOurFuture North West gathering, to help us shape the journey: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/organizations/events

#bellhooks #imagination #communityaction #future #climateaction #socialjustice #transitiontowns #transition

"What we cannot imagine cannot come into being." A quote from bell hooks. On a background with colourful shapes and symbols, including a truss of tomatoes, wind turbines and a feather.
O. Inha
5 days ago

The Seven Steps Of Oneironautics, Op. 10 № 7939. An imaginary film. #aigenerated #future #byproduct

DisruptionNetworkLab
5 days ago

Clusterduck employes the "political compass" meme to generate collective visions of the future.

Do you want to play with us?

Join the workshop HYPECOMPASS - Between Deep Fake Simulation and CoreCore Propaganda by #Clusterduck, June 6 at Acud Macht Neu in #Berlin.

Learn more and register now: https://dnlb.org/hype.

#meme #memes #berlininjune #ai #corecore #stablediffusion #politics #propaganda #future #inspiration #network #event

Margrethe Vestager
6 days ago

It is a global first #HYBRIT - thanks for taking us to the #future. And full industrial scale is only 3 years (and a lot of hard work) away🤞🏼
RT @SweMFA: The world’s first fossil-free steel comes from Sweden🇸🇪

The fourth meeting of the 🇪🇺-🇺🇸 Trade & Technology Council #TTC kicked off today with a visit to the HYBRIT pilot plant in Luleå, Sweden.

The HYBRIT technology can help reduce emissions from steel production worldwide. https://t.co/RpK4Zw4E6y

🐦🔗: https://n.respublicae.eu/vestager/status/1663603377471717376

EU commissioners and ministers from the EU and Sweden at the HYBRIT site.
Photo: Josefine Stenersen
EU commissioners and ministers from the EU and Sweden at the HYBRIT site.
Photo: Josefine Stenersen
EU commissioners and ministers from the EU and Sweden at the HYBRIT site.
Photo: Josefine Stenersen
EU_ScienceHub
6 days ago

RT @RSAEurope: The final @EU_ScienceHub '#Future of #Cities' webinar is taking place tomorrow:

➡️Shrinking Cities
⏰ 31st May 1.30pm BST / 2.30pm CEST
📢 René Fleschurz Jean-Philippe Aurambout @alerainy
🪑 Beatriz Fernandez

For more info and to register:

💻https://t.co/0naPnRbT2q

🔁🤗🔁🤗 https://t.co/5gXXXUhDPN

🐦🔗: https://n.respublicae.eu/EU_ScienceHub/status/1663487485505155075

James
6 days ago

Funny to see people on #LinkedIn blindly peddling #Toyota’s line that #EV’s aren’t the way forward yet because of resources, so we should buy #hybrid cars instead. Strangely literally every other company disagrees and is massively ahead of them. Almost as if they know the #company doesn’t have a #future.

Yahia Lababidi
6 days ago

A.I. Poses ‘Risk of Extinction,’ #Industry Leaders Warn
Leaders from #OpenAI, #Google #Deepmind, #Anthropic and other #AI labs warn that #future systems could be as deadly as #pandemics and #nuclear #weapons :
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/30/technology/ai-threat-warning.html

#tech #news

Erin Whalen
6 days ago

What Future Energy Revolutions Do We Need?

I'm appreciating this essay by Tomas Pueyo this morning – and was surprised to learn that energy use per capita in the developed world has apparently DECREASED in the past 15 or so years.

Key quote: "...our best bets right now are photovoltaic, wind, and nuclear fission. We must unlock some or all of them if we want humanity to reach the next level of prosperity."

https://unchartedterritories.tomaspueyo.com/p/future-energy-revolutions

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#energy #RenewableEnergy #sustainability #future

Mike Stevens :ohno:
1 week ago

Love this. Reminds me of Kim Stanley Robinson's ideas in a few of his novels that sails could again play a part in global shipping, in a slower and more sensible future. (Along with the return of dirigibles in the air.)

https://thenextweb.com/news/zero-emissions-cargo-shipping-the-old-fashioned-way

#tech #future #MarsTrilogy #MinistryForTheFuture #kimstanleyrobinson #scifi #sailing #climatechange

AI6YR
1 week ago

Interesting, I didn't realize that #bees were associated both with #poets and telling the #future (Delphi of Oracle). https://www.jstor.org/stable/4256092

Beehive shaped antiquity associated with the Delphi of Oracle
Tradition holds the famous Delphic Oracle was revealed by a swarm of bees, and the Pythia or divinatory priestesses in Delphi's Temple of Apollo were  affectionately called *Delphic Bees', while virgin priestesses of Greek God- desses like Rhea and Demeter were called mel- issai, “bees’; the hierophanis. essenes, ‘king bees'. Great musicians and poets like Pindar were inspired by the Muses, who bestowed the sacred enthusiasm of the logos. sending bees to anoint the poets’ lips with honey (Ransome 1937). Some hold the vatic revelations of the Pythia were stimulated by inhaling visionary va- pors of henbane, Hyoscyamus niger L., issuing from a fumarole over which the Delphic Bees were suspended, and into which the plant had been cast (Ritsch 1987). The primordial Eur-
Erin Whalen
1 week ago

What "Electrify Everything" Actually Looks Like

This Mother Jones article seems to offer a good overview of what decarbonizing the economy will look like in the US. (And Canada too, I'm guessing.)

Spoiler: we need to "build, build, build."

https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2023/04/electrify-everything-scope-data/

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#RenewableEnergy #sustainability #CircularEconomy #future

Milavia
1 week ago

@rustoleumlove @chartier not just #fda but other agencies too like the #space agencies & #fcc, etc they dance to the tune of the highest bidder or billionaire

#ShadyApprovals #Greed #Billionaires #Future #Health #Humanity #Life

ecosentido
1 week ago

Want To See the Future of the Food System In Action? Visit Your Local Farmers Market!

According the first World Farmers Market Coalition report, markets have tangible economic, environmental, and social benefits from preserving biodiversity to providing pathways for youth in agriculture to empowering women.
#FarmersMarket #NewEconomy #FoodSystem #future
https://foodtank.com/news/2023/05/want-to-see-the-future-of-the-food-system-in-action-visit-your-local-farmers-market/

Solarpunk Presents Podcast
2 weeks ago

SEASON TWO FINALE IS HERE!

In episode 2.10 of Solarpunk Presents, join @xtinadlr and @arielkroon for a conversation that revisits episode one of season two and discusses (among other things), #rewilding and #ecofascism - we promise it's not super doom-laden, though!

Getting urgently-needed #environmental protection and rewilding right requires facing the evils that have been historically committed in the name of #conservation, so that we don’t repeat those grave mistakes, even with the best of intentions. As #solarpunks, we need to learn from the past in order to shape #futures that are intentionally better than our pasts and presents.

Listen to the episode here: https://tinyurl.com/yyr73dew

And that’s a wrap for season 2! Season 3 will be coming along in the last week of June for #Patreon supporters, and to the public in the first week of July. Until then, keep dreaming, and keep up the good work!

-Ariel

#solarpunk #podcast #SeasonFinale #future #PositiveFutures #ClimateAction #ClimateHope #CriticalEngagement #Philosophy #Ecology #Conversation #WowTheWordcountOnThisServerIsMassive #WhatElseCanITag? #ComeListenToUs #We'rePrettyGreat #OrSoWeThink #SolarpunkRocks #EatLocal #Locavore #LocavoreMovement #100MileDiet

Jon Sullivan
2 weeks ago

We live on a lucky planet, so far...

“around 1% of the time, things went sideways. The shape of Mercury’s orbit changed significantly... Sometimes, as it cut its new path through space, its behavior destabilized other planets as well: Mars, for instance, might be ejected from the solar system, or it might crash into Earth. Venus and Earth could, in a slow, cosmic dance, exchange orbits several times before eventually colliding.”

https://www.quantamagazine.org/new-math-shows-when-solar-systems-become-unstable-20230516/

#astronomy #math #future #SolarSystem

RockyC
2 weeks ago

Over 25 years in #IT has taught me one thing: the human-computer interface is fundamentally flawed. Our brains don’t process information the way #computers do - leading to wasted time, frustrated users, and people scared of #technology.

I found a really interesting piece by Jason Yuan where he offers one possible solution: a concept he calls #MercuryOS that focuses on INTENTIONS instead of applications.

NGL, it hurts my brain, but it could be the #future.

https://uxdesign.cc/introducing-mercury-os-f4de45a04289

European Commission
2 weeks ago

🌿 Preserving Europe's natural treasures is vital.

Today, we celebrate the largest network of protected areas in the world. From butterflies to otters, Natura 2000 sites are home to some of the most valuable and threatened species in #Europe.

They ensure the long-term survival of our precious habitats and species. The network covers more than 18% of the #EU's land area and more than 8% of its marine territory.

It's a collective effort to safeguard our natural heritage for #future generations!

A young bear in the Notranjska region in Slovenia
European river otter swimming on its back in clear water
Peacock butterfly on flowers
Artic fox in the Northern Hemisphere
Nikki Halliwell SEO
2 weeks ago

Tech SEO Tips this week discusses URLs to include in your XML sitemaps, plus developing customised SEO strategies from 🌈 Petra Kis-Herczegh, stealing your competitors’ featured snippets with ChatGPT by Tony Hill, a UGC SEO Playbook by Tory Gray & much more.

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Subscribe for future editions: http://eepurl.com/hMUKuf.

#SEO #Newsletter #TechSEOTips #future #tech

Jacqui
2 weeks ago

As wee Jeff ( 😭 ) comes on TV
today - talking about being biggest party of #Unionism, which is correct.

But remember that the Unionism (#UUP & #DUP) were once the biggest parties throughout NI history. The #UUP once dominated #Belfast City Council - which now has #Sinn Fein has it's largest party.

#Doug & #Jeff are talking about the #future of Unionism, getting their people out to vote. It would help if they offered them a vision of the #future that didn't look like #NI pre

Same day I get my first crypto/ai spam, Wired runs these two stories. This crap is gonna be a menace. Buckle up

#scams #scammers #ChatGPT #ChatGPTScams #AI #law #regulation #tech #future #Wired

Screenshot of a Wired article headline: ChatGPT scams are infiltrating the App Store and Google Play.
Screenshot of a Wired article headline: Spooked by ChatGPT, US lawmakers want to create an AI regulator

I'm excited to be speaking at UX Camp Spring/Summer 2023 this Saturday.

I will be giving a talk about the importance of High-fidelity prototypes for the future of experience design.

The conference is virtual and $13.50 for tickets! 
https://lnkd.in/euu5AjUV

And you can read the preface for my talk here:
https://lnkd.in/eV4ujGAU

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#ChicagoCamps

#design #ux #experience #future

Text: To Be Rather Than To Seem
The case for High-fidelity Prototypes In Experience Design

Jason Cranford Teague
CranfordTeague.com

Woman looking melodramatically into mirror with arm covering her eyes.
Norman Posselt
3 weeks ago

It started with a one-time special offer at @btconf in Düsseldorf this year. But the response since then has been pretty great. That’s why I’m now expanding this to all #future #portraits. My dear friend @koeberlin has been doing this for years with his typerface #Pangea. And it’s a good idea. #PortraitsForTrees 🌿🌱

Leftist UU
3 weeks ago

So I've written a foreword draft and outlined the first couple chapters of a short book, tentatively called "Post-Apocalyptic Sociology." Someone said it was "retrohistorical archeology." I consider it a meditation on how today, as humankind holds the corpus of all history, literature, survey date, etc.- we face the same issue as every age before us.

Namely, how do we keep this alive for future generations, and if we were to put ourselves in the shoes of future (or far future) social scientists, how can we make it so they can conduct the kind of research we would want to do?

We can evaluate prior generations' attempts to do this, whether explicitly #propaganda or good-faith attempts that have had their effective strengths and maddening shortcomings.

Attached is the (very rough) foreword, which I wrote mostly on Friday to just have it down so I can start doing some outlining and figure out what #library access and databases I need to use.

https://www.scribd.com/document/645491341/The-End-of-All-Things-and-the-Things-After-That

#sociology #research #socialscience #future #archeology #history @sociology

Tao of Mac
3 weeks ago

Will A.I. Become the New McKinsey?

Apologies in about the paywall, but Ted Chiang is always worth reading, even though I don’t agree with a fair bit of it. (...)

#value #enterprise #shareholder #opinion #policy #ai #mckinsey #future

https://taoofmac.com/space/links/2023/05/13/0827

Will A.I. Become the New McKinsey?
Erin Whalen
4 weeks ago

Meanwhile, in micromobility news: France has announced plans to invest €2 billion over the next four years to promote cycling. One of their goals is to increase the total number of cycling paths in the country from 57,000 km to 80,000 km by 2027, and 100,000 km by 2030.

YES!! I hope Canada does something similar. More bikes, fewer cars please!

https://momentummag.com/mon-dieu-france-invests-cool-2-billion-to-promote-cycling/

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#sustainability #bikes #ebikes #transportation #micromobility #environment #future #infrastructure

Aspen Proposal
4 weeks ago

Politics, economics and technology are important factors in shaping a civilization that can persist for millennia.

But it is the way we see and understand ourselves and our role on this planet that is key to making that happen.

We are part of a very large family that includes over 8 million species.

We have been sculpted by millions of years of evolution to be compassionate, cooperative and curious.

If we let those understandings sink in, our future will be long and prosperous.

http://www.aspenproposal.org

#sustainability #economics #biodiversity #politics #future #Nature

The boardwalk on Bullfrog Hill Trail in the Horsebarn Valley Interpretive Forest.
Erin Whalen
4 weeks ago

A team of molecular biologists found that fungi keep themselves colder than their surroundings – about 1.4 to 5.9°C colder in one study.

I read this and immediately thought about the world heating up and the recent spate of articles talking about mycelium being used in building construction as well as materials for clothing, packaging, and other products.

Think we'll have fungi-cooled buildings and clothing one day?

https://phys.org/news/2023-05-mushrooms-cooler.html

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#fungi #science #biology #future #mycelium

4 weeks ago

I can't recommend this short #film enough.

The Great Simplification - Film on energy, environment, and our future.

"We're all alive during the #carbon pulse" 🛢️ ⛽

We are draining Earth's "energy battery" 🔋 millions of times faster than it was trickle charged by photosynthesis ☀️ 🌳. https://www.thegreatsimplification.com/animations

#history #future #FossilFuels #EnergyBlind #GDP #power

#wisdom #sustainability #degrowth #EnergyEfficency

#biology #psychology #tribalism
#behaviors

#consumption #AI

dan qui dam
4 weeks ago

#ScifiBundle

Are you into military scifi? Wars? Playing as an alien, IA or Greys People fighting aboard tank & rocket spaceships?

Redshift

"The year is 2200. The galaxy is at war."

"modify your space ships, your equipment and even yourself (…) to keep doing the jobs that no one else will do. Will you survive, or die like so many before you?"

Find this D6 game in the Scifi bundle https://itch.io/b/1790/sci-fi-is-the-best
& the author @6sidedgames & https://6sidedgames.itch.io

#TTRPG #war #future #cybernetics

Cover of the game is all black and red energy to get a war mood, with a round gold emblem like a futuristic military badge
European Research Council (ERC
1 month ago

Today's #EuropeDay marks the official start of the #EuropeanYearofSkills. ERC-funded @carneiro_econ @ucl says investing in #skills from an early age is crucial to building a brighter #future, especially for disadvantaged children. 👉https://europa.eu/!6hMxCC
@EU_Social

🐦🔗: https://n.respublicae.eu/ERC_Research/status/1655890410395557888

aithir
1 month ago

#Predictions: Self Driving Cars

Traffic is terrible, Jams are annoying, Construction sites are from hell and I don't even want to start with the other drivers. If only cars could drive on their own. Let's look at the situation in ten years. ...

#cars, #autonomousdriving, #Future, #10YearsFromNow

@scifi

Full Post: https://octahedron.world/storylines/predictions/04-self-driving-cars?c=mst

dan qui dam
1 month ago

#ScifiBundle

Scifi is also the place to imagine a better future…

Strike Out!

"It is the distant future.
There is no war.
There is no poverty or famine.
There is only sports."

Well, I guess it might be nice to keep a competitive mind without the killing aspect of wars. Hurray for sports! 💪

Find this Powered by Charge game in the Scifi bundle: https://itch.io/b/1790/sci-fi-is-the-best
& the author on: https://joel-happyhil.itch.io

#TTRPG #sport #Charge #scifi #future

Cover is a human character dressed in fluorescent sportswear, running over a ball, with some surrounded by lines to show their speed

Scientists discover tactic that would solve food scarcity for millions: ‘Enough food to feed 19 million people’ - and of course, it's mushroom-based!

https://www.thecooldown.com/sustainable-food/mycoforestry-edible-mushrooms-food-source
🍄
#mycology #mycoforestry #mushrooms #sustainability #science #ScienceNews #food #future #AmazingIdeas

Rudy Rucker
1 month ago

Great interview of me by John Shirley for the new futurist ezine *Instant Future*. They've interviewed Charlie Stross as well. Spurred by fellow OG cyberpunk Shirley, I wrote some heavy-duty wild-ass shit. Enjoy. https://instantfuture.org/flashforwards-next-50-years/

#cybperpunk #future #ai #chatgpt #wares #futurism #rudyrucker #interview #shirley

John Shirley
1 month ago

TODAY! At the INSTANT FUTURE science and futuristics speculation website, my INTERVIEW WITH RUDY RUCKER. And it is mindblowing! Rudy is one of cyberpunk's founders! And a brilliant mathematical scientist, teacher, and visionary. His ideas have been borrowed by Microsoft, by other sf novelists, by videogames, and yet there are always more!
Instant Future is always free!

https://instantfuture.org/flashforwards-next-50-years/

@rudytheelder @cstross (Charles is referenced by Rudy)
#sff #science #scifi #future

Andrew
1 month ago

I've been writing and sharing thoughts for a while about how we can realise who we are, and who each other are, in order to transform the way we think about ourselves, our communities, our societies, our cultures. Our futures.

Every ideal that I have been writing about finds its practical realisation in this film.

#hope #joy #humanity #society #future #love #sociology #community #philosophy #unity #friends #world #solutions #positivity #goodnews #oneness #life #bahai

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtGhO-Zs2Ok

Matthew Kressel
1 month ago

I finished a new 3d artwork today: "Old CO2 Scrubber Tower". In the late 22nd century, with atmospheric carbon restored to healthy levels, the CO2 scrubber towers have fallen into disuse, and nature has begun to reclaim them. #digitalart #ScienceFiction
#NoAI #solarpunk #scifi #future #climatechange #globalwarming #nature #forest #woods #plants #tower #sciencefiction #co2 #carbondioxide #sequestration #decarbonization

Great article via the New Yorker on AI as it will be used-- to further corporations' desire for ever-increasing profits (i.e. the unsustainability of capitalism), accelerationism, and the true meaning/origin of the word Luddite: https://www.newyorker.com/science/annals-of-artificial-intelligence/will-ai-become-the-new-mckinsey

#AI #ArtificialIntelligence #corporations #capitalism #future #accelerationism

A snippet of the linked New Yorker article on AI, capitalism and Luddites.
TrevorN
1 month ago

An intelligent AI developed by scientists will identify the super wealthy as the main threat to human life and extinguish them.
An intelligent AI controlled by the super wealthy will identify scientists as the main threat to their dominance and extinguish them.
#AI #dystopia #future

Corey S Powell
1 month ago

Here's an intriguing idea: a liquid, self-healing mirror that could enable space telescopes 100 times as powerful as #JWST.
It's publicly funded breakthrough tech, supported by NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts.
https://www.nasa.gov/ames/flute #NASA #Future

Illustration of the current Fluidic Telescope’s (FLUTE’s) concept for a next-generation large space observatory. The space telescope’s mirror would be created in space from liquid materials and would be approximately 164 feet (50 meters) in diameter – half as long as a football field. The optics would be shaped by the natural surface tension force exerted by fluids.
Working Class Games
1 month ago

Mastodon 3/

Something I've tried to do as a human rights activist for 20+ years is to ask what a change will do to the most oppressed groups.

It's something to keep in mind for digital change as well. I'm sure most people don't want the fediverse to turn into super toxic drive-by harrassment like what happens on the hate bird site.

On the other hand a bunch of people probably definitely do want that, to build another star account, to be big influencers, get money/attention, whatever. I don't care about these people and I don't want a social platform to privilege them over others.

We have to ask whether success means to "become twitter"? To have as much users as twitter?

To paraphrase a popular slogan: We need to kill the toxic hate bird in our own head.

#mastodon #fediverse #future

Working Class Games
1 month ago

Mastodon 2/

The devs will also add quote toots like the hate bird site has. No word yet on whether that is something you can opt out of / opt in etc.

And a more general search.

If I wanted one tech bro and his buddies to force decisions and make things more hate bird site like and more centralized, I wouldn't have left twitter.

#mastodon #fediverse #future

Working Class Games
1 month ago

Mastodon 1/

There's some changes coming that a bunch of people didn't want, didn't ask for.

The main problem is that we don't have a decent way of organizing democracy about making Mastodon future decisions.

One of the new changes is onboarding: the main app will basically push you to join mastodon.social, an already overfull, questionably moderated server, not coincidentally web boy's own instance.

Centralizing mastodon onboarding to help decentralization is like giving more money to billionaires and hoping the wealth will "trickle down". Trickle down decentralization?

#mastodon #fediverse #future

‘The Godfather of A.I.’ Leaves Google and Warns of Danger Ahead

His immediate concern is that the internet will be flooded with false photos, videos and text, and the average person will “not be able to know what is true anymore.”

Down the road, he is worried that future versions of the technology pose a threat to humanity because they often learn unexpected behavior from the vast amounts of data they analyze. This becomes an issue, he said, as individuals and companies allow A.I. systems not only to generate their own computer code but actually run that code on their own. And he fears a day when truly autonomous weapons — those killer robots — become reality.

https://archive.ph/2023.05.01-152032/https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/01/technology/ai-google-chatbot-engineer-quits-hinton.html

#ai #chatgpt #google #tech #future

John Shirley
1 month ago

Instant Future presents

AN INTERVIEW WITH CHARLES STROSS, Hugo and Locus and Prometheus Award winning author and science-fiction visionary. We grill him about the future of our world! His perspective is very distinctive indeed. Don't miss out.

Instant Future is always FREE.

https://instantfuture.org/optimism-optimized-pessimism-parsed/

@cstross #scifi #fantasy #sff #sciencefiction #science #future

Boiling Steam
1 month ago

Now for a different take on decentralization and mastodon: Mastodon Is Doomed: https://justingarrison.com/blog/2023-04-24-mastodon-is-doomed/ #linux #update #foss #mastodon #socialnetwork #decentralization #future

si_irini
1 month ago

Am nervous and scared 😞

First, please read this poem only if you can read a poem about suicide

I am accusing our whole society, whether it can be done or not is another discussion
Please read to the end if you can

One day I will write a poem about the people who were left behind with questions😢

Everyone who knows german please read the german version

Please #boost who supports it

Thanks a lot 🙏🏼
❤️si_irini

#betterworld #poem #writing #text #handinhand #love #fight #hope #nevergiveup #future

#AltText
Poem about suicide
#AltText
Poem about suicide
If you got questions
Feel free to ask me

I'm no conspiracy theorist or a Luddite or someone who's afraid of/resistant to change, but I don't like the idea of driverless cars. Just like I'm not into all the AI stuff.

I just see all the autonomy and these camera-covered vehicles leading to driverless drones and vehicles used by governments for martial law-- to keep the population in line. Unfettered, unregulated tech advances-- that's what this kind of stuff always leads to. Fascism, control, surveillance states (I mean, more than the USA already has).

Again, just my personal view, but I just get the feeling that AI, LLM, ChatGPT, all of it is just making the kind of controllable future that the rich and their corporations want that much easier to create.

And you just KNOW that's what this particular driverless car tech is going to be used for. The ability to more and more easily dispatch driverless vehicles, not to mention all the data they are already collecting and will collect -- all this is going to be sold to the highest bidder for surveillance purposes just like it always is (Think Facebook, etc. And I'm sure this is probably already happening).

Just.. no thanks. To all of it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/04/24/driverless-cars-san-francisco/

#privacy #DriverlessCars #surveillance #corporatocracy #SurveillanceState #ai #llm #tech #future

aithir
2 months ago

#Predictions: Climate Refugees

Everything can already be seen in the architectural foundation of future history. It's getting hot on Earth. Some regions will become inhabitable. People who are currently living there will fight for their survival. ...

#climatecrisis, #refugees, #Future, #10YearsFromNow

@scifi

Full Post: https://octahedron.world/storylines/predictions/03-climate-refugees?c=mst

Erin Whalen
2 months ago

According to this article, ebike sales are booming in France, with 28% of all bikes sold last year being electric.

The article also mentions that more than 50% of all bikes sold in the Netherlands last year were electric.

Bring on our micromobility future! 🚲 ⚡

https://www.connexionfrance.com/article/Practical/Transport/Sales-of-new-electric-bikes-boom-in-France-push-bikes-fall

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#ebike #ev #sustainability #urbanism #transportation #future

Ricketson
2 months ago

This is a really interesting presentation from @timnitGebru criticizing the ideological aspects of the "artificial general intelligence" (AGI) movement. First, I think this information can help us immunize ourselves against the marketing hype from companies and researchers claiming that their software 'solves everything'. But more generally, it raises awareness of the AGI movement as a social movement, and hints at how it could take us to some very dark places if we let it. Dr. Gebru pointed at both the authoritarian and eschatological aspects of the movement; what she did not mention is that this is the basic recipe for a totalitarian movement. To be clear, she did not claim that everyone developing 'machine learning' technologies subscribes to this ideology -- and in fact noted that the term machine learning was applied to distinguish that work from 'artificial intelligence'. Likewise, I want to point out that many of the ideas in the "TESCREAL bundle" (Transhumanism etc) are not inherently fanatical like the ideas that Dr. Gebru highlighted. But we do need to keep our eye on this AGI movement just like we would any other powerful movement with totalitarian tendencies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7XT4TWLzJw

#religion #god #AI #AGI #Transhumanism #CS #future #totalitarianism #politics #culture #capitalism #eugenics

lucybernholz
2 months ago

Podcast Episode: Losing Until We Win: Realistic Revolution in Science Fiction | Electronic Frontier Foundation https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2023/04/podcast-episode-losing-until-we-win-realistic-revolution-science-fiction

#future #FuturesWeWant #AnnaleeNewitz #EFF

Mike Smith
2 months ago

There are several points I could quibble with here, but I think Howey gets the basic thrust right. Work sucks. When AI makes it obsolete, we (ultimately) won't miss it.

The Nature of Work - Hugh Howey https://hughhowey.com/the-nature-of-work/
#AI #future #ArtificialIntelligence #xp

A super long but fascinating read on LLM and its history.

AI will soon become impossible for humans to comprehend – the story of neural networks tells us why:
https://theconversation.com/ai-will-soon-become-impossible-for-humans-to-comprehend-the-story-of-neural-networks-tells-us-why-199456

#AI #LLM #computing #future #history #TechHistory #NeuralNetworks

A snippet from an article about ai - early history of LLM
A snippet from an article about ai - early history of LLM
A snippet from an article about ai - more recent history of LLM, on its layers
A snippet from an article about ai - more recent history of LLM and its future