“[Elon] Musk is kind of an unsubtle example of the problem with Tech Bros,” says Cory Doctorow.

If we want to push back against the dystopian dynamics of the tech world, we have to understand how we got here. We need to know what we’re dealing with and what changes might upend the dynamics that currently define our experience of the internet.

We need to seize the means of computation, because while the internet isn’t the most important thing that we have to worry about right now, all the things that are more important, gender and racial justice, inequality, the climate emergency, those are struggles that we’re going to win or lose by organizing on the internet.

And the internet has these foundational characteristics, the interoperability, the universality, working encryption that lets us keep secrets, that allow us to organize mass movements in ways that our forebears could only have dreamt of. And it’s up to us to take control of that technology and make it work for us.

Quelle: To Fight Big Tech, We Must Seize the Means of Computation

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing which stands in the way… As a man is, so he sees.”

Quelle: William Blake’s Most Beautiful Letter: A Timeless Defense of the Imagination and the Creative Spirit

Governing a technology that could shatter societies.

The movie director Christopher Nolan says he has spoken to AI scientists who are having an “Oppenheimer moment,” fearing the destructive potential of their creation. “I’m telling the Oppenheimer story,” he reflected on his biopic of the man, “because I think it’s an important story, but also because it’s absolutely a cautionary tale.” Indeed, some are already comparing OpenAI’s Sam Altman to the father of the atomic bomb.

Quelle: An ‘Oppenheimer Moment’ For The Progenitors Of AI | NOEMA

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Quelle: How Truman Capote Was Destroyed by His Own Masterpiece

Was bedeutet es, Kreter zu sein? Und was hat es mit dem seltsamen griechischen Wort „Kouzoulada“ zu tun, das eine Kombination aus Verrücktheit, Leidenschaft und Exzessen beschreibt, die einzigartig auf dieser Insel sind? Nachdenkliche Einblicke in die kretische Seele von Nikos […]

Quelle: Die kretische Seele. | Radio Kreta

Firmen wie Open AI folgten einem radikal libertären Denken, das sämtliche politischen und sozialen Fragen ignoriere, sagt der Philosoph und Sprachforscher Hannes Bajohr. Die Diskussion darüber, welchen gesellschaftlichen Visionen KI-Modelle folgen, dürften wir ihnen auf keinen Fall überlassen.

Quelle: Künstliche Intelligenz: «Diese Ideologie grenzt an Sektenwahn»

Quelle: The Social Dilemma

Set in the dark underbelly of Silicon Valley, The Social Dilemma fuses investigative documentary with enlightening narrative drama. Expert testimony from tech whistle-blowers exposes our disturbing predicament: the services Big Tech provides-search engines, networks, instant information, etc.-are merely the candy that lures us to bite. Once we’re hooked and coming back for more, the real commodity they sell is their prowess to influence and manipulate us.

Dass es ein künstliches Bewusstsein geben wird – daran zweifelt der Philosoph Metzinger nicht. Doch was bedeutet das für die Menschheit? Im Podcast Ethik Digital spricht der Philosoph über Leiden, Digitalisierung und die Kraft der Meditation.

Quelle: Philosoph Thomas Metzinger über die Klimakrise und die Erforschung unseres Bewusstseins | Sonntagsblatt – 360 Grad evangelisch