Genetic extermination

Between 2008 and 2014, the US government funded nearly $ 1 billion in synthetic biology research. From 2012 onwards, most of the relevant funds came from the infamous DARPA and other military budgets. Why does the US army love synthetic biology so much (too)? It has good purposes… It wants, for example, to eradicate malaria by eradicating mosquitoes. It targets …

No prisoners!

The news is of american origin; it obviously serves american purposes. (The news is that) the chinese army that invests in the technological upgrade of the infantry, has made, among other things, helmets that can be blown up from a distance, by the administration… According to this proof of chinese barbarism, if the administration deems that a marine has been …

In the meantime…

The technological warfare (war of technological supremacy) continues with undiminished intensity… And it’s not just the playful adventure of human thought lying on the counter. Neither we nor you (the majority, at least!) are ready for the next technological revolution that is already taking shape. We are not talking about the 4th – which will also be out of our imagination. We are talking about the 5th, the quantum!!

Introduction to biosecurity

After the attacks on the Twin Towers, on September 11, 2001, the world entered a “new normality”. On the occasion of these attacks, new practices and technologies of surveillance and repression were installed throughout the spectrum of public and private space, which nullified the civil liberties granted until then. The “war on terror” imposed emergency mobilization for the purposes of managing the “Islamic threat”, which (emergency mobilization / urgent need) was then made permanent. Always in the name of “freedom”…

High tech sharpening

Last Saturday, two systemic media outlets, Wall Street Journal and Financial Times, published a u.s department of state order to electronic chip manufacturers: it is forbidden to sell to chinese smic (semicodnuctor manufacturing international corp) without a state license. Smic is the biggest manufacturer of chips in china, and although it has improved both its technological base and production, it …

At last, mopping!

You dispose of your cyberwaste anywhere, and you don’t care! Of course: cyberspace is “intangible”, so we spit and litter at will! Do you really think that? Nope! Fortunately, a tidy government was found to put things in order, and an diligent minister to clean things up. We will tell you the name of the minister, find the government yourself: …

Censorship techniques: an apartheid’s example

The israeli apartheid on palestinian land could not, at a time when information “circulates freely”, fail to also include a corresponding digital apartheid, or the control and censorship in information concerning itself and circulating on the world wide web. The practice of censorship or reality distortion was always the basic toolbox of any totalitarian regime. And israel sets the example for even that.

The battle for the internet’s future

For some years now, a battle has been waging for the internet’s “soul”, which has gone relatively unnoticed so far. The key players, on the one hand, have been the western countries, which have been up to now the dominant forces in shaping internet structure, and, on the other hand, China together with Russia and other emerging countries. These latter …

Digital yuan

Blockchain technology, which was created to allow the global movement of digital currencies by bypassing the control of central banks, has led to the creation of “cryptocurrencies” suitable only for gambling and “black” payments. Basic, not of computer, but of monetary knowledge could help to make this clear from the beginning: regardless of the form it takes, anything that generally …

The death of the dollar?

The central bank of china has already entered the final tests of the application of digital yuan. In a few days, the trial uses will begin, centered on Shenzhen (the chinese “silicon valley”), and with the participation of the largest chinese banks and telecommunications providers. Alibaba and Tencent will also be involved from the beginning. In early 2020, the tests …

When free software drops bombs… literally!

One of the most persistent myths that techno-fetishism maintains around new technologies has to do with so-called “free software” and “open source software”. The words “free” and “open” create connotations, on the basis of emotional tension, which are, however, far from reality. It is assumed that the software packages available with the relevant licenses also have a moral superiority, as …

Behind the tweets, the hyenas yawn

… The senior Twitter executive with editorial responsibility for the Middle East is also a part-time officer in the British Army’s psychological warfare unit. Gordon MacMillan, who joined the social media company’s UK office six years ago, has for several years also served with the 77th Brigade, a unit formed in 2015 to develop “non-lethal” ways of waging war. The …