Technical details…

Remember the “debate” last spring / summer about digital tracking techniques? When mobile phones would (supposedly) communicate with each other “informing” their users that they were “at a distance of infection” from someone “positive”? And that all this would be done “anonymously” and with “respect for privacy”? A few days ago, a u.s military (specifically its air force) research center …

where is your mind?

The inventor is an american, studied at Harvard. His name is Han Bicheng, and his start-up BrainCo. His invention is sensors that by resting on the forehead “catch electrical signals” of the frontal lobe, transforming them, through complex machine learning algorithms into other types of signals that allow the operation of electronic machines (such as robots) remotely. But the widespread …

Inadvertently (totally…)

The australian government, wanting to protect the health of its citizens (what else would a government want today?), last April, suggested that they download a contact-tracing application on their mobile phones… To protect them from the bad encounter with… you know who! Given that users (of the application) had to fill in their personal details (name, age, phone number, postal …

gadgets of pandemic

The futuristic building of Menai Science Park in wales predisposes imagination that something very important is happening there. As a branch of Bangor University and with a budget of 20 million pounds, it opened its doors in 2018 to business and research projects, startup companies, etc., offering workshop and office spaces, as well as scientific and business know-how / support. …

predictive algorithms

The canadian company bluedot, founded in 2013, offers communicable disease mapping services. According to founder Kamran Khan, the sars pandemic in 2002-04 was the reason for starting this business. This platform collects information from dozens of sources, such as news sites, data on animal and plant diseases, state and regional announcements, airline flights, worldwide and in various languages (social media …

award for genetic cutting and sewing

Crispr / cas9 technology can be dangerous. But for the Nobel Prize committee, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna, inventors of the method, deserved this year’s “Nobel Prize in Chemistry”. There is tremendous power in this genetic tool, which affects us all, said chemist Claes Gustafsson, head of the team of experts who selected this year’s award-winning feat. To continue: …

fuck the algorithm

In mid-August, thousands of high school students rallied in front of the education ministry of Her Majesty’s government. It deserves be considered the second authentic demonstration against the “brave new world” of the 4th industrial revolution. What was the cause? The ministry decided to make a leap into the future and replaced the final exams with which students are graded …

“Smart” mask

Do you have troubles hearing what they tell you, behind the masks? Do you need to repeat what you say because they can’t hear you? Do you feel like you speak another language? The smart mask of the japanese startup company Donut Robotics is the solution! Designed to fit over a protective (non) medical mask – since it has no …

Latent language…

Eye movement, hand trembling, body posture, contradictions in narratives and much more, are elements of the live communication that can show (or hide) the sincerity. The codification of these elements, first as subject matter of the social and behavioral sciences and then as data fed to machines that design charts, has provided our wondrous civilization with, among other things, the …

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”…

New materials (new relations with the world…)

We know that although many will consider the following sophisticated, those who better not read it are the wannabe “scientists” of antisocial media. A very recent techno-scientific achievement can make the 4th industrial revolution that has already got us in a headlock under the banner of covid 19 (and due to global intra-capitalist competition…) just a brief introduction to the …

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 …