Article 230

Twenty-six words in an article of a 1996 u.s. law allowed the internet to be what we know it to be; and in “content publishing” giants like google, facebook and twitter to gain the monopoly position they have over a large part of the world. Under that law, which concerned telecommunications in general, internet companies are exempt from any legal liability for content circulating through their servers. They are considered service providers (of the exchange of contents between their users), the same as a postal service provider: it is not responsible for the content of letters, parcels, etc. Based on …

Xenobot

The image we usually have of robots mostly includes a lot of plastic, a lot of metal, power cables, noisy motors and flashing pilots. This was and remains to a large extent the dominant perception of robots, both in actuality and in (science) fiction. In recent years, robots have also taken on another “intangible” form. Software packages such as personal assistants that are now built in many smartphones fall into this category – the movie Her was probably one of the first to artistically capture this new kind of robot. But these robots are, after all, electronic (and not at …

Medicines, businesses and legislation

In 1986, a u.s. childhood vaccine injury act (NCVIA) set up a non-liability compensation program to stabilize a vaccine market that had been targeted for increasing litigation claims for vaccine-related offenses, and to identify compensation for plaintiffs for whom the damage caused by vaccines was extremely costly… It was a law that recognized a) that it is possible for a vaccine to cause harm, b) that sufferers have a right to compensation for such harm, but at the same time c) that such compensation should be given by out-of-court settlements (with the mediation of ministry of health officials, in the …

Digital prisons

The (digital) file of everything, through a “digital health-identity”, is not just a dream of mr. Bill – the Lord of the Gates and Windows – and of all those bosses he represents. It is a decision of the e.u.! And it is a decision that has been made BEFORE the naughty-virus hit the stage! On September 12, 2019, after a meeting of e.u. and w.h.o. officials, on the subject of “global vaccination”, the european technocrats and guardians of our health presented a plan, a timetable for this digital file of our health – on a e.u. scale. We are …

Automatic service quality

A rumor has it that at the peak of the “hot autumn” strike wave in northern italy, Agnelli, the owner of fiat, imagined, wished or wanted to hope for a completely automatic factory – without workers, strikes, conflicts, sabotage. Another rumor is that as the fight for $15 movement erupted in usa, some big food chain bosses began threatening to automate their stores, and that they would not need living labor – which strikes, clashes, demands. Their dream seems to come true in Guangdong province, china. A subsidiary of “country garden” company, Qianxi Robot Catering Group has opened the world’s …