Long live the public order!

These damn criminals use social events (weddings, baptisms, funerals) to meet and organize their evil actions… (Coppola has also shown it…) What can the honest state do? It decides to nationalize the social events, which from now on will be held exclusively in specific places, under the modest supervision of the authorities. Damn criminals, trying to escape this shackles, changed …

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 …

Fiction

This is how Blade Runner begins, the legendary film by Ridley Scott, shot in 1982. L.A. is a fragmented city with a “top” and a “bottom” world, and a key security issue is the seizure of “invaders” – biotechnological humanoids that “work” on other planets.

Not much freedom

The existence of “likes” on social media may not be beneficial. Its inventors, of course, had the good in mind. The ability of users to express their (positive) taste; or, in other words, their ability to have taste of a second, engineerable as their “data”. But now sociological research shows that “likes” are not so beneficial, especially at the younger …

“I can read your thoughts”…

Zuckerberg and Musk impersonate the “Knights of the Apocalypse”: among other things, they invest in the “interface” between human neurons and machines. But they are, in essence, the advertisers of the well-known u.s military dapra research: the desideratum of “direct contact” of brain activity (once called thinking) with computers seems to be becoming urgent for current and future battlefields. Two …

The insomnia of the mine

We can not verify the accuracy of this table. But it has a value. It shows that what in everyday life is meant as “personal” and “unique” is simply a component of a huge and ever-increasing mass. One by one the citizens of developed capitalism are very proud of their personality, which they consider more or less “exceptional”. But the …

Dude, you trod on me!

The russian-made android robot Fedor is not the first automaton to be found on the International Space Station (ISS). But it is the first one that emitted a “distress signal” when it saw an astronaut approaching it holding a hammer: mayday mayday, ops. I inform: this one here wants to harm me!!!… The ops. center should have assured Fedor that …

Look at these mugs!

Why has an application become so popular that we have to wonder about the mental state of the subjugated? The well-known “FaceApp” (of the russian wireless lab) has been available since 2017; however, in 2019 a stormy “discovery” occurred, resulting in at least 80 million active users today. But what is the reason for this “desirability” of “tampering with” your …

Consumer mores

An easy, fast and “pleasant” way to get acquainted with biometric data is to employ it for consumption. There is already a past in changing simple daily practices, such as payment. The “plastic card” was advertised as a convenience and security (in our lands its use is imposed by state decrees…) – so that the second level in its use, …

From Fallujah to L.A.

Palantir is one of those (american) companies that does not want to attract attention. Its job is to build not just surveillance systems but, among other things, upgraded “crime prediction” systems – if possible on a personalized basis. Whether or not these tricks will work is a question. A different but equally important fact is that Palantir, in collaboration with …

Database States

There is now an epidemic of live facial recognition surveillance in the u.k. The fusion of the police and private companies about the construction of these surveillance networks in public places is extremely worrying. Facial recognition is the perfect tool of oppression and the fact that we are discovering its widespread use confirms that we are facing an emergency in …

In how many shots did you play today?

There is a serious (to scary) side to the issue. But there is also the more comical one. The fact that only one european and one american city (London and Atlanta) are in the top ten most monitored cities in the world shows two things. First of all, why and how much western bosses envy their chinese counterparts for their …