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I broke the law and went to prison.

Pretty sure most of the rest of you have done nothing to warrant losing every last bit of freedom you have.

Freedom is not a trivial thing or a trifling, it is in fact everything.

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The freedom of every UK citizen was hard won indeed, paid for with the immeasurable sacrifices of many generations and with blood; how many suffered and died in trenches and potholes in far away countries for our freedom?
Prisoners are offered house arrest called Home Detention Curfew to get home from prison a little earlier, criminals are offered tracking apps called GPS tags as an alternative to custody and now we all have these in common.
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This is insane. There is CRIME TAPE wrapped around our neighborhood playground. #peakstupid #virusvirtuesignaling #dystopia
Yet Colorado Springs golf courses are still open! google.com/amp/s/www.fox2…
My hubby and son had been doing improvised pull-ups on the now-forbidden playground equipment since our gym has been shutdown for a month. Guess they may be arrested now like this Colorado man handcuffed this week for playing t-ball w/his kids! ourcommunitynow.com/news-national/…
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Whole lot of hot takes out there around #COVID19, foresight, and the #BlackSwan concept | Dear readers, I present to you...the hottest of hot takes: #coronavirus both "is and is not" a black swan, & this is the most reasonable, rigorous, & responsible view
But first, yes...foresight actually works! And not because it can help you "predict" the future, but precisely because it can help you understand complex phenomena and, at best, spot "emerging issues." See: &
And, the folks at @CSIS struck gold: csis.org/analysis/we-pr… Unfortunate use of the word "predict," which literally means "say before" & should be banished from the vocabulary of all futurists. Great stuff from @BryanAlexander here: bryanalexander.org/futures/antici…
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Since people have been asking I thought I'd recap my #dystopia talk at @theuxcrunch from Thursday. The examples used are not what if scenarios. These all happened. #triggerwarning's apply. If you can make it thru to the end I have suggestions for how we can claw back some hope.
This is a quote you’ve all probably seen a million times. #Advertising & #techie shitheads love quoting it before they do trends porn. What they never seem to understand is how politically subversive the last bit is. B/c those wankers abuse it I swore I’d never use it.
Still, paraphrasing it is useful for my point. One person’s future is another person’s dystopia and thanks to the fundamental power of the Internet as a tool for distribution we can spread dystopia far and wide. Often before we know it, realise it, or even imagine it.
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