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The #GeorgeFloydMurder is the latest in a long history of #racist atrocities visited on Black people & minorities in the US & elsewhere.

If u are in some position of authority, power, privilege & have a public platform you need to speak up and be counted. A v personal #thread
I am brown of Indian origin, but when asked, I always say I don't really know what #racism looks like, I have almost never experienced it, and I am in a position of power and privilege so I don't think its appropriate for me to speak about it. But today, I write about it here ...
I grew up in India, when to the @LSEnews & took a investment banking job at #Lehman. When I flew back to #India, I went to the UK embassy in Delhi to get my work visa. That was my first #racist encounter. He barked at me, said he could turn me down coz "too many of us in the UK"
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#Technocracy Rising:

Technocracy:

n. A government or social system controlled by technicians, especially scientists and technical experts.

n. government by technical specialists.
Zbigniew Brzezinski called this the 'Technocratic Era' whereby governments could utilize technology to produce a more "controlled" society:

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Lets talk about John Maynard #Keynes and his #Passion for #Art...
John Maynard #Keynes is perhaps most famous for his 1936 Magnum Opus, The General #Theory of #Employment, #Interest, and #Money in which he argued for a more active role of #FiscalPolicy in #Macroeconomic management...
It is hardly disputable that #Keynes' work, and his subsequent roles during the #BrettonWoods era marked a significant intellectual shift in the way we have come to understand #Economics as a discipline...
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"You don't see radio changing gradually and suddenly become radar. #Darwin's theory doesn't work for #technology, and we have to make a new observation."

- W Brian Arthur at SFI today

#evolution #innovation #invention
"Novel technologies are constructed from existing technologies. These offer themselves as components for the construction of further technologies."

- W Brian Arthur at SFI today

#evolution #innovation #invention #technology #engineering #design
Unlike the two-parent #inheritance typical to (but not ubiquitous among) #complex organisms, #technology inherits features from n parents - a "vast ancestral #network" more like horizontal gene transfer networks in #bacteria.

W Brian Arthur on sumulating #invention on a chip:
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The “left” tukde-tukde gang misses that the common Indian is deeply nationalistic. Congress completely yielded that to the BJP, even showing up in JNU to support #TukdeTukde.

That can win in editorials in #NYT and #Economist, it suits them; it can never win hearts or heartland.
The electorate is nationalistic. It is Hindu.

The “Left” in India is out of touch.

BJP is far more vulnerable on its right flank. If Congress had announced “Mandir vahin banayenge”, would have created serious disruption.

#ElecctionResults2019
#ModiAaGaya
#ModiAaRahaHai
Agree bhai.

I’m saying that you cannot attack the mainstream and hope to win. Many nationalistic Muslims supported Ram Temple but Congress took Islamist view.

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