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"Across #China, the police are buying technology that harnesses vast #surveillance data to predict #crime and #protest before they happen."

nytimes.com/2022/06/25/tec… #Panopticon #Bentham #startups
1/ "The latest generation of technology digs through the vast amounts of data collected on their daily activities to find patterns and aberrations, promising to predict crimes or protests before they happen."
2/ "It takes extensive evasive maneuvers to avoid the digital tripwires."
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Le patron des sénateurs US #Schumer annonce qu'il y aura 1 vote mercredi prochain pour faire du contenu de la jurisprudence Roe/Casey une loi fédérale protégeant le droit à l'#avortement. Mais il sait pertinemment qu'il n'a pas les 60 votes nécessaires.
Gesticulation politique.
2. Quand le Sénat a déjà voté sur 1 mesure semblable fin février- 1 loi fédérale protégeant le droit à l'#avortement- les 50 sénateurs démocrates n'étaient même pas au complet pour la défendre, l'ineffable démocrate conservateur de Virginie Occidentale, Manchin, y est hostile.
3. Non seulement les démocrates n'ont pas de majorité actuelle au Sénat sur le droit à l'#avortement, puisque #Manchin est pro-life, mais il leur faudrait une supermajorité de 60 pour faire passer cette loi à cause de l'obstruction minoritaire (filibuster)...sacrée pour Manchin.
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[#Podcast] 25/02 > Histoire de la #ScienceFiction francophone, chapitre 1 : les Hypermondes bit.ly/3sjU9Ks un #LaMethSci à (ré)écouter via @franceculture ! Image
[#Parution] 14/04 > Le ressac de l’espace (réédition de 1962, Rayon Fantastique) bit.ly/37tJ4yc par #PhilippeCurval via @EditionsLaVolte #LaMethSci Image
[#Parution] 2012 > La #ScienceFiction en #France : théorie et histoire d'une littérature bit.ly/3oSVJ3F par #SimonBréan via @PressesSorbonne ; préface #GérardKlein #LaMethSci Image
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So, @NGIForward and @ladyniasan are organizing a a gathering to think about Internet technology, and what would need to happen for it to be a harmonious part of a sustainable world. Let me tell you why this is amazing, and what #sciencefiction has to do with it.

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Three years ago, we started the @SciFiEconomics Lab to help ourselves, and others, to think more openly about economics, beyond the neoclassical paradigm. It turns out many science fiction authors had done inspiring work on alt-economies: edgeryders.eu/t/econ-sf-a-se… 2/
For a while, we used as a thinking tool writing academic essays on fictional economies, in the spirit of @paulkrugman's famous "Theory of Interstellar Trade". But then we realized that this work did not lead to sci-fi's added value in economic thinking: 3/
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2018 > #Écotopia : bienvenue dans le futur désirable bit.ly/3ni4GSu via @USBEKetRICA #LaMethSci
2008 > Utopies et dystopies écologiques bit.ly/30NN5ud via @Cairninfo #LaMethSci
13/09 > #Dune, un roman écologique précurseur ? bit.ly/3vf6aR6 via @futurasciences #LaMethSci
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19/10 > Des chercheurs créent des essaims auto-reconfigurables de robots à plusieurs pattes bit.ly/3nq5AfP via @scinewscom #LaMethSci
[L’étude à découvrir] 28/07 > Des essaims de robots multi-pattes auto-reconfigurables accomplissent collectivement des tâches terradynamiques difficiles bit.ly/3pBDCjY via @SciRobotics #LaMethSci
14/10 > L'armée américaine pourrait avoir un robot ressemblant à un chien armé d'un fusil de sniper bit.ly/3C8k4qO via @newscientist #LaMethSci
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Get the English translation of the new Amazofuturism anthology! #thread

#crowdfunding #sciencefiction

catarse.me/amazofuturolat…
The present collection of amazofuturist short stories is one of the most important movements in the consolidation of the subgenre in our literature.
Authors from different Brazilian regions were selected to celebrate the indigenous peoples of Brazil, demonstrating through this work the respect and support of writers of all races for their cause.
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It is very important in this period of humanity to take a serious look at what is happening in the world friends.

Watch this video first in its entirety & reflect upon current situations critically.

🙏

odysee.com/@AfterSkool:7/…
#Menticide is here & with it, a new attempt to establish a "#TechnoTotalitarian" rule over the lives of American citizens.

The final variant of #Coronavirus could very well be the manifestation of a #NewWorldOrder under #totalitarian rule.
That may sound absurd, but what is very concerning is that many talking heads in the media & even public figures are now making very carefully worded emotional appeals to logic to further induce a totalitarian #masspsychosis.
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For as long as I remember, I've loved science and also science fiction. 🚀 Science came first for me, but for many, it's been the other way around.

SF is great for inspiring future scientists and igniting interest in science. Luckily, #scicomm & #outreach has begun to notice! ⬇️ Image
I'm currently leading the 'Science Fiction as An Astrobiology Outreach & Education Tool' at @EAIastrobiology. We used reprint SF stories accompanied by original science essays in 'Strangest of All', released last spring to aid outreach amidst lockdowns.

julienovakova.com/strangest-of-a… Image
The positive response prompted us to edit a bigger, more ambitious print book of original astrobiological SF and essays. Titled Life Beyond Us, it's just funded on kickstarter and will be published next fall around the launch of @esa's Rosalind Franklin!

bit.ly/LifeBeyondUs Image
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J'aime aussi dessiner de la #ScienceFiction, à partir de bouquins 🧪✏️📚💫 ! Les Seigneurs de l'Instrumentalité, de Cordwainer Smith... Image
Machineries of joy - Ray Bradbery 🎛️🔩🍄 Image
The inverted world - Christopher Priest 🌇🛤️🌏 Image
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Here we go! Just watch next they will say that covid-18 and h1n2 ‘mutated’ together and they will call it covid-21. 😉👌🏻

“The virus was detected in mid-October after an Alberta patient sought medical care with influenza-like symptoms.“ edmontonjournal.com/news/local-new…
“mostly just among pigs. In fact, they can infect each other the same way as humans, through expelled water droplets from coughs and sneezes. They can even transmit it without symptoms.”

“However, the jump from pig to human is incredibly rare.”

narcity.com/amp/rare-flu-t…
“The positive case was discovered after the patient went to a local hospital and was tested for Covid-19.”

“The individual sought was dealing with mild, influenza-like symptoms but quickly recovered.”

“no link to slaughterhouses”

forbes.com/sites/tommybee…
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Let’s talk about science and research for a second. Research journals are given a rating used to measure their importance based on citations. This is called an “Impact Factor”. An Impact Factor of >10 puts a journal near the top 1% of all cited journals. 1/x
So a high Impact Factor journal is widely considered reputable by the general scientific/research/medical community. So when a high Impact Factor journal comes out with a statement, it should be taken seriously. 2/x
Consider this article “Trump lied about science” from @ScienceMagazine (IF 41.85) science.sciencemag.org/content/sci/36… 3/x
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08/09 > Une enquête à grande échelle de la région de Vela ne révèle aucun signe d'intelligence extraterrestre bit.ly/3hALDy5 via @ScienceNews #LaMethSci Image
[L’étude à découvrir] 07/09> Une enquête #SETI de la région de Vela à l'aide du MWA bit.ly/2RwLFwc via @AstroSocAus #LaMethSci
11/09 > Comment la #NASA a envoyé une carte dans l'espace pour aider les extraterrestres à trouver la Terre bit.ly/2FBtYcn via @NatGeoFrance #LaMethSci Image
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[#Thread] Je fais une petite veille sur les projets autour de la #ScienceFiction & #Anticipation qui ont mis en contact des chercheurs avec (au choix) des auteurs de SF, des acteurs de culture scientifique, des étudiants et/ou du grand public. Je les listerai ici (avec vous ?) ⬇️
C'est ce tweet de @fselsis (et donc son projet de modélisation du climat d'une planète fictive, avec un auteur de SF) qui m'a donné envie de farfouiller sur le sujet :
En 2009, le projet #Novaterra d'@erasme m'avait bien plu : la création d'une exoplanète sur les ENT du Rhône, avec les collégiens, un auteur de SF, @obslyon, @PlanetariumVV & @mdc_confluences ! erasme.org/Odyssee-spatia…
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LA FISICA DEGLI STARGATE

Gli #Stargate sono #Dispositivi, #Portali o #Strutture, ideate e create da #Civiltà / #Razze #Extraterrestri, che possono avere la capacità di connettere, in modo quasi istantaneo, due differenti #Punti o #Luoghi, tra loro distanti.. CONTINUA
dell'Universo. Un #DHD, ovvero un #Dispositivo di #Rientro o di #Ritorno (Dial-Home #Device), è un apparecchio per poter gestire o controllare tale #Porta delle #Stelle o #Stargate, oltre al dare #Energia a quest'ultimo all'accesso.

Questi #Congegni possono quindi.. CONTINUA Image
entrare in #Simbiosi con altre Porte #Astrali / #Spaziotemporali, gli #Stargate. #Strutture che principalmente possono #Traslare Esseri Viventi, #Astronavi od #Oggetti d'altro tipo, plasmando un #Tunnel di Natura #Artificiale in correlazione tra due #Stargate in.. CONTINUA
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[#Parution] 2019 > #TerraIgnota - Tome 1 : Trop semblable à l’éclair bit.ly/2qz6Ymt par @Ada_Palmer aux éditions @lebelial #LaMethSci Image
[#Parution] 2020 > #TerraIgnota - Tome 2 : Sept Redditions bit.ly/31e9jUi par @Ada_Palmer aux éditions @lebelial #LaMethSci Image
.@Ada_Palmer > je pense terminer la série début 2021. Quand je fais des modifications, c'est de l'ordre d'une phrase ou d'un paragraphe seulement. Ma préparation est très précise en amont #LaMethSci
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India develops world's first 100% efficacious and 100% safe anti-viral for #COVID19. A THREAD

Its fully #Ayurvedic, undergone imaginary 'clinically controlled' trials. It was difficult, but they pulled through. Here is how they did it #fakescience Image
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a - A team of scientists were appointed after #Covid_19 outbreak (no details of #Scientists given. They should be named for appreciation)
b - The the appointed scientists performed simulation (details unknown, but researchers think, #Xbox or #PlayStation could have been used) Image
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c - After simulation, compounds that kill #coronavirus was identified [again, no details, but lead researcher confidently (see confidence below) mentions phytometabolites and powerful phytocompounds in product launch interview] Image
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I like #ScienceFiction, but the quality of a lot of #SF movies and TV is awful. A while ago I threatened to do a thread of rules for SF scripts. This is it.

All these rules degrade to mere guidelines if the drama is a comedy.

#ScienceFictionScriptRules ...
The overriding rule, never to be forgotten, is: "Coincidence is a failure of art." - Tom Stoppard

#ScienceFictionScriptRules
It is easy to blow something up. It is hard to have a character say something original, insightful and clever. But writers are dirt cheap. The ratio of explosions to wit should be 1:10 or less.

#ScienceFictionScriptRules
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Alright, #sciencefiction #neuroscience fans: this is the content you’re here for! In ~30 minutes, I will livetweet this #sfn19 “Dialogues Between Neuroscience & Society” talk on the future of AI and machine learning in human society. Bio of speaker Fei-Fei Li for “dialogues between neruoscience & society” talk
Any minute now we should be underway with the #SfN19 Dialogues Between Neuroscience and Society talk by @drfeifei on how AI can - and should - change the human experience. Stay turned for livetweeting!
Yes, it is 11:10. No, the talk has not started. We haven’t even begun introductions yet. Stay patient, friends!
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For our #WednesdayWisdom let's look back at a landmark #RPG that let you jump from star to star across the Imperium, trading and battling with various sophonts along the way.

It's a game of the far future that's lasted over 40 years: Traveller!
Traveller is a #ScienceFiction fiction role-playing game, first published in 1977 by Game Designers' Workshop. Launched a year before TSRs rival Gamma World it's probably* the superior SF RPG - its certainly stood the test of time.

(*Don't @ me!)
Traveller features various descendants of humanity with different skills and abilities. Your ship can jump faster than light to reach other planets but you can't communicate FTL, so you have to deal with whatever world you jump to before moving somewhere else.
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Bonne nouvelle ! Les inscriptions au #Concours de #Nouvelles des @AmisCiteEspace sont prolongées jusqu'au 31 juillet. Envie d'écrire ? Faites le premier pas, c'est le bon moment... amis-cite-espace.org/nouvelles_2019… #Apollo11 #Apollo50th #espace #livre #auteur
50 ans après les premiers pas de Neil Armstrong sur la Lune, imaginer une autre histoire ? C'est le thème de notre #Concours de #Nouvelles 2019. #sciencefiction, #poesie, #polar, #science... Tout est possible. Le réglement : amis-cite-espace.org/nouvelles_2019…
#Concours de #Nouvelles de @AmisCiteEspace Envie de laisser votre empreinte ? Envoyez un mail à concours-2019@amis-cite-espace.org. Remise des prix le 9 décembre à @CiteEspace #Lune #Apollo50 #Apollo11
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