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Want to thank @Bindestriche for the retweet. Inspired the need to vent my thoughts in this🧵
An article on Peter #Thiel & his vision, to me a sign: we need to reclaim our #future & not let #techgurus take over.
Let’s start to look at our daily routines: fast pace thru … 1/21
#digital tools for working, shopping, researching, studying. communicating & more, made possible by mostly #SiliconValley’s tech companies for a “convenient” life. And I wonder if this is really the concept of the #goodlife that I dreamed of in my childhood? …2/21
..& will it be favored by unborn generations? It seems we are letting a certain type of tech vision take over.
Let me try to look behind that future that seems to be favored now:
As I see it the few leading tech companies now are mainly white men in their 30‘s & 40‘s … 3/21
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We are LIVE tweeting the panel discussion with @Rajeev_GoI, @zapalak, Anne Neuberger, Vivek Lall, @NiNanjira and @KanchanGupta

Stay tuned for updates!

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#Raisina2022 #RaisinaDialogue
.@KanchanGupta: #BigTech is now playing an interventionist role in democracy, #RedTech is being used for #surveillance and subversion, while #DeepTech is about criminality.

Anne Neuberger: In the ongoing #Ukrainewar, #socialmedia companies wanted to control the #information imbalance but that has caused public resentment over the lack of #transparency and access to complete information.

#Raisina2022 @orfgeotech
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Happy first day of #BlackHistoryMonth! To celebrate, we'll periodically take time to honor the brilliant Black minds that have contributed to our field over the years. A thread: Image
First up in our series: @6Gems, who founded @BlackGirlsCode after noticing the severe underrepresentation of minorities in the startup world. Bryant's nonprofit has enabled many young black girls to create meaningful work & go on to become leaders in their communities. #BHM2022 Image
@6Gems @BlackGirlsCode Katherine Johnson was a human computer whose calculations were essential to @NASA's Project Mercury, Apollo 11, and more. When the space program switched to digital computers, Johnson helped confirm the accuracy of their calculations. Image
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/30/2021…
Manatee death rate spikes to highest number in nearly 50 years…

#manatees #DeathRate
Brilliant GIF shows how Humans, Birds and Insects Breathe…

#GraphicVisualization #breathing #animals
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1/ IT MAY SURPRISE YOU that, as a #bitcoiner, I think @BIS_org's proposed 1:1 capital rqmnt for #bitcoin is TOO LOW & view banks entering bitcoin trading as bad for banks & bitcoin's price volatility. The problem isn't Bitcoin--it's the banks.@ForbesCrypto…
2/ @BIS_org's capital proposal completely missed biggest issue w/ banks holding #bitcoin on-balance sheet: settlement risk. Traditional banks are simply not set up operationally or technologically to hold on-balance sheet assets that settle in minutes w/ irreversibility.
3/ Many spoke out that the 1:1 capital rqmt was too high. But the opposite is true. The Basel III framework isn't set up to assess settlement risk. It doesn't have to, bc there are all kinds of operational fault tolerance mechanisms built into traditional financial markets.
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We are live tweeting the panel “Recoding Our Future: Looking Beyond the Digital Wars” with @vestager @NandanNilekani @MarietjeSchaake
Moderated by @samirsaran #Raisina2021 #RaisinaDialogue
.@samirsaran: In the absence of regulations and clear-cut rules of the road for #digital technologies, there are anxieties and tensions in need of a resolution. #Raisina2021
.@vestager: The EU's key concerns are 1) Creating a level playing field in the marketplace; 2) Insufficient enforcement of rules, that have for decades applied to the offline world, in the online world; & 3) Dignity of citizens in #democratic societies. #Raisina2021
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 04/03/2021…
Researchers develop 'explainable' artificial intelligence algorithm…

#algorithms #ArtificialIntelligence
Road Salt Is Imperiling Aquatic Ecosystems. It Doesn’t Have To.…

#AquaticEcosystems #RoadSalt
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Listos para un #thread⚡️ para preparación de entrevistas?

Toca una herramienta que preguntan en entrevista de #algoritmos en #SiliconValley / #FAANG.

Hoy vamos a hablar de binary search (búsqueda binaria) con #Javascript!

Binary Search nos ayuda a encontrar elementos en una lista de una forma super optimizada.

Imaginemos que tenemos esta lista, y tenemos que encontrar el número "36"

Qué formas se te ocurren para encontrarlo?
Mmm, se me ocurre usar:
- indexOf
- filter
- includes
- incluso un for común y corriente.

El problema de todas estas soluciones, es que tienen un costo en Big O lineal. Big O(n), donde n es el tamaño de la lista.

Podemos hacerlo mucho mejor!
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Most have heard of @wef's 2021 #TheGreatReset or its earlier 2012 #GreatTransformation.

Many are aware of #EATLancet's #GreatFoodTransformation.

Few know #Tellus' #GreatTransition or #WBGU's #GreatTransformation.

The similarities of the names aren't coincidental.
All go back to an interrelated network of organizations, many of which were shaped by Maurice Strong in the '70-'90s. Strong was an oil businessman, New Ager, Rockefeller asset & UN protagonist. #TheGreatReset & its dietary part #TheGreatFoodTransformation are part of his legacy.
Today, the post-Strong Great Transition/Transformation network is being mobilized for the UN #FoodSystems Summit. The aim: to change dietary policies worldwide.

In addition, "vegan tech" (lab-grown foods) has joined the club, $$$-fueled by #SiliconValley investors (& others).
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The #vegan option promises a new market horizon to a corporate system in need of expansion. In addition to novel product lines developed by transnational companies, business operations are launched as ambitious tech #startups.…
#SiliconValley & other large investors are attracted in support of a model that will activate supply chains, market speculations, & trade wars over what are expected to be the resources of the future.…
Financial #speculation has become key to overcome the stagnation tendencies of global markets. Global money management can be narrowed down to some 17 financial giants, collectively managing >$40 trillion in a self-invested network of interlocking capital.
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The problem with (and for) #SiliconValley is their lack of #entrepreneurship. Yes, really: they're bad at being entrepreneurs, at providing the entrepreneurial function in the economy. To put it differently, they are technology driven in their profit-seeking but not consumer
driven. The difference is monumental both for the economy and the companies, and this is why they're failing. No, failing doesn't mean they are necessarily losing money, but that their profits are short-term and that they are undermining their own market positions. The business
they are in is not sustainable. This goes way beyond the selling of eyeballs, which is the focus of Facebook, Twitter, Google, and others. As it's often said, if you are not the paying for the product you *are* the product. Facebook is selling you, and your future purchases, to
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Volvemos con un nuevo '¿QUÉ MIERDA QUIERE DECIR ESO?'

Un hilo semanal para explicar de manera sencilla una noticia complicada.

Esta semana tenemos "Los monopolios de Silicon Valley: Pulso entre EEUU y los GAFAM."
Empecemos por el principio: ¿Qué mierda son los #GAFAM? 👇
Ahora vamos a hacer un repasito rápido por cada uno de estos gigantes tecnológicos.

Empezamos por #Google 👇
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Even though I haven't been a big fan of Twitter threads so far, a lot of people I know have made 100-tweet threads for @threadapalooza so I thought I'll give it a try as well. I will start with #APIs and hopefully end up connecting them with the #FutureOfWork. Let's go ...

First of all, when I talk about #APIs, I mean HTTP-based interfaces connecting apps and backend servers as well as different services with each other. For now, the technical details, such as whether they use REST, GraphQL, gRPC etc., shall not matter. (1/100)
When humans interact with computers they require a user interface (UI), and when machines interact with each other they need application programming interfaces (APIs). At the end of the day, however, these have to be implemented by humans. Good #APIDesign considers both. (2/100)
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So @TuckerCarlson finally gets its, most of us already knew, and in plain sight so will you.
#Voting #Manipulation #Democracts & #BigTech
1. Electronic Voting is not as secure as hand counting. Voters can see it and it makes them nervous. Leaders given every reason to not trust the technology.
2. #Tucker "The people who are now telling us to stop asking questions about #VotingMachines are the same ones who claim our phones weren't listening to us, they lie
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The software industry, i.e. #SiliconValley*#WallStreet is *the most corrupt* industry because unlike hardware ("physical stuff") or the service industry ("human beings"), software is made a complete mystery.
However, if we start with the #recursive-#algorithm:

Step 1. Have faith in the #recursive algorithm.
Step 2. Feed the outputs back into the algorithm.
Step 3. Repeat.

Then we can began to understand how software systems work.
Simple example "farming":

Step 1. Plant seeds, have faith!
Step 2. Take the seeds you produce & sow them back in the soil.
Step 3. Repeat!
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Who's up for the learning?👇👇

@dmuthuk @shl
@SahilBloom @FinKrypt @FinMedium @Sanjay__Bakshi @DividendGrowth @vedantm_ Image


Considers China a "foe" and "adversary". Trump's attitude towards the Chinese government may help India if things turn sour between New Delhi and Beijing

#USAElections2020 #USElection #TrumpIsALaughingStock #TrumpCollapse @GabbbarSingh Image

Considers China to only be a fierce competitor. and strives to bring down unnecessary tension between the governments

#Biden #Biden2020 #BidenHarrisToSaveAmerica #Michigan
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New mask + dog ☺️🐶❤️

🎶 It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood 🎶

It is nearly impossible to get a picture of Jupiter where he doesn’t look terrified that the world is about to end
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#California is NOT updating #VoterRoll UNLESS you barrage them with calls and emails for months, & personally send proofs. And even then it appears one has to fill out a special FORM and MAIL it to County Voter Registrar Office.
@POTUS @GavinNewsom #Election2020
My mother passed away in Nov'19. In Jan'20 I submitted #DeatCertificate to #SSI. Checking on her #VoterStatus I saw her still #active in the #VoterRoll. So I started sending emails and making phone calls to the CA Commissioner, to the County Voter Registrar. #VoterFraudIsReal
The first email I sent in May'20. No reply. I resent it. Automated reply came in July'20. I Called the County Voter Registrar Office (CVRO). Left a voice mail. No returned calls. I sent an email cc-ing everyone in the CVR office. #VoterFraudIsReal
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So it turns out that not only is @zoom_us' #FacialRecognition #algorithm so #racist it chops black people's heads off...

..but @Twitter's image processing #algorithms are #racist too:

It's getting to the point where we need an industry reboot; if #SiliconValley genuinely wants to build '#EthicslAI', it must delete 'em all and start again. Respecting #HumanRights this time.
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Beware #SiliconValley. #Kaepernick got the NFL all wokey but it wasn’t enough. He wants to dictate how they recruit and hire talent, not by ability but by wokeness.…
After the NFL is conquered and the folks who say they just want “diversity” have enough power, they are coming for you #SiliconValley. Your boardrooms, your overly white and Asian engineers. Slogans won’t cut it when they can have your position.
Of course, #SiliconValley, like the NFL, hires the best for very competitive jobs. So as football becomes more about lockstep groupthink and less about, uh, football, tech will become more about paying people to preen at a keyboard and not, uh, great products. Be warned.
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⚡️ “Business Insider’s Global Trends Festival is coming to India — and it's gonna be huge!”

#BIGTrendsFestival #BIGlobalTrendsFestival #itscomingtoindia @businessinsider…
Welcoming @reedhastings, the man who built @netflix to #BIGTF2020!

#BIGlobalTrendsFestival is a global online experience lasting for 5 days with more than 60 hours of content: live, on-demand, dedicated workshops.

More deets on #BIGTrendsFestival here: Image
@reedhastings @netflix #BIGTrendsFestival | Nouriel Roubini (@Nouriel)
to speak at the #BIGTF2020

In 2006, he warned of an impending recession. His predictions came true in 2008, and the world was plunged into a financial crisis.…

#BIGlobalTrendsFestival #itscomingtoindia Image
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#TikTok doesn't provide data to the Chinese government. #Facebook does.

Actually not only does it cooperate with #CIA, it's more CIA than CIA. It plays James Bond itself & spies on its users. It's darn proud & brags abt it.

Meanwhile #TikTok is punished for what Facebook does
Besides being a spy hub for #US government, #Facebook is also racist.

A Chinese engineer was fired in 2019 for lack of judgment bcz he joined a protest for the suicide of a Chinese colleague who suffered harassment. Persecution of Chinese scientists will destroy #SiliconValley
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Another #AntiIndia #Hinduphobic development thanks to #Islamists, #WokeRadicals, and last but not the least @EqualityLabs

Here's @shambhav15 on these EL geniuses :
@EqualityLabs @shambhav15 That this farce was allowed to happen in #SiliconValley with thousands of Hindu Indian techies there speaks to their collective apathy to #Hinduphobia and #Islamism
Local Indian and Hindu associations should introspect and regroup to block further drama from these malicious parties.

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Simon touches on a key point in his first item.

As with #falsifiability in #science, in #practice '#ethics' only work in the context of a #profession or #community *from which one can be #excluded*.

Those wishing to be #trusted as #ethical must stop issuing '#principles' and...
..setting up #EthicsBoards like @Google's or private courts like @Facebook's @OversightBoard (both demonstrating how poorly #BigTech grasps basic concepts like #justice, let alone #ethics, and how both - as #sovereign powers - have utterly misconceived #community) and start to...
...genuinely #professionalise.

Not in the shitty, self-serving, #cartel-like fashion of many companies & industry bodies in tech, advertising - and yes, DP & privacy - but in broader, deeper, more #connected ways that *could* deliver the #trustworthy #institutions of the future.
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