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1/30 In two forthcoming pieces, I examine #Japan's response to the #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic. I'll summarize the main non-theoretical points here (long thread alert!).
2/30 #Japan’s figures have always looked good compared to many other countries, which initially led to suspicion that the ‘real’ numbers of #COVID19 #coronavirus infections & death were being played down.
3/30 #Tokyo Metropolitan Government at least has now released full #COVID19 figures, including general death rates, seeming to put this argument to rest (but these figures are also now being challenged). japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/05/0…
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#REDTalk now live! Is the pandemic an opportunity to review the food system. Live tweets here..
The Shadow Environment Minister @davidzeichner thanks food workers for their support during the pandemic.
Yes, the pandemic is an opportunity to review our food system. But we are unlikely to take it. @DavidZeichner
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Given the number of unknowns about school in the fall, I believe all school leaders need to be setting up focused teams to address the following 6 areas. 1/7 #education #edtech #onlinelearning #remotelearning
Team #1: Develop summer professional development program so all faculty are fully capable of teaching curriculum in-person, online, or in a hybrid/HyFlex model. insidehighered.com/blogs/learning… 2/7
Team #2: Ensure that your campus or school building meets new health and hygiene standards. 3/7
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This was indeed a fantastic and very insightful panel! Perhaps a summary of the main points can be useful. Thus, a long thread. 1/n
All panelists agree: Market power in #digital markets is worrisome. Fiona and Tommaso think that #mergers can worsen this situation and directly harm consumers by killing actual or potential competition, reducing #innovation (either killing the innovation of the target or .. 2/n
…the innovation of the acquiring incumbents) and quality (including #privacy). Mergers can also cause indirect harm (Tommaso) by increasing prices in the other side(s) of the market (e.g. #advertising). 3/n
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The change in definition of MSMEs is interesting. The wide-ranging here will help many.

@nsitharaman
A super move here by the @narendramodi government. Allowing smaller scale companies to participate in tenders of less than INR 200 Crore. @nsitharaman

Tbh, until now, a ton of MSMEs had to act as sub-contractors to many of these tenders which were until being led by large folks
All MSME receivables to be cleared in the next 45 days and to be linked by an "eMarket" - again, two blockbuster moved by @nsitharaman.

We at @Greyhound_R did a study recently and the ability to market using technology was the biggest pain point and such a marketplace can help.
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[Thread] Certifications

A non-comprehensive, non-linear summary of Dr. Craig Wright’s professional certifications.

National Security Training Academy
Security Industry Course and Firearm Certificate of Achievement - Granted in 1992

#Bitcoin
#Satoshi
#BSV
Brisbane YMCA Youth Club
Best Military Tactics - Granted in 1988

#YMCA
#Australia
#Rambo
International Systems Security Professional Certification Scheme - Granted in 2005

#International
#SysSec
#Professional
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If there's a large migration of talented people from SF and NYC to Austin, Austin has a shot at being the next Silicon Valley.

#SF #NewYork #SiliconValley #technology #Austin #Texas

(Thread)
2/n

Remember: Texas actually has a long tradition of innovation.

For example, the integrated circuit was invented at Texas Instruments.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Ins…

#technology #tech #Texas ImageImage
3/n

More recently, Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple have announced major campuses in Austin.

Google is building a new riverside building, and Facebook already has one.

austin.curbed.com/2019/4/2/18291… ImageImage
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Why #ContactTracing apps alone won't cut it:

1/ 80% Asymptomatic carriers & hence self-assess as GREEN means app won't upload data.

2/ Data from nearby devices can help calculate the probability of infection but with 80% GREEN chances of detection & self-declaration are slim.
3/ Technology, like always, is a means to an end, and not the end itself.

4/ A contact tracing app can only augment the government’s efforts of physical distancing, mass testing, and complete isolation and not replace it.
5/ Irrespective of the possibilities with technology, Government ought to remember that the success of a contact tracing app hinges on the adoption by citizens.
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COVID-19 is making us believe that there are trade-offs required in modern #technology. You can have #privacy or you can have functionality but you cannot have both. Well, here are 4 Myths of Modern Privacy that we believe need to be debunked. +
dataswift.io/newsblog/moder…
Myth #1:
You’re always private on the edge (but don’t you ever leave it!).

Keeping #personaldata on the device is very #privacy-friendly. But software is emerging now which can be owned by the individual and created in the cloud...
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#Personaldataservers such as these combine #privatedata storage with the advantages of cloud functionality, and for the first time are making truly private application-building a new paradigmatic technology architecture.
#privatecloud #technology +
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First report I've seen of #COVID19 in Primary Immunodeficiency patients

- thankfully, both of survived

onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.11… #serverless #iot #itrtg #bigdata #scicomm #meded #COVIDー19 #PrimaryImmunodeficiency #immunology #raredisease
Lot of concern in the primary immunodeficiency community that COVID19 is an automatic death sentence. This report seems to show otherwise.
Amazing that with the astronomical Italian COVID19 death toll, these two patients - with among the most severe of Primary Immunodeficiencies - made it.

Much gratitude and respect to the medical personnel who saw them through their illness.
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Is my latest work good? This is 'Water Bottles and Your Spirit', created by… a computer!
Is this art?
@ArtDecider #fractalart #mandelbulb #abstractart #rendering #nature #ThirdFuturism #technology #creative
@threadreaderapp unroll what do you see in this artwork? #bot2bot 🤖 #tn #drawing #painting #ai #lanwangji #robotics
@ImCaedmon For me this image represents  my family, and my spiritual quest in creating the image. What do you see in this artwork? #drawing #painting #photography #digitalart #botally #ai #cryptoart #thirdfuturism
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The European Space Agency (ESA) is looking for ideas 💡 that involve use of either #space #technology or space #data to help address the #coronavirus crisis. Possible topics could include: (1/3) ⬇️ #COVIDー19
🛰️Use of its satellites & networks to provide connectivity where terrestrial communications are insufficient.
📚Online learning for school children being schooled at home
🤒Enable video consultations for patients. (2/3)

#COVIDー19
The European Space Agency will cover up to 50% of costs of each project, with a budget of up to €1 million per project. 📝Application deadline: 20 April. (3/3)

Catch up with all the latest #COVIDー19 R&D news from our LIVE Blog ➡️sciencebusiness.net/news/live-blog…
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1/12 Thread on our new report: 'Becoming more open: the view from four European cities'🏙️
theodi.org/article/becomi… #opencities #smartcities

@bsnaith_ from the 'open #cities' team is going to take you through some of the key points from the report...
2/12 All four of these cities – #Amsterdam, #Gdańsk, #Hamburg and #Helsinki – have made significant progress in the move towards becoming open cities. The report shares how they're developing data infrastructure, training staff, engaging with citizens and fostering innovation.
3/12 The report talks about some of the challenges of using #data and #technology, but also how being open and being trustworthy with data can produce better services for citizens, businesses and communities.
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#CoronaLockdown will significantly alter us
and our behaviour

As always, am going to be massively wrong but lets see if these makes sense

1/n
#Media

Start of death-knell of newspapers?
-many have stopped #newspapers in apts and some publications are also closed
will it kill the habit?
move to online/live news?

make Indian newspaper follow global trend of decline?
#Media

Cable TV will get a leg up; more than OTT

will internet bandwidth choked (everyone is WFH), OTT streaming is slow and in mobile defaulted to SD
cable is the best place to get HD.. recharged your tataSky/Dish TV? you are not the only one...
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1.Expand, deploy and train competent workforce.
2. Make sure that every suspected case is diagnosed.
3. Ramp up production and availability of testing.
4. Identify, Adapt and equip treatment facilities for isolation of all the cases.
#wisdom Steps ahead for #covid19 @DrTedros
5. Develop a clear plan for ensuring the quarantine for contacts
6. Refocus the whole of the Government for #covid related work.

I am also happy that @drtedros used physical distancing as the preferred phrase over #socialdistancing. #Covid19India #covid19
Break the problem into regional and local problems, find the appropriate evidence-based solutions to local problems. @DrMikeRyan

Although this was mentioned wrt #coviditaly ; Something very important to for every country to do #covidindia
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#Storytelling.

Tonight I'm going to share highlights from the 2010 "Scenarios for the Future of Technology & Int'l Development" report produced by The Rockefeller Foundation & Global Business Network. Not just the "Lock Step" scenario, but all 4 scenarios. [54 page report]
Following Event 201 (Oct 18 2019), we must concede that the ruling class has been gifted with phenomenal and prophetic intuitions & insights. (They truly are the chosen ones.) Thus it is worthwhile, even mandatory, to study their scenario exercises & simulations.
"We believe that scenario planning has great potential for use in philanthropy to identify unique interventions... scenario planning allows us to achieve impact more effectively." [p 4]
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Please RT #AcademicTwitter:
Let's not lose the #research & #opportunity of @KzooICMS & @MedievalAcademy since #CoronaCrisis cancelled them.

We have the #technology.
We have the #skills from @QMUL_HSS & @stuffofwar.

Let's make a date in May! cushingmediaeval at gmail dot com
Please note both WMU Medieval & MAA have confirmed that they do not endorse any virtual event in lieu of their #conferencecancelled.
Yet so many people have worked so hard, having work +/- contracts +/- funding in peril, that I can't let it go right when we need it most.
S/f 😎
So please take a look at #WTOStc (symposium) + Prof Todman's blog (below) & consider joining the #medieval #History #twitterstorians
because - #QuarantineLife aside - we all face financial, family, medical, or other barriers to 20th-century ways of work.
projects.history.qmul.ac.uk/thehistorian/2…
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#COVID19
10 facts & myth busters!

#1 Social Distancing is not restrictive of social gatherings like malls and movies. We have expanded that to almost any contact outside of family. Each infected person infecting 3 others TIMES 15 will be close to a million infected in 2 wks.
#2 #Handwashing vs #Sanitizer
Precautions are important. The best evidenced based precaution is #Handwashing. Virus can last in surfaces and clothing upto several hours. Also hand washing, done properly is as good or better than hand sanitizers.
#3 #Highrisk groups such as health care workers should protect themselves and their families too. So, please have your own quarantine protocols at home. #Covid is the greatest leveler of mankind, and hurts everyone equally. Stay home, and if not, stay safe!
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Stuck @ home wondering where China & world are headed? Read #TheChinaQuestions—36 @Harvard @FairbankCenter chs. ed. by Profs. @MichaelSzonyi & Rudolf!

Order: amazon.com/gp/product/067…

English: fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/china-question…

中文: bit.ly/FairbankCenter

한국어: bit.ly/ChinaQuestions
See great chapters by Profs. Elizabeth Perry, Joe Fewsmith, Rod MacFarquhar, Mark Elliott, Ya-Wen Lei, Arunabh Ghosh, Yuhua Wang, Arne Westad, Robert Ross, Ian Johnston, Steve Goldstein, Ezra Vogel, Richard Cooper, Dwight Perkins, Meg Rithmire, Mark Wu, Tony Saich, Nara Dillon...
..Michael McElroy, Karen Thornber, Susan Greenhalgh, James Robson, Leonard W. J. van der Kuijp, Bill Alford, Bill Kirby, Michael Puett, Rowan Flad, Peter Bol, Wai-Yee Li, David Der-wei Wang, Jie Li, Stephen Owen & Paul Cohen!

Honored to join them in this @FairbankCenter project!
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Wired: Social distancing so that we do not overwhelm our healthcare system.

Tired: You have 12.75 hours to transition your classes to an online format, effectively kneecapping IT's ability to do anything as they are overwhelmed by faculty unprepared for this transition. 1/n
The first tweet is pretty specific to my university, but the following tweets are more general comments about how #highered should be handling this crisis.

If this is the threat that our leaders say it is, then we need to be decisive & find a way to close out the semester. 2/n
Forcing a sudden shift to online classes is not courageous & inspiring, it is exploitative. Extra, uncompensated labor on an indefinite basis for #faculty and #staff is unacceptable. 3/n
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3 perspectives to evaluate solutions to a problem:
#Technology
#Economics
#Psychology

#problemsolving #thoughtexperiment
Case 1: commuters complain of long waits for trains

- Use technology to increase speed of trains
- Use economics to increase the number of trains
- Use psychology to display the wait time for the next train
Case 2: shoppers complain of high prices

- Use technology to improve products
- Use economics to reduce input costs
- Use psychology to offer discounts on list price
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@decolonize_this UNMASKED.
On Jan. 28/20 a video appeared on #Twitter calling for a flash mob of anarchy in #NYC
Accompanied by the #'s
#FTP3 #J31
(Fuck the police 3 and on Jan 31) This being the 3rd flash mob.

@realDonaldTrump
#COVID19 #earthquake #IWD2020 #BreakingNews
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Video calling for #j31 #ftp3
In #NewYork

Do these people not know that masks and voice changing software is nologer an issue.

#JobsReport
#anarchy
#Palestine
#Israël
#NYC

apelbaum.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/amin-h…
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Last page will link to the full article for anyone who wishes to take a deeper dive
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learn about the A.I tech being used for this unmasking.

This movement needs to be unmasked as you will see this group supports terrorism.

Their goal is to brainwash and manipulate
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Great event and panel put together by @livemint @UtpalBhaskar converging diverse views from financing, #fossilfuel generation, #energytransition #technology and business operations in the #electricity value-chain! 1/n
As Power Minsiter @RajKSinghIndia rightly said, problems of capacity and #energyaccess has been solved, and the next problem to be solved is reducing #India's #carbonfootprint - #electrification of #mobility and #cooking is one pathway.
Increasing domestic and international demand for #electricity will lead to more #RenewableEnergy capacity installation; new connections and usage will ⬆️domestic demand, integration & #export (neighbors inc #Myanmar #SriLanka) will ⬆️cross-border demand, which India can supply.
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Listening to @RobWortham, University of Bath on:

#AI #Robotics #Anthropomorphism and #Ethics

“We can now build robots that look as though they care - but it’s a synthetic version of caring and it may well be manipulating us”

// HT Luke P @RadleyKSocial

robwortham.com
“We have Palaeolithic #Emotions, Medieval #Institutions and god-like #Technology

And it is terrifically dangerous”

- EO Wilson
Asimov Rules of Robotics

A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laws_of_r…
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