Nearly half of Twitter accounts pushing to reopen America may be bots

To perform their most recent analysis, the researchers studied more than 200 million tweets discussing coronavirus or covid-19 since January. Read full Article

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The transhumanists who want to live forever

Given these clues, Clement is expanding his medicine cabinet of pills. Read full Article

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COVID-19 Q&A: As businesses reopen amid coronavirus, what are workers’ rights?

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed more than 85,000 lives so far in the U.S. with no vaccine or cure in sight. Nevertheless, with stay-at-home orders lifting across the nation and businesses reopening, many employees will be returning to the workplace soon.   Read full Article

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Commentary: Big Tech’s coronavirus boom could be its undoing

NEW YORK CITY: Contact apps that trace where we have been and who we have touched; software that tells bosses how hard we’re working from home; face masks that light up to show whether we have a virus. These are just a few of the technologies being deployed to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Read … Continue reading "Commentary: Big Tech’s coronavirus boom could be its undoing"

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Why women make better crisis leaders

While many countries continue to grapple with escalating COVID-19 outbreaks, two have declared theirs effectively over: New Zealand and Iceland. It is no coincidence that both countries’ governments are led by women. Read full Article

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Why Are Women-Led Nations Doing Better With Covid-19?

Monday was a day of triumph for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Thanks to the efforts of the entire nation, she said, New Zealand had been largely successful in meeting its ambitious goal of eradicating, rather than just controlling, outbreaks of Covid-19. Read full Article

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How to win a feminist battle – six activists share their secrets

From helping to end a civil war to fighting the tampon tax, six women explain how their campaigns achieved the unimaginable Leymah Gwobee: A group of mothers ended Liberia’s civil war Liberia was very effective at killing itself during the civil war. Our population is around 4. Read full Article

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Facebook’s New Supreme Court: One Step Closer to Becoming a Virtual Country

Facebook’s announcement of their new “Supreme Court,” an announcement that was triggered by the coronavirus, represents a massive turning point in human history. While this may not be their goal, it looks like they’re on the verge of creating their own virtual country. Read full Article

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Computers Do Not Make Art, People Do

We live in an age of amazing new visual art created with artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The recent wave began with neural stylization apps and the trippy, evocative DeepDream. Many fine artists now work with neural network algorithms, creating high-profile works appearing in major venues. Read full Article

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The coronavirus crisis may lead to a new way of economic thinking

Rishi Sunak says the measures he has announced to support the economy are without precedent in peacetime, and he’s right. Never before has the British state agreed to pay the wages of those at risk of losing their jobs. Never before has the government ordered the pubs to shut. Read full Article

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Coronavirus Will Change the World Permanently. Here’s How.

A crisis on this scale can reorder society in dramatic ways, for better or worse. Here are 34 big thinkers’ predictions for what’s to come. Read full Article

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Petervan’s Delicacies – Issue #133

Only 2 weeks since previous edition, but it feels like the harvest of a full month. Enjoy! A fantastic well research set of premonitions on Culture, Brands, Space, Entertainment, Tools, Politics, Death. Very good, tout court. Read full Article

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We are nature

This insight resonates with the 17th-century philosophy of Baruch Spinoza. Lovelock is the inventor of Gaia theory, the idea that the Earth is one living organism that regulates and strives to preserve itself. Read full Article

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What is transhumanism, or, what does it mean to be human?

What does it mean to be human? Biology has a simple answer: If your DNA is consistent with Homo sapiens, you are human — but we all know that humanity is a lot more complex and nuanced than that. Read full Article

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​Companies Want to Replicate Your Dead Loved Ones With Robot Clones

In 2003, the wife of a 55-year-old Vietnamese carpenter named Le Van died. Heartbroken, he dug up her grave, cast her body in clay and slept next to “her” for five years. The story is unsettling, but there’s also something universal about his struggle to let go. Read full Article

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God in the machine: my strange journey into transhumanism

After losing her faith, a former evangelical Christian felt adrift in the world. Read full Article

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Cosmodeism: Prologue to a Theology of Transhumanism

Introduction Freud’s disciple, Otto Rank once wrote that the “need for a truly religious ideology … is inherent in human nature and its fulfillment is basic to any kind of social life”. Read full Article

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Transhumanism: The economic and biological impact of automation

Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are introducing massive changes across the global economic landscape. AI is now the basis for a wide range of mainstream technologies including medical diagnosis, financial accounting, factory assembly, and self-driving cars. Read full Article

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When capitalisms collide

Measuring What Counts: The Global Movement for Well-Being Joseph E. Stiglitz, Jean-Paul Fitoussi and Martine Durand The New Press (2019) “In abnormal times the normal rules don’t apply and people obey them at their peril. Read full Article

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We Were Naive to Think Digital Media Would Be Democratic

We were naive to think that digital technology would be intrinsically and inevitably more empowering than any medium that came before it. Yes, digital networks are more directionless and decentralized than their broadcast predecessors. Read full Article

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