- 4 months ago
I made this for Camus’ 100th bday and posted it to Reddit here: http://buff.ly/1b9JNhu
"In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."
original image from: http://wakpaper.com/large/Winter_wallpapers_260.jpg
quote from: www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/albertcamu104177.html
- 1 year ago
￼During the mechanical ages we extended our bodies into space.
Today, we have extended our central nervous system itself in a global embrace, abolishing both space and time.
Rapidly, we approach the final phase of the extensions of man— the technological simulation of consciousness, when the creative process of knowing will be collectively and corporately extended to the whole of human society…"
As we go about our daily lives, we leave two records of our existence. The first is our physical presence.
The other is a shadow world of code inscribed in mobile phone records, financial transactions, traffic patterns and social media.
The two mirror each other with extraordinary accuracy.
Our data profile reveals not just movements but incredibly intimate details about daily life, from early symptoms of mental illness to the stirrings of mass movements on the scale of nations."
I believe we are in a critical moment in our civilization’s development, one where we will face a number of fateful decisions about how we interact with each other, with
business, and with government.
The decisions we make during this period will frame the kind of world we’ll leave to future generations.
Who will control the data we create? What access will we allow citizens to the machinations of government? What kind of people will we become when every single one of us is deeply connected to a socially aware platform like Facebook?
Are we building systems – in healthcare, energy, finance – that are too complicated for any of us to understand, much less control?￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼"