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The “cancel culture” and anti-“wokeism” moral panics rely on a complete inversion of the actual balance of power, portraying traditionally marginalized groups as mighty forces that urgently need to be reined in – and those in elite positions as desperately in need of protection. (Thread - 1/)

This is my favorite book about making breakthrough products. Ken Kocienda tells the story of how the iPhone keyboard was created, one of the most important and enabling UI innovations to ever happen.

From ‘Connectome’. Explains clearly why I invent. To change the face of how text can be employed to augment how we think and communicate. Great book BTW. & now the train is rolling, at speed, into France.

Transgender and non-binary human beings have always existed and always will. A disagreement with this fact is a threat of annihilation and should be treated as such. Do not be polite with those who are so cavalier about eliminationist dogma.

If you can't get on board with what I just said, you're no ally. TERF ideology is inherently pro-genocide and pro-Nazi. It requires believers to deny an entire chapter of Nazi Germany's mass slaughters. Do not support those who traffic this hate in any capacity. Ever.

What an astonishing thing a book is. It's a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.

- Carl Sagan


The bottom 50% of world population...

☑️ Causes only 12% of global carbon emissions
☑️ But will experience 75% of relative income loss due to climate change
☑️ While owning just 2% of world wealth

Meanwhile, the top 10%...

☑️ Is responsible for 48% of total emissions
☑️ Owns 76% of global wealth
☑️ And will experience only 3% of relative income loss due to climate change

Destroying the biosphere by burning fossil fuels is the greatest crime ever committed. But the rich and powerful will never be prosecuted for it — because they own the system.

#Inequality #ClimateCrisis #ClimateJustice


RT @rbreich
Average list price for a unit of insulin:

Australia: $6.94
UK: $7.52
France: $9.08
Germany: $11
Canada: $12
Japan: $14.40

US: $98.70

Isn't it time America hold Big Pharma accountable for its extortion?

9 days until the Future of Interface Workshop! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to engage with experts on topics including #XR and #AR, #ArtificialIntelligence, #DirectBrainInterfaces and how to ensure their #accessibility!

Register at: #FoI2023 #a11y

I'm amused by the thought of Alan Turing riding a bicycle, since it's a touring machine.

"You can't do much carpentry with your bare hands and you can't do much thinking with your bare brain." -- Bo Dahlbom.

The disaster that is unfolding in Turkey and Syria illustrates the importance of understanding our Earth and making sure geological knowledge is made available and actionable for local authorities, builders and citizens. Fundamental science is a public good of the utmost importance.

Dr. Mae Jemison, MD, the first black woman in space and first actual astronaut to appear on a Star Trek show, one of the very few people on this planet of whom two pictures can be posted depicting them doing their job on a spaceship with entirely different contexts.
#StarTrek #BlackHistoryMonth

Why is it so complicated to use a virtual display in VR?

The Meta virtual desktop does not work with my Mac at all. Immersed always takes a while to ‘take’. Meta Horizons only worked once.

I really think this can be a prime use if only it’s implemented smoothly…

Just a warning, I am immediately blocking, and sometimes server blocking on, "stop posting about politics if you're a insert profession here" takes. Technology is politics. Education is politics. Security is politics. The people who work in these fields, and more, are intimately impacted by politics. Some peoples' lives, families, and livelihoods are in danger. It's all politics, stop content and tone policing if you're one of the few people who's currently insanely fortunate to be relatively unimpacted. It's asinine.

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