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Facebook launches petition feature, its next battlefield – TechCrunch

Facebook launches petition feature, its next battlefield – TechCrunch Gather a mob and Facebook will now let you make political demands. Tomorrow Facebook will encounter a slew of fresh complexities with the launch of Community Actions, its News Feed petition feature. Community Actions could unite neighbors to request change from …

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Technology’s dark forest – TechCrunch

Technology’s dark forest – TechCrunch We used to be such optimists. Technology would bring us a world of wealth in harmony with the environment, and even bring us new worlds. The Internet would erase national boundaries, replace gatekeepers with a universal opportunity for free expression, and bring us all closer …

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In defense of screen time – TechCrunch

In defense of screen time – TechCrunch Siri Fiske is founder and head of MYSA School in Bethesda, Md. and Washington, D.C. The Silicon Valley engineers who design our tech gadgets won’t let their kids anywhere near those devices, according to a shocking New York Times profile. These workers are …

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Our dystopian cyberpunk here and now – TechCrunch

Our dystopian cyberpunk here and now – TechCrunch We in the West love our apocalyptic science fiction, in which cartoonishly evil authorities ruthlessly oppress all who so much as wonder about its absolute power, enforced via ubiquitous surveillance technology. Think The Hunger Games, Blade Runner 2049, V for Vendetta, just …

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The Teslasuit could turn Black Mirror’s terrifying ‘Playtest’ into a reality

The Teslasuit could turn Black Mirror’s terrifying ‘Playtest’ into a reality We spoke with Teslasuit co-founder Dimitri Mikhalchuk about VR gaming at CES 2019. With all its features, the future of the Teslasuit and virtual reality look bright. And it also sounds a bit like a Black Mirror episode. The …

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The YKarma experiment – TechCrunch

The YKarma experiment – TechCrunch Blockchains are boring now. It’s been ten years since Bitcoin launched, and cryptocurrencies have almost exclusively been used to recapitulate existing monetary systems in slightly new forms. This is boring. Programmable currencies give us the ability to build whole new categories of economies, ones which …

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