04 dezembro 2016

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Kazuo Ishiguro: 'We’re coming close to the point where we can create people who are superior to others' (Ishiguro cites three areas - gene editing, robotics and Artificial Intelligence - that he believes could transform the way we live and interact with each other over the next 30 years.)

Coisas que é bom saber: Right-Wing Extremists Are a Bigger Threat to America Than ISIS: since 2002, have killed more people in the United States than jihadis have. In that time (...) Islamists launched nine attacks that murdered 45, while the right-wing extremists struck 18 times, leaving 48 dead. (e "One by One, ISIS Social Media Experts Are Killed as Result of F.B.I. Program")

52 things I learned in 2016Um exemplo: "Google’s advertising tools can track real-world shop visits. If a customer sees an ad then visits the relevant store a few days later, that conversion will appear in Google Adwords. Customers are tracked via (anonymised) Google Maps data. They’ve been doing this since 2014."

John Cleese on the Five Factors to Make Your Life More Creative: Space, Time, Time, Confidence, Humor

New York City Mapped All of its Trees and Calculated the Economic Benefits of Every Single One

I Dialed a Wrong Number and Stumbled Into International Phone Fraud: It started when I was trying to call Cuba.

Confessions of an Instagram Influencer: I used to post cat photos. Then a marketing agency made me a star.

Former inmates encounter stigma, bias, and even formal obstacles to getting hired. Connecticut, for example, has 423 employment restrictions based on criminal records, including bans on obtaining a teaching certificate, operating commercial motor vehicles, and becoming a firefighter.

A Virginia School District Has Banned Two Classic Books Because of Racial Slurs: To Kill a Mockingbird and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn have been pulled from classrooms and curriculum until further notice. Segundo o politicamente correcto, "racial slurs appear 219 times in Mark Twain's novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, while Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird has 48 racial slurs in.".