Good morning, I'm not sure how this story slipped by the last year but it popped up as a headline in this week's Economist. This system is only being experimented with in a few regions and the results have been buggy and for the moment prevent a full roll out over the 1.4 billion Chinese citizens, … Continue reading China’s Social-Credit System
Good evening- I don't often get to be at the front of new media. This time I had the opportunity to see Rogue One the day of its release. First of all, a disclaimer: I love the Star Wars franchise and if such a label is slapped on a product I will probably endorse it with … Continue reading Rogue One- The Empire is Real
Good morning- Here I review the short fiction of Kevin Canty having just finished the collection A Stranger in this World from 1994. As a public service I'm going to link everything that I can find publicly available. No great feat- they're all from the same place. I've been reading Canty's short stories whenever they popped up … Continue reading The Brink- Short Fiction of Kevin Canty
Good morning, here I discuss the idea that how a person treats Artificial Intelligence determines their moral disposition. The first season of HBO's Westworld finished up earlier this month. In this western themed amusement park wealthy patrons are given the opportunity to immerse in a simulated environment with robotic hosts in which the guests have absolute … Continue reading Human Discovery through A.I.
Good morning. Here I discuss the impact of fake news, corporate news outlets and the flattening of news consumption in a world with profound access to information. This idea first came from listening to an NPR Podcast from November 28th. The hosts were discussing how the Trump transition team reported millions of voter fraud in … Continue reading The New Journalism Landscape