My point here is that the world isn't changing as fast as people said. It appears to me that the popularity of framing arguements with a "in an era of rapid change" is also declining
NZ beware!! "The MEPs also want tougher controls on wealthy individuals who move their wealth offshore...including special citizenship programmes that enable them to get passports, in exchange for a large investments in a country" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/07/european-parliament-approves-tougher-rules-on-offshore-wealth
"Facebook is like a spectacularly profitable nuclear energy company which is so profitable because it doesn’t build any of the big safety domes and dumps all the radioactive waste into the local river." https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/dont-be-surprised-about-facebook-and-teen-girls-thats-what-facebook-is
"However, promises by ministers in 2017 that foreign trusts would become subject to New Zealand tax have not been enacted"
Pandora Papers: Massive leak exposes offshore assets of world leaders, billionaires and other powerful figures, via @firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/pandora-papers-massive-leak-exposes-offshore-assets-of-world-leaders-billionaires-and-other-powerful-figures/ZMPEWPFF3ZECEVHHEVHAZGH7DA/
Interestingly, this relevant looking thing just popped up in my feed: https://jacobinmag.com/2017/11/rich-people-wealth-inequality-anxiety
In fact this post is entirely germain and adds some rigour to my off-the-cuff reckonings...
"From one point of view, the whole open source “sustainability” problem boils down to one question: Who’s responsible for the open source, and how can we be sure they’ll take care of it?"
A bit juvenile I know, but IMHO so is this new alliance
carbon pol, countering a meme that's meant to disclaim individual responsibility
I'm really glad that Linked Data has got so big, but I still want a smaller, more tractable version of it that I can use in my own documents and can run on a desktop.
ie I don't wanna be hand-writing data tables in Turtle or coding UI widgets in SPARQL. But I'd like to be able to plug the small desktop space into the big LOD space.
if we can somehow find ways of unifying, eg, RDF graph semantics with "object" or "hash table" or "function" or "predicate" semantics...
Sometimes I think AI is nothing but confirmation bias in a high tech disquise. How would we know it isn't?
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