17th February 2017
Interesting news, articles and opinions that Doteveryone staff have discovered this week. Reading for everyone.
Going slowly in an age of acceleration
How wrong can you be? Years ago, in mounting disbelief, I watched a weasel in the Alps, behaving as if possessed by demons. Its antics were so weird that I concluded that it must have a virus in its brain — or an acute form of epilepsy. Only later did I discover what had been going on.
A CSR agenda for Silicon Valley
The tech industry’s honeymoon is over. It came to an abrupt end on the 9th of November, 2016 — the day Silicon Valley’s unintended consequences became unignorable.
Bruce Schneier: The US government is coming for YOUR code, techies
Bruce Schneier – speaking by video owing to RSA Conference commitments in San Francisco and perhaps prescience with regard to seasonal travel challenges – predicted that the government is coming to handcuff coders.
Read Mark Zuckerberg’s full 6,000-word letter on Facebook’s global ambitions
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg thinks Facebook can help save the world, and he wrote almost 6,000 words on Thursday explaining how.
The need for a Digital Geneva Convention
The past year has witnessed not just the growth of cybercrime, but a proliferation in cyberattacks that is both new and disconcerting.
Crisis of capitalism? Perhaps, but don't blame it on globalisation
Globalisation did not force governments to adopt policies that divided their countries, exacerbated inequality and hit social mobility. Many of them did those things by choice.
The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding
When I ask people to picture a coder, they usually imagine someone like Mark Zuckerberg: a hoodied college dropout who builds an app in a feverish 72-hour programming jag—with the goal of getting insanely rich.
Hand delivered: will Ocado's robot soon be picking your shopping?
The online grocery retailer is developing the machines in partnership with academic institutions in Germany, Italy and Austria as well as Disney Research – a Zurich-based lab that is part of the US entertainment group behind Mickey Mouse and Frozen.
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