With Halloween a little over a week away, I figured why not take a disjointed, seemingly unconnected look at why we wear masks and what is it about covering our faces and donning strange apparel that turns us all into freaks?Read more "The Thing About Masks (Bizarre Bits)"
I recently discovered Bruce Sterling’s 30-page essay called The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things, (download on Libgen.org) which outlines how the current paradigm of Big Data mining is turning all of us so-called “customers” into feudal slaves.Read more "The Internet of Things is the New Feudalism"
If you didn’t know it already, you are being surveilled. By the government, by your social networks, by your cellphone carrier, by your bank, by every cookie-enabled website you visit, by CCTV camera. Forget privacy. It doesn’t exist.Read more "Privacy is Over, Surveillance is the New Reality"