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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Jul 20

https://medium.com/media/349bb9a1fed8f2ba225cbc655fb17bf3/hrefCan our shared reality survive the onslaught of big tech?At a time when existential threats loom large — and the need for a reasoned, pragmatic consensus arguably never greater — the tech firms carrying the conversation are profiting from our division. Through careful iteration and deliberate commercial policy, their business models have made us addicts of our newsfeeds and pawns in a game of polarisation. Yet these outcomes can only be self-terminating.Tristan Harris has been called the “closest thing Silicon Valley has to a conscience.” After three years at Google as a Design Ethicist, he co-founded the Center for Humane Technology, whose mission is to …

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https://medium.com/media/349bb9a1fed8f2ba225cbc655fb17bf3/hrefCan our shared reality survive the onslaught of big tech?At a time when existential threats loom large — and the need for a reasoned, pragmatic consensus arguably never greater — the tech firms carrying the conversation are profiting from our division. Through careful iteration and deliberate commercial policy, their business models have made us addicts of our newsfeeds and pawns in a game of polarisation. …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Jul 20

https://medium.com/media/349bb9a1fed8f2ba225cbc655fb17bf3/hrefCan our shared reality survive the onslaught of big tech?At a time when existential threats loom large — and the need for a reasoned, pragmatic consensus arguably never greater — the tech firms carrying the conversation are profiting from our division. Through careful iteration and deliberate commercial policy, their business models have made us addicts of our newsfeeds and pawns in a game of polarisation. Yet these outcomes can only be self-terminating.Tristan Harris has been called the “closest thing Silicon Valley has to a conscience.” After three years at Google as a Design Ethicist, he co-founded the Center for Humane Technology, whose mission is to …

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https://medium.com/media/349bb9a1fed8f2ba225cbc655fb17bf3/hrefCan our shared reality survive the onslaught of big tech?At a time when existential threats loom large — and the need for a reasoned, pragmatic consensus arguably never greater — the tech firms carrying the conversation are profiting from our division. Through careful iteration and deliberate commercial policy, their business models have made us addicts of our newsfeeds and pawns in a game of polarisation. …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 5 Sep 19

Dev Academy’s interpretation of what honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi looks likeOn an afternoon in mid-August, we hosted the inaugural Te Tiriti Meets Tech in collaboration with the Vodafone Foundation. Held at Vodafone’s Smales Farm Headquarters in Auckland, the intention for the afternoon hui was to explore how the tech sector could better honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi.About 45 participants from as far afield as the New Zealand Defence Force, InternetNZ and The University of Auckland joined us to explore this question.The event started with a Pōwhiri (a traditional Māori welcoming ceremony) from Te Hā Whero, Vodafone’s kapa haka team to …

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Dev Academy’s interpretation of what honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi looks likeOn an afternoon in mid-August, we hosted the inaugural Te Tiriti Meets Tech in collaboration with the Vodafone Foundation. Held at Vodafone’s Smales Farm Headquarters in Auckland, the intention for the afternoon hui was to explore how the tech sector could better honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi.About 45 participants from …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 21 Feb 18

This series began in 2015 with an effort to do a broad assessment of the various risks present in the total global environment. Last year (almost precisely 365 days ago), I focused specifically on the political situation in the United States and outlined what I considered to be the essential fronts of a new and important kind of war:In other words, while 2016 still formally looked like politics, what is really going on here is a revolutionary war. For now this is war using memes rather than bullets, but war is much more than a metaphor.This war is about much more …

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This series began in 2015 with an effort to do a broad assessment of the various risks present in the total global environment. Last year (almost precisely 365 days ago), I focused specifically on the political situation in the United States and outlined what I considered to be the essential fronts of a new and important kind of war:In other words, …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 13 Feb 17

photo by Gary WilsonPAHLKA QUOTED: “EFFICIENCY IN GOVERNMENT IS A MATTER OF SOCIAL JUSTICE.” (Mayor John Norquist) It is at the often maddening interface with government that the inefficiency and injustice play out. Two examples (both now fixed)… At the Veterans Affairs website, you needed to fill out the application for health benefits, but the file wouldn’t even open unless you had the unlikely combination of a particular version of Internet Explorer and a particular version of Adobe Reader. Nothing else worked. In California, the online application for food stamps was 50 screens long and took 50 minutes to complete.How did …

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photo by Gary WilsonPAHLKA QUOTED: “EFFICIENCY IN GOVERNMENT IS A MATTER OF SOCIAL JUSTICE.” (Mayor John Norquist) It is at the often maddening interface with government that the inefficiency and injustice play out. Two examples (both now fixed)… At the Veterans Affairs website, you needed to fill out the application for health benefits, but the file wouldn’t even open unless you …

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