- Jun 2021
The mechanical clock, which came into common use in the 14th century, provides a compelling example. In Technics and Civilization, the historian and cultural critic Lewis Mumford described how the clock “disassociated time from human events and helped create the belief in an independent world of mathematically measurable sequences.” The “abstract framework of divided time” became “the point of reference for both action and thought.”
Description of how a technology the clock changed the human landscape.
Similar to the way humans might practice terraforming on their natural environment, what should we call the effect our natural environment has on us?
What should we call the effect our technological environment has on us? technoforming?
Evolution certainly indicates that there's likely both short and long-term effects.
Who else has done research into this? Do we have evidence of massive changes with the advent of writing, reading, printing, telegraph, television, social media, or other technologies available?
Any relation to the nature vs nurture debate?
- Mar 2021
UnHerd. ‘Should Big Pharma Profit from Covid?’, 17 November 2020. https://unherd.com/2020/11/should-big-pharma-profit-from-covid/.
- Oct 2020
Brous, P., & Janssen, M. (2020). Trusted Decision-Making: Data Governance for Creating Trust in Data Science Decision Outcomes. Administrative Sciences, 10(4), 81. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci10040081
AI and control of Covid-19 coronavirus. (n.d.). Artificial Intelligence. Retrieved October 15, 2020, from https://www.coe.int/en/web/artificial-intelligence/ai-and-control-of-covid-19-coronavirus
- risk mitigation
- crisis management
- big data
- public health response
- data science
- Jun 2020
Walsh, J. D. (2020, May 11). The Coming Disruption to College. Intelligencer. https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/05/scott-galloway-future-of-college.html
- May 2020
Countries are using apps and data networks to keep tabs on the pandemic. (2020 March 26). The Economist. https://www.economist.com/briefing/2020/03/26/countries-are-using-apps-and-data-networks-to-keep-tabs-on-the-pandemic?fsrc=newsletter&utm_campaign=the-economist-today&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=salesforce-marketing-cloud&utm_term=2020-05-07&utm_content=article-link-1
- digital policing
- contact tracing
- data network
- data usage
- digital surveillance
- transmission dynamics
- big data
- Mar 2017
Either we own political technologies, or they will own us. The great potential of big data, big analysis and online forums will be used by us or against us. We must move fast to beat the billionaires.