The more "lifelike" simulations are, the less effective they risk becoming.
Q is meant to "end gender bias" by disrupting the association between female voices and servitude. But its solution to both, in effect, is to insert a "neutral" voice into a position of total passivity.
The short-sighted idea that objectivity comes with distance.
While science fiction has provided the scripts that many technologists have used to create our disappointing future, it also plays an important epistemological role in the struggle against racism, sexism, ableism, classism, xenophobia and capitalism.
We can't help but be aware of ourselves through these platforms as continual performers, moment by moment.
Marketing entities like Miquela undermine the radical potential of avatars.
Subscription boxes are like a Spotify for things.
Our devices contain evidence of our selves that we wish didn't exist.
The express arrival of any object missing from your life with a minimum of effort could make it increasingly possible to live as though you already own everything.
The more personal maps become, the more intimately we accept their imperialistic ideology.
Nuclear tourism traces the impressions of unimaginable devastation in the remote Nevada desert.
A Google Alert on my name has helped me wring the compulsion to "stay informed."
Corporate metrics want to extract productivity from everything — even your dreams.
Video games are not an escape from the class structure but reproduce it.
What is lost when we "watch Netflix" rather than shows and "listen to Spotify" rather than songs?
Google's decision to blur out places where crimes were perpetrated only increases their horrific fascination.
Why pretend that machines can be creative?
Why are we so ready to believe that truth is over?
Epileptics were once forcibly institutionalized by eugenicist extinction programs. But the traces of this history are being wiped off the map.
A key product of ubiquitous surveillance is people who are comfortable with it.