"If you build 5G Network, the smartphone goes away. You no longer need a phone. The world is wired around you. You walk out the hotel today & you say "I want an Uber." A camera picks up your face, knows who you are, has facial recognition, reads your lips or a microphone picks up your voice. Uber shows up, you get in and it bills you. Then all of a sudden, (after you tweet something negative about Chinese Communist Party...) - Uber no longer shows up..."
- Gen. Robert Spalding
"The natural flow of technology tends to move in the direction of making #surveillance easier, and the ability of computers to track us doubles every eighteen months"
The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities
A talk by John Mearsheimer.
Wow. This talk may help clarify everything that happened in the last 18 years.
hanging out on #jitsi
This about sums it up. Regime legitimacy was questionable before any of this happened. Now, in the aftermath…
#japanese #scientist Akira Yoshino shared this year's #nobel Prize in Chemistry with American scientist John Goodenough and Britain's Stanley Whittingham. They were recognized for their roles in the development of the lithium-ion battery, an innovation that paved the way for wireless electronics.
I’m in #kyoto so here are the obligatory temple scenery pix. I may end up living walking distance from here.