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  • Glenn Zucman 11:39 am on 2016-08-20 Permalink
    Tags: Books, Cyberspace, Energy, information   

    The Energy cost of Knowledge & Experience 

    Get out your SUV. Fill it with books. Good books. No bad books. Science books. Novels. Art books. Everything. No outdated nonfiction. No boring novels. Up to the minute science. Harry Potter. Good stuff. Powerful information. Great ideas.

    Now: how much energy does it take to drive your book-filled-SUV 1 km down the road?

    How many minds across the globe could that same book content reach if the same energy was used to “drive” that content across cyberspace?

     
  • Glenn Zucman 2:39 am on 2016-07-31 Permalink
    Tags: Alyssa Arney, Beauty, Chauvinism, Civil Rights, Cyberspace, , Instagram, Liz Flynn, Western Beauty Standards,   

    Cyberspace: Progressive, or Repressive? 

    I was chatting with Liz Flynn & Alyssa Arney last night, and Alyssa commented on Instagram’s re-installation & perpetuation of stereotypical Western beauty standards. Later I ranted about Facebook’s trampling of Civil Rights. And of course you can always count on the YouTube comments section for an enormous dose of racism, homophobia & misogyny. I tend to think of Cyberspace as a progressive & empowering place, filled with knowledge, ideas, connection & innovation. But it sure makes a great platform for all that oppression that we’ve struggled so hard for so long to move past. Or maybe it’s wrong to blame all that on Cyberspace. Maybe Cyberspace just holds up a big mirror to who we are.

     
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