“Now when I say that the Internet is headed for corporate control, it may sound like I’m blaming corporations. When I say that the Internet is becoming more closed because governments are policing the network, it may sound like I’m blaming the police. I am. But I’m also blaming you. And me. Because the things that people want are helping drive increased centralization, regulation and globalization…”
World Economic Forum new report identifies risks of global relevance and offers leaders from business, government and civil society a tool to understand them as well as a way of identifying interconnections between them.
Taking a 10-year outlook, the report assesses 31 risks that are global in nature and have the potential to cause significant negative impact across entire countries and industries if they take place.
The risks are grouped under five categories – economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal and technological – and measured in terms of their likelihood and potential impact…
“We, the Web Kids” by Piotr Czerski – a Masterpiece Essay Must Read!
We, the Web kids; we, who have grown up with the Internet and on the Internet, are a generation who meet the criteria for the term in a somewhat subversive way. We did not experience an impulse from reality, but rather a metamorphosis of the reality itself. What unites us is not a common, limited cultural context, but the belief that the context is self-defined and an effect of free choice…
Peter Czerski (a pseudonym, also known under the nickname * c) is Polish poet and writer, and co-founder of the band Towary Zastępcze (Replacement Goods) , for which he writes the lyrics. He graduated from Computer science, he also studied Philosophy.
FUTURESTATES is a Futuristic art project developed by Independent Television Service (ITVS) who asked 11 experienced filmmakers and emerging talents to take the current state of affairs in the United States, and extrapolate them into stories of the nation in the not-so-distant future.
They created 11 short narrative films transforming today’s complex social issues into visions about what life in America will be like in decades to come. The first season of FUTURESTATES debuted in March 2010, and is available exclusively online.