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The heyday of information capitalism

Joseph Vogl: Capitalism and resentment

INTERNET: In 2017, two-thirds of Americans received large portions of their daily news dose via social media. The coincidence of financial capitalism and information technologies creates, according to Joseph Vogl, "resentment-driven echo chambers."

An ethical artificial intelligence

TECHNOLOGY: Can artificial intelligence be replaced by imperfect human judgment, and social disputes resolved through automated decision-making systems?

Transhumanism's dream of eternal life and zero pain

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THE TECHNICAL POWERS: Two new books about people and technology: We are all influenced by the pressure chamber social platforms that Facebook creates. And what about NRK, should they actively participate in such a development?

New times for war and evil

: – Time to prevent more use of biological warfare, autonomous weapon systems and mercenaries.

The coming technological decade

: Will increased control or surveillance in this decade gradually be left more to algorithms that carry out actions based on so-called "actionable intelligence"?

The algorithms are everywhere

: If current trends in business and consumer culture continue, we may soon have much in common with China's meritocratic and communitarian traditions, writes Mark MacCarthy.

I, an algorithm

: My needs are synthetic. They contain all my so-called desires, yes, the very progress of my presence, as an I, an algorithm.