The Future of Protein: Patrick Caughill The technology behind lab-cultured meat products is rapidly advancing.
Highlights from a talk at USC Annenberg: Disruptive Power Losing Control Losing Control outlines how in a wide range of international areas of influence, the state is being challenged by new, digitally enabled actors.
Grounded in the theory of disruption, this chapter explores the rise and power of the activist collective Anonymous, the paradox of dual use surveillance technologies, and the recent revelation on the extent of NSA surveillance.
The chapter serves as an introduction to the book. Disruptive Power Disruptive Power traces the development of the modern state and drawing on disruption theory, explores how the introduction of digital technology presents a crisis to state power.
The state began as a mechanism for centralizing and exercising power and over time became hierarchical, bureaucratic, and, in democratic states, accountable to the rule of law.
In a networked world, however, groups like Anonymous wield power by being decentralized, collaborative, and resilient. These two models of power are fundamentally at odds and the resulting disruptive power threatens the institutions that have preserved the balance of power since the end of World War II.
Spaces of Dissent Spaces of Dissent explores the rapidly evolving space of digital activism, or hacktivism, through the example of a group of hackers called Telecomix, who served as a form of tech support for the Arab Spring. Such cyber activists have taken on a role of social and cultural provocateurs; they are dissenting actors in a culture that is increasingly hostile to protest.
This argument is grounded in an exploration of hactivism as a form of civil disobedience, though one that looks markedly different, and is potential more powerful, than the placards and megaphones of old.
The chapter details how the state has responded to the perceived threat of online civil disobedience through its prosecutions against Chelsea Manning and Anonymous, and argues that their excessiveness stems form a paranoia over losing control.
Finally, it explores the costs to society when we eliminate social deviancy. New Money New Money details how the rise of crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin represent a threat to the power the state derives from the control of currency.
This chapter first outlines the history of the close connection between the control of currency and state power. It then details the rise of crypto-currencies, explain how they work, and their potential real-world benefits.
Finally, it explores the potential challenge to state power posed by this decentralized and technologically enabled currency. I argue that if the use of Bitcoin were to proliferate, as it likely will, then the inability of the state to either collect revenue from, or regulate commercial activity, poses a threat to the control it currently holds over the international financial system.
Being There Being There considers the evolution of international reporting news by juxtaposing the death of seasoned war corresponded Marie Colvin during the bombing of Homs, Syria with the new digital tools Syrian citizens used to document and stream the war to the world in real time.
UNICEF is committed to doing all it can to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in partnership with governments, civil society, business, academia and the United Nations family – and especially children and young people. FREE COURSE THE WORLD, THE JEWS AND THE SCIENCE OF HUMAN SURVIVAL Anti-Semitism, division, separation, violent conflicts and a general breakdown of the institutions of human society. Global Impact Reports Results of the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund Alexandria, VA (November ) - In response to the earthquake that devastated Haiti on January 12, , Global Impact raised more than $, to support the immediate relief effort and meet the long-term needs of the country.
In an age of live-streaming, citizen journalism, drone journalism and coming advances in virtual reality, do we even need foreign correspondents?
Saving the Saviors Saving the Saviors looks at the impact of collaborative mapping and advances in satellite technology on humanitarian and development agencies. The world of aid, humanitarianism and development have long been dominated by state-based agencies and large international organizations.
But new models are emerging.
In the first week following the Haiti earthquake 14, citizens used their cell phones to upload emergency information to a live online crisis map. How do we know if the information uploaded to a crisis map is real?Anti-Corruption: The Global Fight is a new handbook from IIP Publications that outlines the kinds of corruption, their effects, and the ways that people and governments combat corruption through legislative and civil society actions.
Review Board. To better understand the process we use when choosing speakers, let’s first start with the Review Board.
Our Review Board consists of individuals who have years of experience in research, industry, presenting, and DEF CON culture. The workforce is changing as businesses become global and technology erodes geographical and physical ashio-midori.com organizations are critical to enabling this transition and can utilize next-generation tools and strategies to provide world-class support regardless of location, platform or device.
Economic Impact of the Earthquake Haiti is currently in a predicament that most country’s dream they never have to face. On January 12, disaster struck this . Breitbart TV is the home of the hottest video on politics, world events, culture, and media.
In addition, coverage of issues in Haiti has often been accompanied by amazing media distortion leading to effects such as minimal or no coverage of problems and massive human rights violations during dictatorial regimes, while demonizing the one democratically elected leader.