10 min read · Jun 26th · One of the real challenges that we’re facing is that we don’t have a lot of information
Social media has drastically restructured the way we communicate in an incredibly short period of time.
Seventeen researchers who specialize in widely different fields, from climate science to philosophy, make the case that academics should treat the study of technology’s large-scale impact on society as a “crisis discipline.”
The paper argues that our lack of understanding about the collective behavioral effects of new technology is a danger to democracy and scientific progress.
3 min read · 2020-08-24 · Tech oracle Jaron Lanier saw the evils of social media platforms before anyone else. Now he talks about whether Twitter activism really works, how to fix Facebook, and why he won't be joining Silicon…