The internet is not what it was supposed to be. Early tech pioneers and the tech entrepreneurs who came after them imagined a world without borders that would bring us together, where all human knowledge would be available at our fingertips and everybody would have a voice. If there had been a motto for what the internet was supposed to stand for, it would have been “collaboration, openness, freedom.” But while we got some of that, we also got polarization, falsehoods, rising extremism that destabilizes societies, autocratic powers that undermine democracies, and giant tech companies that are eliminating privacy. We got a system that not only permits, but amplifies hate, bullying, and divisiveness. … [Read more...] about It’s time for tech platforms to stop tolerating the intolerable
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Put Your Career Criteria Down On Paper Most people who are unhappy with their careers and want a change often feel the urge to jump right into looking for new opportunities–scouring job boards and asking friends about interesting opportunities they might know of. But Butler says that’s starting with a tactic that should be the last step in your path, not the first. “The question that should be taken on first is: ‘What really holds meaning for me?'” he says. “Not in an abstract way, but in a very nitty-gritty, concrete way.” … [Read more...] about How To Change Careers When You Don’t Know What You Want To Do Next
In its digital gift portfolio, Ferns N Petals has introduced several services which include Celebrity Video Message, Violinist on Call, Fitness on Call, and Poet on Call. "We are known as flower brand, however, in this Rakhi season, for example, we would be doing around six to seven lakh deliveries of rakhi at doorsteps in the country and around two lakhs in the other parts of the world, he said adding that it could also be Rakhi coupled with gifts as chocolates, dry fruits, sweets, plants, etc. … [Read more...] about Ferns N Petals to venture into Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia
With the help of their teacher, a group of 11-to-14-year-old coding savants at Kealing Middle School in Austin, Texas, reached out to Shane to talk ice cream flavors. In a fit of synchronicity, Shade had just fed her AI a data set of 200 flavors culled from Rosanna’s Ice Cream in Portland. But when she asked her neural network to name ice cream based on her data, the results were unsettling to say the least. (No one but LeStat is ordering two scoops of “Bloody Coffee” or “Chocolate Chocolate Blood.”) … [Read more...] about Some of these robot-generated ice cream flavors sound weirdly delicious
However, he also notes that the Central Park Conservancy is very aware of Seneca Village’s history and is trying to honor its legacy in various ways. Last year, the organization put up a temporary installation that highlights the work archeologists have done and their learnings about Seneca Village in the time they’ve been investigating it. It also released a series of materials that help guide teachers who want to use the exhibit to teach students about Seneca Village. Biederman says the organization is also looking into renaming areas of the park to honor New York’s Black history. “Negotiating what it means to live on and operate and be the custodian of land that once belonged to someone else is a moral responsibility that you have to tend to in perpetuity,” says Biederman. “The way people interact with public spaces evolves from generation to generation—that’s clear.” … [Read more...] about What if Central Park were home to a massive urban farm?