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Links der Woche

  • Europe’s Record Youth Unemployment: The Scariest Graph in the World Just Got Scarier:

    “The EU unemployment rate set a new all-time high of 12.2 percent, according to today’s estimates. But it’s the youth unemployment crisis that’s truly terrifying. In Spain, unemployment surged past 56 percent, and Greece now leads the rich world with an astonishing 62.5 percent of its youth workforce out of a job.”

  • Why Does Hollywood Hate The Future?:

    “My initial thought is simply that dystopia sells. It’s the same reason why the mainstream media covering technology tends to harp on the downsides of new tech, sometimes to the point of fear mongering. They are tracking you! They want to know your location! They want to record you going to the bathroom! (…) The difference is that we now live in a society where advanced technology permeates all of our lives. Nearly everyone now walks around with computers in their pockets that are far more powerful than the computers that filled up rooms just a few decades ago. Nearly the entirety of human knowledge is now just a few clicks or swipes away at any given moment. The vast majority of our recent technological breakthroughs, I think everyone would agree, have been overwhelmingly good for society.”

  • Valin über Orwell:

    “Einmal die Woche mindestens. Einmal die Woche begegnet mir George Orwell, immer geht es um irgendwelche Daten, die irgendwer von irgendwem bekommt. Jetzt sogar auf netzwertig, wo mir zu meiner Beruhigung mitgeteilt wird, dass der Orwellsche Staat auch dieses Mal nicht kommen wird. Und das, obwohl Shazam und Xbox Daten abgreifen. Wäre er endlich mal gekommen, der Orwellsche Staat, ich hätte ihm ein Bier ausgegeben!”