ANDREW KEEN ~ HOW TO FIX THE FUTURE ~ 2018

~ NE-IS-IPPA:DC/BDM/TIOTOC/JSVB/FN/ASN/MTU/DA/TEROSA ~ Now Everyone – It Seems – Is Penning Polemics Against: Surveillance Capitalism / Big Data Monopolists / The Ignorance Of The Online Crowd / Juvenile Silicon Valley Billionaires / Fake News / Antisocial Social Networks / Mass Technological Unemployment / Digital Addiction / The Existential Risk Of Smart Algorithms

~ IOST-I-SHB-AATADTH-A:I/R/E/C-A-AA-A-EC-WAFTTFCF ~ Instead Of Smart Technology – It’s – Smart Human Begins – Acting As They’ve Always Done Throughout History – As: Innovators / Regulators / Educators / Consumers – And – Above All – As – Engaged Citizens – Who Are Fixing The Twenty-First-Century Future

~ ACIBAC(AC)TD ~ A Culture Infected By A Creeping (And Creepy) Technological Determinism

~ OOHA-OTRTSOOS-IEIWATBAHDF ~ Our Own Human Agency – Our Timeless Responsibility To Shape Our Own Societies – Is Essential If We Are To Build A Habitable Digital Future

~ EIGPUE-U-WH-FTMAL-ANS-NS-A-R-NMS-A-TWWBI-1965 ~ Everything Is Getting Perpetually Upgraded Except Us – We Humans – For The Moment At Least – Are No Speedier – No Smarter – And – Really – No More Self-Aware – Than We Were Back In – 1965

~ TD-AEDCB-HASM-A-AB-TCATROH ~ The Duality – An Ever-Deepening Chasm Between – Humans And Smart Machines – And – Also Between – Tech Companies And The Rest Of Humanity

~ THCODRAQBTCIOODS ~ The Human Costs Of The Digital Revolution Are Quickly Becoming The Central Issue Of Our Digital Society

~ ‘MGI’-AIDTPAMAOESAATOT-DU ~ “Minimum Guaranteed Income” – An Idea Designed To Provide A Minimal Amount Of Economic Security At A Time Of Technology-Driven Unemployment

~ TFPMFFTF:R/CI/SR/WACC/E ~ The Five Perennial Methods For Fixing The Future: Regulation / Competitive Innovation / Social Responsibility / Worker And Consumer Choice / Education

~ TFAITUOP ~ The Future Appears In The Unlikeliest Of Places

~ WABIAWO:RA-E-LOA-I-A-I ~ We Are Back In A World Of: Rampant Addiction – Exploitation – Lack Of Accountability – Irresponsibility – And – Inequality

~ TWAALUTBDSOASEIWWAIW ~ Today We Are All Living Under The Big Data Spotlight Of A Surveillance Economy In Which We Are Incessantly Watched

~ TWHSAIOVCIODM-TISANFOAOMTW-RP-LB-A-S ~ Today We Have Such An Infestation Of Violent Content In Our Digital Media – That It Seems Almost Normal For Online Audiences Of Millions To Watch – Revenge Porn – Live Beheadings – And – Suicides

~ TIR-WWSTEU-IIEU ~ The Internet Revolution – Which Was Supposed To Empower Us – Is Increasingly Enslaving Us

~ TWDAHBIC ~ The Web’s Decentralized Architecture Has Become Intensely Centralized

~ WWDTBA-D-E-A-E-R-AKODC-ITOTB-D-C-U-A-C ~ What Was Designed To Be A – Decentralized – Egalitarian – And – Enlightened – Revolution – A Kind Of Digital Commonwealth – Is Turning Out To Be – Disturbingly – Centralized – Unequal – And – Creepy

~ WWSAROSM-IWWWTSAR-NWENSSITSMP-T-ECE-TSC-FB-HCA-HOM-A-‘PT’-ML-DBFNAOFOOP ~ What We See And Read On Social Media – Is What We Want To See And Read – No Wonder Everything Now Seems So Inevitable To So Many People – This – Echo Chamber Effect – The So-Called – Filter Bubble – Has Created A – Hall Of Mirrors – A – “Post-Truth” – Media Landscape – Dominated By Fake News And Other Forms Of Online Propaganda

~ POTPITTEGOSTATDTTROU ~ Part Of The Problem Is That The Economic Gains Of Smart Technology Aren’t Trickling Down To The Rest Of Us

~ T-I-WIAOCA-A-TAOMOIU-HBTIMFOTNTOWAT ~ The – Internet – With Its Absence Of Curatorial Authority – And – The Anonymity Of Many Of Its Users – Has Become The Ideal Medium For Orchestrating This New Type Of War Against Truth

~ DC ~ Digital Communitarianism

~ TIODPSHBCITCIO-‘NN’-TNTGOPCSBR-UL-TTADOTIE ~ The Inviolability Of Digital Public Space Has Become Captured In The Controversial Idea Of – “Network Neutrality” – The Notion That Governments Or Private Companies Should Be Required – Under Law – To Treat All Data On The Internet Equally

~ T-S-TFOTIIASODMWODERACA ~ The – Splinternet – The Fragmentation Of The Internet Into A Series Of Different Markets Working On Different Economic Rules And Cultural Assumptions

~ GDPR ~ General Data Protection Regulation

~ SWSASPWAPTMPTNN ~ Somebody Will Succeed At Some Point With A Product That Makes Privacy The New Norm

~ DAO ~ Decentralized Autonomous Organizations

~ TDE-WITPO-W-T-A-C-IAABFVCAIIFEE ~ Today’s Digital Economy – With Its Tiny Pool Of – Winner-Take-All – Companies – Is Actually As Bad For Venture Capitalists As It Is For Everyone Else

~ AVPOTH ~ A Valuable Player On Team Human

~ DLD ~ Digital Life Design

~ SUIAGBM-AITIOTHTU-ITBBMED ~ Surveillance Ultimately Isn’t A Good Business Model – And If There Is One Thing History Teaches Us – It’s That Bad Business Models Eventually Die

~ TUWYF-TAS-TU-I-I-BAFPF-TTC ~ Trust Us With You Future – They Are Saying – Trust Us – Is – Indeed – Becoming A Familiar Promise From – The Tech Community

~ CABCA ~ Civic Algorithm By Civic Algorithm

~ WTF ~ Win The Future

~ DMCA-‘NPOUOAICSSBTATPOSOAIPBACP’-TCC ~ Digital Millennium Copyright Act – “No Provider Or User Of An Interactive Computer Service Shall Be Treated As The Publisher Or Speaker Of Any Information Provided By Another Information Content Provider” – The Controversial Clause

~ HPAWCRTBAFTCPOTN-E-MMF-ORAVVAODIC ~ Hugely Powerful And Wealthy Companies Refusing To Be Accountable For The Content Posted On Their Networks – Essentially – Making Money From – Overtly Racist And Violent Videos And Other Disgustingly Inappropriate Content

~ WTWALOR-TM-DBWAAMTMA-O-TW ~ When Threatened With A Loss Of Revenue – These Multibillion-Dollar Businesses Will Act And Make Themselves More Accountable – Otherwise – They Won’t

~ T-‘P’-AGCOIEF-WSOAL ~ The – “Precariat” – A Growing Class Of Impermanently Employed Folks – Who Scrape Out A Living

~ TINAUTTIO-TU ~ There Is Now An Urgency To The Issue Of – Technological Unemployment

~ UBI-‘AOIWMA’ ~ Universal Basic Income – “An Old Idea With Modern Appeal”

~ WAHGF? ~ What Are Humans Good For?

~ TINIWR ~ There Is No Innovation Without Regulation

~ DACMOTF-RACKOTP-TWTHOTN-CIRISIIHUMSOTEDT-FC ~ Designing A Coherent Map Of The Future – Requires A Coherent Knowledge Of The Past – That’s Why The History Of The Nineteenth-Century Industrial Revolution Is So Investiture In Helping Us Make Sense Of The Early Digital Twentieth-First Century

MARIE-MONIQUE ROBIN ~ OUR DAILY POISON ~ 2014

~ PAP ~ Pesticides Are Poisons

~ S&I:MD ~ Science And Industry: Manufacturing Doubt

~ DOW ~ Diseases of Workers

~ “CSC” ~ “Chimney Sweep Cancer”

~ DCBP ~ Driven Crazy By Poison

~ ESTITTHOWGAA-ICD-OANPOI ~ Everything Seems To Indicate That The Horrors Observed Were Generally Accepted As – Inevitable Collateral Damage – Of A Necessary Process Of Industrialization

~ IATRSARWI-IIB-IBSHTCAMROTTOIP-WWAMWO-ATSWTMTIKITNOTDOPH ~ If All These Researchers’ Studies And Recommendations Were Ignored – It Is Because – Industry Began Strategizing How To Control And Manipulate Research On The Toxicity Of Its Products – While Waging A Merciless War On – All The Scientists Wishing To Maintain Their Independence In The Name Of The Defense Of Public Health

~ ILDTL ~ Industry Lays Down The Law

~ LSITNOS ~ Leaden Silence In The Name Of Science

~ TPUOPP:‘TDMTP’ ~ The Perverse Use Of Paracelsus’s Principle: “The Dose Makes The Poison”

~ TFFAPOT-SC-WNBUTTMTSC-B-OTC-TJIC-TTPSA ~ The Findings From Autopsies Performed On The – Small Cadavers – Would Not Be Used To Take Measures To Stop Contamination – But – On The Contrary – To Justify Its Continuation – Thanks To Pseudo-Scientific Arguments

~ ‘ADI’-TAAHBCSIDWBI-TCAF-P-ITGS-WTOTBW-BWTAFVBERAITW ~ “Acceptable Daily Intake” – The Amount A Human Being Can Supposedly Ingest Daily Without Becoming Ill – These Completely Arbitrary Figures – Produced – In The Greatest Secrecy – Would Turn Out To Be Wrong – But Were Taken At Face Value By Every Regulatory Agency In The World

~ ‘DIOP’ ~ “Doubt Is Our Product”

~ MOS ~ Mercenaries Of Science

~ ‘PS’ ~ “Prostituted Science”

~ IM ~ Industry Mercenaries

~ OACOI ~ Outcry About Conflicts Of Interest

~ IHOA ~ Industry’s Hold On Academia

~ IDT ~ Industry’s Double Talk

~ AEOCD ~ An Epidemic Of Chronic Diseases

~ IIETSC ~ Industry Involvement Embarrasses The Scientific Community

~ RAIBAC ~ Regulation At Industry’s Beck And Call

~ TCSMB-‘ADI’ ~ The Colossal Scientific Masquerade Behind – “Acceptable Daily Intakes”

~ T-‘POEE’-INBOASD-R-ISFAPD ~ The – “Principle Of Essential Equivalence” – Is Not Based On Any Scientific Data – Rather – It Stems From A Political Decision

~ FS ~ Falsified Studies

~ ‘NOAEL’ ~ “No-Observed Adverse Effect Level”

~ ‘IWDBT-B-M-ABOGSAAT ~ “It Was Decided By The – BOGSAT – Method – A Bunch Of Guys Sitting Around A Table”

~ TDFO-‘RS’ ~ The Driving Force Of – “Risk Society”

~ ‘MRL’ ~ “Maximum Residue Limits”

~ III-‘C’ ~ Industry Information Is – “Confidential”

~ SS ~ Sloppy Studies

~ TSSOED ~ The Shocking Scandal Of Endocrine Disruptors

~ PCBAE ~ PCBs Are Everywhere

~ THWD ~ The Historic Wingspread Declaration

~ ‘WGT,AOATRWTDOP-ATWPTBI-TGWTCD’ ~ “We Gave Them Money And Information And Their Role Was To Defend Our Position – All The While Pretending To Be Independent – The Goal Was To Create Doubt”

~ OTSHPTF-ITTS ~ Once The Substance Has Penetrated The Fetus – It’s There To Stay

~ ADI-BO-‘EHTDFTSC’ ~ ADI: Based On – “Erroneous Hypotheses That Date From The Sixteenth Century”

~ TCE ~ The Cocktail Effect

~ T-‘CBB’ ~ The – “Chemical Body Burden”

~ APCITUC ~ A Pesticide Cocktail In The Umbilical Cord

~ ‘ALM’ ~ “Acceptable Level Magicians”

~ TPP:TNDOREP ~ The Precautionary Principle: The Necessary Democratization Of Risk Evaluation Processes

~ ‘STPO-VCWR-CDNHR-PD’ ~ Stop The Practice Of – Vesting Chemicals With Rights – Chemicals Do Not Have Rights – People Do”

IAN ANGUS ~ FACING THE ANTHROPOCENE

~ TGA ~ The Great Acceleration

~ TP-CC-A-PB ~ Tipping Points – Climate Chaos – And – Planetary Boundaries

~ EA ~ Environmental Apartheid

~ D:GHS ~ Destination: Global Human Solidarity

~ THIO-TAHB ~ The Holocene Is Over – The Anthropocene Has Begun

~ C ~ Capitalocene

JULIET SCHOR ~ PLENITUDE

~ STEC ~ Shifting The Economic Conversation

~ WOATNOTNECITILOTAIEARFTHBTCOBUIOWMAEP ~ What’s Odd About The Narrowness Of The National Economic Conversation Is That It Leaves Out Theoretical Advances In Economics And Related Fields That Have Begun To Change Our Basic Understandings Of What Motivates And Enriches People

~ FCBTEB ~ From Consumer Boom To Ecological Bust

~ DN ~ Discard Nation

~ TMP ~ The Materiality Paradox

~ ATLTG? ~ Are There Limits To Growth?

~ ECTE ~ Economics Confronts The Earth

~ TMCMLATTNAAEEHRIALE ~ The Methodological Choices Made Long Ago To Treat Nature As An External Effect Have Resulted In A Literal Externalization

~ ROMPAIOTSOTNWIR-INR ~ Relying On Market Prices As Indicators Of The State Of The Natural World Is Risky – If Not Reckless

~ CTSTD? ~ Can Technology Save The Day?

~ TWCBABMATTEO-TCCAC ~ True Wealth Can Be Attained By Mobilizing And Transforming The Economies Of – Time, Creativity, Community, And Consumption

~ ATER ~ Adjusting To Ecological Reality

~ TW ~ Time Wealth

~ WTM-ETQ-STL-DASITFTMH-DGES-AFHRMOTT ~ Work Too Much – Eat Too Quickly – Socialize Too Little – Drive And Sit In Traffic For Too Many Hours – Don’t Get Enough Sleep – And Feel Harried Too Much Of The Time

~ TDOTSADASG-BAACWHASEOTI ~ The Details Of Time Scarcity Are Different Across Socioeconomic Groups – But As A Culture We Have A Shared Experience Of Temporal Impoverishment

~ ACORYITH-WLH-BMS-BFTUTASOLBN-TCOMCEACCE-WTPOCGF ~ A Characteristic Of Recent Years Is That Households – Worked Longer Hours – Bought More Stuff – But Found Themselves Unable To Afford Some Of Life’s Basic Needs – The Cost Of Medical Care, Education, And Child Care Escalated – While The Prices Of Consumer Goods Fell

~ WLITGS ~ Working Less Is The Green Solution

~ TAOSS ~ The Art Of Slow Spending

~ TSS ~ The Share Solution

~ RTSEOR ~ Recapitalizing The Social: Economies Of Reciprocity

~ WWYDIYMWNWA? ~ What Would You Do If Your Money Was Not Worth Anything?

~ PTEBAUGHBTJS ~ Policies That Encourage Business-As-Usual Growth Have Begun To Jeopardize Planetary Survival

~ ESD&TEOK ~ Earth-Smart Design And The Economics Of Knowledge

~ BP ~ Beyond Physophilia

WALLACE NICHOLS ~ BLUE MIND

~ BNIOUW-CMYHHMCABAWYD ~ Being Near, In, Or Under Water – Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, And Better At What You Do

~ BM-AMMSCBCPUAASOGHASWLITM-IIIBWAEAWW ~ Blue Mind – A Mildly Meditative State Characterized By Calm, Peacefulness, Unity, And A Sense Of General Happiness And Satisfaction With Life In The Moment – It Is Inspired By Water And Elements Associated With Water

~ OEDVEDWM ~ Our Emotions Drive Virtually Every Decision We Make

~ WMAITM/BL~ Water Metaphors Abound In The Mind/Brain Literature

~ HSDTTCB-IOCATFCBPATW ~ Humans Seem Drawn To The Color Blue – It’s Overwhelmingly Chosen As Their Favorite Color By People Around The World

FRANCES MOORE LAPPE ~ ECOMIND

~ RTONATALFTWI-ATSMINKAHTAODWN-WMCVDIWHC ~ Recognizing That Our Needs And Tastes Are Less Fixed Than We’d Imagined And That So Much Is Now Known About How To Align Our Desires With Nature We Might Choose Very Differently If We Had Choice

~ WTWWKWHAE-WEFU-ATWC ~ We Thrive When We Know We Have An Effect When We Feel Useful – And That We Count

~ DITLCOD ~ Depression Is The Leading Cause Of Disability

~ WMLTAWWBOA-SSOEPIA ~ We’re More Likely To Act When We Believe Others Are – Spread Stories Of Everyday People In Action

~ WHRMPTETRBA ~ We Humans Respond More Powerfully To Emotional Than Reason-Based Appeals

~ S-WCB-SFOMGANC-WAEDCF-CEFEMAC ~ Sure – We Can Be – Selfish, Fixated On Material Gain, And Narrowly Competitive – We’ve Also Evolved Deep Capacities For – Cooperation, Empathy, Fairness, Efficacy, Meaning, And Creativity

~ ESOHA-IR ~ Every Sort Of Human Activity – Involves Rules

~ WCCGR-TTESL ~ We Can Create Good Rules – Those That Effectively Serve Life

~ THOCAPTWMFRPIDS ~ The History Of Corporations Accruing Protections That Were Meant For Real People Is Deadly Serious

~ SIC-IWCOOTPTSDOSA ~ Shared-Interest Capitalism – In Which Corporations Operate On The Premise That Success Depends On Society’s Advancement

~ WCTVWWSAMAWWO-WKUAAMAWWE ~ We Come To Value What We Share As Much As What We Own – Which Keeps Us Alive As Much As What We Exchange

~ TPOCCITPHBIO ~ The Point Of Commons Care Is To Prevent Harm Before It Occurs

~ ‘FJ’-ATTWJALOTTWFU ~ “Future Justice” – Adding To The World’s Jurisprudence A Legal Obligation To Those Who Follow Us

~ ISWPTPOCWFDPDM-AI-ITVOC-‘PHG’~ It Starts With Preventing The Power Of Concentrated Wealth From Distorting Political Decision Making – And Instead – Infusing The Voice Of Citizens – “Publicly Held Government

~ TMITDMP-TGTAOITGW-AT-T-TBTD ~ The More Inclusive The Decision-Making Process – The Greater The Amount Of Information That Gets Weighed – And Thus – Typically – The Better The Decision

~ DIASWCL ~ Democracy Is A Skill We Can Learn

~ CPCLTTSGOTW ~ Centralized Power Cannot Lead To The Sustained Good Of The Whole

~ TCA-SI-VIS-AC-TSDOTT-DE-CS-AP-OPMA ~ Today’s Crises Are – So Interrelated – Vast In Scope – And Complex – That Solutions Depend On Tapping The – Direct Experience – Common Sense – And Passion – Of People Most Affected

MARK HERTSGAARD ~ HOT

~ CC – ‘TGAWRMFES’ ~ Climate Change – “The Greatest And Widest-Ranging Market Failure Ever Seen”

~ EPIAE ~ Economic Prosperity Is Also Endangered

~ ‘GWHATITV-IITTOS’ ~ “Global Warming Has A Taste In This Village – It Is The Taste Of Salt”

~ WBHTC-MA&S-WADSOEAWDMOAT-TQIWTMWB ~ We Basically Have Three Choices – Mitigation, Adaptation And Suffering – We’re Already Doing Some Of Each And Will Do More Of All Three – The Question Is What The Mix Will Be

~ FKT-DCKM ~ Floods Kill Thousands – Drought Can Kill Millions

~ CC ~ Climate Chaos

~ ‘MITMEPFUTS’ ~ “Methane Is The Most Effective Place For Us To Start”

~ ‘ATU&MTU’ ~ “Avoid The Unmanageable And Manage The Unavoidable”

~ ‘TMCBG&D-TTPO-BIYTTHTCH-AMEMMITP-TETGS’ ~ “The Message Can’t Be Gloom And Doom – That Turns People Off – But If You Tell Them How They Can Help – And Maybe Even Make Money In The Process – They’re Eager To Get Started”

~ ‘WRTSM’ ~ “We’re Repeating The Same Mistakes”

~ AKPOR-IGTB-D ~ A Key Part Of Resilience – Is Going To Be – Diversity

~ ‘IRBSTL’ ~ “I’d Rather Be Smart Than Lucky”