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Virtual Futures Salon – Neurostimulation – “You seriously thought that evolution would upgrade the brain?”

In this edition of the Virtual Futures Salon we were introduced to Neurostimulation and the different new ways in which we are seeking to develop and change our brains to perform longer, better and in more fun ways. It seems ...

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Recapping what came out of EmpowerHack London 2015

by: Kristin Mathiesen Originally published on EmpowerHack blog   Two months ago, 40 people turned up, almost 90% of them women, to take part in EmpowerHack to build solutions for women and girl refugees using technology. Through the involvement of technology, ...

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The power of us by Wendy Grossman

In her new memoir, Life on the Road, the long-serving equity feminist and campaigner Gloria Steinem writes that decades of campaigning have taught her that, “Voting isn’t the most we can do, but it is the least. To have a democracy, ...

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Reclaim AI – Back-To-The-Humans? – what did we learn?

“Artificial intelligence, robots and strange things” was how Wendy Grossman, a technology journalist and the author of ‘Net.wars’, opened up the last Cybersalon discussion. Even though robots and artificial intelligence seem a modern notion, humans have always dreamt of and ...

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Unreal humans

By Wendy Grossman (originally posted on net.wars on August 21, 2015) Over there, the BBC’s Bill Thompson has a glowing review of the TV series Humans. The obvious irony in the title is serendipitously expanded by the simultaneous airing in the US of Mr Robot: Humans is about ...

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The Snooper’s Charter is back

After being repeatedly repelled during the last coalition government, the Communications Data Bill, also known as the Snooper’s Charter, is back to haunt us yet again. Since the Conservative victory in the polls earlier this year and without a deterrent ...

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Radical Data report – What did we learn?

Have you ever found yourself targeted by an over-intrusive marketing company in relation to a private life event you thought was kind of a secret? How, and whether at all, can you control what information finds it way to databases ...

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Is it time for Digital Citizenship?

Digital Citizenship: From Liberal Privilege to Democratic Emancipation ‘Government founded … on a system of universal peace, on the indefeasible hereditary Rights of Man … interests not particular individuals, but nations, in its progress, and promises a new era to ...

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Women Can Edit! – Wikipedia Science Conference 2015

By Karolina Janicka @thissmileyface I recently attended the Wikimedia Science Conference in London. My first reflex was to count every single woman that walked into the room and stayed. I lost count, but although it wasn’t an overwhelming amount and ...

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Hackathon in Athens – Data To The People!

Cybersalon Hackathon. Wave Your Open Data Magic Wand. If you could wave a magic wand – what would you do to improve services and systems for citizens of Greece? This workshop invites enthusiasts, creatives, practitioners, artists and techies to work together ...

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