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Media Bits and Bytes - July 30, 2019

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Antitrust Probe; Dystopian Data Doc; Power, Privilege and Resistance; Mega Merger; CIA vs Journalists; Sanders and Corbyn Get the Short End; Silicon Valley Socialists

Media Bits and Bytes - July 24, 2018

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Trump Boots Reporter; Tronc Stomps; Sinclair Slime; Facebook's Wrist Slap; Con Game; Too Late for Lopate?; Watching the Watchers

Silicon Valley Is Turning Into Its Own Worst Fear

Ted Chiang BuzzFeed
We asked a group of writers to consider the forces that have shaped our lives in 2017. Here, science fiction writer Ted Chiang looks at capitalism, Silicon Valley, and its fear of superintelligent AI.

Silicon Valley Wants Access to Your Brain

Andrea Capocci il Manifesto
Soon, speaking and typing may be old-fashioned forms of communication. The new wave of Silicon Valley products will use your brain as the interface. Will bioethicists be able to control the new technology?
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