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There is nothing so amazing as watching 80% of FB (it seems) arguing against getting a raise.
As for Sepúlveda, his insight was to understand that voters trusted what they thought were spontaneous expressions of real people on social media more than they did experts on television and in newspapers. He knew that accounts could be faked and social media trends fabricated, all relatively cheaply. He wrote a software program, now called Social Media Predator, to manage and direct a virtual army of fake Twitter accounts. The software let him quickly change names, profile pictures, and biographies to fit any need. Eventually, he discovered, he could manipulate the public debate as easily as moving pieces on a chessboard—or, as he puts it, “When I realized that people believe what the Internet says more than reality, I discovered that I had the power to make people believe almost anything.”
P3nt, angry transhumanist.
http://qz.com/649154/the-first-cyborg-olympics-is-coming-to-switzerland-in-october/QuoteResearchers at ETH Zurich, a Swiss technical university, plan to host a “cyborg Olympics” in Zurich this OctoberQuoteContestants, who will be called “pilots” instead of “athletes”—as there will be a technology team behind each participant in each event—will compete in a number of events aimed to mimic real-life events, using robotic devices controlled by their minds, or remote controls. Those with leg prosthetics will have to climb stairs and walk on stepping-stones; those with arm prosthetics will have to slice loaves of bread and open jars.
Firstly, IT BEGINS.
Secondly, the perfect event to monitor progress and development of a huge range of shit. With any luck you'll get a couple of breakthroughs out of this just by having a number of like-minded people together for a length of time.