Today, when we look at the world, we basically see what’s there: We see reality. This will soon change. Several sophisticated technologies that amplify each other are all simultaneously reaching maturity: augmented reality, computer vision, natural language processing, semantic scene understanding, and artificial intelligence. We’re reaching a turning point where these technologies will alter the reality we perceive.
Richard MacManus' essay juxtaposes Clive James' cultural heritage with digital media preservation (via Jeremy Cherfas):
We can certainly blame the algorithms of Big Tech for burying the past, but we must also apportion some of the blame on the software used to build websites – often developed by those same corporations.
The Web changes fast and history has shown it’s not always kind to the recent past.
See how a complicated coreography unfolds while the camera looks elsewhere, in this one-shot scene from Michel Gondry's TV show "Kidding".
Swiss German-language daily newspaper St. Galler Tagblatt publishes a long overdue (IMHO) opinion-piece about how Italy is constantly (mis-)treated by the media.
For most northern European news media, Italy is always on the verge of economic and moral bankruptcy. The irreverent and malicious handling of the Mediterranean country has a long tradition.But Italy is doing better than everybody thinks, economically and morally...