Sorry to be redundant, but here's a new version that cycles through *all eleven* Laves tilings. No biggie, just something I thought for nearly twenty years was impossible. *mic drop*
Jobs in VR are going to a big part of our future... There are 4 Egyptologists leading sold out tours, and growing. We thought World War II was the right next thing to try... come apply for a job leading tours... https://twitter.com/highfidelityinc/status/1094051041597931523
YouTube's ad-money-maximizing algorithms have been exploiting flaws in vulnerable human psychology to inadvertently polarize and promote conspiracy theories. I'm glad that Google is taking steps to do something about this
Please read this thread https://twitter.com/gchaslot/status/1094359564559044610
When I first wrote pywren I had no idea serverless research at Berkeley would grow into such a phenomenon! This paper represents tremendous work and thought by all of RISE on how serverless is the future of interacting with the cloud. I’m excited for what we’ll build next! https://twitter.com/ucbrise/status/1094511599778357248
Federal-level climate activism is, right now, political theater.
Pundits and think tanks aren't the audience.
And the folks pushing #greennewdeal are not the ones out of touch with what's going on.
That's why so many Beltway pundits' assessments of @AOC@twitter.com's lack of realism in putting forward this version on the GND are such catastrophic misreads.
The climate movement isn't fighting for short yardage in 2019, it's fighting for huge gains in the mid-2020s.
1. the Carbon Lobby owns the GOP
2. the GOP has the power to stop any large-scale Federal climate action
3. It'll have that power until at least 2022
the goal of climate legislation in Congress—including GND—isn't making law, but changing debates.
The Green New Deal is probably a better plan than the alternative: 500 haggard billionaire survivors try to pry open the Svalbard Seed Vault
The 🤯 idea of the coevolution of perception & action (creating perceivable events) in an information-ecological framework is what led me to neuroscience & AI as an EE student.
“Ecological origins of perceptual grouping principles in the auditory system” http://dlvr.it/Qy6ktr
What's most surreal to me about the climate conversation is that almost no one is talking or acting like it's real - even the people who "believe" it. The hair-splitting legalisms, the tone policing, just the general glibness ... it all sounds so tinny in light of the tragedy.
If the US is serious about climate policy, it ought to focus on these two sectors - agriculture and industry - that are soon to be the two largest emissions sources, and lack solutions. We should press to invent solutions, drive them down in price, and spread them globally. 16/
Lots of progress in indoor farming driven by the unusual economics of pot.
Glad there is a driving force of change, because we'll want indoor farming as part of our swiss army knife of tools for climate adaptation. https://twitter.com/chr1sa/status/1093959332461330432
Hackers using black-market Israeli ICE-breakers to extort a billionaire who's replacing his employees with robots, at the behest of a shadowy tabloid/petromonarchy alliance, is actually the cyberpunk future we were promised, and yet. https://twitter.com/jkbjournalist/status/1093710334110695424
coverage of @AOC@twitter.com and the green new deal has a lot of journos and politicians complaining that AOC “needs to learn how washington works.” like ok david well you need to learn how swimming works because your house is gonna be underwater in 25 years
But this is true in part because the very core of climate politics in America is cultural, and prediction is a cultural act, one which alters that which it predicts.
What we believe about the shape of the future alters our actions in the present.
Climate journalism odds-making, in fact, reinforces a political stance taken by opponents of climate action.
After all, if bold climate action is "highly unlikely," why should we make it a central debate in the halls of power, with so many other pressing issues at hand?
Next, in a political context where opposition to climate action includes messaging not only that climate action is unneeded, but that it is impossible—too expensive, technically difficult, politically toxic, etc—this sort of odds making is far from politically neutral.
I'd like to make what may seem like a small point, but I actually think is a critically important one:
There is no way in 2019 for American journalists to responsibly make odds on the likelihood of climate action. https://twitter.com/AlexSteffen/status/1093234590322327552
Some people know that there are many possible futures. And once you accept this possibility - well, then you want to play your part getting us onto the best timeline possible. If you're one of these people - wherever you are, whatever you do, however you view your talents - this is the place for you.