A recent paper about cognition constraints in digital and physical spaces shows that it is not so straightforward to accuse technology of downgrading our nature. Researchers found that individuals exhibit a conserved capacity that limits the number of applications they regularly use, a capacity that decreases steadily with age, as does the capacity in the physical space, but with more complex dynamics. Interestingly, they show that the capacity of applications predicts mobility capacity, and vice-versa.
A piece explaining the Chinese social credit system by avoiding the simplifications of the Western press. And since we are in China, a dive into the thought of philosopher Yuk Hui, who argues for the urgency of imagining a specifically Chinese philosophy of technology. He coined the concept “cosmotechnics”, exploring how humans can recover technology’s meaning and potential within a bio-technical environment that is global in scale, yet fragmented in its cultural contents and representations.
This post argues that for a new wave of apps conceived in China artificial intelligence IS the product and not a tool:
So what happens when AI research comes to life in a mass-market consumer app? In this post, we’ll examine three examples of consumer apps, originally from China (though TikTok is already used beyond China) that are really drawing on AI to reshape product, provide trust in anonymity (yes!), and unlock massive cost savings and accessibility.
Here you have an interesting account of 5G functioning, and a discussion of power mechanisms there, presenting chips manufacturers as the agenda setters. The bottom line is that with this new level of hyperconnectivity, bringing more and more objects in,
The troubling part of what is coming is that engaging with network technologies has always been more or less optional and it feels like the option to not connect is being foreclosed.