His talk was mostly lighthearted, which was nice, but as far as I’m concerned, his work brings some serious questions to the table. Drone and robot warfare, the stuff of countless science fiction stories, is a life-threatening issue for our time. But discussion of weapons was basically not present in his talk until the Q&A [...]
This seems to be becoming a more talked-about issue as programming continues to be pushed out to a broader audience. Made me think about recent discussions I’ve had about what is next for One Laptop Per Child and as someone who is new to programming.
Kind of loosely related to Nathan Shedroff’s presentation about UX [...]
I left the talk thinking about how work like theirs, opposing an extremely powerful entity with deep connections in the government, will be affected by the rise of surveillance culture in our world. The choice of tools becomes extremely limited when your adversary has unlimited access to the information permanently stored in a vast array [...]