Tag: The New Yorker

Look Out Boss! It’s the Bots!

            The closing paragraphs of ‘The New Yorker article, ‘Machine Hands’ (John Seabrook), contain this little nugget: “It’s also possible that this second wave of A.I.-based mechanization will automate the farmer’s job long before it removes the need for… Continue Reading “Look Out Boss! It’s the Bots!”

Fractal Radio | Episode 17 – Should Taser/Axon be a public utility?

Should Axon a SaaS company that emerged from Taser the LTL manufacturer of tasers be regulated? How so? Should it be considered a public utility? I frame such questions in this brief vlog. https://www.fractaljournal.com | Stories, Essays, and more! https://www.minds.com/Weirmellow | Follow me on… Continue Reading “Fractal Radio | Episode 17 – Should Taser/Axon be a public utility?”

‘Don’t Datamine Me Bro’ – Taser, Axon, Skynet? (Part III)

Axon the company that was once Taser is just that a company – a corporate entity. Yet, its cloud holds police data which as far as I understand is subject to public interest and access. Whether or not the data is actually ‘public’ is… Continue Reading “‘Don’t Datamine Me Bro’ – Taser, Axon, Skynet? (Part III)”

‘Don’t Data Mine Me Bro’ | Taser, Axon, Skynet? (Part One)

However faintly the frantic words ‘don’t tase me bro’ still probably echo in the popular imagination. Subduing a nebbish university student for an uncouth question is arguably the wrong way to use a taser. Is there a right way? Figuring that out has been… Continue Reading “‘Don’t Data Mine Me Bro’ | Taser, Axon, Skynet? (Part One)”

Fractal Radio| Episode 13 – Taser, Axon, SKYNET?

Dana Goodyear (The New Yorker) recently visited Axon, formerly Taser. I use this story as a springboard for a discussion on policing, surveillance, and citizenship. http://www.fractaljournal.com | Stories, Essays, Webcomics and more! http://www.minds.com/Weirmellow | Join me on minds! http://www.patreon.com/TheFractalJournal | Support Indie Media https://www.policeone.com/patrol-issues/articles/60959006-7-of-the-biggest-issues-facing-law-enforcement-in-2016/… Continue Reading “Fractal Radio| Episode 13 – Taser, Axon, SKYNET?”

Fractal Radio | Episode 12 – Public Safety Nervous System?

A brief overview of some grim realities of the street trades and one companies proposed solution to violence. The connection between Mr. Reed’s points and The New Yorker article by Mr. Goodyear will become more apparent in later videos. Apologies for the ‘minimalist’ approach… Continue Reading “Fractal Radio | Episode 12 – Public Safety Nervous System?”

Fractal Radio| Episode 5 – Return of the Native (NYM Article) – Review/Opinion

This came out a bit dry.. but I was able to hit across most of the points I wanted to make. The piece in question appears in the August 20, 2018 issue of The New Yorker. It is written by an English expatriate/repatriate who… Continue Reading “Fractal Radio| Episode 5 – Return of the Native (NYM Article) – Review/Opinion”

Fractal Radio| Episode 3 – So I ordered the New Yorker (Vlog)

I give reasons why you should read things you don’t agree with, purchase physical copy, and support artists.   http://www.minds.com/Weirmellow| Join me on Minds for freedom! http://www.patreon.com/TheFractalJournal| Support the journal.