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“Plutocratic Insurgency Note No. 7 – Profit Optimization Beyond ‘the Invisible Hand’”

Silvrback blog imageThere is an enjoyably agitated article in the online ‘Small Wars Journal,’ with the title “Plutocratic Insurgency Note No. 7: Artificial Intelligence (AI) Pricing Software - Profit Optimization Beyond ‘the Invisible Hand.’”  The subject is the growing ability of corporations to squeeze more profit out . . .

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January 09, 2018

The R. Wilfer Family

 In "Our Mutual Friend" (1864) Dickens lovingly portrays what was then becoming a universal social type, the humble office clerk, although now, 150 years later, apparently destined for extinction, or, at best, a modest Universal Basic Income,  by - you know - efficiency, progress, technology, IT, AI,  Messrs. Floogle, Fatebait . . .

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November 16, 2017

Buying a Smiley

I don't now remember the sequence of clicks that brought me to the Amazon page for John le Carré’s new George Smiley novel “A Legacy of Spies. Maybe I was set off down that path by one of the several marketing emails the kindly internet titan sends me daily. Or perhaps I was already on the site browsing idly as a . . .

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November 08, 2017

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