Posts Tagged ‘data’

550: The Hamster Wheel of Futility

JHK in his kitchen

James Howard Kunstler

KMO and JHK yak about the degraded state of American electoral politics, the Democrat Primary contest, potential campaign surprises, and the potential for cyber-mischief from unexpected quarters.

The first part of the conversation is to be found on YouTube: https://youtu.be/L1NxXzCVUok

CRV317

KMO and Rob talk about the book Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor by Virginia Eubanks. As algorithms take over the management of the poor and automate decisions formerly made by humans exercising their experience, training and judgment, the abdication of authority from humans to machines advances by leaps, bounds and relentless baby steps.