Science-inspired necklaces from the Delftia Etsy store
My name is Melissa. I like stuff and things.
I know this feel.
i’m not sure this makes as much sense as i want it to :/
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s plan to tag and track us all is going swimmingly, from a creepy, voyeuristic perspective, according to federal documents. Released by the FBI in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the records reveal plans to stick the mugs of almost one in six Americans into the Next Generation Identification (NGI) program’s facial recognition database by next year.
Combined with the more than 120 million faces in state databases and the feds’ tolerance for a remarkably high false-positive rate, your chances of getting fingered for somebody else’s misdeeds are getting pretty good.
New infographic by illustrator/designer on Tumblr compoundchem:
Version 1 of ‘A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science’. Thanks for everyone’s suggestions earlier in the week, attempted to include as many of them as possible!
Download link here: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-ap [for PDF]
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Look at what they thought women would be wearing nowadays.
I love this.
I love how they predicted we’d all turn into Xena Warrior Princess.
well its not wrong
"Any society that is composed of real biological people has to succeed at providing a balance to the frustrations of biological reality. There must be economic dignity, defined here as knowing you won’t fall off a cliff into abject poverty if you get sick, become a parent, or grow old."
Are you healthy? Childless? Young? What would happen to your earnings if one of those things changed? Say, you become responsible for the 24 hour care of an infant. Or, say, you break your leg, or develop some sort of symptom that keeps you bedridden. For that matter, imagine something like this happens to a family member and your own time is compromised by the help you want to provide.
Will your earnings be affected?
Left and Right politics aside, Lanier says that if this would affect the earnings of a majority in society, then maybe the society is organized wrong. Because these “biological realities” really will happen to all of us, some day.(via memeengine)