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Data Is Being Used To Screw Us

This popped into a thread that I am part of …

Yeshimabeit Milner

A thread that caused ‘Friend of People First’ – Adrian Gropper to write;

A talk that argues that most of the big data is being used to screw us and mentions data trusts as a possible solution. Data trusts are an immature concept but worth considering because it’s one approach to decentralizing governance. Until we figure out data governance principles that are transparent and contextual to specific communities we should limit data aggregation by default and focus on personal agents and other fiduciaries.

Adrian Gropper

It is interesting because on that very same day I received these words from another ‘Friend of People First’ and occasional colleague Daniel Szuc after he received my newsletter declaring Data is Energy.

Energy is energy.
Climate is a result of energy misused.
Environment is the outcome.
What are the impacts on our environment today, inside people and in the outside environment people live in?
What contributes to the health or toxicity of the environment?
Data, understood deeply, should be used to contribute to the healthy environment … yet … how is it being used today?

Daniel Szuc and Josephine Wong

The answer, of course, is exactly what Adrian expressed above.

It is being used to screw us.

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Ian Grigg On Identity

I think that is the opportunity and in five years time we’ll know whether we got the mega-corporations holding my identity or whether we managed to take it back.

Ian Grigg – October 2015.

The five years are just about up and I think if the ‘megacorps’ have not won – they are about to. Is it too late?

Three years ago he wrote: Identity is an edge protocol, and not a nodal protocol. (pdf)

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Value

Fuck You. Pay Me.

Imagine, turning around to a lawyer, an accountant, a doctor and telling them that they weren’t going to be paid.

Dear Lawyer

I listened to your advice – but I am not going to use it – so I don’t owe you.

Wrote no one ever.

So why does that happen to designers, creators, writers et al?

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Let’s End Ageism

Ashton Applewhite – Let’s End Ageism – A Ted Talk

ReleasedAugust 23, 2017

Lot’s more to say on this, and will. Some of the points I touched on in Tuesday’s Newsletter.

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In This Cold Place

Moby and The Void Pacific Choir – ‘In This Cold Place – With animation by Steve Cutts.

ReleasedJune 19, 2017

A second video that hits you to the bone.


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Are You Lost In The World Like Me?

Moby and The Void Pacific Choir – ‘Are You Lost In The World Like Me’? With animation by Steve Cutts.

ReleasedOctober 18, 2016

Its a couple of years since this was released – but still relevant today – and definitely relevant to People First, so capturing it in the archives.


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The Anti-CEO Playbook

I am not usually slow in attacking the nature of business, but not sure the ‘Anti-CEO’ playbook is exactly the right angle here. That said Hamid Ulukaya’s points are excellent. How he built Chobani is a fascinating story. And at one point I was very much reminded me of a couple of People First tenets.

 

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The American Dream

All that is needed … just three minutes of your time. A little more ‘political’ than the usual People First posts … George Carlin – Life Is Worth Losing.

Released January 10, 2006
Recorded November 5, 2005, Beacon Theater, New York City, New York

Thirteen Years Ago … needless to say – nothing has changed, other than more people are aware … hoping that this will make even more people aware … and then we do something about it.

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