I can't access the Indian government's COVID portal, COWIN, from outside India. Which means I'll probably need a VPN. But the govt is at war with VPN providers. And they have no solutions of their own. Which means eventually the best way to access digital India will be from within India itself. 😕
The Internet Archive's way-forward machine is... pretty scary, but also unsurprising, given the way things are going.
aaaand.... he's back!
"One America News, or OAN, is a far-right news network being embraced by President Trump at his coronavirus press briefings. John Oliver takes a look at who they are, how they report, and why they could be a big problem during the pandemic."
Watched The Platform on Netflx yesterday.
A very unsettling movie on the surface, but a lot of themes reminded me of Snowpiercer and tricke-down economics, the latter quite literally. Class warfare, socialism, elitism, panopticon... quite a heady mix of ideas. Highly recommended.
Really enjoyed this talk by Scott Galloway - describes what's up with Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple, and why it's up to us.
There are news reports coming out that #coronavirus will be even better for Amazon as people order from home. I wonder how things will turn out as bezos gets a bigger piece of the pie.
This is the kind of thing that gives me hope in our species. Let's make sure this year that humanity continues to live, kicking and screaming, and exploring the edges of its existence as we have so far.
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