The Social Dilemma by Netflix

We tweet, we like, and we share— but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? As digital platforms increasingly become a lifeline to stay connected, Silicon Valley insiders reveal how social media is reprogramming civilization by exposing what’s hiding on the other side of your screen. https://Netflix.com/thesocialdilemma

ABOUT THE SOCIAL DILEMMA The world has long recognized the positive applications of social media, from its role in empowering protesters to speak out against oppression during the Arab Spring uprisings almost a decade ago, to serving an instrumental role in fighting for equity and justice today. And in 2020, during an astonishing global pandemic, social media has become our lifeline to stay in touch with loved ones, as well as proving to be an asset for mobilizing civil rights protests. However, the system that connects us also invisibly controls us. The collective lack of understanding about how these platforms actually operate has led to hidden and often harmful consequences to society—consequences that are becoming more and more evident over time, and consequences that, the subjects in The Social Dilemma suggest, are an existential threat to humanity. The Social Dilemma is a powerful exploration of the disproportionate impact that a relatively small number of engineers in Silicon Valley have over the way we think, act, and live our lives. The film deftly tackles an underlying cause of our viral conspiracy theories, teenage mental health issues, rampant misinformation and political polarization, and makes these issues visceral, understandable, and urgent. Through a unique combination of documentary investigation and entertaining narrative drama, award-winning filmmakers Jeff Orlowski (Chasing Ice, Chasing Coral) and Larissa Rhodes (Chasing Coral) have once again exposed the invisible in a manner that is both enlightening and harrowing as they disrupt the disrupters by unveiling the hidden machinations behind everyone’s favorite social media and search platforms. The film features compelling interviews with high-profile tech whistleblowers and innovation leaders including Tristan Harris of the Center for Humane Technology; the co-inventor of the Facebook “Like” button, Justin Rosenstein; Tim Kendall, former President of Pinterest and former Director of Monetization at Facebook; Cathy O’Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction; Rashida Richardson, Director of Policy at the AI Now Institute, and many others. Demonstrating how social media affects consumers on a personal level, these fascinating insider insights are seamlessly woven into a captivating narrative, including Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men), that illuminates the very real consequences these seemingly innocent technologies can have on our everyday lives.

The Social Dilemma | Official Trailer | Netflix

Why is ‘The Social Dilemma’ on social media? https://www.thesocialdilemma.com/code-of-ethics/ https://www.facebook.com/TheSocialDilemma/

How Asia’s Women Have Progressed

www.linkedin.com/feed/news/how-asias-women-have-progressed-4789980

LinkedIn members took to the platform to International Women’s Day on Sunday. Here’s a snapshot of how things have progressed for working women in Asia, and where there’s more room for improvement.

These are 7 of the most exciting breakthroughs in healthcare today | World Economic Forum

These are 7 of the most exciting breakthroughs in healthcare today
— Read on www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/05/healthcare-technology-precision-medicine-breakthroughs

1. Regrowing damaged body parts

2. A pill that lets you know you have taken it

3. AI can detect skin cancer better than a doctor

4. Your phone will know if you’re depressed

5. Helping the body’s immune system fight cancer

6. Medicine that’s tailored to fit

7. Fixing defective genes

#healthcaretrend2020 #healthtech

Registrations open for our first Facebook Online Hackathon

Hi,

Facebook’s excited to welcome aspiring and experienced developers to learn and grow using cutting-edge tech in a special online hackathon.

  • Up to $21K cash prizes and invites to F8 up for grabs
  • Choose from innovative tech tracks: Augmented Reality (AR), Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Messaging

Curious to ship a project using Spark AR? Itching to learn what it’s like to build on Facebook’s AI products? Got a great idea for a messaging experience?

What are you waiting for?

Sign up today and let’s get building!

REGISTER

developers.facebook.com

$1B+ Market Map: The World’s 183 Unicorn Companies In One Infographic

Here are some notable takeaways on the companies in our market map:

  • Three companies became unicorns this year: China based Q&A website Zhihu and office space company URwork, and US-based cloud video conferencing company Zoom Communications.
  • The most valuable private company in the world is Uber, valued at $68B. Rounding out the top five are: Xiaomi ($46B), Didi Chuxing ($34B), Airbnb ($29B), and Palantir Technologies ($20B).
  • Fifteen private companies (8% of the global unicorn club) are considered decacorns and are worth $10B+. Approximately 32% of the companies included in the global unicorn club are valued at exactly $1B.
  • The majority of the world’s unicorns are based in the US (55%), followed by China (21%), India (4%), the UK (4%), Germany (2%), and South Korea (2%). No other country has three or more private companies valued at $1B+.

Source: CB Insights

Sometimes A Startup Has To Seek Permission To Change The World

Elon Musk has joked that experts call the Hyperloop either obvious — or impossible. We believe it is possible, but we face some difficult challenges unlike those faced by most tech startups. 



SpaceX’s Plan to Provide Internet from Orbit Edges Closer to Launch

Forward to the Future: Making Fuel from Old Clothes

Forward to the Future: Making Fuel from Old Clothes

28:00
Broadcast on September 1, 2016
Recycling Entrepreneur – Masaki Takao

The 1989 Hollywood hit Back to the Future Part II, saw a time-travelling DeLorean return from the year 2015, fitted with a device to use trash as fuel. Fast forward to the real 2015 to meet Masaki Takao, the man who made this technology a reality by recycling discarded clothing to make biofuel as well as developing recycling techniques, Takao has enlisted retailers and the government to engage the public in a groundbreaking garment-collection scheme. Now he hopes recycling can change the world.
Available until September 15, 2016

3Doodler 2.0 Launch Video – The World’s First 3D Printing Pen, Reinvente…

“When we first launched the 3Doodler we asked the world to imagine a pen that could literally draw in the air.

Two years on, we’ve made the world’s first 3D printing pen even better, with a new and improved version that’s slimmer, lighter, quieter, and even easier to use.

The 3Doodler heats, then rapidly cools plastic, allowing instant 3D creation; and with no software or
computers, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

We’ve shipped over 130,000 first generation 3Doodlers; and our community has used them to create amazing things: from jewellery, to RC planes, fully 3Doodled dresses, architectural models, and even writing braille.

It was because of the support of this Kickstarter community that we were able to make the 3Doodler dream a reality. To say thank you, we’ve decided to bring 3Doodler 2.0 to you first!

Completely redesigned from top to bottom, and housed in a sleek aluminium casing, the new 3Doodler is the result of over two years of research and development, all aimed at giving you the best 3Doodling experience possible.

The new 3Doodler is also packed with loads of enhancements, making it smoother, sleeker, and easier to use than ever before.

We’re also releasing exciting new accessories, including the JetPack, a portable power pack that gives you the freedom to 3Doodle on the go.

To help kickstart creativity in the classroom we’ve created a special educational bundle – complete with pens, plastic, accessories and curricular materials – which you can send to any school, library or
makerspace of your choosing.

If you can draw, write or wave a finger in the air you can create with the 3Doodler.

Our Community website has hundreds of projects and stencils that you can download for free; and it’s filled with how-to videos and images of inspiring creations from around the world.

So when will you get your new 3Doodler?

We’ll start shipping to our first backers within a few weeks; and the majority of you will be 3Doodling by April.

We can’t thank you enough for joining us on this amazing journey.”

3Doodler 2.0 Launch Video – The World’s First 3D Printing Pen, Reinvente…

“When we first launched the 3Doodler we asked the world to imagine a pen that could literally draw in the air.

Two years on, we’ve made the world’s first 3D printing pen even better, with a new and improved version that’s slimmer, lighter, quieter, and even easier to use.

The 3Doodler heats, then rapidly cools plastic, allowing instant 3D creation; and with no software or
computers, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

We’ve shipped over 130,000 first generation 3Doodlers; and our community has used them to create amazing things: from jewellery, to RC planes, fully 3Doodled dresses, architectural models, and even writing braille.

It was because of the support of this Kickstarter community that we were able to make the 3Doodler dream a reality. To say thank you, we’ve decided to bring 3Doodler 2.0 to you first!

Completely redesigned from top to bottom, and housed in a sleek aluminium casing, the new 3Doodler is the result of over two years of research and development, all aimed at giving you the best 3Doodling experience possible.

The new 3Doodler is also packed with loads of enhancements, making it smoother, sleeker, and easier to use than ever before.

We’re also releasing exciting new accessories, including the JetPack, a portable power pack that gives you the freedom to 3Doodle on the go.

To help kickstart creativity in the classroom we’ve created a special educational bundle – complete with pens, plastic, accessories and curricular materials – which you can send to any school, library or
makerspace of your choosing.

If you can draw, write or wave a finger in the air you can create with the 3Doodler.

Our Community website has hundreds of projects and stencils that you can download for free; and it’s filled with how-to videos and images of inspiring creations from around the world.

So when will you get your new 3Doodler?

We’ll start shipping to our first backers within a few weeks; and the majority of you will be 3Doodling by April.

We can’t thank you enough for joining us on this amazing journey.”