A new world order…

We believe that it is possible that digitalisation and robotisation has started a decades-long period of transformation rightfully comparable to the Industrial Revolution. We may be entering an era during which the basic structures of society will shake, the forms of income will change, and wealth will be radically redistributed with new policies and criteria. Modern people are likely to know as little about the future social system as people at the beginning of the 19th century could imagine how ordinary working class people would one day be able to fly across the oceans in aeroplanes, children of working class people become presidents, or similarly successful doctor-fathers cook potatoes and then change their babies’ nappies.

Wing deploying motion.

Scientists Sneak A Peek At How Ladybugs Fold Their Wings

Your Facebook account as social currency…

You have a credit score if you want to get a mortgage—soon you’ll have a social-credit score that people can check to see if you fit the bill for their service/community/etc. Potential landlords, employers, car-share companies and dates will scan your social-credit score to see if you fit the bill. We’re facing a world in which you’ll be a social outcast if you don’t regularly grant access to your Facebook profile. Facebook is becoming our de facto social-credit system.

Goldie — Inner City Life (Burial Remix).

All the right feels.


[Via Kottke]