Videos in category Solidaritet og bistand

  • FSCONS 2017 - Jérémie Zimmermann - Love Against the Machine (0:48:17)
  • NUUG
  • An open discussion as an attempt at building a common understanding and a narrative around the questions of technological colonialism, the loss of control over our devices, and the need to rethink the way we liberate our computing. Computers changed over the last 20 years, from friendly machines we could understand, control and improve upon to black-boxed prisons designed at controlling us. How come we are now an increasing number to *hate* these machines, when we remember a past in which we used to passionately love them? From mobile computers (aka "smartphones") containing black-boxed baseband processors enabling remote control, and kicking the user away from properly owning his device, to generalized Intel CPUs and their "Management Engine" providing also a way for "real masters" of our machines to monitor and control all we do online, the age of the technological optimism is long gone. It is almost impossible today to buy a computer that isn't designed and built as an enemy of its user. This shift of modern computing towards "enemy machines" has a profound impact on geopolitics (think "Trump's NSA"), on power relationships (think "We know what you did online for the last 15 years") but also on our humanities and the way we relate to each other: If I cannot understand how a machine works, how will I ever improve it? How will I ever have a chance to participate in a society run by such black boxes? This open discussion will offer an attempt at a narrative to help us (re)frame the issues surrounding Free/Libre software, and the way we participate in these projects. From a purely technological perspective to a holistic vision based on understanding the ways we interact with each other, at large. Recorded by NUUG for FSCONS.
  • TED - James Veitch: This is what happens when you reply to spam email (0:09:53)
  • NUUG
  • Suspicious emails: unclaimed insurance bonds, diamond-encrusted safe deposit boxes, close friends marooned in a foreign country. They pop up in our inboxes, and standard procedure is to delete on sight. But what happens when you reply? Follow along as writer and comedian James Veitch narrates a hilarious, months-long exchange with a spammer who offered to cut him in on a hot deal. TED talk downloaded from The Internet Archive.
  • TED - Dame Ellen MacArthur: The surprising thing I learned sailing solo around the world (0:16:52)
  • NUUG
  • What do you learn when you sail around the world on your own? When solo sailor Ellen MacArthur circled the globe – carrying everything she needed with her – she came back with new insight into the way the world works, as a place of interlocking cycles and finite resources, where the decisions we make today affect what's left for tomorrow. She proposes a bold new way to see the world's economic systems: not as linear, but as circular, where everything comes around. TED talk downloaded from The Internet Archive.
  • TED - Maryn McKenna: What do we do when antibiotics don’t work any more? (0:17:04)
  • NUUG
  • Penicillin changed everything. Infections that had previously killed were suddenly quickly curable. Yet as Maryn McKenna shares in this sobering talk, we've squandered the advantages afforded us by that and later antibiotics. Drug-resistant bacteria mean we're entering a post-antibiotic world — and it won't be pretty. There are, however, things we can do ... if we start right now. TED talk downloaded from The Internet Archive.