I’m still working on my eugenics, synthetic biology and digital ID series. Hope to get the first posts on that up this weekend. For now, I want to share a conversation Jason, Lynn, and I had on Monday about the public hearing in Austin last month, and the amazing Texas moms who testified against blockchained education and digital identity. You can watch the entire hearing, which is about 3.5 hours long, here. Below is our two-hour conversation (slides here) that brings in other aspects of blockchain use including digital twinning, remote robotic labor, and electronic health records to facilitate the scaling up of synthetic biology. We discuss the new Pegasus Park corporate complex in Dallas in that context. Also included are a few recent clips I’ve added to my channel that illustrate the concepts of remote haptic labor and emergent digital “life” on blockchain through advances in “self aware” machines.
Lynn at the Texas Blockchain Public Hearing.
Rhonda Hurst at the Texas Blockchain Public Hearing. She’s fiery!
NAACP resolution opposing any requirement that a person obtain a blockchain identity in order to access a public service, including education, passes at the National Conference in the summer of 2019 in Detroit. The amendment proposed, which would have gutted the intent of the resolution, was voted down. The resolution was approved as originally written. That amendment was advanced through the New York State chapter of the NAACP. That chapter has made deals to promote the use of data-mining educational technology in partnership with Kneoworld. You can read my Twitter thread about that here. The text of the approved resolution is on page 62-63 of this document.
Lisa and Bart Simpson on “race to the bottom” remote robotic labor. “The Miseducation of Lisa Simpson” aired on February 6, 2020. John Legend is a UPenn graduate and has been advancing badge-based “anytime, anywhere” LRNG education. You can watch the full STEM education segment with John Legend here. It’s about 16 minutes long. These folks know exactly what they are doing.
Carsten Stocker of Spherity in 2018 on self-aware machines on blockchain and their “needs.”