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Ritual Gaming and Berggruen’s Transformation of the Human – Synthetic Pretenders Part 4A

This is the fourth installment in the Synthetic Pretenders series examining the proposed CaliforniaTrust Framework within the context of synthetic biology, eugenics, and the Spanish mission system.  Part One: Scientific Management, Robo-Bees, and Digital Babies Part Two: Apocalypse, Mind Files, and Interplanetary Promises Part Three: The “Magic” of Radio-Eugenics and Holographic Twins The Berggruen Institute’s […]

#LockoutLori – Weaponized Narrative 101

Several years into my education research I came across Arizona State University’s Center for the Future of War, which was largely funded by New America and Eric Schmidt of Google Alphabet. When I first found out about the program, they had three areas of focus: drones, autonomous weapons, and weaponized narrative. That last one is […]

Pay For Success Finance: How the Dorseys of the World Could Use Wearables to Profit from Poor Kids’ Prescribed “Wellness Behaviors”

In 2019 I gave a presentation with Cheri Honkala and The Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign at the Left Forum in Brooklyn on pay for success finance, and how it preys upon the poor. If you don’t have time to read the linked post, the steps below outline how it works. This is how […]

Greater Reset III – Do You Stand With Those Promoting Digital Child Labor and Child Self-Ownership? What direction is “the resistance” taking?

I made a short video tonight, because yesterday I decided to contact all of the people who were listed as speakers for Derrick Broze’s event The Greater Reset III to share with them his views supporting digital child labor, child “sovereignty” and self-ownership, and blockchain “play to earn” gaming targeting vulnerable youth in Mexico – Splinterlands, […]

School Choice and the Gig Economy: Big Picture Thinking About Education Futures – Guest Commentary by Cliff Gomes

This week we hosted a panel of parents from across the country and across the pond to discuss school choice, the recent Supreme Court decision about using public funding for private schools, the planned future of “anytime-anywhere” competency-based lifelong learning on blockchain, and a global gig economy. My friend Cliff left a lovely comment that […]

Blockchain, Self-Sovereign Identity, and Selling Off Humanity

It’s time activists began to develop a working knowledge of Blockchain and self-sovereign digital identity, because these are the mechanisms that will drive the transition to IoT monitoring for the purposes of Pay for Success deal evaluation. I created a slide share about Blockchain as part of a “Smart Cities” post I wrote last year, […]

Digital Colonialism: South Africa Puts Preschoolers on the Blockchain

With the debut of their Blockchain transcript, Southern New Hampshire University’s “College for America” and Learning Machine are in the vanguard of innovative digital credentialing for adults. At the other end of the “lifelong learning” spectrum, Trustlab’s IXO Foundation has staked out the early childhood space with a Blockchain DApp called Amply. Amply, an online […]

Tokenized Co-Ops and “Moral” Markets – Synthetic Pretenders Part 15C

This is the third post referencing refugee labor, charter cities, faith communities, cooperatives and tokenization. You can read it in full here or access a PDF here. Joseph Stiglitz, former chief economist of the World Bank and Columbia University professor, paid visits to Mondragon in 2005 and 2018. He was looking at worker-owned cooperatives as […]

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