“Greta Thunberg’s train journey through Europe highlights no-fly movement”

The story of Greta Thunberg’s April 14-25, 2019 rail trip to speak on the importance of getting serious about climate change and to promote Sweden’s “flygskam”, or “flight-shame”, movement.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/26/greta-thunberg-train-journey-through-europe-flygskam-no-fly

“Lockdown – The coming war on general-purpose computing”

Way way back in December of 2011, science fiction author Cory Doctorow gave a speech at the Chaos Computer Conference in Berlin. He later turned the speech into the article referenced below. That article contains the following amazing paragraph:

“As a member of the Walkman generation, I have made peace with the fact that I will require a hearing aid long before I die. It won’t be a hearing aid, though; it will really be a computer. So when I get into a car—a computer that I put my body into—with my hearing aid—a computer I put inside my body—I want to know that these technologies are not designed to keep secrets from me, or to prevent me from terminating processes on them that work against my interests.”

Sadly, we seem to be well on our way to living in a world where technologies, wearable and otherwise, are being deployed which are designed to keep secrets from us, which are designed to prevent us from being able to control them, and which are even designed to prevent us from turning them off.

https://boingboing.net/2012/01/10/lockdown.html