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I refuse to
detail
my reality
as I'm not
knowing
whose it is

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This is Just to Say

They have not yet fixed
the furnace
that is in
my basement

Forgive me
I am so cranky
so bitter
and so cold

Do androids dream of electric dollars? 

A citizen receiving their first banking account can be an exciting endeavor. It signals that you are now able to start accumulating the most powerful tool known to humanity; greed. The process to open a banking account is set up around citizenship and identity for a reason, fraud and mediation costs of fraud takes money from the users, thus losing the bank money. As we make further and further progress into robots...

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identification tech (ref to sexual assault, abuse of minors, but not 'about' those things) 

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> only applicable to Facebook (so far)

* (so far as we know)

and therein lies the issue: Facebook is at best trying not to be evil and failing.

most corps don't actually even pretend to care, if they're not big

they have the tech, although perhaps not as refined -- and told nobody.

That's what we need to worry about, IMO -- the secret privacy violations that cannot possibly be traced in any way.

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identification tech (ref to sexual assault, abuse of minors, but not 'about' those things) 

We're going into a strange new world where privacy isn't really possible -- and that's going to have implications well beyond immediate and obvious repercussions for crimes, or even in social contexts.

I don't know how we should get ready for it, but I hope we find a way.

I really, really do.

<3

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identification tech (ref to sexual assault, abuse of minors, but not 'about' those things) 

It won't stop. There is no point at which it will somehow stop becoming more prevalent.

So what to do?

Glad you're asking -- I am! -- but I have no idea. I can only say that humanity's going to be different than it has ever been before, and there's potential for it to go good places -- maybe we'll start accepting other people's exposed issues because ours are exposed too, possibly.

I hope so. :\

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identification tech (ref to sexual assault, abuse of minors, but not 'about' those things) 

Imagine for a moment the face-identifying thing that Facebook does, only with hands. Then try to imagine identifying your friends from their hands.

This is what I mean.

This is a watershed moment in a way, IMO -- because we do not 'recognize' people by hands, just like we don't recognize them by fingerprints. Yet, those visible hands COULD end up used like facerec algos are.

That's disturbing as fuck.

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identification tech (ref to sexual assault, abuse of minors, but not 'about' those things) 

So why does it matter to you?

As the kids like to say these days: "Who's gonna CONTROL it?"

Well, that's the thing.

Can you honestly tell me it's not a little weird to imagine that forensic reverse-engineering can identify you from IMAGES OF YOUR HAND?!

Seriously, people already talk about keeping their faces out of pictures and such, but nobody's worried about hands. Yet they're very identifiable.

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identification tech (ref to sexual assault, abuse of minors, but not 'about' those things) 

So I was reading this:

wired.co.uk/article/sue-black-

I'll save you the look, unless you're interested in the guts -- it's hand recognition, in short.

Yes: The same general techniques applicable to facerec are being applied to hands to find hand-specific identification techniques.

I say 'being applied', and really what I mean is 'was applied'. This is a working, court-evidence-level analysis toolset already.

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Facebook's a hellscape, end of, IMO. But hell is other people, and other people built Facebook.

This is a bigger problem than the fact Facebook exists and is doing what it's doing, currently. This is, arguably, one of the biggest problems humanity's going to have to solve to prevent destruction of what little civilization exists currently.

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identification tech (ref to sexual assault, abuse of minors, but not 'about' those things) 

But any privacy at all may require gloves in the future -- because your vein patterns, your fingernails, and a half dozen unusual little scars make your hand unlike any other ever, to the absolutely unavoidable sight of machine learning.

Even now, Facebook has algorithms that identify people WITHOUT facial information, but with high certainty (83% ident rate, IIRC, based on body type and clothing alone).

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encrypt your memes so the government can't steal them 👌

Flatbush Zombies is making third-eye opening music and you should check them out. Amazing beats by Eric Arc Elliot combined with the talent of Meechy Darko and Zombie Juice.

'Zombies' has a deeper meaning of ego death, among other meanings.

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Museums are beautiful, wonderful places and we need more of them.

Nothing scare me, I think my real mother is Bloody Mary
I met Virgin Mary and popped her cherry
My vision exquisite I see you clearly
I'm a mix, Manson greatest hits with a hint of 2Pacalypse
And I feed my dog gun powder, carve crucifx on hollow tips
I do not exist, all this weed why I need a therapist
Bitch, I'm a mix, Manson greatest hits with a hint of 2Pacalypse
And I feed my dog gun powder, carve crucifx on hollow tips
I do not exist, all this weed why I need a therapist

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Don't know why I love violence the sight of blood is so exciting
Grip the pistol, coke off a nipple
My brain fried, my memory sizzled, my hood is vicious, don't get it twisted
They hog tied my grandmama and whipped my grandpa with pistols
That's a fact, OG reefer hash wax
Motherfuck your platinum plaque, snakes eat rats
My cellie keep ringing ringing, think they got my phone tapped
Acid trips like activists on Actavis, never pacifist
Pass the spliff, immaculate this is the return of Count Racula

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[Verse 3: Meechy Darko]
Silence as the semi's shooting sideways at your siblings
Excuse me for the sibilance beginners study and listen
My only mission is to burn in hell and not in prison
That's why I'm spitting shit that make Jesus question religion
This fan told me her parents said I sound like the devil
To me I sound like a poor black kid from the ghetto
Hello, my health declining I'm losing my mind my life's The Shining

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if anybody ever pops into your notifications and says something like "you just wanna call everyone nazis/you don't actually know what nazis are"

immediately check their timeline because i'm sure you already know what kinda person they are

I've shaven the extras
Remnants are only left
These letters
I type
Still I conquer, bereft
I feel genuine but these
Letters are not
Right

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