We will start by looking at the key engineering questions:
- Could a device that had been in the frame for up to 10 years have the battery life to listen for a remote trigger? [yes]
- Was there a functional shredder in the frame or was a pre-shredded work spooled out? [both]
- Was the shredder shown in Banksy’s video the device used to shred the painting? [blades embedded in canvas]
We will then follow up with questions around the potential for collusion between Sotheby’s and Banksy and what each scenario implies.
- Was Sotheby’s aware of the prank, and perhaps complicit? [probably]
- What does it say about Banksy if he colluded with Sotheby’s? [they say bad, i don't care tbh]
- What does it say about Sotheby’s if they did not know ahead of time? [bad]
A lot of people have felt that using social media is a way to organize for mutual betterment, whether it’s a social justice movement or other things. You’re absolutely correct: in the immediate sense their experience of that is authentic. I think they’re reporting on real events. The problem, however, is that behind the scenes there are these manipulation, behavior modification, and addiction algorithms that are running. And these addiction algorithms are blind. They’re just dumb algorithms. What they want to do is take whatever input people put into the system and find a way to turn it into the most engagement possible. And the most engagement comes from the startle emotions, like fear and anger and jealousy, because they tend to rise the fastest and then subside the slowest in people, and the algorithms are measuring people very rapidly, so they tend to pick up and amplify startle emotions over slower emotions like the building of trust or affection.
And so you tend to have the algorithms trying to take whatever has been put into the system and find some way to get a startle emotion out of it in order to maximize its use for addiction. What we call engagement should be called addiction and then behavior modification. And so you tend to have this phenomenon where there will be, let’s say, a social justice movement of some kind; it’s initially successful, but then the same data is instead optimized to find whoever is irritated by that social justice movement. Those irritated people are introduced to each other and put into this amplifying cycle where they’re more and more agitated until they become horrible. So, you start with the Arab Spring, but then you get ISIS getting even more mileage from the same tools. Or you start with Black Lives Matter and you come up with this resurgent bizarre racist movement that had been dormant for years. And this just keeps on happening.
👁 How Do we hallucinate? Im vorderen visuellen Kortex sind Neuronen in Mustern angelegt, die anscheinend durch die Einnahme von halluzinogenen Substanzen wieder in Mustern gestört werden und in unterschiedlichem Ausmaß aktiv sind. Ergebnis: Hallus.
To limit warming to 2 degrees C, the panel determined CO2 emissions would have to drop a whopping 20 percent below 2010 levels by 2030 and hit zero by 2075. Capping warming at 1.5C means net anthropogenic CO2 emissions must decline by 45 percent in the next 12 years and fall to zero by 2050. Both marks would require deep emissions cuts in every sector on an unprecedented scale, according to the panel.
Auf einem 1,5-Grad-Pfad müsste die Menschheit bis 2050 komplett aus der Kohleverbrennung aussteigen, Gas dürfte maximal für 8 Prozent der Energieerzeugung genutzt werden, heißt es deutlich in der Zusammenfassung für Entscheidungsträger des IPCC.
Sieht man sich eine kürzlich von Urgewald veröffentlichte Liste von geplanten neuen Kohlekraftwerken an, dann erscheint nicht einmal ein Kohleausstieg bis 2050 realistisch. Demnach befinden sich in 59 Ländern insgesamt 1380 Kohlekraftwerke in Planung oder Bau. Ihre Gesamtkapazität entspräche einem Drittel der heute auf der Welt betriebenen Kohlekraftwerke. Wenn man mit einer durchschnittlichen Laufzeit von 40 Jahren rechnet, wären diese Kraftwerke also noch nach 2050 am Netz.