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Evan Selinger
Prof. of Philosophy at RIT. Writing about collisions between tech, ethics, privacy & power. Latest book, “Re-Engineering Humanity.” Bylines everywhere.
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Evan Selinger 10h
Replying to @tiffanycli
Yesterday, I was on a group Zoom call that ended early so people could “hit the road” for the holiday. Since the only travelling I do is between up and downstairs I had to look at the calendar to figure out what was going on. \_(ツ)_/¯
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Evan Selinger 14h
Congrats!!!
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Evan Selinger 18h
Explainer journalism at is 💯. clarifies how facial recognition ubiquity (the private sector is all in) complicates attempts to ban it. Comments from , , & me. Reference to new proposal.
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Evan Selinger 19h
So exited that you’ll be there!!!!
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Evan Selinger Jul 2
Replying to @brianlfrye
Congrats!!!
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Evan Selinger Jul 2
“The obsession of many college leaders with preserving or improving campus metrics, rather than human lives, is a disgrace. The coronavirus offers these leaders an opportunity to demonstrate an actual commitment to social welfare and justice.” -
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Evan Selinger Jul 2
Is it appropriate to say congrats when this outcome was inevitable? :)
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Evan Selinger Jul 1
This is the best, succinct version I’ve come across! It’s so hard to accept because it requires acknowledging that acting on emotions associated with powerful retributive urges that can be rationally justified nevertheless can be a terrible practical strategy.
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Evan Selinger Jul 1
Replying to @joejerome
Hate to disappoint but the book would have to be on the consumer tech revolution in affordable robotic chefs who specialize in making healthy and tasty vegan dishes to nudge their owners away from cravings for meat. Especially during the pandemic, I could use one of them!
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Evan Selinger Jul 1
Congrats!
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Evan Selinger Jul 1
Replying to @CohenProf
Congrats!
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Evan Selinger Jul 1
You hit the nail on the head focusing on the slippery slope problem, . & I have a book chapter that focuses on it. It’s not online yet (since the piece is under review) but if you DM a contact e-mail I’d be delight to send it to you!
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Evan Selinger Jul 1
Thanks so much, , for taking the time to engage with the material. Happy to discuss further any time!
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dax shepard Jul 1
I read your NYT opinion piece and it was very good. I think you are incredibly thoughtful and dedicated to civil liberties. I don't entirely agree with your conclusion/concern, however, I do appreciate your passion and ethics.
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Evan Selinger Jul 1
Spot on!
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Evan Selinger Jul 1
Replying to @douglevin @NYCLU and 2 others
I think I initially read about this in one of Connor's articles.
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Evan Selinger Jul 1
Replying to @douglevin @NYCLU and 2 others
Under the Smart Schools Bond Act, the New York State Education Department is not approving project applications that include facial recognition technology. Is Lockport allows to continue because it acquired the funds prior to this shift in policy?
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Evan Selinger Jul 1
These factors are highly visible in the unfair criticisms of Dr. Fauci. He’s either demonized as lacking expertise or lambasted for having the audacity to see his expertise as relevant for setting policy.
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Evan Selinger Jul 1
Politically, that’s right and the worldview has been internalized by people who don’t see themselves as having many deeply held political beliefs or commitments.
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Evan Selinger Jul 1
Oh, and relatedly, the push to keep on trucking is so strong here that there are calls to extend liability protections not only to businesses but also universities.
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