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Jamie Bartlett
Writer, ‘The People Vs Tech’, The Dark Net & Radicals. Secrets of Silicon Valley. Demos. From Medway.
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Jamie Bartlett 29m
Replying to @andyaitchison
Thanks for reading mate!
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Jamie Bartlett 29m
The man who is currently second favourite - after Jeremy Corbyn - to become the next Prime Minister.
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We need to get this Brexit thing sorted ASAP so we can get back to worrying about how AI will sink the economy, destroy trust in democracy, etc.
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Jamie Bartlett Dec 8
It is tragic and disastrous that ‘environmentalism’ has become viewed at as a luxury, middle-class form of activism. It’s imperative that this changes.
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Oxford Internet Institute finds evidence of “formally organized social media manipulation campaigns” in 48 countries in 2018. It’s big business too - $500m spent on psychological operations & public opinion manipulation on social media since 2010.
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Ashley Haden 2h
Please let it be dull. I miss writing material about how awful PFI is. And shit like that.
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Interesting section in this essay by & , suggesting we need to empirically test the idea of ‘normalisation’ of extremist ideas. A mantra often repeated, but rarely critically examined. Definitely deserves more careful study.
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I see our current political crisis as a structural one - we have a set of political institutions built for a very different social, economic, technological age. So the good news is: basically every other modern representative democracy will go through it soon, too. 😬
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Replying to @charlottejee
Yes but they create the impression of drama and catastrophe that everyone else then sees and internalises!
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Replying to @alan_ken
Hope you’re right!
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We are turning into a nation of catastrophe and high drama addicts. I’m worried we can’t ever return to ‘politics as normal’ because commentators (and us) would find it all too dull after feasting on this for so long.
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Jamie Bartlett 5h
You don’t look happy mate
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Jamie Bartlett 5h
I made a short film for - about some of the problems with London becoming a ‘smart city’. (With thanks to brilliant producing / filming / editing of ).
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Jamie Bartlett 12h
Nick Harkaway’s ‘Gnomon’ is brilliant and hilarious.
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Jamie Bartlett 13h
That punk ain’t worth it
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Jamie Bartlett 14h
Replying to @rowlsmanthorpe
Mate I’m *this* close to blocking you
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Jamie Bartlett 14h
Yesterday’s article in : Facebook aren’t evil, they’re utopian - which is worse.
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Jamie Bartlett Dec 9
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Catrin Nye Dec 9
A chest implant so you can FEEL north, a chip to open a car with your hand, a man who wants to live to 150 & a built-in human vibrator. My latest documentary - Meet The Biohackers is now on here:
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Amber Rudd MP Dec 8
In fact, he never did. Oft repeated by journalists but he was as mystified by it as I was. He was actually v supportive & kind.
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