Maya Wiley on the Necessity of Data for All

“Today, high-speed internet access is a necessity and not a luxury,” said Maya Wiley last week at South by Southwest.

Millions of Americans lack broadband access and computer skills. 

In other news on the digital divide, A plan in New York state might offer a way toward connecting millions of Americans to a service that’s become nearly as important as electricity. Continue reading “Maya Wiley on the Necessity of Data for All”

How Americans Think About Climate Change, in Six Maps – The New York Times

Americans overwhelmingly believe that global warming is happening, and that carbon emissions should be scaled back. But fewer are sure that it will harm them personally.

Source: How Americans Think About Climate Change, in Six Maps – The New York Times

Coming not very soon: the end of the visible universe

In a talk delivered in Amsterdam a few years ago, science fiction writer Alastair Reynolds outlined an unnerving future scenario for the universe.
[Image: Galaxy M101]

Source: The Coming Amnesia – BLDGBLOG