Part 1 of 3 arguing Why Everyone Should Care About Sci-Fi & Tech
Non-nerds can feel gate-kept out of discussions around science fiction and technology or may simply be uninterested in them. Self-identified nerds might claim that caring enough about sci-fi and tech means accepting and embracing all aspects and manifestations of them without criticizing them overmuch. Despite being on the opposite ends of personal investment, both groups miss the point in carefully examining the direction in which both the fictional genre and the real-life industry are headed.
Science fiction and technology inspire each other and, in turn, collectively inspire and shape the future. What kind of future are we looking at, given the current state of affairs in tech? Continue reading “Why Even Luddites Should Care About Tech”
Content Notice for mentions of anti sex-worker violence and body image in the first paragraph.
Health tracker apps completely disregarding AFAB needs. Voice-operated assistants that can help you find the services of a sex worker and then dispose of her murdered body later but unable to find abortion services. And now? Mirrors that tell you exactly what’s wrong with your face.
The future’s so blazingly misogynistic, I gotta wear shades. I suppose that’s what you get when brogrammers are running the show. Thank the Noodly Lord for The Ada Initiative and other pushes to get more non-males into tech.
Until there are more non-males in tech, here’s some free consultation from a femme non-binary AFAB. You’re welcome for the five pieces of advice, Silicon Valley. Go crush some code, bruhs! Continue reading “Beauty Level-Up #9: Things I’d Actually Want From a Smart Mirror”