« Last week, development studies journal Third World Quarterly published an article that, by many common metrics used in academia today, will be the most successful in its 38-year history. The paper has, in a few days, already achieved a higher Altmetric Attention Score than any other TWQ paper. By the rules of modern academia, this is a triumph. The problem is, the paper is not.The article, “The case for colonialism”, is a travesty, the academic equivalent of a Trump tweet, clickbait with footnotes ».
Source : Impact of Social Sciences – Clickbait and impact: how academia has been hacked
« A secretive division at Facebook’s California headquarters has been experimenting with mind-reading technology for several months, the company revealed.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder, has previously described telepathy as the “ultimate communication technology”, but the social network’s ambitions have been unclear.
At Facebook’s annual developer conference on Wednesday, Regina Dugan, head of the company’s experimental technologies division Building 8, said Facebook was working on “optical neuro-imaging systems” that would allow people to type words directly from their brain at 100 words per minute: five times the speed possible on a smartphone.
“It sounds impossible but it’s closer than you think,” said Ms Dugan, who joined Facebook from Google last year and previously led DARPA, the US government’s advanced defence research division. »
Source : Mark Zuckerberg confirms Facebook is working on mind-reading technology