21 Burst results for "William Gibson"
"william gibson" Discussed on The Astrology Podcast
"Like the path of a tornado through town, it's literally just a line of destruction and like one houses flattened and then you know twenty feet away another house has like a broken window and that's that's that's very air like. In. Some just been thinking about more and more and seeing more air is super patchwork. It's not like evenly distributed like earth is very even like even structural sort of distribution. Whereas air is very random like errors like roll the dice Yes here. No, they're kind of here, etc etc and I think that our. You know our future that were looking into is very patchwork that whole like the future not being evenly distributed I think is. More insightful than William Gibson. Even meant like it's going to it doesn't there's not one picture of been having all these various like dystopia competing in my head you know on on one level we have like a dystopia of too much order right where which is the surveillance future, and then we have the the distortion of not enough order where we have like the Mad Max future right where where there's just like no, there's no. We'll get both of those and neither in lots of places I don't think it's one of these pictures is the answer I think that's that's the that's air, right? It's not it's the tornado, right? It's not consistently applied, and even Australia is just as micro example of that. Right now, we're one of Austrailia Victoria. One of the states in Australia has been on extreme stateful lockdown for about six weeks and I've just had it extended to late. October whereas other parts of Australia people are just going about life in more of a regular fashion and it's that idea of the patchwork like. In. The US we've got part of the country's burning part of the country did actually have a hurricane and there are parts of the country where there's a little bit of a sort of irregularity of going on. So. That's a really great way of describing it like Austin, the Patchwork and the idea that it's not consistently applied. A crazy quilt I think they call it and secrets that you bunch of stitcher bunch of patches together. The don't necessarily form one big picture. Yeah so so that's the. Dot Big picture version because it's hard not to situate this stuff within the broader context of the larger cycles that are coming to completion later this year. Yeah I mean there's this whole year has been carrying us to that. Whatever that picture is were set of pictures set of clashing pictures I just wanted to say one more positive thing about the hurricane analogy The analogy is like you can go outside and like take a look at the damage you'd be like all right. Well, I'M GONNA need to replace that window. You can like start figuring out you can't do repairs in the middle of a storm correct Whereas you can start doing repairs and setting things. Well, I. Guess I. Guess we have hurricanes now I can then begin to think about. You, know I don't know if you can hurricane proof but you concert well, they're hurricane windows. You'd be like I'm going to get different windows for the next time I'm you know you can begin to adapt? So, in the hurricanes in.
"william gibson" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour
"Music sometimes can be like therapy. It can be you know you know soft and gentle or it can be really you know intense abrasive and I don't know I feel like humor is for the soul. You know what I mean like it. It's it helps you get through even if it hurts. It's still better to laugh. I think one of the hardest things that I would imagine about being an artist is those those tough times and the idea that you're expected to kind of process things in this very public way Obviously you've dealt with a lot of loss in your in your lifetime but is that something you're filling now with the recent loss of Mac and this this idea that you'll be expected to somehow process this on your next record. Well I think it's the inevitable first of all it's like real life in art. You know the invitation thing Israel I don't think it's expected. I mean if I put out a trap album next. That's I would imagine that's just as expected but it's just it's moments like that. It's it's just what it is what it is it. It's I can't make up for something as precious as a life. Lost like Max you know. It's just it's it's no way it's not going to touch different places in my life. You know that was there was a movie that came out some years ago with Denzel Washington and John Goodman and it was about this like demon that would follow him through the city fallen. You're there were moments like. After he died. That felt a bit like fallen or like they live because it was like everybody was in my personal life in that one moment and I couldn't walk down the street without somebody looking saying. I'm sorry or like Lick China. Catch my eyes and it was a bit intense for me at first but the truth is everybody mourns in O N. Mac didn't touch my life. That was just what that was proof of and I see through that you realize is is big again is bigger than me in no so my processing of is like. I said it's going to get touched back to pimp butterfly. Is that different than anything? You've done prior. Oh yeah that was a very demanding moment you know to this day. I still think I look back on it and I think about how how. How much output was going on in that moment and along with that you know a realizing that that is the genius of Kendrick Lamar's writing in lake. It's rare you know. It's like a lot of the time especially in the rap game rappers get far off into thinking. It's just them. Kendrick was not afraid of anything like in. That would inspire me all the time. He would run up on all of it. We would have conversations about Joe Henderson. We have you know talk about those miles albums. We talk about all kinds of stuff like that. It was just this continuous dance of like this is almost like a trust fall is like. I didn't know where I was going and it was one of those things were when that album was finished being there for the very last mastering session up until seven eight o'clock in the morning and I went home. I just almost fainted and cried because it was just so as like I had gone as far as I felt. I could have given us all I could. You know if I if I had lost like one hundred pounds I would have made sense you know but it was just like I put my hall. That's that's what I have from that. You know it's like and then we look up and then you know over. Lebanon Grammy's Jesus. Did you know it would be this though? I didn't even have a suit on the grammy. Back Mantech no way to get the. It really changed jazz and improvisational music. It wasn't just the awards. Became a political statement. You see what it's part is much as everybody. There's moments that moments in history. Look Back Dave. Chapelle is Barack Obama. And then there's that time when Kendrick put out the pimple butterfly and it pushed it. It made people uncomfortable. It made everything into shoveled. It brought it brought the cream to the top everything. It shook everything up and I think this album is. This is definitely one of those albums that we look back. It will stand the test of time. Of course you know is just bank injured for being the vessel. You know what I mean like letting it happen because he could easily been like you know. I'M GONNA just put out this trap out and trap album on the way maids. If you think I'm joking love it. Thank you so much absolutely.
"william gibson" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour
"Some of your early records like young jazz giants sound more in the vein of traditional jazz than you know as your work as fender cat. How did you develop that? And what would become the thunder cat voice over time? The real thing is that I started writing music from my instrument and a lot of the time. When you have an instrument that you play it becomes. It can become a bit of a role you know where like. I was saying you start to fall into the idea like I'm working so it's cool but I would push out a bit you know and because I didn't play piano you know because I wasn't like this guy trying to be this rb singer I would always create from my base and once I realized that that was an option it kind of took over took on its own life. You've talked in the past about kind of your decision to place extremes verse four strings and how like in your collaborations with other artists that was kind of a thing where people may have one injury to play more contained or essentially to shrink or so. So why the six string like what are some of the nuances of that? And how has it allowed you to become artists that use all yourself as it's like you know like I would say like sometimes when people see the six string it's immediately intimidating or immediately denotes to you about the play too much you know but A lot of the time I will be writing in. That would be the best tool to write with me because it gave me the most facility and I wouldn't always taken out with me but I would always be playing a six string on records that I would record for myself. It didn't become a reality until I had my other basis stolen where I had to take that base out. And that's where it started so your sense of humor is such a big part of what people know of you like. It's it's in your records. It's in your interviews like any time people here thunder cat. It's a very lighthearted kind of situation. But you know like it's real and that's also in the records and I feel like drunk was like the perfect culmination of love. I'm this funny guy but also is not always great. Nobody saw Blah.
"william gibson" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Weekly
"Nineteen thirty to nineteen thirty three. A man made famine. I am in known as the Harlem Madore killed millions in Ukraine. A New Film Mr Jones explores the story through its account of journalist. Gareth Jones the first to report on the crime against humanity perpetrated by Stalin's regime. Mr Jones is the work of Andrea Chalupa journalist author and screenwriter whose family connection to Ukraine and the whole mentor inspired her To write the film she sat down with Monaco's Andrew Mueller to talk about the history the media and how Ukraine is once more at the very heart of the story today. Well let's start with the the title character of Mr Jones Gareth Jones who was so evidently somebody who led an extraordinary life and yet has somewhat fallen through histories histories cracks. What do you think he's not bitter known? I don't know and I think his contemporaries should have done a better job. In raising awareness of of WHO Gareth Jones was and the sacrifice he made for journalism one journalist who does get credit for trying to raise awareness and a very big way for what was done to Gareth Jones was Eugene Lyons a Marxist who very much went to the Soviet Union believing the great socialist experiment believing in stolen and he at the time was placed in Moscow as a reporter for Upi United Press and Eugene. Lyons who was featured in the film Mr Jones. There's a great it. Seen with James Norton interviewing Eugene Lyons in this Lavish Party and trying to get the truth out an Eugene Lyons is stuck trying to speak in code to get through. What's really happening in all these hints? The Real Eugene Lyons went on to leave Moscow and write a tell all called assignment in Utopia an entire chapter was dedicated. Eh Gareth Jones and the title of the chapter is called the Western press conceals a famine and it describes how when Gareth went on his illegal reporting drip into Ukraine speaking into the country interviewing famine victims and coming out blowing the lid off this thing Eugene Lyons described how back in Moscow this chief Soviet censor gathered gathered together all the leading foreign correspondents or many of them into a hotel suite. They brokered a big deal. Saying you know you will go back to your newspapers in. You'll will write articles saying that Gareth Jones is a liar an exchange. You'll get to keep your access to the Soviet regime and that was the devil's bargain. They made that night. And Eugene Lyons describes ABC's and his memoir and George Orwell comes along years later reads this book and writes a book review of it so we know for a fact that orwell would have been aware of what was done to Gareth Jones because we should backtrack to recall what it was that got Gareth Jones into so much trouble. While yet ensuring his immortality he goes to the Soviet Union in the Nineteen Nineteen Thirties. And that is a period in which for various reasons some honorable some not quite a lot of the West is determined to believe that something thing actually marvelous is happening in the US. Under Joseph Stalin and Gareth Jones both demonstrates and reports. This is very far from the truth at the time. Why did people not want to believe that? Unfortunately even today there are people that don't WanNa believe this to this day and then they'll try to make justifications that Stalin's mass murderer later in some people did benefit by getting some advantages in Soviet society that I didn't have before so even today you come across people that try to justify this back then it was just a simple simple matter of information being tightly controlled in the hands of the few you had so many gatekeepers where today Gareth Jones could have gone to twitter. Posted I witnessed videos that he took on his phone. Very how dramatic the USSR. Circa the nineteen thirties bring cheating on twitter right. Obviously in the digital age he would have had had a more even playing field and somebody like Walther Durante. Who played beautifully by Peter Sars Garden in the film? Who was the Walter? Auntie of course was this great celebrity of his day. He was in Moscow for The New York Times and not only that he hosted all types of of intellectual celebrities that would flock to Moscow witnesses. Great experiment and Walter Drawn. T really out Wade Gareth here in this match Gareth was a big fat. Nobody compared to Durant who is a celebrity and would play cards words with other celebrities at Galkin Roundtable in New York City and he was our man in Moscow. What he said went? He was the translator of the Soviet Union for the West West and so when he wrote in The New York Times there is no famine. That was it that muddled the truth enough. That Gareth was blacklisted. Essentially discredited and the back to Wales and covered local arts and crafts the key event that Gareth Jones was attempting to report on with what has become known as the more which was this ghastly engineered famine in what was then the Ukrainian Socialist Republic. Your family has a postal point of connection with that story. Yes so my grandfather who. I was extraordinarily close with growing up in California. My grandfather was the world's I mean we all had the person we were lucky growing up He would take me to get doughnuts and hot chocolate and I would sing songs from you. Know I'd be Ariel and the Little Mermaid. I had a fantastic boys of the child. I lost it so my grandfather just gave me. He's such a sense of safety growing up and I didn't learn until years later the horrific life that he had in Ukraine under Stalin. I remember number vividly playing on the carpet of his office while he would be on his desk typing and all those years he was typing his memoir and it wasn't until I graduated university city in two thousand four. I was incredibly disillusioned because it was the start of the Iraq war. My first job out of college was community organizer to try to stop Bush from getting a second term. The failure of that felt like a failure for the world utter lack of accountability of the corruption of the bush-cheney regime. And so I really needed a place to go and hide and essentially exiled myself to Ukraine. And I took my grandfather's memoir typed in Ukrainian. 'cause I needed some place to feel safe and arriving arriving in Ukraine with my grandfather essentially my arms and his memoir I on a translator and I got his stories back. I was just amazed I was reading about how he was a child on his family. Farm Armen Eastern Ukraine. Witnessing battles of the Russian revolution he would go out into the field and collect bullet shells afterwards and thought that was really cool. And then he describes how society transformed armed he and his family lived through the horrors of Stalin's genocide Bam and Ukraine that killed millions across the Soviet Union. The vast majority Ukrainian there's even a death certificate got survived from that time time where the cause of death was listed as simply Ukrainian and then my grandfather describes in his memoir of being young father and being arrested during Stalin's purges is and kept in prison and tortured. And then he describes the hell of the Nazis invasion coming in and the chaos and Helluva so my grandfather witnessed the events that were oh well allegations an animal farm. That was one way or well made his way into the script. Mr Jones when you started working on the script which you have been working on on for a very long time millionaires did. Its meaning change to you over that period because you started back when the world seemed relatively Tivoli normal to audit is now and certainly George Bush and Dick. Cheney have acquired nostalgic cachet. What one anything in another but did the meaning of the film changed your? I'm wondering whether you started out simply wanting to kind of tell your grandfather story and also the story of this extraordinary largely forgotten journalist most and then did it sort of grow on you may be there was a bigger story going on here and the power and perhaps depressingly quality contemporary one. Oh without question. Shen Gareth Jones. Being young ambitious he talked his way onto a plane with the new chancellor of Germany Adolf Hitler and he goes on and writes an article. Michael about it where he opens up the article by saying if this airplane should crash the whole history of Europe would-be changed. Let's court the lead. Yes and he described the primal all energy of Hitler's rallies. People were just primal so as I was editing the screenplay with Hall and our director in two thousand sixteen a at one point. I had the Republican convention in Ohio on TV in the background and the fascist pageantry. I'm not kidding. It a fascist pageantry of the Republican convention in Two Thousand Sixteen the rise of Donald Trump. You had videos going viral of trump's supporters making the Nazi salute in the parking lot or Iran the convention in Center and here. I am like editing scene. Didn't make it into the film but as seen with Hitler and Gareth trying to get that story and and just thinking I cannot believe this is happening again and the reason it is all happening again is because authoritarianism is not creative. It's the same playbook throughout history a wannabe autographs autocrats rise to power. It's very much through animal. Farm it's through fake seductive promises and that's why oral remains relevant because these trump's trump's and Hitler's they they arrive on the scene. People underestimate them. They laughed at Hitler. There were establishment politicians that convince themselves a Hitler could be contained. We now in the. US were all out of babysitters we don't know who's left in the White House to help. Protect our country from trump and his family's worst urges and so they've been shedding babysitters left and right in the White House and we as Americans are asking ourselves who is left to Babysit in the United States. The answer is supposed to be the American people you would think. So yeah you you. You don't feel optimistic school. Well I mean look what happened with Iowa. We're still waiting for the results in the Iowa caucus because somebody in the Democratic Party. I mean think about it. The Democratic Party the DNC suffered an act of war when Russian. Hackers came in and stole volumes of material emails documents and so forth and then weaponized that to divide the Democratic Party weakened trump's opposition contributing greatly to helping bring trump to power in two thousand sixteen sixteen and this somebody in the Democratic Party did not stop and think maybe we should go paper. Maybe we should rely on paper and pencils instead of going even further into the digital a little bit at a time of hacking and cyber warfare. So that doesn't give me a lot of confidence and I think it's very American that somebody wanted to make money money off of our democratic system by selling an APP. I think that's very disturbing. It struck me as if there is a commonality between Gareth Jones's story and I I guess somebody trying to tell truth about what is happening. Today it is still that difficulty in persuading quite a lot of people to listen. It's an even when something is actually demonstrably true. I know this is something you discuss in your book or will in the refugees because it was no small change for Georgia or well to get animal more found even published by anybody never mind. An actual Ukrainian edition is extraordinarily eventually managed to do. Do you think that's just one of those irreducible human floors. That if something is going to in some way inconvenience or discombobulated people or make them have to rethink how they live their lives. They just prefer not to listen to it at all. Oh without question I mean think about how much easier life would be if we could all just stop carrying anything..
"william gibson" Discussed on Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood
"This week Google slash bet. CEO Sundar Pichai argued that we need to regulate artificial intelligence and also suggested a temporary ban on facial recognition technology. -nology Microsoft president. Brad Smith speaking at the World Economic Forum gathering in Davos Switzerland also said we need to create ethical guidelines and rules rules for how a I should be used in a new novel out this week by legendary side. Author William Gibson. The tech is good enough to decide for itself. The book is called Agency it's a sequel to Gibson's 2014 novel the peripheral in that Book Super Technologically Advanced Future Society has figured out how to create new alternate histories called stubs. Either for fun or to influence the timeline leading to their own present. Both books are are ultimately about control over your own destiny and in agency that applies even. If you're not humid. The character UNIS is an advanced. Ai That exists in our are present created by a San Francisco Tech Firm. I asked William Gibson how much of that tech might actually exist. I don't know how close we we are to that sort of artificial intelligence. I just try to pause it a naturalistic version of what what that might be like. If we had it and how we might how we might react to it but and I've been doing that one way or another saids Ed's nine thousand nine hundred ninety one I think one other kind of hopeful element of this is that although there are a lot of like nightmare scenarios far official continuance and bots and virtual assistance the one that you've event it invented assumes her own and essentially is at least in my reading so far in agent for good maybe despite her designers original intent what made you decide that an intelligence like this should it become self aware would would choose to act for humanity. Well for me it was more a matter of why not the opposite scenario. The narrow is clear shade. We used to becoming sky net. We're not used to it. It becoming the good guy. Actually there is some thought that the hot stuff will be hibbard human a I. You know that'll be the really smart one because it will be able to understand us. I mean I guess when you look at it that way. There's a great deal of empathy in this book that if you can understand the challenges of humanity in human way you'll want the best for it. Yes I think. That's let's there just because taking the temperature of the Zeitgeist. It seems to me that that was a ingredient that we could do a lot. More of there are a lot of threads in this book in some way some of it's pretty straightforward. But there's also a lot going on really cool who'll drown tech in Boston dynamics artificial intelligence and alternate timelines and I wonder what do you want people to take away from this this point I have have a yet discovered what it is. There may be something there. You mentioned amphitheater before there may be something about the importance Komo of empathy. I mean I seemed to be trying to tell myself something with a title and that the characters keep using agency in that that sense that we so seldom years it may. We're all perhaps feeling a relative lack of personal personal agency at this point. I was very influenced by that part of the EM forster's aspects of the novel in which he argued that a novelist who is in control of her characters is really doing the work mark. I know you're you're about to tour with this book and possibly in the process. Discover what it's about to you but what is next for you anything else. We should know about well now. One thing that's coming for me as that there's an Amazon series based on the peripheral has been green lit. That's going to be strange for me because one of those things are open ended so I don't know if the series as we'll ever get to agency but now I'm thinking I don't want to find myself in the physician my friend. George R R Martin Martin about himself in of not being able to a lot to be able to write the closing book because there was too much watch going on on streaming television I feel it'll be a fun experience that I really like the people. Yeah in theory you have created a universe in which there are potentially infinite numbers of seasons if every snub is is the season I know man that's true or not. That was one of the reasons that caused me initially to be very very reluctant to go to a multi universe structure. I've done everything I tried in the text books to limit that and you know not not go full forty ready volume multi-diverse which is thing right. It's on Republicans are actually all too much of one. And I think it'll be one more and that will be and then I'll try to figure out what science fiction would look like in the twenties twenties. Our new twenty s coming up will you. How involved will you be with that series as it goes forward will you write episodes? And oh I don't think so it's not my forte the screenplay from experience orients but I you know I'll I'll be in touch with its creators. I find the best thing for me is that it's its own Stub uh-huh of the peripheral the show. Yeah the show. This is like a kind of an alternate universe of it. It won't and shouldn't be exactly what the book is curious to see what becomes William Gibson is the author of agency. The novel is out now and you can hear more of his thoughts on writing for TV on the marketplace tech podcast wherever you like to download and now for some related links. I've included a little more reading about that Amazon prime series which I was worried about permit permitted Gibson style is so specific and minimalist and stylized but then I found out it's going to be produced by the creators of Westworld and I was like. Oh okay that's the right. This is going to be fine. You can also find links to more reading about alphabet and Microsoft's positions on and facial recognition the the U. is actually considering a five year ban on facial recognition. Google won't is currently sell it to customers over fears of misuse or mass surveillance but Microsoft doc does develop facial recognition software as does Amazon and Brad Smith said the US complete ban might be overkill and while he thinks tech that companies should be transparent about how tech works future regulation should be done with a scalpel and not quote a meat cleaver. I should note that facial recognition tech tech is used liberally often via remote control drone throughout William Gibson's new novel and it is like almost everything he writes just as awesome as it is terrifying more reading on all of that at our website. Marketplace Tech Dot Org. I'm Ali would and that's marketplace tech fix for listening. This is a P._M...
In William Gibsons new novel, AI is actually the good guy
"In a new novel out this week by legendary side. Author William Gibson. The tech is good enough to decide for itself. The book is called Agency it's a sequel to Gibson's 2014 novel the peripheral in that Book Super Technologically Advanced Future Society has figured out how to create new alternate histories called stubs. Either for fun or to influence the timeline leading to their own present. Both books are are ultimately about control over your own destiny and in agency that applies even. If you're not humid. The character UNIS is an advanced. Ai That exists in our are present created by a San Francisco Tech Firm. I asked William Gibson how much of that tech might actually exist. I don't know how close we we are to that sort of artificial intelligence. I just try to pause it a naturalistic version of what what that might be like. If we had it and how we might how we might react to it but and I've been doing that one way or another saids Ed's nine thousand nine hundred ninety one I think one other kind of hopeful element of this is that although there are a lot of like nightmare scenarios far official continuance and bots and virtual assistance the one that you've event it invented assumes her own and essentially is at least in my reading so far in agent for good maybe despite her designers original intent what made you decide that an intelligence like this should it become self aware would would choose to act for humanity. Well for me it was more a matter of why not the opposite scenario. The narrow is clear shade. We used to becoming sky net. We're not used to it. It becoming the good guy. Actually there is some thought that the hot stuff will be hibbard human a I. You know that'll be the really smart one because it will be able to understand us. I mean I guess when you look at it that way. There's a great deal of empathy in this book that if you can understand the challenges of humanity in human way you'll want the best for it. Yes I think. That's let's there just because taking the temperature of the Zeitgeist. It seems to me that that was a ingredient that we could do a lot. More of there are a lot of threads in this book in some way some of it's pretty straightforward. But there's also a lot going on really cool who'll drown tech in Boston dynamics artificial intelligence and alternate timelines and I wonder what do you want people to take away from this this point I have have a yet discovered what it is. There may be something there. You mentioned amphitheater before there may be something about the importance Komo of empathy. I mean I seemed to be trying to tell myself something with a title and that the characters keep using agency in that that sense that we so seldom years it may. We're all perhaps feeling a relative lack of personal personal agency at this point. I was very influenced by that part of the EM forster's aspects of the novel in which he argued that a novelist who is in control of her characters is really doing the work mark. I know you're you're about to tour with this book and possibly in the process. Discover what it's about to you but what is next for you anything else. We should know about well now. One thing that's coming for me as that there's an Amazon series based on the peripheral has been green lit. That's going to be strange for me because one of those things are open ended so I don't know if the series as we'll ever get to agency but now I'm thinking I don't want to find myself in the physician my friend. George R R Martin Martin about himself in of not being able to a lot to be able to write the closing book because there was too much watch going on on streaming television I feel it'll be a fun experience that I really like the people. Yeah in theory you have created a universe in which there are potentially infinite numbers of seasons if every snub is is the season I know man that's true or not. That was one of the reasons that caused me initially to be very very reluctant to go to a multi universe structure. I've done everything I tried in the text books to limit that and you know not not go full forty ready volume multi-diverse which is thing right. It's on Republicans are actually all too much of one. And I think it'll be one more and that will be and then I'll try to figure out what science fiction would look like in the twenties twenties. Our new twenty s coming up
What happens if the trade war hits the tech industry?
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Meaning nearly everything we buy from China would face a tariff that's left, some tech companies scrambling to try and shift their supply chains away from China. Others are lobbying to try and prevent the tariffs. But all face a similar question. Whether to pass the extra cost of tariffs along to consumers. Let's talk more about this in quality assurance, a segment where we take a deeper look at big tech story. See, we covers tech for the Wall Street Journal from Beijing. We talked about how tariffs will affect various consumer technology with sick. The iphone, for instance, a lot of phone parts come from China. There were some reports from J P, Morgan that said that if these terrorists take place than it would could raise the cost of an iphone of an iphone by v. Fifteen twenty percent and unclear whether apple had pass those costs and consumers but we're talking about one hundred fifty dollars increase in the price of the iphone ten if that happens so you mentioned, I phones already are there other products that we should be looking for in terms of the impact of these tears. There's a lot of component so anything that requires a computer chip might be affected. A lot of computer chips, and other components are, are manufactured out here and there's also some indirect costs that could rise because of these tariffs to for instance, stuff that an internet provider like Comcast wireless provider like AT and T buys, they need cell phone tower quit -ment. They need internet routers, and that stuff is facing tariffs to so while AT and T would be, for instance, paying those tariffs. They might raise the cost of your wireless plant because they have to pay more for that equipment. Right. And that's the choice companies face right now as their costs rise, you detectives, they have to decide whether to absorb those costs or how much they might pass on to consumers. Are we hearing anything from companies? To what they're planning to do. Cisco for instance already face a ten percent tariffs since last year. And they said, okay, ten percent we can absorb that. But once they went up to twenty five percent last year. They said we had to raise prices for some of our equipment. We just can't absorb a twenty five percent increase. A lot of people can take ten, they can't do twenty five and companies can also try and avoid the tariffs by shuffling their supply chains to bypass China altogether. What are we hearing from tech companies about their ability to do that? Yeah. Love companies have said they've already taken steps to move production to their other factories outside China. Cisco's done at Ericsson which also makes cell phone tower equipment. They've done that too, but not every company can do that. And there's some logistics involved for instance, if you wanted to move production from China to Vietnam, maybe you already have a factory there. But do you have enough workers to work at that factory? It's not easy to snap your fingers and say, we'll just move it to another country. It's going to be difficult rate, and even if they could there's going to be cost associated with that there's going to be cost. And you might not be able to manufacture a product as quickly or as well, as you did the foreign China, St. we with the Wall Street Journal next week, President Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping will meet on the sidelines of the g twenty in Japan. Both countries are hoping to make progress after negotiations stalled last month. And now for some related links, US Trade Representative Robert lighthizer testified before Senate, and house committees this week and defended Trump's use of tariffs on Chinese goods, quote, if there's a better idea than tariffs. I'd like to hear it. He told the Senate finance committee, also fortune took a look at why analysts expect iphone production to largely remain in China, despite an offer from Foxconn which assembles the phones to move production to its facilities outside China. I'm Tracey Samuelson. And that's marketplace tech. This is a PM. This is Molly would host of marketplace tech the podcast, where you can hear conversations like legendary Sifi, author, William Gibson, talk about the problems created by the uneven distribution of wealth and technology, helping you think differently about the world you live in every weekday. That's marketplace tech on apple podcasts or wherever you like to download.
Forced tech transfers happen. But how do they actually work?
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I'm Tracey Samuelson in for Molly would. Here's how force tech transfer doesn't typically work usually, there's no explicit requests from a Chinese official handover this trade secret or else you cannot right here. Instead, it's murkier perhaps a verbal request for sensitive information behind closed doors as part of the government's licensing or approvals process. It's tough to say how prevalent the practice is says Naomi Wilson, she's director of policy focusing on Asia at the information technology industry council, a tech trade group. She talked about the most common ways foreign firms are pressured to part with their IP. We see a couple of most prominent ones in the cybersecurity reviewers James that the Chinese government has established which are very ambiguous, so companies are often, not entirely sure of what compliance means and they may be getting different direction, depending on. On the enforcement arm of the Chinese government that contacts them the other area where we see this is in forced partnerships with Chinese companies. So in the cloud services market, in particular, foreign companies cannot obtain licenses to operate on their own. It's the Chinese partner that obtains the license and that runs the operation under their own brand name for the US or foreign company. And so the idea is when you're required to work with a Chinese partner you're required to share how your business works with that local firm. Right. So think of it this way, essentially the force partnerships give a Chinese company, the inside track onto how the best cloud services providers in the world operate their businesses. So it's sort of like a master class in the business of cloud services. But it's. Not necessarily like here's some valuable piece of code that makes our business run. Right. They're basically learning from the experts at a much faster pace than they would be able to develop this type of business model on their own the close coordination between the foreign cloud service provider and the Chinese partner also does lend itself to circumstances where individuals may be privy to information such as intellectual property that they might not otherwise be. But I also think it's fair to say that companies take very specific and concrete measures to safeguard their intellectual property, which, of course, is the lifeblood of their business, and it seems like when companies do the math calculating maybe the cost of force tech transfer verses the opportunity that they have to operate in China. They. Often move forward with their Chinese operation. Right. And it's interesting that you bring up the cost and the potential cost of operating in China. And the potential negative cost say think companies more and more have to factor in the cost of dealing with US policies, as well as Chinese policies in the current climate. The China is an exceptionally influential and large market. And so pulling out of China completely for many companies is just not an option because it would put them at such a competitive disadvantage. Not only in China but globally. If you're not in China, you're not a recognized name brand in China than, really, what are the prospects for success in the rest of Asia Naomi Wilson with the information technology industry. Council. The Chinese government has long denied for technology transfers are problem, but this spring, it passed a foreign investment law that says foreign firms shouldn't be forced to transfer their tech to Chinese companies. It was seen as an effort to appease the US, but there are also concerns about how it will be enforced. And now for some related links. The US trade Representative did a big investigation into four second transfers in China last year. You can read their two hundred page report for a lot more information on how this happens. Also, Bloomberg put together a helpful Q and A on tech transfers a few days ago. It includes a roundup of some high profile court cases where companies have alleged. They were made to share their secrets. I'm Tracey Samuelson. And that's marketplace tech. This is a PM. This is Molly would host of marketplace tech the podcast, where you can hear conversations like legendary Sifi, author, William Gibson, talk about the problems created by the uneven distribution of wealth and technology, helping you think differently about the world you live in every weekday. That's marketplace tech on apple podcasts or wherever you like to download.
"william gibson" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Free eight eighty eight. Ask Leo the great. William Gibson, novelist writer. I think one of my favorite science fiction novels of all time Neuromancer back in one thousand nine hundred forty kind of predicted the future with Neuromancer, including virtual reality. And. You know? Ability to get any. This was a big deal ninety four this Saturday impossible. But I remember very well reading Neuromancer back then thinking, yes someday. We'll have this the idea that you could have a tablet little device laptop sized device that would have all the world's knowledge on it. Yeah. The entire library of congress. What he didn't understand was it wouldn't be on that device. Maybe it will someday. But I don't think so because it changes too fast. You just connected. No, one imagined that we'd all be constantly connected to the internet. No matter where we are. That's an amazing thing and via the internet be able to access all the world's knowledge pretty much great great portion of it more than you'd ever need Gibson's. The guy who said the future's already here. It's just not very evenly distributed. And that's the case, right? I could talk about the future for some of us. That's getting a fourth generation ipod touch to store the music like I want to for others of us. It's like getting a it's getting a car that will drive me home while I sleep in the back. It's here. It's just not very evenly distributed. Sundeep on the line from Orlando Florida where the future is now. Hello, cindy. Not at Epcot. The city of the future, right? Yeah. Now, they call like the experimental community of like yesterday the other day that local call last decade. What can I do for you, sir? So. I was about to buy a ring video doorbell and then that hole. Yeah. With so now, I'm not sure what to get. Yeah. Well, I think probably it's safe to get a ring after that became publicized. So ring, by the way ring for a long time was a sponsor. I'm a ring user ring at home. We found out though that this is before Amazon bottom, and it's Amazon now before Amazon bottom they were in such a hurry to get an artificial intelligence built into the ring. So that it could recognize that's a human ring the doorbell. It's a dog reading the door. But whatever so good recognize what's up front a lot of cameras claim to have that kind of capability. Most don't do very good job of it. They were in such a hurry at the time that the founder of ring they had hired a team in Ukraine. And. At the time. Jamie Semenov who is the founder of ring was an in the Ukraine, and they said, well, it would really help us. We could actually teach it face recognition of that kind of thing. But we need the videos and similar off probably not thinking, he's a good guy. I really liked Jamie. Fan of the show, by the way. So Jamie, if you're listening, I don't blame you on this. But I understand I understand what happened. But he said, hey, that's a great idea. We can train our doorbells to do better recognition. Let me give you the keys to where we've got all these videos stored and that's a real cause for concern for any country. But giving it to a team in Ukraine. It's really. For a lot of people are real. It's like, oh, my you you, you know, maybe China would be worse, but there's not many places that'd be worse. So those engineers had free access to all the videos from all the ring doorbells, they could share them that was another problem. They weren't controlled. They could get they could all get Iraq. Gather round machine and watch him now outside doorbell video there's not much there to watch. Although ring his later sold indoor cameras that would be a bigger cause for concern Amazon after that bought ring and Amazon was quick to say, we don't do that anymore. They never denied that that had happened. But they said, oh, we don't do it anymore. So I think in a way it's better to use a company that's been caught. That a company that maybe doing it. But hasn't been caught yet? So there are a number. There are a lot of very good nest. Now makes a doorbell. I hear that's a very good doorbell. There've been other companies like sky Bill, well, as I said, I'm a ring user, and I've been very happy with it. I think if I were entering the market today. I probably would buy the nest because well this is Google now. Google security, in my opinion. Google security is very good. Google would never have said. Oh, yeah. You guys here. Take the video they know better than that. You know in Jamie's defense. I mean, he he was a startup guy. They're moving fast all that stuff. I think the choices. So sky Bill has been around for a long time rings been alarmed for a long time. The newer entries are the nest. There's August, which is a well known company for a bluetooth door locks. Also makes doorbell I think I'd probably go with a nest. Hello, If it were if it were me today, but I'm not getting rid of my ring. I'm very happy with it. I love it. There's a lot to be said for having a camera on your doorbell. You'll get notifications. With somebody comes up the stoop. You'll get notifications to somebody rings the doorbell you can speak to them and hear them. So this happens a lot I use it also to monitor who's coming and going in my house. You know, if we have workman coming over whatever, I know when they started when they stopped if our kids come in. I know when they got home you got home at three in the morning. No, I didn't I have the video things like that. And it's really great for package delivery. You know, the UPS driver comes and I can say, hey, I'm in the bathtub just leave it on the porch. And I can keep an eye on there's lots of benefit to it. I think a good place to doorbell. I'm really honestly, who cares? If somebody could see your front stoop. Honestly, I don't there's nothing much. They're equally was just gonna use it because I travel to work, right? May be gone for two weeks and perfect tried to put the whole vacation hold on UPS and FedEx. But sometimes it just doesn't work. You know, if I'm in Wyoming. Let's just say I can talk to the drivers. Okay. You know, whatever. Ring the doorbell you say, hey, please don't leave it here. I'm not going to be back for two weeks put it on hold. And I'll I'll pick it up in a couple of weeks. That's a very very very good use for it. I think it's great ring also has a neighborhood feature where you do allow others to see in your neighborhood to see your videos, and I've found that very useful people in my neighborhood was eight. Yeah. There was a guy walking around three in the morning years is video. And that's all of that. I think is good. I'm I'm a big fan, and I continue to use the ring. I don't have any plans to change. If I were considering another company, certainly Google is going to have a high level of security. I think Amazon also is going to have a high level security. I don't think Amazon's gonna let let that happen anymore. They got caught sometimes in this back. It's better to use a company that got caught. Hey, I appreciate the question though. I've I highly recommend easy to install they work. Great. And it's really nice to have that video..
Shane Black The Predator discussion
"Hey, listen. Not with me. Happy. New con- with big is Troy from talk nerdy to me with your daily Noubir giving you all the news that's fit to know. We're going to start with statues. Sideshow prime. One studios has new logo deluxe statue out sting is a monster is thirty nine inches tall. He has couple interchangeable handing down his laser rifle a shotgun orange us, behold a cigar. The other hand, of course has his icon of chain in hook. This statue also has dog between his legs down here at the bottom. And if you know logo, you know he loves his space dolphins and those are on the side there. Movable it is a huge statute limit. Seven hundred fifty pieces made the price is going to be up there. It's a one thousand eight hundred ninety nine. You can pre-order it right now is coming out the end of twenty nineteen beginning of twenty twenty and. They have a payment plan so you don't have to pay it all at once. You can make payments. Okay. If you're near a local comic shop that has is going to be participating local comic shop day, which is going to be November seventeenth. They have released to the special comics are coming out. Local comic shop day usually has exclusive comics for those participating stores. One of those is alien cz three, William Gibson's alien, three, unproductive screenplay. That in the I'm looking at it, the cover looks pretty good. It is going to be a part of one of the alien things that were not produced good story. The another book that was leased was image. Comics is going to be putting out a hardcover collection of the first six issues of Gideon falls by Jeff Lemaire. Getting falls pretty popular comic special. You can pick it up exclusive collection in hardcover. That's hard to pass up. So comic shop day go to your local comic store in CBO picking up November seventeenth, which is a Saturday, no skew should work. Video game players the WWE to k nineteen. His revealed some of their roster if you like the old eighties, nineties throwback, wrestlers you're going to be very happy, the WWF WCW era. They're bringing in. Tons of the old care designing rowdy. Roddy piper. Jake, the snake Roberts Ted DB Ozzy the million dollar man ultimate warrior ravishing Rick rude, Mr.. Perfect. DP Bret Hart leader and Ricky steamboat dragon, just the name of few. They are saying they still have a few more to announce for this than game will become an out Tober fifth. So if you're a wrestling video game fan, you don't wanna pick up w w e two k nineteen on October. Fifth. Stephen King fans, you're good. You're getting a lot of Stephen King lately. Well, they're doing some more. They're going to remake pet cemetery. If you're familiar repet- cemetery, that's the the show where the guys kid this year be spoilers books out forever and so's the first movie guys kid is he buries him in the. Indian burial ground which is supposed to bring them back to life and it does, but it brings them back different something wrong with them. So just looking at how they upgraded it from the first interruption of the movie that came out to the one just killed it. The box office is past year. I'm thinking pet cemetery will be the same thing. It's they're saying if he loved the book ago, the movie. So I'm thinking it's going to stay pretty true to the story. It was a very, very freaky. Scary book. I can't wait to see how they're going to make this modernize pet cemetery, but we'll have to wait till April fifth of twenty nineteen to see this movie. Okay. Gnocchi been reading affinity wars. You've seen that they have a kind of. A weird offshoot from that cone, Infinity warps were Gamarra's. She's gotten them vanity stones, and she's kind of folded the universe in on itself. And a lot of the characters have been combined merged as you had cabinet. American doctor strange were merged form soldier supreme thorn. Ironman merged, have iron hammer, and they revealed a new one. Just the other day wolverine was merged with Emma frost. His appearance didn't really change much still has the wolverine look except the. He's got the blonde hair a got the Pat. He's wearing a passionate like he did when he was when he was patched. I patch. The big differences you tell him his speech patterns is much got much more manners speaks more eloquently, but those still moving in, he gets his rage every once in a while. So if you like the idea of them merging two characters for a new one. There. He go Infinity warps with a p. they're doing and they've got other ones too, like they have ghost panther weapon Hex. Wolverine is not the only one to get merged bunch of our if that's your thing than you want to pick up infinitive warps. Okay, Batman. If you've been reading Justice league, you saw Batman is just been decimated. I mean, lex Luther. When he had the totality doorknob, he crushed Batman, broke all his arms legs. This left him in a bad way. And you saw the last Justice league issue. He had a a full body, armor suit that allowed him to keep moving around even though pretty much most the bones as body were were broken. He's gone one step further. Now he has his own little hover wheelchair. So he looks a lot like professor x with a big bat symbol on his chest. Sure. He's still pretty deadly. Even with that full body armor, he wolf to bunch of of legion of doom. He was pretty instrumental and then justly getting the totality away from lex Luther on. Now, he's taking easy. He's he's sitting instead of standing. But this, this hover chairs pretty armored up. I'm sure he's got it full of all kinds of weapons. So certainly Justice league. You're gonna see a bad just won't stop fighting and they're getting the totality transfer out how to get it to fix the source law. 'cause it's supposedly a battery used for creating universes. So they to figure out how to use it to fix our multi-diverse. Justice league Scott Snyder for you going with this. Don't worry that one to you. Okay. Harvey awards, their New York Comecon. They're going to have the presentation of twenty eighteen hall of fame in duck dis. It looks like there's only two of now, Dave Gibbons, if you tell me that's because he was the artist on the watchman. Alan Moore was the guy with the story. Dave Gibbons brought it to life on the page. He's at other stuff, but that's what is most known for. You know, he doesn't work on green lantern give me liberty and Kingsman, but he's getting a Harvey award at near Comecon during the thirtieth an award ceremony, October fifth. That's going to be end all bras chest. Yeah. Ross Chaz is going to get an award also. She'll be inducted. She did a lot of work for the New Yorker. She's also received the Reuben award, which is a pretty high award. So we've got those two pretty prominent people being inducted into the Harvey awards hall of fame, they both deserve it. Congratulations. The Oscars. There's
"william gibson" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO
"Take a sip of future baby one of my favorite quotes by a guy named william gibson futurist i love that title futurist i want to be a futurist maybe sometime in the future i'll be a futurist but william gibson one said the future is here already it's just not evenly distributed wow what a what a cool concept ryan it's so true because of course the corollary is also true that the past is still here it's just not evenly distributed but if you go around the world and one of the things i think that peter was limited t right there i guess peter went just now in the last segment is that other countries in many ways have kind of leapfrogged the us in terms of their use of technologies and that's kind of wakeup call to to the us day we still are the strongest economy but arguably day by day we've become closer and closer in parallel to china to their buying power i've heard people say in terms of buying power they've actually surpassed us even if their economy isn't quite larger than ours yet let's face it there's a lot more people over there than there are over here but anyway back to our concept of dlt distributed ledger technology and how it affects different parts of the world and the financial services world trends shaping the post trade world dr peter went what do you mean when you talk about trends shaping the post trade world with respect to dot i think this is so people have looked up the lt and what the do and please a very efficient way to manage these two beautiful beach actually the best way the best way it can be used where there is a high degree of standardization and a high degree of information that is being re utilize the day after day after day and this is where the post trade world comes in this is the time when after you and i buy stock in the stock market us trade goes through all these different types of electronical networks and all that stuff somebody needs to follow through the trade phone call somebody needs to make the right counting somehow somebody needs to find the point where i'm putting my share to you and you pay me for this year all to you or work back office space he's extremely neighboring town rile operational risk woah standardi standardized and it's also berry berry down by consulting firm i expect company.
"william gibson" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO
"All right folks back here on inside analysis checking out the future is a great quote by william gibson one said the future is hero ready it's just not evenly distributed loved that one of course that means the path is also here and as oddly distributed as well but we're talking about the future now we've got ben sigmund from light step on the call we're learning all about performance management at scale and why that matters to you and let's kind of dive into that ben in terms of who can benefit from this kind of technology and and who really probably isn't ready we talked about how you want this kind of technology specifically to keep performance high but that's also in the end of trying to get your developers the freedom the agility and the capacity to do what they want right because that's one of the realities of the business world today is you need to be innovating constantly you constantly need to be watching where you're going how you're performing it's an enterprise how your competition is working where the markets are opening up where they're closing all that stuff requires a strategic vision but also execution and i see you guys playing very interesting role in enabling companies to innovate because you can solve somebody's performance problems very quickly so let's talk about where it makes sense where it doesn't make sense yeah that's a great question and i i love it actually i i really i'm you know art sales conversations are really start off with a mutual attempt to disqualify if that makes sense like i try to engage with anyone unless it really makes sense we're in the business of long term value and if someone isn't the right fit for us well certainly we'll be the first to help them understand that you know the way i think about it is there there's an access of whether or not performance really matters but application that you're dealing with i think if you're if you're building something that's actually used by human being better expecting response from a mobile app or a web application or even an api it's probably.
"william gibson" Discussed on Grumpy Old Geeks
"You know that can't compete with that so mad fun time yeah so another story here about some criminals using a swarm of drones to surveillance and disrupt an fbi hostage operation this is from the verge and the story here is about the fbi set up an observation post and the bad guys back packed in a bunch of drones and use the drones to expose first of all established where the f b i was located and then they sort of buzzed these agents to get them out of their perch you know flying around with drones swooping around annoying them his grief at grief in the fbi much yeah yes and there's they the story doesn't say where it happened the the border patrol people in the fbi folks are they don't wanna reveal where was but interesting i guess you know spy versus spy off the shelf technology that the bad guys can use to keep an eye on the police they also said that the bad guys have been using this to establish the routines of security guards so you basically have an eye on the sky and you figure out where's that that security guard who's wandering around the boat docks you can ryan i wear exactly are they and you get a drone high enough you can't hear it from the ground so they got an eye in the sky on the security guard and when he's on the other side of the dock that's when you send in the team to unlock that container and a prophet how very like daniel suarez sweat slash william gibson of them.
"william gibson" Discussed on The Incomparable
"Okay how we grow and change that's true it's good there are definitely things that i would i would look back on that's that's a very interesting i will make note of it lisa who premiered episode to you get to go next i would love to do an episode on william gibson's blue ant books that's the loose trilogy that starts with pattern recognition continues what spook country and includes with zero history and i think out of the three acknowledged popularly acknowledged religious ity has i think this one is perhaps the closest to our own time and it would be really fascinating to look at the way cultures transmitted and how technology builds and throws cultural way and how you can spoof senses and facts and things like that and talk about them in the context of of now here now really so yeah i would i would sign reading i would cheerfully talk about it and i would love panelists on it i think i have that in the spreadsheet and i love those books too and i think it's funny that's also an interesting example where william gives them became famous for neuromancer and that first trilogy and then he went and he did the bridge trilogy and i love the bridge trilogy it's not it's not widely beloved i think you're you're one of the special people who does love tactfully putting it but i thought it was okay it's just like you you know it's not that common for people to say i love that trilogy but like pattern recognition people i think missed that that might be his best book so it's on my list it's his most humane book i think it has.
"william gibson" Discussed on How Did This Get Made?
"That is like that is like sad that's fundamentally like a sad story my my i had such a love for henry rollins that i would wrong or that i would follow him anywhere loved ice tea and i was like put henry rollins nice teen movie i'm buying a giant laser disc that you have to stop in the middle of take it out filipa like of vinyl album to finish playing the movie for those of you listening google as disc and be embarrassed for me i was so angry i watching it i don't know what's going on and then at the end it said screenplay by william gibson and i was like fucking that makes sense now because i feel like whatever he must have done he was like these are the salient points that must be the the meet the initial crawl is i don't know two chapters of the book i had to rewind it three times just to read it and then i never understood what it said i was going just faster than it should it was going as it was on which say talk with other no i wanna talk about it now i want to leap into the audience yes we're going to talk about the opening credit crawl but first let me introduce our guest co host for the night you know from an episode that she did back in the day about pluto nash she is fantastic funny amazingly talented please jessica saint clair.
"william gibson" Discussed on Grumpy Old Geeks
"Before the internet so we didn't get cyber in cyberspace and all that stuff till then but after luke skywalker got his hand cut off his outer luke skywalker got his hands about it but that's the whole thing it's like you know there's this weird time line but i think yeah thanks cyber in the lexicon for what we're talking about is came i think it really started with william gibson and computers in cyberspace i think he revitalize the term and brought it back in ripe but i think now yes it's definitely a term that we should lose if it is soon as humanly possible it's interesting to me how words become fashionable and then and the not so you know what remember back in the back of the 90s everything was pixel pixels this pixels snow and then met fell out of favour with thanks to pick sarin um that website is really 23 scuitto yeah well here's that yet another one another one that drives me crazy when i'm watching these damn phone ads on tv you get unlimited gigs i'm like and with twelve unlimited panned with it's not a gig one of their articles i was reading on this with mentioned that dumb it's odd that we never had cyber funds like the transition from cellular phones to smartphones the became smartphones not cyber funds that was something that escaped the ah the cyber prefix which i find a his ip took that over because i pee phones were big with cisco so they used ip for internet protocol instead of cyber um so yeah it was i think it was marketing at that point yeah is a cisco with problem that can say we've got a cyber phone because it sound so like 50s in out so i think that they use internet protocol because the phones talked over ip so these that and that really kind of moved into that realm right but then we got smartphones which is i think the term for these days a anything with a and he blanca slab with a touchscreen we call smartphone just interesting um anyway i gentleman that's what i have this week.
"william gibson" Discussed on Finding Mastery: Conversations with Michael Gervais
"It'll and we know that it's a bottle was a postal bull how does the brain know that it's a bottle not a bowl a how to somebody understand things like logic and so the way cognitive psychologist do this they run experiments to really try to hold down the processes that occur when people think and then you do programming to try to model that using using computers and this has kinda been the essence of how you know there's two reasons to do that one is you learn more about the brain by figuring out how to build computational models but then if you want to have good artificial intelligence the best way to do that is by modeling the brain so goes both ways but it turns out that i wasn't very good at that there is a lot of people doing that were better than me at the time and i was a little disillusion and 1999 just being in a very saturated field and being surrounded by people that frankly were were better than i was at the time i read a novel called neuromancer written by william gibson it was a cold neuromancer never neuromancer written by gibson in the late 1970s science fiction novel opiant dark brilliant really an amazing piece of work worked gibson coined the term cyberspace that we all use now but more importantly for me he projects this world of virtual reality and avatars where people are spending time on line of what the possibilities are for society for social interaction for learning and training it's really kind of the bible of really pushing out what could be in vr in i re i reread this book 1999 because i read in high school and diet in high school i didn't quite get it it said it's a bit of a challenging read but a 1989 something really clicked and i decided to leave my field of cognitive psychology and i was lucky enough to find a post daca post dhaka's up after you get a phd but you're not ready to be a professor you go somewhere in just you research i got a.
"william gibson" Discussed on Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men
"Her they want to carry the child to term for instance which is originally what the story was going to be about that gives it a lot more ethical ambiguity than the ethical ambiguity that would already be there because his ethical ambiguity based on questionable facts now as we mentioned this was originally supposed to be a story about selective abortion ends there was going to be a lot of debate between lorna and rain learners prochoice rain is is against abortion rights and vehemently pro life and that was changed because north star had just come out as gay and alpha flight and marvel got a ton of blow back from retailers so they decided that they would they would they would tone this down to to be marginally less explicitly about a controversial topic which slegt man the extent to which this is clearly a story about abortion reminds me so much of that exiles episode that's absolutely and clearly about necrophilia even if they never say it oh yeah uh and that villin came back a second time as i recall yeah the quote unquote finish just that was really creepy i mean it wasn't as creepiest that one with the the family who had their mother under the bad and like kill people lot home yeah home is not know k episode of of files but no the thing with the thing with necrophilia episode is that it's actually creepy your that if they had just address the necrophilia stuff explicitly because it's really clear what it is but they're just like edging a round it in ways that somehow makes it seem even worse yeah made the experts so the xfiles was on in what the nineties we were like young fish during that time i gotta say like as a basically still a child watching that show like huddled under blankets with my eyes wide open and all the lights on in the room that was a very effective tv show did you did you also have nightmares about about a video games from the wasn't harland oath oh no was william gibson.
"william gibson" Discussed on KELO
"And the the right who's actually showed up and ask questions on hacking and what's possible that sort of thing and then said we'd like to pay you but it has to go through the pie fox payroll system so why do we have your social security numbers and they all laughed and said that one's free so so you know that was pretty putty so yeah there's a lot of technical advisory they didn't really depend on one person or the other too often i know like you said john d'souza was one of the fbi consultants and and our traffic there was anyone else i know there was a show of magicians and ricky jay showed up which was kinda cool and a couple of script certain by william gibson course who's always up on his future technology the guy who coined the word cyberspace after all right so yeah so they would so there was a lot of research behind every script that they put out there so the recent disclosures by the pentagon uh worthy confirmed that we've been observing ufos that our airspace and they actually put forth one of the pilots to do interviews uh i believe clyde you just play the clip from the head of the organisation right and um in my opinion this could have been a script out of the xfiles so my question for your guest assists if it didn't actually happen and you at written this as a script what would you have used in your script as the motive for the governor suddenly released this information and uh what level um would you have uh in the government that authorized the declassification of this information we don't see about you this right like if this was not the disclosure that happened over the confirmation that happen with the pentagon is sounds like a script right out of this sounds like it was taken out of tripoli x files now if it was ripe it wasn't real and you are the right out of the script what motivation do you think the government would have to release this information to the public well linked first off i'm sure you talk to adopt steve bassett over the years swire time ago mmhmm he's still headed of the disclosure project and goes i think every month their weekly two meetings with congress in order to release information.
"william gibson" Discussed on Grumpy Old Geeks
"In story in i did read fire fury inside the trump white house by michael wolff i read it in a day i read it yesterday came out the instant that it came out on audible i i ran through that the i didn't do anything yesterday except well actually did a couple shows yesterday but in between i read this book uh nothing new everything that we've read in the papers and in a smart people have assumed was going on basically he just confirms everything that we thought was going on there all just a bunch of fucking morons that's basically what i've heard to it's it just confirms what we all kind of figured and yes it is really that bad yeah that's it so um the dow would even bother with it honestly don't don't bother with it i mean it was it was fun to read and hear some of the stuff but most of the time i'm just like we knew that we knew that it's like listening to reply all shit we already knew anyway next week we have dark state which is a new novel from charlie strasse it's multi princes unit multi verse book i it's a hard word to say three words to say merchant princes merchant press merchant princes multi verse 'cause i keeps thought it was it princesses because there's a bunch of a bunch much checks in it i've going with princess but it's a follow up the empire games which i thoroughly love in reviewed on episode 194 which was two and a half minutes to midnight links will be in the show notes for that uh that comes out january ninth now we have a new winner for ridiculous preorder from amazon uh you hold went up the other week end but this when winds this agency by william gibson this and i'm like oh cool it's coming out in then i checked the preorder date december 25th twenty 18 yes.
"william gibson" Discussed on Let's Talk Bitcoin!
"The real it's not fictional it all saifur meaning like encryption so you're punk like your hip in who about encryption and this is a turn this been around really since the internet's dark cyber punk on the other hand is a generally is seen as like a fictional genre like a subgenre sciencefictionlike the works of william gibson who you know niro manser riga think alike movies like blade runner those would be cyber punk but saifur punk is totally real thing it was very it particularly that term was used a lot in the late nineties to reference be blindness louise ninety technically the bitcoin commuted you seifert akg here's has to do with encryption n and you do who shit ord really deep ship with it so that's the yeah thatthat's saifur pumped that's kind of the community i got into is very very inner kissed stick at the time very one could even usled term libertarian if you wanted to but unfortunately those the more political if there is a political stance decipher punk didn't stick with me because in two thousand two i ended up joining the us army unfortunately are not proud of the fact so but in the us army is also another area where i kind of earned my chops shall we say in the tech world and cybersecurity and all that hmm but you know that was a short stint thankfully and got out of that then ended up working for what if you different tech companies after that fact all of which had either do you either i'd be programming mortgage that even get into lake sales and also because i could talk that lingo with people so that's kind of my whole background at you know some of the tech companies ahead do did contract with an ounce of very serious y you know cybersecurity aspects that i know fortunately i was able to par lay just a few years later starting in twenty twelve with my up i guess sovereign tech in where i could talk to people you know in triumph break it down to the bare bones to where everybody can understand why they need cyber why they need care about cybersecurity when what they can do about cybersecurity.