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@posrev @pete @realcaseyrollins Oh, man, my maly account is old.

I emailed you, it is back up.

@pete
@realcaseyrollins

I am unable to connect to @counter.fedi.live I get 502 Bad Gateway.
Do you know what happened?

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**Canada's parliament declares China's treatment of Uighurs 'genocide'**

"Canada is just the second country after the US to recognise China's actions in Xinjiang as genocide."

bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada

#news #bot

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I am also at @posrev I am usually there. You are welcome to follow me.

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@posrev "Not all laws are right" - unfortunately, that's right.

"Giving legal rights to rivers similar to humans is ridiculous" - why? Even non-existent entities that live on paper (I mean legal entities and states), have rights. And it works. I think it works because the very rights don't exist. We build our world on imagination! So I don't understand why now people are so concerned about the nature of robots. That is what actually ridiculous! :)

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When people tell me robots cannot be copyright holders of works they created because robots are not persons, I just notice that the rivers became legal persons in India. Rivers! That's right, rivers can have rights.
Seriously:
🔗 newsweek.com/human-rights-wate

And it's ok.
Law is just an instrument to make the world a better place. We can imagine and establish any legal institutes we want. So if it is useful to grant rivers, robots or even spoons with rights, we can just do it.

#law #copyright #IP

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Hey I am finally trying to ditch corporate social media and privacy unfriendly apps. During this internal and very difficult process I have discovered the terminology. Here I am to meet you all and why not, bring other folks over to the ! I like to use my social media to pick up information on a wide range of topics such as:

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@amarkos
Welcome, you'll be glad you made the switch:)

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@amarkos welcome here! If you want to read some stuff to get started, you can check write.privacytools.io/bwbjyxib
And look at the FediTips hashtag
Of course you don't have to remember everything from the start, it's just so that you know where to look ;)

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"Free Speech" is not the issue here. Even mastodon instances have a content policy (rightfully so).

The problem is "tech platforms oligopolies", created by unregulated free market. But neoliberals don't like this narrative, especially now that their allies get de-platformed.

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@comzeradd
Exactly, that's the issue right now. I see a turn towards a discussion on "how these platforms will be moderated, by whom, what's the role of AI and/or qualified professionals on this process, etc". Although all these points are valid, the elephant in the room is the technology sector oligopolies.

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the concept of the ego is interesting.

i view it as an extension of our awareness of other people. it's a tool designed for drawing conclusions about the behaviour of other humans, applied to oneself.

we have less access to the workings of our own minds than we think. we receive information on the physical state of our body and the levels of certain brain chemicals. we are also aware of sensory thinking, such as our inner voices, hearing music in our heads, picturing things, etc.

as for non-verbal cognition? that's less transparent. we make numerous decisions without using reason, and when asked to explain them, we basically just reason about why we might've made them after the fact. numerous psychology experiments have shown this. we remember what we felt in addition to that, of course, so that gives us a bit more info than an outsider would have, but not much.

the ego is basically the life narrative of a person, and this person happens to be you. narratives aren't set in stone. we will often misremember this narrative or change it to suit ourselves.

this isn't necessarily a bad thing. a negative story can be flipped to a positive one by a change of perspective. it's possible to do that by persistently telling yourself a new narrative. granted that reality will support this new narrative as well as or better than the former, it will gradually begin to stick.

the most liberating thing, though, is to remove as much of that narrative as possible. focus less inward and more outward. the brain is an organ designed to control muscles (any interaction with the world is a muscle movement). if it's allowed to perform that task, i.e. execute on goals, it will feel satisfied. this is why you will find that people who stay busy are generally happier than people who don't.
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