Grim? Yes. True? I hope not. I hope not…
X marks the spot via The New Inquiry
An essay on the history of Occupy’s architecture. Literally.
Travel back in time to old New York City.
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Wonder if she picked the right tour guide?” —
Things: Danger Will Robinson Danger!
Before I talk about my troubles, let me tell you about a book, “Computer Game Bot Turing Test”. It’s one of 100,000+ ‘books’ ‘written’ by a Markov chain running over random Wikipedia articles, then sold online. The publisher, Betascript, is notorious for this.
It gets better. Bots have infested Amazon Marketplace, pretending to own used books, fighting epic price wars unseen by human eyes. We have a futurist absurdity: A computer program, pretending to be human, hawking a book about computers, while other programs pretend to have used copies of it. A book that was never written, much less printed and read.” —How Bots Seized Control of My Pricing Strategy, via @topfife. Via new-aesthetic