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Black Mirror comes to life
« on: August 30, 2018, 06:47:40 AM »
https://www.news18.com/news/tech/big-data-and-us-are-we-all-being-given-a-reputation-score-1856779.html

I have to say Black Mirror is on the watch list for winter evenings...

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We are, in many ways, already being prepped for a world where we are judged for every single action we do, on a daily basis. And that is linked to a series of further actions, which may entitle us to get or remove the ability to receive, certain things in life. And that in itself is the beginning of becoming part of a herd.

The up side is of course its going to be a bit like living in a village, where everyone know everyone, so doors are left open, neighbours leave eggs on the kitchen table for you, as there is a sense of trust.

The problem of who you have to trust still remains.
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Re: Black Mirror comes to life
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2018, 03:42:17 PM »
>eggs

The "corn fairy" leaves a half-bushel of Silver Queen on my doorstep.

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Re: Black Mirror comes to life
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2018, 07:07:30 AM »
I had to Google "Silver Queen".  Not what I expected!
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2018, 04:52:40 PM »
>expected

HHH, I wondered if it would translate.

It's the royalty of corn.  Smallish ears, very small white kernels --extraordinarily sweet.  In some ways it's more like a fruit than its yellow cousin vegetable.  I've eaten it raw in the field, just shuck & eat.  Kinda hard to grow, stalks are thin and spindly and EVERYTHING tries to eat it.