Brazil Open Sources Legislative Texts

Brazil has developed what is being called an “e-democracy” tool which allows anyone in the public to edit legislative texts and add suggestions. The tool, called WikiLegis is an initiative by the House of Representatives and the creator is LabHacker which states “to articulate a network among parliamentarians, hackers and civil society that contributes to the culture of transparency and social participation through the management of public data.” Currently it’s use is limited to two laws: the Access to Information Law (which is Brazil’s version of the Freedom of Information Act) and the Rules of Instruments for Public Efficiency....

January 29, 2020 · 2 min · Bee

Edition 1

Hello 👋 Brandon here. Welcome to edition 1 of my weekly newsletter 🔮 Technologically Clairvoyant. Every week, we’ll explore what the future can hold for us. This is a beta-test before I send it out to my whole list. Let me know (via email, or however else you can contact me) about: What do you think of the name? Is this too technical? Fewer links, more talking? PS: I wrote some code to automate part of this newsletter....

January 29, 2020 · 7 min · Bee

Edition 8

Hello 👋 Brandon here. Hope you’ve all had an amazing week last week 😁 Without further ado, let’s get right into it 🎪 Near Future 🌑 Designing Lunar Habitats The same company that designed and engineering the Burj Khalifa, the worlds tallest building, is designing a moon base. In collaboration with the European Space Agency and MIT. The organisation says the 3 most important factors in identifying a site for lunar settlement are:...

July 14, 2019 · 11 min · Bee

Edition 7

Hello 👋 Brandon here. 🌊 Welcome to the seventh edition of 🔮Technologically Clairvoyant🔮 We’re now verified on Brave Browser [or will be in 24 hours]. If you don’t know what Brave Browser is, click here. (affiliate link. I get $5 and it costs you absolutely nothing if you use this). If you use the Brave browser, consider supporting my site 😎 Without further ado, let’s get into it 🎪 Near Future 👟 Gucci uses AR to let users try on shoes...

July 8, 2019 · 9 min · Bee

Edition 6 - "🔮 Technologically Clairvoyant ed. 6 - Alzheimer's, addictive social networks, 3d printing"

Hello 👋 Brandon here. 🌊 Welcome to the sixth edition of 🔮Technologically Clairvoyant🔮 Without further ado, let’s get into it 🎪 Near future 🖲 Nimses - Most Addictive Social Network This social network pays you to use it. Every new post you create is more money for you. The more engagement your post gets, the more money you make. We’ve seen this with Steemit before. What differentiates it from Steemit is the idea that you can buy a property....

July 1, 2019 · 10 min · Bee

Libra

Technical side of Libra Some things about this crypto: It is pseudo-anonymous (there is no identity on the blockchain) It’s permissioned (like hyper ledger) Organisations will run nodes. These nodes validate transactions. Each time a consensus is voted on, a new leader will be designated at random to count up the votes. Facebook says: “Founding Members are organizations with established reputations, making it unlikely that they would act maliciously,”...

June 24, 2019 · 3 min · Bee

🔮 Technologically Clairvoyant edition 5 - Libra, Sports Direct

Hello 👋 Brandon here. 🌊 Welcome to the fifth edition of 🔮Technologically Clairvoyant🔮 This edition is a little long. Lots of things have happened (Libra, + the 2-week break from posting about news)! I’ve reduced it to as short as it can be, I hope you don’t mind!!! 😁 Without further ado, let’s get into it 🎪 Near Future ♎ Facebook announces new cryptocurrency Libra, working with 100 organisations First, let’s get a little background on cryptocurrencies....

June 24, 2019 · 13 min · Bee

Edition 4

Hello 👋 Brandon here. Welcome to Edition 4 🔮 Near Future 🗽 New York Tenants Fight As Landlords Embrace Facial Recognition Cameras In a bid to stop facial recongition replacing traditional keys, 130 tenants have signed a petition. The public sector heavily regulates facial recognition, but there are currently no laws in the private sector. On the one hand, keys are often lost. Tenants come and go. This all saves money for the landlords....

June 9, 2019 · 12 min · Bee

Edition 3

Hello 👋 Brandon here. 🌊 Welcome to the third edition of 🔮Technologically Clairvoyant🔮 No announcements this week, so let’s get right into it 🎪 Near Future 🚅 Netherlands’s Rail System Uses WiFi Tracking Following on from last week, the Netherlands publicly admits to using WiFi tracking. However, unlike TFL, they detail more on why and how. Firstly, lets cover the security concerns. MAC addresses are uniquely identifiable addresses which can identify a network card....

June 1, 2019 · 11 min · Bee

Edition 2

Hello 👋 Brandon here. 🌊 Welcome to the second edition of 🔮Technologically Clairvoyant🔮 We now have a website! You can view past editions of this newsletter here: https://Technologicallyclairvoyant.com (Github) Without further ado, let’s get into it 🎪 Near Future 🚀 NASA Has Autonomous Robots On The ISS NASA’s first robot, Bumble, can de-dock itself and float to an astronaut to provide a research terminal. In the future, it’d be interesting to see most of the International Space Station automated by robots....

May 26, 2019 · 7 min · Bee