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2019-09-21 11:00:28| Fast Company

This developing branch of synthetic media technology has commercial applications—but also has the potential to disrupt elections and spread disinformation. In Russian novelist Victor Pelevin’s cyberpunk novel, Homo Zapiens, a poet named Babylen Tatarsky is recruited by an old college buddy to be an advertising copywriter in Moscow amid post-Soviet Russia’s economic collapse. With a talent for clever wordplay, Tatarsky quickly climbs the corporate ladder, where he discovers that politicians like then-Russian president Boris Yeltsin and major political events are, in fact, virtual simulations. With the advent of ever-more sophisticated deepfakes, it feels as if something like Pelevin’s vision is slowly coming true.Read Full Story

Category: E-Commerce


2019-09-21 09:00:07| Fast Company

‘Shampoodler’ is a regular on podcasts like The Doughboys and Comedy Bang Bang and Twitch shows like Jack AM, embodying how participatory these new media can be. Listening to a podcast for long enough creates an intimacy that feels like having a relationship with the show.Read Full Story

Category: E-Commerce


2019-09-21 08:00:49| Fast Company

“I want people to know how dirty we were done.” If you ask her, Peggy Stanley can give you a rough running tally of the money that Blackjewel Mining owes her husband.Read Full Story

Category: E-Commerce


2019-09-21 08:00:43| Fast Company

The world is watching and there’s nothing less than a world at stake. The world is watching and there’s nothing less than a world at stake.Read Full Story

Category: E-Commerce


2019-09-21 07:00:23| Fast Company

We can’t be productive without breaks. But far too many of us can’t seem to get away from our desks, even for just a few minutes. We’ve all had those days where we get to quitting time and realize we haven’t gotten up from our chair for the past four hours. Breaks are seen as a luxury in our always-on, high-pressure work culture. Our days are crammed from morning to late into the evening with emails, calls, chats, and tasks.Read Full Story

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