Regulation/Control/Morozov: the website www.caniturniton.com controls the British electricity network every minute. To give users a sense of how busy their national energy network is and to encourage them to be responsible when it comes to making their tea.
BinCam, a new project of researchers from the UK and Germany, is trying to modernise how we deal with waste by making our waste bins smarter and - you guessed it - more social. (...) The inner lid of the container is equipped with a tiny smartphone that snaps a photo every time you close it - of course, to document everything what you have just thrown away. A team of poorly paid people, recruited by Amazon's Mechanical Turk System, then evaluates each photo. What is the total number of articles in the picture? How many of them are recyclable? How many are food waste? After this information is attached to the photo, it will be uploaded to the garbage bin owner's Facebook account, where it can be shared with other users._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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