Hollywood's next big step, the extinction of humanity, demoscene, privacy invasions, Elon Musk, and tons of video artwork!
Why Hollywood As We Know It Is Already Over
Interesting coverage on the sea change in Hollywood is coming (and has already come), especially as Amazon and Netflix drink Hollywood's milkshake, whose incredibly detailed analytics allow them to pump out original after or original that they know will almost hit a guaranteed success.
The comment prompt says "The Universe will (probably) end one day. Should we start thinking of doing something about that?" Holy shit, what? I can barely imagine getting through this next fifty years. What can we even do about the end (or rebooting) of the universe? In any case, this is a great article about contemplating the deep future ahead of us and whether or not humans go extinct in it.
Your Browsing History Alone Can Give Away Your Identity
Researchers can derive your personal social media identity by computing the probability that you're a given user based on which of your friends' links you've clicked on, without sharing or tweeting anything. The algorithm has a 72% accuracy rate, and 81% of the time, it's in the top 15. More details on how the study was conducted in the article, and what implications this has for powers that aren't just researching this stuff for fun. (Also, it basically ends on, "Use Tor.")
200 Coders and Hackers United to Save NASA’s Climate Data From Deletion
You know things are dire when indie hackers and students come together to protect the digital equivalent of book burning.