This week we talked about three different stories that are related. The first was a story about the employees of Google convincing the management to cancel Project Maven and not take any more military contracts. To read the story for yourself go to

The second story was about the democratization of the smart city. Barcelona has a new major who has begun the process of using the cities smart technology to empower it’s citizens to participate in how the city develops and uses the information it has access to. For more information check out the story in Wired Magazine.

The third was about the ways in which social media is manipulated to be addictive and why they care so much that you are obsessive about checking your social media accounts. We used a video that you can watch for yourself… below.

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