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“Oh, but the web summit is very political”



“Ah, mas o Web Summit está muito político”

November 2, 2022 – 13:24

The second “post-pandemic” edition of Web Summit Lisboa 2022 sold out and is expected to draw over 70,000 people this week. The conference, classified by some American and European newspapers as “the place where the future is born” and “an event that brings together technology priests from around the world,” always brings the tone of what to expect. Last year, one of the highlights was Frances Haugen, a former employee who denounced Facebook; and Ayo Tomit, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement.

In their speeches, both brought provocations about who we will be when we leave here, and what we will do about it – in addition to strengthening the construction of technology on top of the truth, in a world that has just emerged from speeches filled with fake. Vaccine news and one of the most painful moments of modern times.

This Tuesday, the 1st, the first day of 2022 was no different. Paddy, the founder of the event, began by thanking the largest delegation present – us Brazilians – and congratulating us on the recent elections in Brazil. Olena Zelenska, First Lady of Ukraine, capped off the evening with her emotional speech: “I believe that technology should be used to create and save people, not to help destroy the world. I believe that technology is the future (…), but the hardest part is seeing how it is used in the service of horror. By helping Ukraine, you are helping the world move in the right direction. Let’s do it together.”

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In front of her, the leaders of Apple, Binance (cryptocurrency exchanges) and the Portuguese government seemed to be repeating the question we heard last year, whether at WebSummit, SXSW or Cannes: in this scenario of an uncertain world, social crisis and ecology, post-truth and uncertainty in the collective future, what is the value of such a conference and what can each of us do with the privilege of being here?

A quick google can find their main directions, but in this article I want to pay attention to what I heard in the halls of the event and looking through the social networks and WhatsApp groups of those who are nearby. There are those who criticize Elena’s arrival (“shouldn’t she be there in Ukraine?”) or say that the opening was “very political”. Did these people really understand the purpose of the event?

There is a general feeling that the latest events are “overwhelmed”, if not with repetitive content. Everyone needs a new term, a last-minute trend, some futuristic insight. It turns out that without the present there is no future, this stamped phrase of millions. We are moving forward in theories, but not in the practice and applicability of discourses.

All the great speakers at these conferences, for at least a year, have emphasized that it is impossible to look at technology unless we consider the responsibility of those behind it and the algorithms. In other words: we. It is impossible to talk about Web3, this transition of the Internet from users to members, without talking about how to create communities, diversity and inclusion. Not to mention us. It is impossible to talk about blockchain, cryptography, and regulations that protect consumers without excluding innovation, let alone… us. Finally, it is impossible to imagine that the ESG agenda has dominated recent events, let alone global warming, collective responsibility and the environment. It’s all about our existence, and existence is political. Sorry to say to those who still don’t understand.

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This year’s web summit even opened up a few new fronts for the panels, with one stage for discussing influencer marketing and another for crypto. Got a vision? A stage for those who influence language, communication and sales in today’s world, as well as new ways to talk/use money. In addition, there is an incentive for 50% of the audience to be women thanks to the Women in Tech initiative, and the increase in the number of black speakers has been the focus of curating this year compared to the past. Well, the last ones, it’s not about diversity, but about topics where they are specialists.

So, I leave here an invitation to privileged Brazilian friends who, like me, are mostly white and southeastern, who sit at the table of Europe, which opens its living room, so that we can be inspired in the coming days by the applicability of discourses of innovation and impact. We are very creative people who dominate the Internet and technology like few others, and we have a lot of responsibility for all of this.

Looking at the vocabulary and semantics of the word “politician”, we say that this term means “a person who influences the way society is run”. May we be the people who can influence the building of a better future. Yes, the web summit is political.

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Video: Gabriela Prioli talks about her new political book Ideologies



Gabriela Prioli

In Brazilian public debate, the terms are used inconsistently (not to mention that they are misleading). Some of them are sometimes criminalized. For example: “Ideology” has become synonymous with something bad. But what underlies this? To challenge this issue, a lawyer, professor and communicator Gabriela Prioli launches the book “Ideologies”, dedicated to the three most famous macro-currents of thought: liberalism, conservatism and socialism.

Throughout the book, published by Companhia das Letras, Gabriela Prioli uses her experience as a communicator to make the debate on this topic accessible, which, like other complex topics, is divided into several options.

“Part of my job is to present complex topics in a simple way, but without simplifying, without losing the essential, keeping the main thing,” Prioly explains the purpose of the work. “Ideologies” is the author’s second book about politics – in 2021 she released the book “Politics for All”.

The book revisits the main political theories of the aforementioned ideologies. Prioli defines himself as a “facilitator” to bring the public into contact with the ideas and thoughts presented for the first time. “This is an invitation, a challenge, it is important that people look for the source, create their own criticism of this thought,” he reflects.

Gabriela Prioli releases book “Ideologies”

Gabriela Prioli. Ed. Company of letters. 242 pages. Price: 59.90 reais.

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Re-elected Rocha remains humble but victorious political articulator | Politics



Re-elected Rocha remains humble but victorious political articulator |  Politics

By Valdir Costa / Dynamic Rondonia
Published in 03.12.2022 at 10:39

The political campaign that resulted in the re-election of Governor Marcos Rocha (União Brasil) was not the easiest. Despite taking the lead in the first round with 1.83% more votes than runner-up Senator Marcos Rogerio (Poland), with whom he ran in the second round and won, by 4.94% valid votes it was difficult. elections that demanded a lot from Roche and his team.

If in the first round the commitment of the partners (secretaries, former secretaries, re-elected and elected deputies, etc.) was not effective, as it should have been, the joining forces in the second round, including with the chief articulator, Chief of Staff Junior Gonçalves leaves his post, to devote himself fully to the electoral campaign in search of unity, commitment and dedication from all partners.

There is no doubt that Marcos Rogerio was a tough opponent. He is a good tribune, knows how to use what he has best, which is his gift of speech, and performed well in the debates held in the second round of the campaign. Several research institutes have reported that Rogerio will be the new governor of Rondônia from 2023.

Simplicity, humility, a government without scandals and with good projects such as Guberno na Cidade, Porteira Aberta, Crianza Feliz, Mamae Cheguey, Prato Facil, Chow Poeira were fundamental in the Quest Rocha of a new mandate.

The partnership with the Legislative Assembly (Ale) chaired by MP Alex Redano (PRB-Ariquemes) also had a huge impact on Roshi’s victory in the second round. In addition to Redano, parliamentarians (re-elected and elected) from the governor’s support group selflessly and decisively joined the campaign after a furious call to “get on the road” in search of votes.

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To deny that Roshi had problems during his first term would be an ignorance of reality. He faced at least two years of a pandemic that scared the world. Rondônia’s agribusiness-based economic strength has also been critical in ensuring a strong economy and sufficient resources to overcome the hardships caused by an unforeseen event such as covid-19 that brought the planet to a halt and claimed the lives of many people. Rocha has also performed well in the fight against the pandemic.

The reflection of the satisfaction of the majority of voters by Rocha and his team in the fight against covid-19 was already evident in the first round, when the former Minister of Health Fernando Maximo was elected from the party led by the governor of Rondonia, União Brasil with over 85,000 votes, the best of eight re-elected and elected representatives to the Federal House.

The Legislative Assembly elections also highlighted the strength of the Rocha partnership and organization. Five of the 24 re-elected and elected deputies represent União Brasil. There are at least nine more people who can be considered partners for a second term, which will begin on the 1st of next year.

Roche’s re-election was no accident. This is a government without scandals that has had a pandemic with negative consequences around the world, but in doing so, managed to get around the problems that were resolved peacefully. Gaining a new mandate, now that the pandemic is under control and the state is resuming development, including the emergence of the denim industry announced by the governor a few days ago, offering more than 1,000 jobs starting in 2023, will bolster Rondônia’s already balanced economy. , with a 2023 budget of BRL 13 billion.

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The emergence of the denim industry indicates the intention to invest in this segment. It is necessary to produce at least a little of what we produce in abundance and quality, for example, soybeans. The denim factory is the start of a manufacturing process that can provide Marcos Roche and his team with the support they need to run smoothly and efficiently.

It is important to warn that partnership does not mean submission, and therefore good relations between the executive and legislature and the vigilance of the judiciary are necessary.

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Deolan claims that he is rancid from Andre.



Deolan claims that he is rancid from Andre.

Today at dawn, during the holiday “Farm 2022″ (RecordTV) with the theme Baile da Corte, Deolan admitted that he once and for all rancid Andre.

“I’m rancid with Andre… Now I’m rancid with Andre,” the lawyer said in a conversation with Bia, Morango and Petala.

“These political talk, really… What a disgusting thing,” the blonde continued.

“He continues to rise above us. He gave you a blank! Have mercy on me,” commented Petala, referring to the dynamics recorded yesterday for “Programa do Faro” (RecordTV).

“Wow, the person who cries the least here is me! To say that I am crying is to want to seem real, because I am a fortress for everything they do here, ”said Deolan.

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