We're building an artificial intelligence-powered dystopia, one click at a time, says techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci. In an eye-opening talk, she details how the same algorithms companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon use to get you to click on ads are also used to organize your access to political and social information. And the machines aren't even the real threat. What we need to understand is how the powerful might use AI to control us -- and what we can do in response.
Reader View · 6 min read · Jul 23rd · It’s all about developing what journalist Catherine Price calls a “fun mindset.” Here, she shares four ways that you can create — or appreciate — moments of fun in you… · Shared by 1233, including Matthew Turland, Nir Eyal, James, David Pennington
You never feel judged by them. • They make everyone feel included. • They’re considerate of others’ feelings. • They get excited with you.
Reader View · 3 min read · Jul 14th · One of the keys to a life-changing journey is taking the time afterwards to unpack your experiences, and not just your suitcases. Celebrated travel writer Pico Iyer explains how. · Shared by 775, including Daniel Pink
Question 3: “how might my trip move me to think or live my life a little differently?”
Reader View · 4 min read · Aug 23rd · Contrary to what your parents told you, we all need to get good at interacting with strangers, says author Julie Lythcott-Haims. Here’s why, and how to do it. · Shared by 472, including Matthew Turland, Neil Hart 💙
Reader View · 8 min read · Sep 9th · The uncertainty of ghosting is not really what causes us pain. Instead, it hits us at an even greater point of human vulnerability: Our desire to belong and be loved. Behavioral scientist Michelle … · Shared by 453, including Stephanie A Kowalski
Caring about what people think is a protective process, designed to help us build a net of belongingness and safeguard us against the loss of love.
Reader View · 7 min read · Aug 2nd · Every day, more than two billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide — wow! Unsurprisingly, that staggering consumption comes with significant environmental and human costs. Learn what they… · Shared by 339, including Tim, Ines Bieler
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