GROWING UP ON THE RADICAL HATE INTERNET

by Hussein Kesvani After El Paso, a generation of early chan users and lurkers are once again attempting to reconcile what they’ve wrought Sometime around 2007, from the childhood bedroom of my parents’ house in quiet suburban London, I texted a woman I didn’t know to call her a “fucking whore.” Another anonymous user in 4chan’s “Random” board (aka /b/) had posted that she’d broken up with him for a taller, more athletic man. I was among the dozens of people who responded by threatening her. In the dead of night — my desktop computer monitor setting my room aglow — … Continue reading GROWING UP ON THE RADICAL HATE INTERNET

Facebook is building tech to read your mind. The ethical implications are staggering.

Brain-computer interfaces like the mindBEAGLE system shown here can help people with paralysis communicate. Facebook wants to take the technology to the next level. AP Our brains are perhaps the final privacy frontier. By Sigal Samuel   Finding the best ways to do good. Made possible by The Rockefeller Foundation. Facebook wants to create a device that can read your mind — literally. It’s funding research on brain-machine interfaces that can pick up thoughts directly from your neurons and translate them into words, the company announced in a blog post last week. The short-term goal is to help patients with paralysis, by decoding their brain … Continue reading Facebook is building tech to read your mind. The ethical implications are staggering.

How to Utilize Your Music Playlist to Improve Productivity

BY BENTEJES People love their music. With music now accessible in so many ways and in so many settings, using music as an aid to work is commonplace. PJ Kaka argued in her Pick the Brain Article can temporarily make you smarter and can reduce stress. Many folks claim their music is essential to a successful work day. How important is your playlist to achieving greater productivity? If the music you play (or don’t play) while at work helps you get things done efficiently, keep it up. Don’t mess with success. If however, you aren’t satisfied with your musical landscape during work hours, … Continue reading How to Utilize Your Music Playlist to Improve Productivity

Who Will Design the Future?

THE FACE OF FACEBOOK: Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and C.E.O. of Facebook (pictured above), admitted that his company knew, in 2015, that the data firm Cambridge Analytica, which assisted with Donald Trump’s election campaign, had improperly acquired information on 50 million Facebook users. “This was a breach of trust,” Zuckerberg said, in a Facebook post. “We need to fix that.” Photograph by Joe Flood / Flickr AI will be staggeringly diverse. Its developers should be, too. BY FLYNN COLEMAN Ada Lovelace was an English mathematician who lived in the first half of the 19th century. (She was also the daughter of … Continue reading Who Will Design the Future?

ADDICTION EXPERT CLAIMS: GIVING YOUR CHILD A SMARTPHONE IS LIKE GIVING THEM A GRAM OF COCAINE

by Mandy Froelich, Truth Theory Waking Times The world is changing at a dramatic pace. It’s shifting so fast, in fact, that the childhood you remember is vastly different than the one your own kids will experience. This is largely due to the development and saturation of technology in modern society. While there are perks to being hyper-connected, allowing children access to their own smartphone could produce detrimental effects long-term. It’s so influential, top addiction therapist Mandy Saligari suggested in 2017 that giving your child a smartphone is like “giving them a gram of cocaine.” Speaking at an education conference in London, … Continue reading ADDICTION EXPERT CLAIMS: GIVING YOUR CHILD A SMARTPHONE IS LIKE GIVING THEM A GRAM OF COCAINE

You Are What You See: ‘Lowbrow’ TV Lowers IQ, Increases Disinformation Susceptibility

Pixabay/CC0 A collection of TV-related research compiled by a Harvard foundation suggests that individuals’ exposure to “junky” entertainment television not only decreases their intelligence, but also leaves them vulnerable to rhetoric utilized by particular political parties. On July 26, the Nieman Journalism Lab published a compilation of studies shedding light on the relationship between the viewing of so-called “lowbrow” entertainment televisionand the backing of certain candidates, particularly in the elderly and young children. “The Political Legacy of Entertainment TV,” by Ruben Durante, Paolo Pinotti and Andrea Tesei, examined former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s mass media company Mediaset, which was founded in 1987. … Continue reading You Are What You See: ‘Lowbrow’ TV Lowers IQ, Increases Disinformation Susceptibility

EMFs linked to MASSIVE decline in global health

 by: Isabelle Z. (Natural News) The topic of electromagnetic field (EMF) dangers has been the subject of great debate over the years, but never has it seemed more pressing than now, as we face the transition into high-tech 5G technology. With smart home devices and utility meters becoming part and parcel of our daily lives, the potential for harm is significant – and EMFs have already been linked to a massive decline in global health. First, many people will argue that the sun naturally emits some EMFs, but our exposure to artificial EMFs has reached unprecedented heights. Low-frequency EMF radiation, which encompasses … Continue reading EMFs linked to MASSIVE decline in global health