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You don’t have a right to privacy. You have something better.

What if there was no right to privacy? That question triggers a surge of righteous rage in many people, especially in the Western world. We rank “privacy” right up there with “free speech” and “freedom of worship.” But as we’ve seen (especially in the past 20 years of the information

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The problem with the internet isn’t advertising, it’s dehumanization.

Farhad Manjoo from the New York Times is struggling with a core issue of our time: What’s going wrong on “the internet”? He chronicles the rise of fake news, click-bait, and outright abuse. He tracks those efforts back to malicious actors (both foreign and domestic) with ill intent. He calls

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The Silicon Valley plan for Homo sapiens: Domestication

Who can afford to live forever? You’ll notice that’s a different question than “Do you want to live forever?” or “Is it possible to live forever?” Human mortality is the great equalizer. No matter their money, their influence, or their intellect, Jeff Bezos, Sergey Brin, Sheryl Sandberg, and Tim Cook will someday pass from the scene,

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What if someone offered $6,495 for your private data? Would you sell?

What follows is a fictionalized vision of a possible future filled with Data Exchange Networks (DENs) designed to bring the process of private data collection out into the open. February 5, 2029 As a fractional research scientist, Lynn Thomas uses her talents to aid a number of clients – from

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The Design thinking space in a Startup

Creativity is a gift, mastering it and being able to channel it productively is a discipline. As an experience designer, I bring sensitivity and empathy to the work space while factoring the value proposition for the business. Working in a startup has created an opportunity for my ideologies to be

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The Bullshit Algorithm

If you use Swiffer WetJet, you are a puppy murderer. But wait, you say. How could I? P&G would never lie to me about the safety of their Swiffer® WetJet™?! But of course. All of those “chemicals.” How could I be so stupid! Yep. You’re a cold-blooded murderer. Wasn’t it lucky

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Using Google Maps costs more than you think.

Google Maps is free, isn’t it? It seems like a question with an obvious answer, doesn’t it? Of course, Google Maps is free. I’ve never been asked to enter my credit card to look up a new address. There is no subscription plan. There is no pay wall. But just

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Should you quit Facebook?

Take advantage of Loss Aversion and develop your own decision-making superpower using the 2X Rule. Most consumer decision-making models fail to satisfy us because they don’t account for how our brains work — especially on decisions where we are giving up something rather than gettingsomething. Moving to a new neighborhood, changing jobs, and quitting smoking

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Why the Blockchain Promises a Safer Future and how big Business Will try to Kill it

The World is Changing Before our Eyes The future of everything is in the crowd — through distributed networks and blockchains which enable privacy, collaboration and trust on an unprecedented scale. This is the next revolution. Individuals taking back power from governments, companies and agencies by reclaiming their privacy and anonymity. Blockchains remove

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The present and future of a centralized internet: Dystopia

In the previous post I argued that the growing concerns regarding the internet have many causes: from underlying social problems, to bad science; from bad incentive structures put in place by big platforms, to the ongoing process of centralization that magnifies the impact of any problem that might arise. I

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