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Sam Harris: The Self is an Illusion – Big Think

Sam Harris describes the properties of consciousness and how mindfulness practices of all stripes can be used to transcend one's ego. — Read on bigthink.com/videos/sam-harris-on-self-transendence

2019-01-14T18:48:04+00:00January 14th, 2019|Comments Off on Sam Harris: The Self is an Illusion – Big Think

Fact-checking has flourished. But it’s more complicated than it looks. – The Washington Post

Like everything else these days, even facts are debatable. — Read on www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/fact-checking-has-flourished-but-its-more-complicated-than-it-looks/2019/01/10/42c52f18-1510-11e9-90a8-136fa44b80ba_story.html

2019-01-14T04:26:15+00:00January 14th, 2019|Comments Off on Fact-checking has flourished. But it’s more complicated than it looks. – The Washington Post

How We’ll Forget John Lennon – Issue 68: Context – Nautilus

A few years ago a student walked into the office of Cesar A. Hidalgo, director of the Collective Learning group at the MIT Media Lab.… — Read on m.nautil.us/issue/68/context/how-well-forget-john-lennon

2019-01-10T18:13:06+00:00January 10th, 2019|Comments Off on How We’ll Forget John Lennon – Issue 68: Context – Nautilus

The Real Value of Facebook – Douglas Rushkoff – Medium

Thanks in part to recent revelations about how the company gave access to user data and private messages to Netflix, Spotify, and others, as well as the dirty tricks campaign to smear Facebook critic… — Read on medium.com/s/douglas-rushkoff/the-real-value-of-facebook-19d1d6cb3003

2019-01-10T17:17:09+00:00January 10th, 2019|Comments Off on The Real Value of Facebook – Douglas Rushkoff – Medium

Detecting Depression: Phone Apps Could Monitor Teen Angst | Illinois News | US News

Rising suicide rates and depression in U.S. teens and young adults have prompted researchers to ask a provocative question: Could the same devices that some people blame for contributing to tech-age angst also be used to detect it? — Read on www.usnews.com/news/best-states/california/articles/2019-01-03/detecting-depression-phone-apps-could-monitor-teen-angst

2019-01-07T06:52:37+00:00January 7th, 2019|Comments Off on Detecting Depression: Phone Apps Could Monitor Teen Angst | Illinois News | US News

Google Glass Wasn’t a Failure. It Raised Crucial Concerns | WIRED

With each new device, we open up a legal conversation about privacy standards. Google Glass was a rare example of people pushing back. — Read on www.wired.com/story/google-glass-reasonable-expectation-of-privacy/

2019-01-06T21:49:53+00:00January 6th, 2019|Comments Off on Google Glass Wasn’t a Failure. It Raised Crucial Concerns | WIRED