Jaron Lanier expressed exactly the reasons why I done use Google privately and deleted Facebook: Facebook and Google are dangerous ‘behavior-modification empires’ resulting from a tragic mistake.
A supposedly simple task that almost turned into a social study.
I’m angry at Facebook – but I’m also addicted. How do I break free? | Technology | The Guardian Not so easy
“We need a digital economy where our data and our attention is not for sale to the highest bidding authoritarian or demagogue.”
Part 2 of the Epic Trip. March 23-27, 2018.
Part 1 of the Epic Trip. March 18-22.
From one week to the other my electrical bicycle battery did not work anymore. One battery cell got busted. I am now looking for somebody in the Philippines who can repair this.
Magayon II’s roadworthy trailer was after 8 years quite rotten. The wooden floor and sidewalls needed to be re-done. Ants had nested in the lights and spoiled them. We needed to fix it before being able to sail to Pandan or participate in the PGYC Easter Regatta.
In particular if an autocratic regime without checks and balances determines what is socially right and wrong. And develops AI. An Orwellian world state is less unlikely than we might think.
I have to comment since I come across this nonsense more frequently these days. Just observe a ship going towards the horizon and beyond through binoculars. The first thing goes is the bow wave, and then the ship hull sort of sinks deeper below the horizon the farther you go away. Every sailor knows this.