Good evening- China's social credit system is somewhat familiar territory. But thanks to a recent article in Wired by Mara Hvistendahl the specifics make more sense. Let me first of all clarify that I loved living in China and loved the people there but the politics and party control make me cautious. China has developed a system … Continue reading Zhima Score- China’s Social Credit System
Good morning all- Regarding the recent protests, counter-protests and violence in Charlottesville. This is disturbing news and I have been struggling to find ways to see such serious political action as legitimate separate from racism because this seems just too much to take seriously. After searching through some of the organizations involved it appears that … Continue reading Charlottesville, an Unfortunate Aberration
Good morning, Here I present a paraphrasing of a research paper I put together during the past semester. I dragged my feet on it but in rediscovering some of the ideas while reading Haigt's book The Righteous Mind I thought these ideas had more credence and I decided to share them. I have perhaps made oversights … Continue reading Evolutionary Origins of Partisanship
A review of the film with an example of #vanlife to the complex coercion of social media.
The Senate passes a regulation to end privacy protections for consumers from their ISP.
2032 when Prey takes place is the not so distant future. No real intriguing speculations about the future considering the whole plot of Prey takes place in an alternate universe in which Kennedy was never assassinated (among other differences). But perhaps understanding how to manipulate neurology is our next big frontier.
Disabling the "like" feature to liberate users from social control.
Good morning- Leaks about the practices of the government have an air of eventuality to them. It's only a matter of time before a disgruntled or ideological employee goes public with damning information. According to a press release from Wikileaks: "the source details policy questions that they say urgently need to be debated in public, … Continue reading Vault 7- Zero Day
Good morning, here I discuss a parallel between Chelsea Manning and Sophocles' Antigone as a response to Obama's commutation. I've been working with this idea to write a paper for my master's. First with the facts: Manning was convicted by court martial in 2013 for leaking classified information to the site Wikileaks. The leaks included video … Continue reading Chelsea Manning, a Modern Antigone
Good evening- here I comment upon the inauguration of Donald Trump and the following day's events in D.C. and around the world in protest of that inauguration. Yesterday was a hard day. I sat at work clicking through images of the Obama family leaving the White House and witnessed the chest thumping triumphalism of Obama's … Continue reading Hope, Volume 3