Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Selfish Ledger by Google


 
This leaked internal video from 2016 shows a Google concept for how total data collection could reshape society The video was made in late 2016 by Nick Foster, the head of design at X (formerly Google X), and a co-founder of the Near Future Laboratory. The video, shared internally within Google, imagines a future of total data collection, where Google helps nudge users into alignment with their goals, custom-prints personalized devices to collect more data, and even guides the behavior of entire populations to solve global problems like poverty and disease. When reached for comment on the video, an X spokesperson provided the following statement: “We understand if this is disturbing -- it is designed to be. This is a thought-experiment by the Design team from years ago that uses a technique known as ‘speculative design’ to explore uncomfortable ideas and concepts in order to provoke discussion and debate. It’s not related to any current or future products.”

Via: Kelito

Friday, September 14, 2018

Is Telling Kids Santa Claus Is Real a Bad Idea? The case for ending the Santa Claus myth


 
 "Also, there is the matter of trust.  Do we really need to undermine the solidity of children’s precious trust in parents and adults by eventually letting them in on nothing less than a vast, elaborate conspiracy and hoax under the guise of innocent, childhood fun and fantasy?"
 
It seems as though belief in outlandish ideas like the Apollo Moon Landings or 911 goes back to childhood and the pressure that is put on young kids to believe lies such as the Santa Clause myth. -Adam
 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

HOW MEDIA SHAPED THE GENERATIONS: Narcissus Narcosis & The New Age (2017)


Marc Bernays Randolph - Netflix CEO


"Randolph was born in Chappaqua, New York, the oldest child of Stephen Bernays Randolph, an Austrian-born nuclear engineer, and Muriel Lipchik of Brooklyn, New York.[7][8] Randolph’s paternal great-granduncle was psychoanalysis pioneer Sigmund Freud and his paternal great-uncle was Edward Bernays, an Austrian-American pioneer in the field of public relations and propaganda.[9] Randolph spent his summers during high school and college working for the National Outdoor Leadership School, becoming one of its youngest instructors. He graduated from Hamilton College in New York with a geology degree.[10]"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Randolph

Netflix is probably the biggest propaganda outlet on the planet, at this point-it would have to have a proper front man - Chris

Via: Chris Kendall

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Intersection of Buddhism and the Beat Generation



 Much to the detriment of his practice, he experienced pain in his legs when he sat down to meditate. This was due in large part to phlebitis, or blood clots, which resulted from his use of amphetamines. Despite the excruciating pain, Kerouac remained resolute in his meditation routine and felt bliss when he sat. He wrote about his meditation experiences in a poem that he called “How to Meditate.”

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