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Mar 22, 2024: Delving deep into the concept of chastened humanism and I could not recommend this article more. Chastened humanism comprises (1) humility on the …

Mar 20, 2024: Finished reading: The Experience of Nothingness by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj 📚 Once you realize that the world is your own projection, you are free of …

Mar 18, 2024: Solarpunk Futurism Seems Optimistic and Whimsical. But Not Really. - A well-articulated perspective on a movement that, regrettably, is often …

Mar 16, 2024: The key to avoiding a dystopian “Doomerism” future isn’t in passively hoping for tech giants to solve the world’s problems but …

Mar 15, 2024: I quite like the idea of organizing federated learning with accredited entities as a solution to the issue mentioned below. There is a nice aspect to …

Mar 14, 2024: Simple thought but hard issue to tackle : If AI ends up generating most internet content (lacking peer reviews, but sounds highly likely according to …

Mar 12, 2024: Currently in a Nisargadatta Maharaj reading frenzy, might spam a bit. Your expectation of something unique and dramatic, of some wonderful explosion, …

Mar 11, 2024: Building on the below, Seth Shostak and his stance on the Fermi paradox : We don’t see clues to widespread, large-scale engineering, and …

Mar 10, 2024: Quick thoughts regarding the Fermi Paradox in light of recent AI advancements : It should be safe to assume that any AGI or ASI would want to ensure …

Mar 9, 2024: France mulls penalties to rein in ultra-fast fashion brand - A great initiative, quite delightful that France wants to pave the way. Looking forward …

Mar 6, 2024: Building on the microplastics discussion, it’s estimated by the WWF that humans ingest approximately five grams of microplastics every week, …

Mar 4, 2024: Dune part.2 is an incredible movie, Denis Villeneuve definitely can’t miss (still managed to omit Count Fenring once again though!) 🍿

Mar 1, 2024: I have been quite interested in microplastics these past weeks, and every article I read is 100% nightmare fuel : Microplastics found in every human …

Feb 27, 2024: Finished reading: Flashback by Dan Simmons 📚 Good story, but a bit too much right-wing paranoia fearmongering for my taste. Quite surprising …

Feb 24, 2024: I worked in the fast fashion industry for a few years and have since been intensively advocating against this exploitative and ecologically disastrous …

Feb 22, 2024: A reminder that biometrics is not a replacement for private keys : PrintListener: Uncovering the Vulnerability of Fingerprint Authentication via the …

Feb 20, 2024: All these years and I never realized that there was a third Zeitgeist documentary, “Moving Forward”. It doesn’t offer many novel …

Feb 19, 2024: Privacy Isn’t Dead. Far From It - Positive thoughts from the EFF, showing some of the recent progress made on the data privacy front. Remember …

Feb 19, 2024: I recently read the articles written for the Westinghouse time capsules in 1939. The lucidity of the note left by Einstein is still spot on in …

Feb 18, 2024: Finished reading: The Strength of the Strong by Jack London 📚- ‘The Heathen’ was such a great friendship tale, this might be my favorite …

Feb 16, 2024: Watching some french political debates today reminded me of this quote by Edward O. Wilson : The real problem of humanity is the following: We have …

Feb 14, 2024: Recent AI advances ask for a significant shift in our approach to innovation. Historically, our focus was on unleashing technology’s power; now, …

Feb 11, 2024: White faces generated by AI are more convincing than photos - Words fail me to express how concerning it is on so many levels, from political …

Feb 9, 2024: Thought of the day from Pirkei Avot: If I am not for myself, who is for me? But if I am for my own self only, what am I? And if not now, when?

Feb 6, 2024: Nepal joins a growing list of countries banning TikTok. - Around 15 countries have now banned the social media giant, whether fully or on government …

Feb 4, 2024: Finished reading: La Conscience Juive by Vladimir Jankélévitch 📚 - Deep thoughts on Judaism being inherently “untranquility” and how it …

Feb 1, 2024: Came across one of my favorite writings from Sufi poet Abu Sa’eed (excerpt from Nobody, son of nobody): Be humble. Only fools take pride in …

Jan 30, 2024: This week, attorneys general from dozen of states sued Meta, alleging that the company intentionally crafted its products to attract children at the …

Jan 28, 2024: A great interview of internet policy expert and law professor Lawrence Lessig about AI, social media, the modern state of the internet and much more. …

Jan 25, 2024: Currently reading: Ethics by Benedict de Spinoza 📚 “The mind has greater power over the emotions and is less subject thereto, in so far as it …

Jan 24, 2024: The poster’s guide to the internet of the future - An easy to understand dive into the POSSE concept (Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate …

Jan 22, 2024: Adtech Surveillance and Government Surveillance are Often the Same Surveillance - Or why it is important to understand how our data are handled and …

Jan 20, 2024: Just came across this lovely quote from Paramahansa Yogananda while listening to an audiobook of some of her selected works: “Most of the world …

Jan 18, 2024: McMindfulness “the new capitalist spirituality.” - Interesting ideas regarding how we managed to misuse and at times ruin the best tool that we …

Jan 16, 2024: Currently reading: Ethics by Benedict de Spinoza 📚 Reading this classic once again, love the approach used to tackle Cartesian mind / body dualism: To …

Jan 15, 2024: Undermining democracy: The EU commission’s controversial push for Digital Surveillance More troubling facts about the CSAM regulation, which …

Jan 12, 2024: Finished reading: Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger 📚 One of my all-time favorites! “I’m sick of not having the courage to be an absolute …

Jan 10, 2024: ICE, CBP, Secret Service All Illegally Used Smartphone Location Data The report makes it clear that DHS agencies have been playing it fast and loose …

Jan 9, 2024: Orthodox Judaism has its first openly gay congregational rabbi. - A heartwarming story, and a big congrats to judaism for taking this step.

Jan 8, 2024: Finished reading: Souls on fire by Elie Wiesel 📚 This book, which starts as an introduction to hasidism, ends up teaching lessons that far transcend …

Jan 6, 2024: Myanmar: Time for Meta to pay reparations to Rohingya for role in ethical cleansing - Still nothing done 6 years later, the first thing I show people …

Jan 5, 2024: The Growing Threat of Cybercrime Law Abuse - A closer look at how cybercrime laws might specifically impact the LGBTQ+ community and activists in the …

Jan 3, 2024: Finished reading: The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche 📚 Reading it again 7 years later. A brilliant guide on the essence of death, …

Jan 1, 2024: ‘Who Benefits?’ Inside the EU’s Fight over Scanning for Child Sex Content - Very well documented investigation doing a great job following the money …