Wired released an article titled “Big Data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens” last October. It is a long but good read, particularly since the story covers two bases I’ve been harping about on this blog: big government and the dangers of social media.
The entire article is worth a read on its own. I’ve posted the ma… Read more
Business Insider released an article that acknowledges the “anti-social media” phenomenon I’ve been writing about for years.
Most keen technologists, including Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, recognize the social and societal detriment caused by social media. When social media is combined with take-it-anywhere smartphone technolo… Read more
“Viral” may be the most apt term derived from the modern technological era. Not only does it describe a negative phenomenon that spreads quickly (primarily via social media, the carrier), it infects the minds of all the users (the hosts).
A recent story broke out that encapsulates everything that is wrong with today’s modern society.
T… Read more
A new Ipsos poll came out that shows Canadians are pretty much screwed no matter what the next Keynesian move is by the Bank of Canada:
Four in ten (43%) say they are concerned about the impact of rising interest rates on their financial situation, and nearly three in ten (28%) expressed concern that rising interest rates could move them towards bankruptcy.
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Narcissism is in, humility is out. Social media and the coddled generation have cultivated a culture of blaming others for their own failings and perceived injustices.
Politics is downstream from culture. Politics has taken o… Read more
A common joke on the Internet goes something like this:
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1980: “I bet there will be flying cars in the future!”
2017: Twitter increases 140 character limit on messages to 280 [or other mundane social media “in
I have long ranted about the negative social ramifications of Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and other forms of social media.
This opinion is slowly making its way into the mainstream. The Guardian released an article this month “Our minds can be hijacked”: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia.
Aside from the political bias that is d… Read more
1. You don’t really care about anyone but you and your self image, but you like giving the impression to your social network that you’re such a caring person:
2. Your first inclination at a nice dinner or momentous occasion is to take a picture rather than soak in the experience.
3. You struggle to read up to this point. Your attenti… Read more
Lately there has a been a surge in services providing two-factor authentication (2FA). Google, Apple, many financial institutions and e-mail vendors have started to offer two-factor authentication to its users.
Multi-factor authentication assumes that a password is not enough to log in to an account. A device that needs to be physically held by the … Read more
There’s nowhere you can escape from politics (this blog article included).
Your workplace is infected, starting with human resource departments and mandatory sensitivity training. Coffee break talk probably revolves around politics.
Silicon Valley is infected. All your tech toys and social media now have political leanings. New features rev… Read more