Sebastian Junger, a journalist, author and filmmaker, uses an anthropological view to hypothesize that social media has cultivated anti-social tendencies.
Some choice quotes from his interview with Joe Rogan:
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I just looked around. I’m an anthropologist and I’m interested in human behavior, and I look at the behavior, like literally the p
Scott Adams, author of Dilbert and self-proclaimed hypnotist, believes that persuasion is the dictating force in a world where facts don’t matter.
I largely believe he is right. However, I believe that psychology is what influences the short-term future. In the long term, the trend is dictated by facts and fundamentals.
We are talking about the tre… 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.
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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
The widespread negative social ramifications of smart phones and social media gives way to the question: to regulate or not to regulate? Should we trust people with weaponized legislation to be moral arbiters?
The inven… Read more
If you didn’t know already, the lottery is one of the worst ways to gamble. Lotto 6/49 and Lotto Max generally return less than 50 cents per dollar you put in over the long run.
Check out the EV calculator to compute an estimated expectation for any given jackpot.
If you must play, then there are ways to maximize your expected value. These tips revolve … 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
Watch this clip of David Blaine showing you the recency effect:
With all the tragic events that have unfolded in the past day, it’s important to not fall victim to the recency effect.
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