This was a bit weird to read after having just read an article that said how actually only about 100 people without preconditions died from the virus in NYC. I get that the author has been very unlucky and still struggles with the damage the virus dis to her but there are many people with different experiences. Articles like this one amplify the fear and hysteria.
This is so terrifying. I have a hard time accepting that this might actually be happening. I’m responsible for content moderating at a relatively large social media company and we’d probably shut down all public messaging options if the EO truly comes into effect. I’m assuming Twitter and Facebook are going to fight this to the bitter end
If Trump tries to repeal 230 protection by EO, we can immediately assume there will be a bonanza of court activity nation-wide
There is so much wisdom in this article! Definitely worth a read.
I also loved the quote: “ Feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear… are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we’re holding back. They’re like messengers that tell us, with terrifying clarity, exactly where we’re stuck.”
Yeah that’s a worrisome trend with the censorship of average people. Seems to stimulate more of the unhealthy pressure to earn and buy more which makes people compete all the time until they end up with severe depression
Just looking for information online to learn a new skill or answer a burning question is messed up. How many pieces of sponsored content should I have to sift through to get to something that will actually help answer my question?
Ha... that reminded me of the yelp article about the restaurant owner who asked for bad reviews. This is even more weird and baffling to read. So much that happens in the background and we have no idea. All just for potential future money.
if fungi already function as sensors, processing and transmitting information through their networks, then what could they potentially tell (or warn) us about the state of our ecosystem, were we able to interpret their signals?
I had a pretty average day and felt rather grumpy as I started reading this. One of the first sentences says:
scientists have recently found learning new words can stimulate exactly those same pleasure circuits in our brain as sex, gambling, drugs and eating
Grumpily I thought “meh... not so sure about that”.
Ironically the article has proven its own statement to be true by introducing so many new terms to me that I was sitting here literally laughing out loud while reading. Grumpiness resolved thanks to learning new words (which apparently is equivalent to having sex)
Interesting read but this one section really didn’t sit well with me:
you end up in a British hospital with COVID-19. That’s about the same overall mortality rate as for Ebola in 2014
I get that he tried to point out he was scared of being in the hospital but the comparison doesn’t work. You can’t compare your mortality rate once you’re admitted to hospital with the general rate. That’s two very different things.
Every Central Bank – there are 200 of them – is like a magician; they have a magic ability to create something out of nothing by just posting numbers and saying words. They are not bad institutions - they are needed by society but are mostly acting in the best interests of the very rich citizens or large companies.