Algorithms regulating humans

Algorithms are developing their capabilities to regulate humans faster than humans are figuring out how to regulate algorithms. http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/06/07/algorithms-digital-poorhouse/

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It’s time to break up with Your phone

  From the new book How to break up with Your phone. Dear Phone, I still remember the first time we met. You were an expensive new gadget available only through AT&T; I was a person who could recite her best friends’ phone numbers from memory. When you were launched, I’ll admit that your touch …

I am a slasher

Are you juggling several projects simultaneously? Then you are a ‘slasher’ (/). The term was coined by the New York author Marci Alboher and describes a growing number of people who cannot give a single answer to the question ‘And what do you do for a living?’ Suppose you are a teacher/musician/web designer. I am …

Your memory is wrong

Cognitive psychologists have provided mountains of evidence over the last twenty years that memory is unreliable. And to make matters worse, we show staggering overconfidence in many recollections that are false. It’s not just that we remember things wrongly (which would be bad enough), but we don’t even know we’re remembering them wrongly, doggedly insisting …