The Guardian’s Cambridge Analytica & Facebook data story


All Writings, Government, Individual, Press This, Psychology, Society

The algorithm used in the Facebook data breach trawled though personal data for information on sexual orientation, race, gender – and even intelligence and childhood trauma Source: How Cambridge Analytica turned Facebook ‘likes’ into a lucrative political tool | Technology | The Guardian Public data has become a means of dispassionately looking at humanity for […]

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March 18, 2018

The exclusive focus on physical things will create an imbalance


All Writings, Blog, Observations, Psychology, Self improvement

There has been a noticeable insistence on physical things in recent times.  It has been very deliberate, systematic, and evident of great intelligence.  Who are its proponents is not the most important thing.  One could, of course, examine the sayings of modern, atheist thinkers like Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins.  Listening to such intelligent men […]

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February 5, 2018

How can the youth protect themselves from addiction to technology?


All Writings, Psychology, Self improvement, The Young

It has been with every generation, especially in the past 100 years that addiction to technology has been a very real possibility.  Since the start of the industrial revolution, the speed of change has been tremendous.  Dependence on machines and development in technology has gone hand-in-hand.  The younger ones, more enthusiastic and curious by nature, […]

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January 4, 2018

What is required to even consider changing one’s beliefs to explore better possibilities for the future?


All Writings, Observations, Psychology

The last post went through a consideration of the possibility of changing one’s beliefs.  It is a task best considered worth undertaking for the sake of survival.  Beliefs are also to be considered as a subject for change in the interest of preservation, longevity, and continuity.  Our existing generations would not be the first to […]

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December 29, 2017

How the medical myth of drug treatments has created a whole culture?


All Writings, Bipolar Disorder, Psychology, Society

What is a myth?  A myth is a traditional story consisting of events that are ostensibly historical, though often supernatural, explaining the origins of a cultural practice or natural phenomenon.  The word “myth” is derived from the Greek word mythos (μῦθος), which simply means “story”.   Mythology can refer either to the study of myths, or to a body or collection of myths.  Myth can […]

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December 7, 2017

Are there reliable ways of finding out the truth about a person on social networking? Part 1: imaginations


All Writings, Psychology, Society

This post is not about technicalities of social networking.  It is not about finding the exact IP address or other analytics data about a person.  This post is not about finding technological features to accurately geo-locate a person.  What this post is about are the limitations of human understanding, the capability of humans to deceive […]

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December 5, 2017