The Guardian’s Cambridge Analytica & Facebook data story


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

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe 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 […]

March 18, 2018

Finding belief in moderateness in the nuclear age


All Writings, Government, Individual, Psychology, Society

Reading Time: 8 minutesNuclear technology is not bad in itself.  We have understood the sun and the stars, and in a way, have harnessed the same power to a lesser extent.  We have controlled fission, and are yet to understand ways to control fusion for peaceful purposes.  The insistence on using solar energy to fulfill the requirements for electricity […]

February 3, 2018

Is it possible to have development without taking sides?


All Writings, Blog, Government, Individual, Self improvement, Society

Reading Time: 6 minutesOne would normally consider the taking of sides as being counter-intuitive to the idea of development.  Whatever resources we have, we would want to use them in a planned, organized, and united effort to get the best possible results.  There is any number of examples of this.  In a family, when the father, mother, and […]

January 31, 2018

Making the link between technology, culture, and youth – Arianna Huffington on Thrive Global


All Writings, Press This, Society, The Young

Reading Time: 5 minutesCome join me to discuss, debate and ask questions, kickstarting this urgently-needed conversation to ensure that 2018 is the year when we put technology in its right place and take back control of our lives. Source: An Open Letter From Arianna Huffington to India on our Relationship with Technology | Thrive Global The original article […]

January 2, 2018

Curiosity and a spirit of adventure for those who seek answers, not absolute certainty


All Writings, Individual, Self improvement, Society

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhile it is very desirable to be able to come to a point of certainty, it is not always possible.  The rules we set, the goals we pursue, the desires we cherish could be examples of stable reasons for actions.  However, these too can change with time.  What appeared to be certain yesterday can appear […]

January 1, 2018