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 […]

March 18, 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 […]

December 29, 2017

Short thought – 6 – The preferred lie


All Writings

An assumption took hold, An imagination was sold, Men would find the way out of damnation, People would create their own salvation.   The dream lives on, The effort goes on, While the struggling masses wait, There is rampant injustice within the gate.   Science has not tried long enough, Philosophy has not explored deep […]

February 28, 2017