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Ensuring User Predictability on Social Media Platforms

How are users algorithmically controlled while online? If fifteen years ago, you had been told that by 2020 nearly everyone would carry around a device in their pocket that tracked their lifestyle, friends, prejudices, purchases, videos, political opinions, facial expressions, and physical location, you might have laughed and accused the teller of being a “conspiracy […]

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Defending our capacity for attention and empathy

How can we create flourishing human relationships? Jaron Lanier, one of the founders of virtual reality, asked the following question, “If the ‘hive mind’ is my audience, who am I?” The hive mind is an order in which each mental node, whether human or machine, coordinates its operations within the system as a whole, whose […]

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Finland schools reopen successfully

Re-Opening of Schools did not increase the Number of Infections In this article I seek to analyze news and data regarding the situation of schools, how decisions have been and are made and what the legislators should consider when we approach Autumn and the end of summer holidays. I look at the Finnish situation and […]