Technology in the Time of Covid19 *

There’s nothing like a crisis to make the impossible possible.

The economy had a near-total shutdown. We learned to live socially cut off. And then friends met for virtual happy hour, pop quizzes, concerts and more. Was technology pulling people together, rather than pushing us apart? Is screen time good now?

Cybersecurity of our Minds

“Fake News” is a red herring. The digital revolution has produced something more pernicious that is tearing at the very fabric of our society.

Remember the “Dial-up Connection”? We have gone from “Always Connected” to “Always Trackable” to “Predictable” and finally to “Manipulable” in the space of 11 years. Think you have free will? Think again.

Privacy (again)

Since I’ve written the previous post on Privacy, I’ve seen this topic come up often in the media. Here’s one from the New Yort Times of 3 March: “Web Privacy Becomes a Business Imperative”, where it shows how “Privacy is no longer just a regulatory headache. Increasingly, Internet companies are pushing each other to prove to... Continue Reading →

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