TED isn't a cult. Here's what attendees actually believe

“Science, philosophy and technology run on the model of American Idol - as embodied by TED talks - is a recipe for civilisational disaster" wrote TED critic Benjamin Bratton for the BBC. TED, he argued, makes solutions to difficult problems seem all-too-easy. "Given the stakes, making our best and brightest waste their time - and the audience's time - dancing like infomercial hosts is too high a price."”

TED isn't a cult. Here's what attendees actually believe
http://www.businessinsider.in/TED-isnt-a-cult-Heres-what-attendees-actually-believe/articleshow/50909731.cms
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Facebook anxiety

“there remain plenty of Facebook detractors. The Kernel shone a baleful light on “Facebook anxiety” comparing the experience of flicking through the curated feeds of friends to that of being an inmate of the infamous Panopticon:
Researchers linked a high number of Facebook friends with feeling burdened or stressed out by the site. our desire to lurk and unhealthily peer into the lives of those around us is built into the experience itself. … the site [is like] an 18th century “panopticon”—a type of prison that allowed inmates to be viewed by guards at all times. “We know what all the prisoners are showing us from their jail cells,””

Week 4 | import digest
https://malm.teqy.net/2016/01/31/week-4-2/
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Buckminster Fuller’s Manifesto for the Genius of Generalists

“Fuller then moves on to the vital distinction between money-work and purpose, debunking the myth of the zero-sum game of prosperity:

It is also mistakenly assumed that employment is the only means by which humans can earn the right to live, for politicians have yet to discover how much wealth is available for distribution. All this is rationalized on the now scientifically discredited premise that there can never be enough life support for all. Thus humanity’s specialization leads only toward warring and such devastating tools, both, visible and invisible, as ultimately to destroy all Earthians.

[…]

It is eminently feasible not only to provide full life support for all humans but also to permit all humans’ individual enjoyment of all the Earth without anyone profiting at the expense of another and without any individuals interfering with others.”

Buckminster Fuller’s Manifesto for the Genius of Generalists
https://www.brainpickings.org/2013/03/08/buckminster-fuller-synergetics/
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Digital Ethics: The role of the CIO in balancing the risks and rewards of digital innovation

“What is digital ethics?

In our hyper-connected world, an explosion of data is combining with pattern recognition, machine learning, smart algorithms, and other intelligent software to underpin a new level of cognitive computing. More than ever, machines are capable of imitating human thinking and decision-making across a raft of workflows, which presents exciting opportunities for companies to drive highly personalized customer experiences, as well as unprecedented productivity, efficiency, and innovation. However, along with the benefits of this increased automation comes a greater risk for ethics to be compromised and human trust to be broken.

According to Gartner, digital ethics is the system of values and principles a company may embrace when conducting digital interactions between businesses, people and things. Digital ethics sits at the nexus of what is legally required; what can be made possible by digital technology; and what is morally desirable.”

MIS-Asia - Digital Ethics: The role of the CIO in balancing the risks and rewards of digital innovation
http://www.mis-asia.com/mgmt/it-governance/digital-ethics-the-role-of-the-cio-in-balancing-the-risks-and-rewards-of-digital-innovation/
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Stop Being A Loner, It'll Kill You: low social interaction has worse effects than obesity

“This paper mirrors the results of a 2013 study from Brigham Young University, which found that "low social interaction has the equivalent lifespan impact as smoking 15 cigarettes daily or being a raging alcoholic. Cutting yourself off from others is worse, even, than inactivity. And twice as bad as obesity."”

Stop Being A Loner, It'll Kill You
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3055386/stop-being-a-loner-itll-kill-you
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Meet the digital dissenters: They’re fighting for a better internet. Made me think

“Where do humans fit into this new economy? Really not as creators of value, but as the content. We are the content. We are the data. We are the media. As you use a smartphone, your smartphone gets smarter, but you get dumber.”

Douglas Rushkoff, author of “Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus” █”

Meet the digital dissenters: They’re fighting for a better internet
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2015/12/26/resistance/
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What If the Internet Really Isn't Social? What If It's the Opposite? | Big Think

“Marc Potenza, a psychiatrist at Yale who primarily studies alcohol and drug addiction says that “some people have posited that the Internet is a vehicle and not a target of disorder.”



What If the Internet Really Isn't Social? What If It's the Opposite? | Big Think
http://bigthink.com/connected/internet-gaming-addiction?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook
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