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Good article. Definitely worth reading if you like Relevant as a platform. I’m not sure yet if I think the definition of “content” provided in the article is sufficient enough long term, but at any rate, I still definitely appreciate the goals & efforts of the article as a whole. I think it’s safe to say that any users of Relevant should definitely be keeping their eyes out for otito, I know that I am. ...Read More
"Yes, that Charles Murray, who in 1994 co-authored “The Bell Curve,” with Richard J. Herrnstein, arguing in two notorious chapters that I.Q. differences between the races were mostly innate and mostly intractable. With “Human Diversity,” Murray tries to stoke some of the same controversy that powered “The Bell Curve” — which sold 400,000 copies in its first two months after publication — although more cautiously; “Human Diversity” is thick with reassurances to the reader, and caveats that individuals ought to be judged ...Read More
"A study of users of novel psychedelic substances found, probably to no-one’s surprise, that they are more likely than average to be male, white and college-educated. This has been the public face of psychedelic culture ever since it emerged more than half a century ago. All of its figureheads, from ...Read More
A nice overview of ideas related to degrowth. "The critique of economic growth, once a fringe position, is gaining widespread attention in the face of the climate crisis."
"Many of the internet’s commodified social spaces weaponize a basic need to connect with others, mechanizing a fundamentally human desire in closely surveilled corridors. Rather than facilitating connections between people, privately-held platforms redesign the internet in capital’s image, boxing time and attention into commodified forms and compelling us to produce ...Read More
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I've seen a lot of people critiquing the use of memes re: Iran. Does anyone have thoughts on the use of memes as a coping mechanism for chaotic times? Should we utilize memes as cathartic tool when faced with global catastrophes that feel beyond our control? Or is it inconsiderate ...Read More
“while the goal of a left tech policy should be to strike at the root of private power by transforming how our digital infrastructures are owned, we will also need legislative and administrative rule-making to govern how those infrastructures are allowed to operate.”
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“In 2009, the internet was this liberating force,” says Allie Funk, a research analyst who works on Freedom House’s annual Freedom on the Net survey. It found that online freedoms have been shrinking for nine consecutive years. “Every single year it seems governments are figuring out how to better ...Read More