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“It isn’t inherently awful that YouTube uses AI to recommend video for you, because if the AI is well tuned it can help you get what you want. This would be amazing,..But the problem is that the AI isn’t built to help you get what you want — it’s built ...Read More
“Artnet said “two principals involved in the transaction” had told its reporter that “the work was whisked away in the middle of the night on MBS’s plane and relocated to his yacht, the Serene”.” #art #culture #royalty #markets
Livestock farming is destroying our planet. (...) Plant-based diets, insect farming, lab-grown meat and genetically modified animals have all been proposed as potential solutions. Which is best? All of these combined, say researchers.
"AirPods foster a different approach to detachment: Rather than mute the surrounding world altogether, they visually signal the wearer’s choice to perpetually relegate the immediate environment to the background. The white earbuds create what Kantrowitz calls the AirPod Barrier, a soft but recognizable obstacle to interpersonal interaction not unlike that ...Read More
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My impression is that being disorganized and/or busy stops us from doing things we might prefer to do, or things we might value more. If you agree, why do you agree? How do you know when you're busy? Where do you think it comes from? What do you do? ...Read More
Fwiw, I like this use of the platform. I’ve been wondering what else Relevant could facilitate outside of link sharing, and good-faith conversation/idea sharing seems like a start. That said, this is a big question you’re asking, and I can’t give a full answer here. I do find that for me “busy-ness” takes two forms: Attending to what needs to be done, and pursuing what I want to accomplish. So often my being busy is part of doing ...Read More
In these early days of film coloring, dyes were used primarily to accentuate important objects in the frame. All of this began at the turn of the 20th century.
Still looking through this - but it's in-line with the theme of busyness I've been looking at lately. "The Experience Loop is the new value chain, and contrary to the traditional, linear, inside-outside mindset with its focus on process-driven, incremental optimisation, it is an infinite loop. It follows a service-dominant logic, as it was first described back in 2004 by Stephen Vargo and Robert Lusch. They postulated a ...Read More
I've recently been having a look at this as my partner starts using Poshmark to sell clothing online. I haven't used it yet, but there are apparently several ways to use the app to make your items more visible to the community. I hope to have a closer look at Some offhand thoughts on in-app scarcity for something like Poshmark: ...Read More
"Dark forests like newsletters and podcasts are growing areas of activity. As are other dark forests, like Slack channels, private Instagrams, invite-only message boards, text groups, Snapchat, WeChat, and on and on. This is where Facebook is pivoting with Groups (and trying to redefine what the word “privacy” means in These are all spaces where depressurized conversation is possible because of their non-indexed, non-optimized, and non-gamified environments. The cultures of those spaces have more in common with the physical world than the internet." ...Read More
i guess this is the tactic uber is using to dehumanize the ride experience in order to ease into driverless cars. disgusting
“I’ve made a mistake, a lifelong one, correlating advancements in technology with progress. Progress is the opening of doors and the leveling of opportunity, the augmentation of the whole human species and the protection of other species besides. Progress is cheerfully facing the truth, whether flooding coastlines or falling teen ...Read More