Not to put a damper on the holiday revelry, but ’tis the season for bingeing. Many of us will overeat, buy too much stuff, and party a bit too hard. Overindulgence and overconsumption have somehow infused themselves into a time ostensibly reserved for deeper expressions of gratitude and connection. But…

Humans have had a longstanding love-hate relationship with robots. In the cinematic realm alone, there’s been a pendulum effect ranging from the evil “Robot Maria” in Metropolis (1927), who spurs the oppressed workers into an ill-advised and self-defeating frenzy, to the protective “robot policeman” Gort in The Day the Earth…

In the quest to personalize your experience with the latest technologies, and as a reward for your dedicated participation in signing up for new services without reading the fine print in their consent agreements, the powers that be have a special gift for you. Yes, it’s your own personal panopticon…

Akin to fish in water, we swim in a sea of technology. And like said fish, we have become so habituated to this medium that we scarcely notice it. Or, to be more precise, perhaps we obsessively notice it but take its presence and composition for granted. Thus, the fish…

This is the first in an ongoing series of reflections on how technology is rapidly changing our lives. The focus, however, won’t primarily be on the societal, political, or economic aspects, but more so on the ways our personal lives and communities are impacted. This series will not entail a…

Human Learning

Healthy rival of machine learning. Still a fan of natural intelligence. Articles by Randall Amster. Let’s talk about tech…. www.human-learning.com (coming soon)

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