In the past few years I’ve developed a conflicted relationship with cynicism — especially as it relates to the tech and media industries, which I have spent most of my adult life working to improve and reform. While I often judge myself for the time I spend thinking about “The…

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Our great super-power as humans is the ability to create, imagine, and simulate potential existences. Every time we think about “the future” we create a new simulation and automatically begin to pattern match for ways in which changes, or tweaks, or circumstances, might damage or benefit us. …

jcinis:13839, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Thursday was the Balinese holiday of Nyepi, their way of celebrating the new year. This is a day when the entire island is in a compulsory day of silence. All telecommunications are turned off, the international airport is shut down, and only emergency services are allowed…

The new moon is a time for ceremony here in Bali. Local villagers and tourists alike journey to the water temples to bathe their sins away and to prepare for another cycle of pious living in the digital age. Yesterday I watched in my makeshift sarong and vacillated about jumping…

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I recently decided that I’m going to attempt to quantify my life in days instead of years, since I believe it to be a metric that both feels more visceral and actionable. To accomplish this, I’ve also built a simple alpha-version of a customizable homepage called Lifeday. Simply set…

October 14th 2018

For a long time now, I’ve needed to do a better job of getting ideas out of my head and communicated more clearly in writing, however, each time I’ve attempted to do so, I’ve failed, mostly due to a lack of patience for articulating in long-form and…

This week I decided to find a new doctor in New York after almost four years as a patent of OneMedical.

When I first went to OneMedical, I was completely blown away. As someone who is scared of doctors offices and who also grew up with a number of incredibly…

With more and more people receiving their news via the facebook newsfeed I worry that it has been, and is continuing to work as a polarizing force in American politics. After all, the newsfeed is designed to give you what you want from your in-group (or at least the content you will spend the most time interfacing with).

As far as I know, the newsfeed has no weighting for contradictory views or the views of people outside of your immediate network - I see no way that this did not have a measurable effect on this year’s election.

I’d love to investigate and write about this more but could use some help.

Does anyone have additional insights? Have deep investigative pieces already been written?

Jessey White-Cinis

Thinker. Hacker. Polymath. Great Pirate. Battling entropy. Waking The Cosmos. Becoming a sphere.

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