“There is but one truly serious philosophical problem,” Albert Camus wrote, “and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amount…
Originally published December 2018 We’ve all been willing participants in one of modernity’s largest deceptions — a subversive lie we tell ourselves an…
On The Epistemic Status of Real versus Imagined Rewards
The Marshmallow Experiment. Everyone knows the story by now: young children are left alone in a room with a single marshmallow, the attending adult tel…
I want to begin further exploring the topic of agency with a question: Do you laugh at jokes that you know aren’t funny?
Some reading earlier issues may have wondered, yea people and corporations are changing stories and manipulating small parts of our daily activities, s…
Let’s recap: We are surreptitiously being nudged in a very large number of directions daily. These nudges not only change the information we receive, b…
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Technology and AI ethicists have it wrong. The danger of technology and AI is not the tired old tropes of surveillance, tracking, or Cambridge Analytic…
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The commercialization of subtle behavior manipulation
Stoicism is often mischaracterized as a state of being unfeeling, free of passions, or being immovably calm and collected. I propose this idea is far f…