Category «Philosophy»

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Tim Cook Implies That Facebook’s Business Model of Maximizing Engagement Leads to Polarization and Violence – MacRumors

Will the future belong to the innovations that make our lives better, more fulfilled and more human? Or will it belong to those tools that prize our attention to the exclusion of everything else, compounding our fears and aggregating extremism, to serve ever-more-invasively-targeted ads over all other ambitions? Source: Tim Cook Implies That Facebook’s Business …

D&D Must Grapple With the Racism in Fantasy

Source: D&D Must Grapple With the Racism in Fantasy | WIRED There’s a good point here, and it flows from a lot of poorly written Fantasy, and other fiction in general; evil is fully irrevocably evil and need only be labelled as such for heinous acts to be performed against those designated and generalised as …

COVIDSafe app tests revealed iPhone performance issues at launch that weren’t shared with the public

Documents released by the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) reveal the app’s ability to communicate between two locked iPhones was rated as “poor” as of April 26, which means at launch, its own tests suggested it logged encounters at a rate of 25 per cent or below. Source: COVIDSafe app tests revealed iPhone performance issues at …

A Portrait of the Racist | The Mantle

The racist flees his freedom; he is the portrait of a coward. The racist knows that his beliefs, statements, and actions are lies, and because he disavows his freedom and responsibility, is able to be wholly careless with his speech and actions, to play with those fundamentally empty beliefs. Jean-Paul Sartre Source: A Portrait of …

Higher social class predicts increased unethical behavior | PNAS

Seven studies using experimental and naturalistic methods reveal that upper-class individuals behave more unethically than lower-class individuals. In studies 1 and 2, upper-class individuals were more likely to break the law while driving, relative to lower-class individuals. In follow-up laboratory studies, upper-class individuals were more likely to exhibit unethical decision-making tendencies (study 3), take valued …