How Silicon Valley Fuels an Informal Caste System
This is fairly terrifying.
This is fairly terrifying.
From the CEO of a facial recognition company
They still like Snapchat and Instagram, less so Facebook and Twitter.
So if you are concerned about the growth in population, make yourself a champion of female empowerment in the developing world. You will be contributing to the most effective solution to the problem without any of the moral baggage.
All the cool kids have anxiety disorders these days. I’m not claiming that this makes me one of them. Correlation, as we all know, does not imply causation, and I am reliably informed that the cool kids also understand Snapchat, wear floral jumpsuits, and know how to talk to people they fancy without pulling a face like a spaniel on acid.
This is a very good take.
When disturbing stories about respected artists come from the distant past, we treat them dispassionately, as just one detail among many. Present-tense or near-present-tense revelations hit us differently because we share the same world as the artist, breathe the same air, feed the same economy. We think of them as contemporaries, even as people we know. This kind of revelation changes the relationship between the artist and the art, in a way that places an unasked-for, unfair burden on the audience. This is what’s happening culturewide. And it’s not the fault of people who didn’t report it, or audiences who aren’t sophisticated enough to separate the art from the artist. It’s the fault of the artists for being secret creeps or criminals, and the fault of the system for making it possible for them to act this way for years without being punished.
In some ways this is the greatest nightmare for a lot of women: A man who does the right things, who acts the right way, who gives every impression that he’s one of the good ones, but turns out to be one of the bad ones anyway.
Pro tip: if everyone you admire keeps disappointing you with awful sex scandals, try admiring more women.
My high school is experimenting with games and education by having its (rich white male)students play Grand Theft Auto 5
I know it’s pointless to pine for a pre-Zuck world: That golden age when, if you wanted to feel inadequate and self-conscious and also thoroughly disgusted with yourself and with humankind generally, you had to get in your car and go to some party.
On anxiety as a sociological and cultural phenomenon
Devastating look at a town hard hit by the opioid crisis
You can marry a child in 38 US states. WTF
They are 10-year-old children. They have a lifetime of disappointments ahead of them; let’s not create an unnecessary one now.