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Examining Facebook and the case for privacy | Rita Gunther McGrath

Examining Facebook and the case for privacy | Rita Gunther McGrath

I got interested in Facebook oh, this is probably going back a few years now and when I proposed using Facebook as an example in the book my editor actually said whoa, you think Facebook is going to have a problem? And I said I mean if you believe in early warnings, yes, because all […]

Crazy Wisdom: Daniel Dennett on Reductio ad Absurdum

Crazy Wisdom: Daniel Dennett on Reductio ad Absurdum

One of the reasons I wrote this book is because oddly enough, philosophers who are famous — notorious for being naval gazers, for being reflective. I think, in fact, philosophers are often remarkably unreflective about their own methodology. I wanted to draw attention to how philosophers actually go about their business and get them thinking […]

Buyer Behaviour and Analysis | CurtinX on edX

Buyer Behaviour and Analysis | CurtinX on edX

ISAAC CHEAH: Consumer and buyer behavior is changing dramatically. And I believe this change has come in a response to the media consumer environment. Technology, for example. Being mobile is a huge thing now these days that has actually completely changed the way consumers buy, sell, dispose products, the way we interact with people. Consumers […]

Social Media’s Dark Side: How Facebook and Snapchat Try to Steal Our Self-Worth | Tristan Harris

Social Media’s Dark Side: How Facebook and Snapchat Try to Steal Our Self-Worth | Tristan Harris

Well, there’s a really common misconception that technology is neutral and it’s up to us to just choose how to use it. And so we’re sitting there and we’re scrolling and we find ourselves in this kind of wormhole and then we say, “Oh man, like, I should really have more self-control.” And that’s partially […]

Anyone Can Be a Math Person Once They Know the Best Learning Techniques | Po-Shen Loh

Anyone Can Be a Math Person Once They Know the Best Learning Techniques | Po-Shen Loh

I think that everyone in the world could be a math person if they wanted to. The keyword though, I want to say, is if they wanted to. That said, I do think that everyone in America could benefit from having that mathematical background in reasoning just to help everyone make very good decisions. And […]

Michio Kaku: Let’s not advertise our existence to aliens | Big Think Top Ten 2018

Michio Kaku: Let’s not advertise our existence to aliens | Big Think Top Ten 2018

We have this mental image that a flying saucer will circle the White House lawn, land on the White House lawn and give us a bounty of all sorts of technological goodies to initiate an age of Aquarius on the planet earth. Personally, I don’t think that’s going to happen. For example, if you’re in […]

Tips for Job Seekers: Inside the Mind of a Recruiter | James Citrin

Tips for Job Seekers: Inside the Mind of a Recruiter | James Citrin

So let’s talk about the tactics of searching for a job today. Some of the tactics are quite different, but some of the principles are absolutely timeless. Some of the tactics that are different: LinkedIn. LinkedIn is an essential resource for potential employees and employers. It is the de facto global standard for 400 million […]

Facebook and Google got rich. Users paid the price. | Douglas Rushkoff

Facebook and Google got rich. Users paid the price. | Douglas Rushkoff

The reason why Facebook and Google are so easy to hack is because their business models are so easy to hack. Both Facebook and Google, when they started out, said that what will make them superior to the things they’re replacing is that they’re going to be ad free. Because they knew, from square one, […]