Epistemic Status: Pointing at early stage concepts, but with high confidence
that something real is here. Hopefully not the final version of this post.
When I started studying rationality and philosophy, I had the perspective that
people who were...
Kaj SotalaIntegrity and accountability are core parts of rationality - LessWrong 2.0
The $50 DeepNude app dispenses with the idea that deepfakes were about anything besides claiming ownership over women’s bodies.
Kaj SotalaI'd been wondering when this would happen. And this is just the first step: expect someone to produce more sophisticated versions with extra features like incorporating your desired fetish into the edited picture.
It used a Shazam-like technology to identify soccer games
Kaj SotalaThe Spanish Soccer League's smartphone app spies on fans in order to find bars that are illegally streaming its games. The app listens with the microphone for the broadcasts, and then uses geolocation to figure out where the phone is.
“Working with Different Parts of Ourselves” is a keynote from Dick Schwartz recorded June 2017 at the Annual Gathering of the Next Practice Institute sponsor...
Kaj SotalaFor those of you who like getting information in video form and are curious about that Internal Family Systems Therapy thing that I've been talking about / got trained in, here's a really nice recent (2017) introduction / overview from its developer.
Facebook has finally revealed the details of its cryptocurrency Libra, which will let you buy things or send money to people with nearly zero fees. You’ll pseudonymously buy or cash out your Libra online or at local exchange points like grocery...
Kaj SotalaA broad alliance of companies and organizations including Facebook, Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Stripe, eBay, Uber, Lyft, Spotify, Vodafone, Kiva and others are launching a new cryptocurrency together.
Recently I was part of an online chat with other yoga practitioners. The topic of “owning your power” came up. I think there’s a lot of confusion in the world right now about what…
Kaj Sotala"'How can I be empowered when that might hurt people or relationships I care about?' ... I think there’s a clear answer now. It just isn’t very widespread yet. That’s in part because there isn’t a lot of clarity about what “owning your power” means."
I know I’m not alone when I say that I can feel the gap between my world and my parents’ world widening. They barely know what memes and influencers are — and yet, our culture is being completely re-shaped by them. Making sense of 2019 feels like a...
Kaj SotalaYou can handle the post-truth: a pocket guide to the surreal internet
As ransomware attacks crippled businesses and law enforcement agencies, two U.S. data recovery firms claimed to offer an ethical way out. Instead, they typically paid the ransom and charged victims extra.
Kaj SotalaThe Trade Secret: Firms That Promised High-Tech Ransomware Solutions Almost Always Just Pay the Hackers