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But know there are a few things you can do. In no particular order other than stream-of-conscious …
1. On an individual level, consume less media and produce more of it yourself. 2. Do the same with everything else, borrow and share too. 3. Realize that when you rip off artists and musicians, by not supporting them with actual money, things get worse. This may seem to conflict with #1 & #2 and it does really, so find the right balance for you and don’t expect it all for free. 4. Stop working in tech or other forms of content packaging and distribution and make content yourself. Or at least respect and cherish the content producers that make your distribution job possible: don’t take advantage of them. 4a. Play a musical instrument, even poorly. 5. Volunteer and help other people out directly, don’t expect others or the government to do it for you. 6. Only read and watch the best in breed in journalism, avoid all the rest at all cost. 7. Dive deep and master something, don’t think you need to be aware of everything going on under the sun to survive and be happy. 8. Trust the experts and scientists that have done the work and the study and have the best credentials, ignore the rest. 9. Get a dog. 10. Fall in love and have a lot of sex. 10a. If you’re not in love, you should still have some sex too. 11. Start a family (but be ready to do so). 12. Be social in real life, meet real people and make real friends, listen to their stories and share your own, have good conversations, start conversations. 13. Give back and pay it forward. 14. Don’t be ashamed to ask for help, advice, or knowledge. 15. Get an education and realize you can get one on your own outside of a school too if school isn’t an option. 16. Don’t be lazy, fight it off when it starts to get the best of you. 17. Vote, and vote with your brain not your heart, gut, or genitals. 18. Know that you will fail and other will too but don’t let it stop you (not that you have a choice really) or drive you nuts.
“Confusion”? Hmm, sounds like Putin may be figuring out how this works: you don’t deny the entire thing and try to cover it up, you call it a mistake made at the command level and throw a few lieutenants under the bus. Obama most have given him some tips on their last phone call: “Vlad, weren’t you paying attention to how I handled my VA hospital scandal over here?”
Facebook always says you’re “near” the place that you’re actually in. What are you trying to tell us Facebook, or are you just messing with our heads again?
I mean, I’m in fucking TIMES SQUARE and FB says I’m “near New York City”. Seriously? It gets no more NYC than TSQ. Tell me FB, what ‘hood do I have to be in for you to accept that I am in NYC? The Financial District? Perhaps Bushwick? How about I go to the Google building in Chelsea, would you accept I’m in NYC then or what?
I tell you what FB, your headquarter campus is “nowhere near” Menlo Park, CA if you know what I mean.
There’s a lot of talk now about redesigning the “black boxes” used in commercial aircraft. Here’s an idea: make them float.
One of the main concerns of the anti-GMO movement is that one day GMOs will adversely affect an ecosystem or multiple ecosystems and cause havoc as they displace indigenous plants and animals. Newsflash: that has already happened, not by GMOs, but by the species Homo sapiens.
We, people, we are the super-weed, the stink bug, the Asian carp.
So perhaps we need to label all newborn children with a tattoo that reads: “WARNING: this organism poses a threat to the health of mother earth”?
In the future, everyone will be anonymous for 15 minutes.
I’m not sure who first said “information wants to be free” but I’m certain it wasn’t the information itself. Left on its own, information just sits there and never seeks to do any traveling at all. Even it today’s world information moves too slow and rarely gets to where it most needs to be. Unless the information is of a particularly cute cat or kitten, most information is ignored altogether. Information doesn’t go viral on its own, you need a vast network of people pushing it around for that effect; ask any PR flack or SEO practitioner. Information is inert, I say.