Facebook Privacy and Mind-Reading

I have always believed that, as a culture, mind-reading was the solution to all of our problems. This sounds like a joke, but I prefer to think of it as a thought experiment.  Imagine, if you will, that everyone in the world could read minds. Think of the changes and the effect that would haveContinue reading “Facebook Privacy and Mind-Reading”

Gaming as a Social Phenomenon

As I write this post, I’m sitting in the room with six other guys.  Two of them are playing BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger.  The rest of us are watching, shouting, and offering commentary.  But all of us are “gaming”. A little while ago, some friends and I were doing this for a different game (I thinkContinue reading “Gaming as a Social Phenomenon”

Fairness vs. Justice

My aunt, Ann Monroe, is a writer who focuses on sustainable agriculture and ecology, especially how they relate to economics and to food (her website is at http://www.annmonroe.com).  I follow her on Twitter, and I noticed a post she put up today: RT @gfriend: Is Dobbs losing it? RT @grist: RT @huffingtonpost Lou Dobbs freaksContinue reading “Fairness vs. Justice”