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The Internet divides us?


On, SCOTT ALLAN MORRISON writes: We already know the Internet is segmenting us into distinct groups based on economic, social, educational, geographic, political and behavioral classifiers, among others. Internet titans rely on these classifiers to “filter” the world for us – which really means they are deciding what stories and opinions we read, which ads and offers we see, and the type of opportunities we receive. They also decide for us what we don’t see.

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The Productive Luddite Get Stuff Done System


The Eight Analog Truths of Digital Life

  1. We are living in the digital age, and digital living is nothing if not distracting. We believe that distracted living is a failure to live.
  2. The origin of distracted living is not distracting things, it is a failure to filter. Failure to filter is what we call a focuscrime.
  3. Here’s some good news: Filtering distraction is possible for everyone.
  4. Focused living is the key to filtering the distractions of digital life.
  5. Selectively dedigitizing your modern life clears the path to focused living.
  6. With focus, creativity and productivity become possible.
  7. And creativity and productivity light the way to better living. Read More
  8. But how do you do take action on this? How do you dedigitize...

Technology ruins sex lives


"Technology is morally neutral, but our use of it isn’t. It is giving us a sense of entitlement, ruining films for other people, interrupting moments of contemplation, causing road traffic accidents, even affecting our sex lives. (A 2014 survey by Durex revealed that one in six Britons will answer the phone or read a text during sex; 60% said they actually preferred using technology to having sex.)"

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Davos elites debate future of useless humans


Today, we are at the beginning of a Fourth Industrial Revolution. Developments in genetics, artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, 3D printing and biotechnology, to name just a few, are all building on and amplifying one another. This will lay the foundation for a revolution more comprehensive and all-encompassing than anything we have ever seen....

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Are you a digital dissenter?


"Taylor is a 21st-century digital dissenter. She’s one of the many technophiles unhappy about the way the tech revolution has played out. Political progressives once embraced the utopian promise of the Internet as a democratizing force, but they’ve been dismayed by the rise of the “surveillance state,” and the near-monopolization of digital platforms by huge corporations."

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Cursive Handwriting Makes You Better


Team Human loves cursive handwriting because it make for better humans. Better how? Well, cursive helps with:

  • cognitive and motor skills
  • literacy
  • brain development
  • memory enhancement
  • written expression
  • overcoming certain learning disabilities.

From the National Association of State Boards of Education study:

Cognitive and Motor Skills Development: Because handwriting is a complex skill that involves both cognitive and fi ne motor skills, direct instruction is required to learn handwriting (it is not good enough to just give a workbook to students and hope for the best). However, the result of good instruction is that students are benefi ted both in their cognitive development and in developing motor skills.

Literacy Development: Handwriting is a foundational skill that can infl uence students’ reading, writing, language use, and critical thinking. Students without consistent exposure to handwriting are more likely to have problems retrieving letters from memory; spelling accurately; extracting...

WashPo: Techno-Skeptics are Awesome


Washington Post's Joel Achenbach wites: 

"Techno-skeptics, or whatever you want to call them — “humanists” may be the best term — sense that human needs are getting lost in the tech frenzy, that the priorities have been turned upside down. They sense that there’s too much focus on making sure that new innovations will be good for the machines."

Call them what you will: productive luddites, techno-skeptics, humanists, digital dissenters... I think there's one thing we can agree on. They are awesome!

Read Achenbach's whole piece here.

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