I’ve long been critical of weak predictions for the upcoming year. I mean, how often can you get to the point where we say that it’s not a prediction to say that there’s going to be “more data than ever before?” I love bold predictions. I actually especially love the predictions that were hilariously, objectively wrong. Just 3 years ago the predictions …
Nothing To Hide: Redux
The specter of secret recordings of university professors once again opens the door to the loss of individual rights and freedoms.
Is Disney’s “Song of the South” Really A Problem?
Disney will not release Song of the South on Disney+, no matter what. This is a shame.
A Quora answer worth repeating here.
Your Post Has Been Deleted By Quora Moderation
Quora has decided to delete one of my answers, but even they don’t know why.
Lying without Lying: Cocoatech, Pathfinder, and the Casual Redefinition of Privacy
Beware the “we will safeguard your privacy” when the company doesn’t actually see they’re doing anything wrong.
Data Centers Under Water in 15 Years! EVERYBODY PANIC!! – Oh, wait…
Yet another article that threatens alarmist consequences of Global Warming with pseudo-scientific mumbo-jumbo.
Early Dystopian Writing
In 1993, I began a short story that told of a dystopian future where the world was mandated by what you could and couldn’t say, and the reality that emerged from it.
Recent Quora Answers
Some recent popular or interesting Quora answers I’ve written.
Review: Millennials in the Workforce – A Generation of Weakness
Simon Sinek explains how Millennials got this way, and proposes a course of action to fix it. Unfortunately, Sinek fails to follow his own advice, and gives the wrong conclusion.
Examples in Metacommunication: Justin Trudeau
Justin Trudeau’s recent grilling in the Canadian Parliament provides a brilliant example of metacommunication
Redundant Array of Independent Duties
Diogenes discusses the notion that data protection schemes can be extended to a social commentary. Heavy centralization of businesses lead to economic instability and social unrest. Instead, Diogenes makes the case for a redundant array of independent duties, in that it is more resilient socially and economically to have many smaller to mid sized businesses in industries and cities than a few large ones.
If you are trying to make sense of what’s going on in the world today, this is probably the most important, and horribly misunderstood, concept in Communication.
Plagiarism Isn’t an Old-Fashioned Notion
In a world of personal brands and reputations, plagiarism is more than just wrong – it’s damaging.
Why Are The Snowflakes Angry?
A guest author provides insight into the millennial “snowflake” anger.