Box of Amazing: My Dilemma around the Social Dilemma  
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It seems that everyone is talking about the Social Dilemma, the Netflix documentary that essentially covers the problem surrounding technology and the unintended consequences of usage of technology, the addiction to our phones, and not being able to address other issues, the issues of the world and of humanity. The documentary itself is eye-opening with many industry experts giving their view on what went wrong - but I feel that there is a onesidedness to it which didn't give the full overview - the point of social networks is to be addictive. We also have a choice on what we do, whether we watch that TikTok video - whether we use our technology as a tool - or whether we let technology rule us. That may be an unpopular view when it comes to the industry - but I still think the documentary is a must-watch. I'd also suggest the "further reading" on the site. and also that you put your phone down from time to time!

Stay sane, stay safe!

Onward! - Rahim

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My recommendations for this week


1. Are we living at the 'hinge of history'?  Link
2. The Supply of Disinformation Will Soon Be Infinite Link
3. The Road Ahead: Charting the coronavirus pandemic over the next 12 months — and beyond Link
4. AI Should Change What You Do — Not Just How You Do It Link
5. Mark in the Middle Link
6. How The U.S. Hacked ISIS Link
7. The Rise of the Wokefluencer Link
8. Future of the Middle Class Link
9. How an Amazon Bribery Scheme Became a $100 Million Swindle Link
10. 33 Things I Stole From People Smarter Than Me Link

My Tech Recommendations for this Week

1. Ring’s latest security camera is a drone that flies around inside your house Link
2. A whopping 91% of plastic isn't recycled Link
3. The Rise of Digital Despots Link
4. Scientists devise 'Trojan horse' approach to kill cancer cells without using drugs Link
5. Tiny Triboelectric Nanogenerator Can Harvest Energy From the Breeze You Make When You Walk Link
6. Japan's 60-Foot-Tall Gundam Robot Is Now Walking and Wreaking Havoc Link
7. Traders set to don virtual reality headsets in their home offices Link
8. How QAnon Conspiracy Theories spread in my Colorado Town Link
9. Brainiacs, not birdbrains: Crows possess higher intelligence long thought a primarily human attribute Link
10. An ultra-low-cost hearing aid for age-related hearing loss Link
 
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