Food for Thought: 2016-03-07
Posted on March 7th, 2016
When you spend a lot of your political efforts trying to scare people, they tend to get scared. Scared people tend to not be great long-term thinkers, and often sacrifice their values in the name of “safety and security". Read American Authoritarianism. Of course, this does not give a pass to the American authoritarian left, either, who have also spent political capital to incite fear and hate, but usually towards different (more “internal") targets.
What Makes Good Teams? Well, looks like a lot of it is just being other-aware decent human beings. (A concept called “psychological safety".)
On Image Overload: "narratives are crucial to memory formation. When viewing a barrage of images, unless there’s some sort of timeline, contextualization or intense focus, we’ll fail to place the image within an overarching story – and it becomes that much more difficult to retain the memory of the image."
Highly thought provoking essay. “In short, we input data quicker after playing Candy Crush."
This is exactly the point I have been making about secure design: 'If Apple alters the security model of future iPhones so that even its own engineers’ “reasonable assistance" will not be able to crack a given device when compelled by the government, a precedent set in this case might lose its lasting force.’ We need to consider if we can make our products such that we can’t be forced to jeopardize our users’ safety, whether that force comes from governments or rubber hoses.