9 m ago in Zitate
Wie haben wir den Mut, in einer Welt zu leben, in der die Liebe durch eine Lüge provoziert wird, die aus dem Bedürfnis besteht, unsere Leiden von denen mildern zu lassen, die uns zum Leiden brachten?
"Über Identität und Unmenschlichkeit"
  10 m ago in Quotes
Flappy Bird was designed to play in a few minutes when you are relaxed. But it happened to become an addictive product. I think it has become a problem. To solve that problem, it's best to take down Flappy Bird.
  10 m ago in Stuff
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  10 m ago in Quotes
We already have sufficient technology, agricultural & manufacturing output, and logistics in place to feed, clothe, and assumably shelter every human on the planet. Social organization away from surplus value hoarding by big capital seems to be the key missing piece of the puzzle.
  10 m ago in Quotes
There are many people who are not entirely themselves because as children they were not given time to think about themselves. And because they don’t know everything about themselves they can’t know everything about everything. But no one likes to admit that she doesn’t know everything about everything. And so these people try to make up for not knowing everything about everything by doing things.

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People who for some reason find it impossible to think about themselves, and so really be themselves, try to make up for not thinking with doing. They try to pretend that doing is thinking.
  10 m ago in Quotes
It is very sad then that so many children are hurried along and not given time to think about themselves. People say to them when they think that they have been playing long enough: “You are no longer a child. You must begin to do something.” But although playing is doing nothing, you are really doing something when you play; you are thinking about yourself. Many children play in the wrong way. They make work out of play. They not only seem to be doing something, they really are doing something. They are imitating the grown-ups around them who are always doing as much instead of as little as possible. And they are often encouraged to play in this way by the grown-ups. And they are not learning to be themselves.
  10 m ago in "ElsaGate"
I should have seen this coming after already having seen ElsaGate channel titles such as "Super Gemini TV", "Jupiter Kids TV", "Aries Kids TV", "Jupiter Sun TV", "Super Apollo TV", "Moon TV", "Lyra Channel TV", "Jupiter Mars TV", "Super Artemis TV", "Sun Kids TV", "Super Sirius TV", "Osiris Kids TV", "Earth Kids TV", "Gemini Kids TV", "Mecury Kids TV", "Libra Kids TV", "Obelisk Kids TV", "Mecurity Kids TV", "Super Vega TV", "Mars Kids TV", "Pluto Kids TV", "Super Sun TV", "Venus Kids TV", "Gemini Channel TV", "Phoenix Kids TV"... but I did not.

  10 m ago in Stuff

Soul Searching

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  10 m ago in Blog
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"ElsaGate"

Someone or something or some combination of people and things is using YouTube to systematically frighten, traumatise, and abuse children, automatically and at scale

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What concerns me is not just the violence being done to children here, although that concerns me deeply. What concerns me is that this is just one aspect of a kind of infrastructural violence being done to all of us, all of the time, and we’re still struggling to find a way to even talk about it, to describe its mechanisms and its actions and its effects.




https://www.reddit.com/r/ElsaGate/comments/6o6baf/what_is_elsagate/

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15670109

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/nov/07/youtube-accused-violence-against-young-children-kids-content-google-pre-school-abuse

https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/9/16629788/youtube-kids-distrubing-inappropriate-flag-age-restrict

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/childrens-videos-filters-1.4412422

Greenberg said that it only takes one video with questionable behavior to start creating psychological scars that can last a lifetime.

“I don’t think this needs to happen repeatedly for kids to register that this is very wrong,” Greenberg said. “And then what goes first is trust, because your parents are supposed to be taking care of you and then because they’re not doing that, the world becomes a frightening place.”


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