Has the Internet Killed the Concept of Privacy?
Now that Google has consolidated all user information across all its platforms, creating a massive and profound collection of personal data, have our expectations of privacy been given the death knell.
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The worry is that individuals are no longer able to shape who has control over personal information nor the companies who collect that information. Scholars propose legal recourse for those who have been wronged by a company's data collection policy but the reality, says Wright, is that the legal process favors companies with the financial means to fight endless legal battles. Chatfield recognizes the seeming inability of well-meaning people, like the Green party, to effectuate political change. Reflecting on the Arab Spring, he proposes direct democratic action.
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Malcolm Gladwell teaches "Get over yourself and get to work" for Big Think Edge.
- Learn to recognize failure and know the big difference between panicking and choking.
- At Big Think Edge, Malcolm Gladwell teaches how to check your inner critic and get clear on what failure is.
Does believing in true love make people act like jerks?
- Ghosting, or cutting off all contact suddenly with a romantic partner, is not nice.
- Growth-oriented people (who think relationships are made, not born) do not appreciate it.
- Destiny-oriented people (who believe in soulmates) are more likely to be okay with ghosting.
A new method of growing mini-brains produces some startling results.
- Researchers find a new and inexpensive way to keep organoids growing for a year.
- Axons from the study's organoids attached themselves to embryonic mouse spinal cord cells.
- The mini-brains took control of muscles connected to the spinal cords.
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