How Did We Get So Obsessed with Streaks?annehelen.substack.com/p/how-did-we-get-so-obsessed-with-streaks
Good and bad gamification with Adrian Hon
The Ticking Bomb of Crypto Fascism - In These Timesinthesetimes.com/article/the-ticking-bomb-of-crypto-fascism
The crypto market's inevitable crash will pull America's politics in an even scarier direction.
The Case Against Cryptostephendiehl.com/blog/against-crypto.html
History repeats itself first as tragedy and then as farce. The wild economic oscillations of yesterday’s gold standard is today’s dog meme mania. Human nature is remarkably invariant through the ages and if we don’t learn the lessons of history then we’re doomed to repeat the mistakes of past generations. This time around If we’re very lucky then crypto assets simply end in a market crash and a series of progressive New Deal-like reforms to our financial system. If we’re unlucky then...
Four-Woman Group That Fought U.K. Algorithms Steps Up for Tech-Worker Rights - WSJwsj.com/articles/four-woman-group-that-fought-u-k-algorithms-steps-up-for-tech-worker-rights-11621087200
An advocacy group that successfully challenged the use of algorithms in U.K. immigration and education policy is preparing to take on Facebook and Uber Technologies over tech workers’ rights.
Stockton’s Basic-Income Experiment Pays Off - The Atlantictheatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/03/stocktons-basic-income-experiment-pays-off/618174/
A new study of the city’s program that sent cash to struggling individuals finds dramatic changes.
How London’s Trees Help Boost the Local Economy - CityLabcitylab.com/environment/2020/03/london-trees-economic-benefits-urban-cooling-carbon/607525/
Shady trees mean less air conditioning and increased worker productivity in the summer months.
The boss who put everyone on 70K - BBC Newsbbc.com/news/stories-51332811
"I'm the same age as Mark Zuckerberg and I have dark moments where I think, 'I want to be just as rich as Mark Zuckerberg and I want to compete with him to be on the Forbes list. And I want to be on the cover of Time magazine, making lots of money.' All these greedy things are tempting."
Diverted Derived Designbooks.libreobjet.org/open-guide/en/
The term open source is becoming popular among product designers. We see websites and initiatives appear with a lot of good intentions but sometimes missing the point and often creating confusion. Design magazines and blogs are always rushing into calling an openly published creation open source but rarely question the licenses or provide schematics or design files to download.
The trick that makes you overspend - BBC Worklifebbc.com/worklife/article/20190801-the-trick-that-makes-you-overspend
Employing the “decoy effect” could bend others to your will, improve your finances, and more.
Le Digital Labor est conçu pour ne pas avoir l'apparence d'un travailjefklak.org/
Comment est-on parvenu à faire travailler les gens, à exploiter leur temps de travail et leur ingéniosité, sans débourser le moindre salaire ? Comment lutter contre ce nouveau type d’exploitation ? En nommant le digital labor, un nouveau champ critique apparaît, dont Antonio Casilli1, maître de conférences à l’Institut Mines Telecom, est l’un des représentants.
The new technologies that will change human civilization as we know it - h+ Magazinehplusmagazine.com/2014/05/13/the-new-technologies-that-will-change-human-civilization-as-we-know-it/
“In 10 years we will look back on our life today and wonder how we could have lived with such primitive technology. The gap will be bigger than between today and the 1980's.”