Jozef Imrich, name worthy of Kafka, has his finger on the pulse of any irony of interest and shares his findings to keep you in-the-know with the savviest trend setters and infomaniacs.
''I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.''
“There is no more painful human illusion than that you can catch up on lost reading in old age. Old age is the busiest of them all. Things you used to do effortlessly take you forever, provided you can do them at all.”
~ S.N. Behrman, People in a Diary: A Memoir
"It takes two flints to make a fire."
--Louisa May Alcott
We are at our most powerful when we no longer need to be powerful...
On the road | Patrick Heren | Standpoint Once across the border, I had to decide how to get back to New York. I had $36 in my pocket, a third of the Greyhound fare. Ed offered to lend me the money, but, in the grip of some Kerouac-ish fantasy, I opted to hitch-hike instead. Ed bade me farewell, I stuck out a thumb and about 10 am got my first lift, also to Houston
When content makers use real people’s lives and deaths to drive audience
numbers, questions of accountability and exploitation become harder to
ignore. Should watercooler content have this much influence over legal
More Than Half of U.S. Adults Trust Law Enforcement to Use Facial Recognition Responsibly
But the public is less accepting of facial recognition technology when used by advertisers or technology companies:
“The ability of governments and law enforcement agencies to monitor the
public using facial recognition was once the province of dystopian
science fiction. But modern technology is increasingly bringing versions
of these scenarios to life. A recent investigation
found that U.S. law enforcement agencies are using state Department of
Motor Vehicles records to identify individual Americans without their
consent, including those with no criminal record. And countries such as China
have made facial recognition technology a cornerstone of their
strategies to police the behaviors and activities of their publics.
Despite these high-profile examples from fiction and reality, a new Pew Research Center survey
finds that a majority of Americans (56%) trust law enforcement agencies
to use these technologies responsibly. A similar share of the public
(59%) says it is acceptable for law enforcement to use facial
recognition tools to assess security threats in public spaces…”
“Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.”