“Here lies the paradox of solitude. Look long and hard enough at yourself in isolation and suddenly you will see the rest of humanity staring back.”
For all the benefits wrought by the information revolution, social media has become a tool of dictators. Its profit-driven, surveillance-based business model favours those with deep pockets and deadly motives. In the first of two articles, cybersecurity expert and human rights activist suggests way to invent the digital world for the better.
Is Eastern Europe On The Edge of War? “Russia has been massing thousands of troops near the border of Ukraine yet flatly states it’s not invading. Belarus has ‘weaponized’ illegal immigrants on the borders of Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia as they attempt to forcibly enter the countries. NATO is worried. Even Blinken mentioned the situation is ‘concerning’ and warned Russia from making a grave mistake. Eastern Europe is in trouble.”
Early Civilizations Had It All Figured Out The New Yorker. Review of Graeber and Wengrow’s The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity.