Deepening geographical understanding through language

Jenna was asking me to remind her the name of a city in Poland that she had been planning to go for a conference. After I helped her pronounce Wrocław correctly (and was surprised at myself that I remembered it so well) she said something very interesting: “I think it should be part of geographyContinue reading “Deepening geographical understanding through language”

The Fascinating Evidence Showing Plants Have Human Level Intelligence, Feelings, Pain and More

I know many of us have very strong opinions on this so would appreciate thoughtful comments. Because we can’t relate to the sentience of plants, does eating them make it less cruel than creatures whose sentience we can relate to? Is cruelty an objective standard or an emotional lens? Some plants, such as sundew, areContinue reading “The Fascinating Evidence Showing Plants Have Human Level Intelligence, Feelings, Pain and More”

Becoming an Estonian e-Resident

Almost six years ago, I became one of the first people in the world to be an Estonian e-Resident 🙂 I had to physically go there to get finger-printed and prove that I was biologically alive, and after that I got an e-identity tied to it which allowed me to transact within Estonia’s (and partiallyContinue reading “Becoming an Estonian e-Resident”

Tim Cook: Statement at International Data Privacy Day

Tim Cook, Apple CEO, made a very interesting statement at Brussels’ International Data Privacy Day. Technology does not need vast troves of personal data stitched together across dozens of websites and apps in order to succeed. Advertising existed and thrived for decades without it, and we’re here today because the path of least resistance isContinue reading “Tim Cook: Statement at International Data Privacy Day”

Disinformation via Anachronistic Juxtaposition

Usually when someone asks for their own tweet to be prevented from being reshared it’s a sign of Streisand Effect. The Streisand effect is a phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect IContinue reading “Disinformation via Anachronistic Juxtaposition”