Author Archives: J. Max Wilson

Techno-Social Despotism in China vs Decentralized Credentials, Reputation, and Trust

What they are doing in China using technology to modify and mold social behavior is both ingenious and amazing, but also terrifying. This article from Wired is long, but worth the read: INSIDE CHINA’S VAST NEW EXPERIMENT IN SOCIAL RANKING … Continue reading

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Category: technology
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Virtue Signalling, Moral Fatigue, Outrage Addiction, and Favorite Sins

This isn’t aimed at anyone in particular and it isn’t meant as an attack on those of you who have expressed sincere outrage online about past or current events. It’s just something that I have been thinking and worrying about … Continue reading

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Category: thoughts
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Some Advice For My Friends Who Are Spending Every Day Frantically Posting Anti-Trump Links– And For Everyone Else Sharing Information On The Internet Too

Our human minds crave logical completeness. We want everything to fit into a tidy explanatory map. We also have a natural fascination with the sensational and controversial. We are drawn to reports of misdeeds or misfortune. We love to expose … Continue reading

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Category: politics
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