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Glenn Strycker
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PhD Physics 2010
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I agree very much with this blog post, except for the part about voting (not) requiring ID.

If I have to show ID to get on an airplane or buy a beer, I think it's reasonable to require ID to vote!

But the rest of this is very well thought out.

https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2017/05/securing_electi.html


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Amazing voice faking technology... make anyone say anything. Stephen Hawking could choose to sound like any celebrity he wishes, if he wanted.

https://lyrebird.ai/demo


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Still loving this series by Richard Beck. Very thought provoking and challenging.

http://experimentaltheology.blogspot.com/2017/04/empathy-and-kingdom-part-4-do-good-to.html

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This is really scary:

https://www.city-journal.org/html/get-up-stand-up-15109.html

We need freedom of speech.


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I'm really enjoying this blog post series by Richard Beck. This should be required reading for all of my Christian friends, especially those who are of the politically-liberal persuasion (Richard Beck is, or was, or something). He and Paul Bloom are making similar arguments to Neil Postman (Amusing Ourselves to Death, Technolpoly) in arguing that social media, 24/7 news, and other communication technologies are changing the way empathy works in negative ways. Empathy is usually a very good thing, but it is now frequently misguided. Richard is laying out the problem in these early posts, and then will turn to the solution.

I'm looking forward to reading the conclusion of Richard's series!

http://experimentaltheology.blogspot.com/2017/04/empathy-and-kingdom-part-2-empathy.html

http://experimentaltheology.blogspot.com/2017/04/empathy-and-kingdom-part-1-what-is-so.html

http://bostonreview.net/forum/paul-bloom-against-empathy

https://www.amazon.com/When-Helping-Hurts-Alleviate-Yourself/dp/0802409989/

https://www.amazon.com/Amusing-Ourselves-Death-Discourse-Business/dp/014303653X/



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Fantastic visualization! Beautiful and insightful -- marks of good data presentation.

https://adventuresinmapping.com/2017/04/18/lights-on-lights-out/


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Never really cared for or against Steve Balmer when he was at Microsoft, but this initiative sounds like a very good thing!

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/17/business/dealbook/steve-ballmer-serves-up-a-fascinating-data-trove.html

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