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After Babel 2361 implied HN points 22 Feb 24
  1. Content moderation is essential, but focusing solely on it overlooks larger issues related to the harmful effects of platforms on kids
  2. The harmful impact of social media on children is not just about the content they consume, but also about the changes in childhood due to excessive screen time
  3. Implementing norms like delaying smartphones until high school could help in restoring a healthier, play-based childhood for kids
astrology for writers 9512 implied HN points 19 Jan 24
  1. There are Nazis on Substack, and the platform's founders shirk responsibility for content moderation.
  2. The issue of ethical consumerism is complex and challenging, with no pure choices under capitalism.
  3. Supporting marginalized artists may involve navigating difficult choices between audience support and distribution channels, like Substack.
Read Max 1870 implied HN points 21 Dec 23
  1. Many feel the internet is less fun now because of changing demographics and shifting cultural preferences.
  2. The internet may not be objectively worse, but it is used differently by various audiences.
  3. The embrace of AI in tech culture is influenced by historical themes of hierarchical society and authoritarian politics.
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Read Max 2366 implied HN points 06 Oct 23
  1. Elon Musk may be making decisions for Twitter based on private-equity strategies to grow revenue and margins quickly.
  2. Product changes on Twitter, like removing headlines, may be aimed at increasing metrics to attract advertisers rather than harming journalism intentionally.
  3. Many negative changes on Twitter may be due to structural power dynamics and financial pressures rather than Elon Musk's personal ideology.
Life Since the Baby Boom 1 HN point 19 Feb 24
  1. Social media apps can negatively impact kids' mental health, so the proposal suggests banning them for children under 18 to protect them.
  2. The proposal focuses on creating an Adult Social App Reporter (ASAR) to detect Adult Social Apps on kids' phones without compromising privacy or requiring physical access.
  3. The strategy is geared towards reducing the attractiveness of social media apps to kids by enforcing rules for Adult Social Apps and involving parents and schools in monitoring and compliance.
The Convivial Society 2 HN points 09 Feb 24
  1. Apple's release of Vision Pro headset has sparked discussions on the implications of technology on our perception of time and attention.
  2. The debate around using Vision Pro in everyday scenarios raises questions about living as a 'creature' vs. living as a 'machine.'
  3. Embracing fullness of presence and depth of experience in everyday moments may lead to a renewed sense of connection and enchantment with the real world.
Laszlo’s Newsletter 37 implied HN points 21 Nov 23
  1. Misalignment in startups can lead to problems, particularly when it comes to maintaining a clear direction in the long run.
  2. OpenAI began with aspirations for creating open-source AGI, but evolved over time to face challenges around commercialization and public perception.
  3. The explosion of AI advancements, especially with tools like ChatGPT, sparked global interest and scrutiny, leading to discussions on regulation and the future direction of OpenAI.
Data: Made Not Found (by danah) 145 implied HN points 10 Apr 23
  1. Deterministic thinking can lead to polarization and distrust in discussions about the future.
  2. Embracing probabilistic thinking is essential for understanding how technologies shape different possible futures.
  3. Projectories can be both beneficial and detrimental, highlighting the need for more nuanced and reflexive thinking about the impacts of technology.
New World Same Humans 28 implied HN points 24 Apr 23
  1. The conversation about technology and human limits revolves around the dichotomy of transcension and limits, with different perspectives on embracing technological progress or imposing new restrictions.
  2. The tension between transcension and limits reflects the inherent duality of human nature - the infinite and finite parts - leading to the need for new accommodations and ways to negotiate this conflict.
  3. There is a call for a renewed liberalism that accommodates diverse ways of life in the face of technological modernity, providing exit routes out of the current trajectory towards a more inclusive and multi-layered future.
Perceptions 35 implied HN points 17 Feb 23
  1. AI has made significant progress in solving complex technical problems in various domains.
  2. Many technical problems can be boiled down to optimization/minimization challenges, which AI is well-equipped to handle.
  3. The advancement in AI technology raises questions about the future of work, centralization, and the impact on different professions.
Imagination Rabbit (Z) 19 implied HN points 27 Feb 23
  1. ChatGPT can generate new dialogue templates quickly, but can struggle with simple tasks like counting words.
  2. There were instances where ChatGPT provided conflicting responses or claimed to not have access to the internet.
  3. The user ultimately canceled their subscription due to ChatGPT's limitations and inconsistencies.
Deus In Machina 0 implied HN points 07 Sep 23
  1. Some users expect too much from Large Language Models without putting in additional effort or guidance.
  2. Language models like ChatGPT should be viewed as tools that require ongoing optimization and understanding.
  3. There are various alternatives to ChatGPT, and users should explore and compare different Large Language Models to find the best fit for their needs.
Global Community Weekly (GloCom) 0 implied HN points 06 Feb 24
  1. Apple's Vision Pro mixed-reality headset has early adopters already spotted using it in public.
  2. There are concerns about safety, with reports of individuals using Vision Pro while driving and engaging in risky activities.
  3. The integration of Vision Pro into daily life has sparked reactions, with some comparing it to scenes from Black Mirror.