Swadeshi and Swaraj according to Gandhi

While reading the book “The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism” by Jeremy Rifkin (highly recommended), I came across a very interesting part where Rifkin discussed ... Read more »

Ursula Haverbeck: A True Hero

Yesterday I came across the above interview with German historian Ursula Haverbeck. This interview was conducted in 2015 by Robert Bongen and was broadcast on German TV. Read more »

What we’ve learned from Tay, Microsoft’s Chatbot

Microsoft Research launched a chatbot on Twitter called Tay on the 25th of March 2016 and had to take it down just two days after that because the AI (artificial intelligence) behind the chatbot had become very offensive. Read more »

The Manipulated Man

During the past weekend I came across an interesting book by Esther Vilar titled “The Manipulated Man.” If you haven’t read it yet, I recommend reading it, as there’s a lot of truth in the book. Read more »

Relationships of the Future

We’re currently living at a time when there are a lot of social changes underway at relatively rapid speeds (compared to the past), due in large part to the Global Brain. Until recently, humankind made a lot of progress when it comes to our ... Read more »

Open brief aan alle Politici en het volk van Suriname

Op een recent gehouden driedaagse conferentie van het AVVS de Moederbond heeft mevrouw Jennifer Simons aangegeven dat “we allemaal eens aan de macht zijn gekomen maar dat het geen van ons is gelukt om te zorgen voor duurzame ontwikkeling.” Ook ... Read more »

Creativity, innovation and making mistakes

I came across a very good article written by Espen Brunborg titled “Is the Internet killing creativity?” Brunborg touches upon a number of interesting subjects, and I especially liked the following bit towards the end: But remember ... Read more »

Statisme: Een Systeem voor jouw Slavernij

Je bent geboren in een systeem dat je tot slaaf maakte vanaf het moment dat je op deze wereld kwam. Al je hele leven wist je bewust of onbewust, dat er iets ernstigs mis is met de wereld waarin je leeft. Read more »

A story about me, a thief and the universe

The universe is a very strange and mysterious place. Sometimes things happen that we can’t explain. Things that go against our understanding of what the universe is and how it works. Read more »

Ian Murdock and Police Brutality

Ian Murdock, founder of Debian — one of the popular Linux distros  — died on the 28th of December 2015 after confrontations with the police. Read more »
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