The Truth Offends; The Truth Hurts

Larken Rose published an excellent article (“You Should Be Offended”) recently where he discusses his experiences with confronting people with the truth. Read more »

How the Lack of Sex degrades your Intelligence

A lack of regular, good and fulfilling sex in your life can have a serious negative impact on your intelligence, especially in the long term. Read more »

The Presidential Portrait; Looking Back

Back in August 2010 I shot the official portrait for the president of Suriname. You can read all about it in a previous blog post titled “Photoshoot: President D. D. Bouterse of Suriname”. Read more »

On Simulations and the Purpose of Life

All of my life I’ve wondered: Why am I here? What is the purpose of life? And I think I finally know the answer to both of those questions. Read more »

Jesus help me!

Many years ago one of my colleagues played a gospel song in the office during a break at one of my previous employers. Read more »

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 »
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