Human technology principles, criticism of biohacking, free tickets for Brave New World, reading, watching and listening tips, and more.
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Humane Technology

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🔮 Deep Dive

"We must be mindful about how we engage with technology: what we use it for, why, and whether it helps or hinders us.”

An important article by Allison Guy appeared on the Next Nature Network. It's about six principles for humane technology. How can we consciously think about how we develop and design technology so that it works with and for us?

The six principles she formulates are not revolutionary, but in my opinion are too often forgotten or pushed aside (for other interests). Among other things, she argues that technology should feel natural, take our human values as a starting point and empower us (instead of outsourcing us as humans).

A bonus with this article are the photos from the series The Man Machine by the French photographer and artist Vincent Fournier. So read and watch!

🔥 Short bites

🧬 Not unexpectedly, Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the design of CRISPR-cas, a method for genetic modification.

💪 A critical article on Slate on biohacking as a hypermasculine and potentially dangerous lifestyle. The author rightly points out that the same type of trends are causing much more controversy among women.

📕 Bill Bryson's book The Body is awesome. In this book, he goes through all parts of the body, with stories from scientists, crazy experiments and descriptions of how ingenious our bodies really are.

🎧 An impressive episode of the Tim Ferriss Show. In this conversation with Debbie Millman, he shares that he was abused as a child, what trauma that caused him, how he found out about it and what he is doing to cope with it. Goosebumps.

🎬 I loved the comedy series Silicon Valley. Episodes of around 20 minutes, many references to real tech companies and relevant issues such as data use and privacy. An 8.5 on IMDB and I totally agree. ;)

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