Monthly Archives: October 2019

All Is Fair In Love & Cookies

Red Heart in Binary

The story of our lifetimes is how intentionally, by design, a number of institutions – both governmental and corporate – realized it was in their mutual interest to conceal their data collection activities in order to increase the breadth and depth of their sensory networks 

Edward Snowden on JRE #1368

I’ll be honest with you, I have a thing for the nitty-gritty of controversies. The issue of privacy on social media has been the talk of the town, but what exactly does privacy mean to us in this post-digital era and how are we and the corporations we populate taking responsibility for our virtual homes on the WWW.

DestinyTalks: Is Fake News Conquering the World?

Welcome to the second episode of DestinyTalks were we explore the realm of Fake News! Join Iman Hasan Slaka, Caressa Betist Thenu and Joseph Palframan in talking about the latest developments of the topic of Fake News. Feel free to drop a comment on what your opinion on the topic is! Sources European Union tackling online disinformation: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/tackling-online-disinformation Politico: Europe’s failure on…

Some things never change

For this week’s blog post I wanted to tell a short personal story about how technology changes some things, but doesn’t actually change much. My parents have always loved travelling, this means I was a very lucky child since my parents took me and my sister on trips all over the world. They considered travelling to be an important aspect of growing…

Da Vinci robot

In the past many patients suffered from physical complaints after undergoing minimally invasive surgery. The Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) reviewed 423 medical-legal cases consisting of minimally invasive surgery, where patients suffered from injuries such as damaged bowels, blood vessels, reproductive organs or nerves. More tragic, in all, 46 people died because of minimal invasive surgeries performed by humans.  However, cutting edge technology has…

Gadgets takeover

Recently, I became more observant of how I use gadgets and digital media. I have noticed some weird habits I have or used to have in regards to how all sorts of gadgets interfere with my understanding of my own body. In the past couple of years, I have bought or started using devices or software of various nature which are all…

Socializing on Online Games?

In online games everyone puts a bit of themselves in their character, in a sort of an alternative world, where characters/avatars are alter-egos of real people. People interact with each other through their avatars that they create, whether they are portraying themselves truthfully their real-self in reality, or creating a completely different persona. However, in this blogpost I will focus on motivations…