Smartphones

‘im here to learn so :))))))’ – The exploitation of an AI *Trigger warning for the content of some images*

Some people may have heard of the short-lived existence of Microsoft’s AI chatbot called ‘Tay,’ others may have completely missed the event. The latter would come as no surprise, given that Tay was released on March 23rd of 2016 and was taken down the very same day. This artificial intelligence chatter bot was published on Twitter and was designed as a 19-year…

Smartphones? try a little less

More and more scientists say that social media and smartphones are highly addictive. They say that notifications etc. are causing receptors to release dopamine in the human brain. The thing with these harming phenomena in our societies is that they do not seem harmful from the start but they become harmful when large companies benefit from people becoming addictive to them. That’s…

From Love Letters To Smartphone Screens

In my first blog post, I mentioned that I am a tv-maniac who can watch series all day every day if possible. There is something about them that captures me, makes me question certain things from my real life and maybe even set expectations (which I know is not healthy 🙂 ). Besides all this, I think my favorite feature is transparency. …

Through Rain Or Shine

This blogpost is unashamedly inspired by this Last Week Tonight segment on the weather. And, of course, the fact that I’m living in the Netherlands; because while the weather’s a staple topic for small talk all over the world, the experience that’s the unpredictability of Dutch weather makes for something else entirely. I’ll admit, I’m one of the people who checks their phone…

43,440.00 Seconds Less

Or a difference of little over two hours. Hello and a warm welcome from me, the President of the Procrastination Club, honorary member of the Intrinsic Motivation-Lackers Association. All jokes aside, I would like to start of by saying that neither the digital nor the analogue is inherently better or worse than the other. Last week I dared myself to limit my…