I’ve been made to adore my phone over any lover

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The story of how I became fluent in Chinese sitting in the passenger seat

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Learn from the warrior, adopt his mentality. Shield yourself from modern life and its comfortable depravity.

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What to think and how to cope, this poem is for you, its words are hope

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AI, big data, and the cost of surveillance capitalism

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“The same tools that can be used to sell me something I don’t really need can now be used to sell me a politician I really don’t need or an ideology that I really don’t need. It’s the same tools. It’s the same hacking of the human animal and manipulating what’s inside.” - Yuval Noah Harari

Freedom and control have forever been entangled in an intricate dance, where the swing of one partner animates the graceful sway or floundering blunder of the other.


What lies beyond time and space?

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  • Are these constellations of past memories, lovers, places, and friends, the mere product of a slumbering reality machine?
  • Or when combined with events yet transpired, sights unseen, and worlds non-existent, do such experiences lend themselves to meaning?
  • Is our reality tethered to this waking universe?
  • Or can our mind only grant us access to these worlds and realities through sleep?
  • Is reality here and now, me writing these words and you reading them? …


Can China overcome COVID-19 by “crafting an honesty and integrity vaccine”?

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At the heart of every great question lies a paradox

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Can our understanding of facts be separated from our relationship with them?

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This article isn’t about how you should spend your time in isolation. This article is about who you want to be when you emerge.

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The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly.

— Richard Bach

Though it might not appear as such, we have been granted a gift in these extraordinary times of pandemic. A gift unexpected and for many of us undesired, yet a gift nonetheless. It is likely a gift which accompanies other hardships and losses. Reduced work hours, a struggling business, a lost job, a strained home environment, an uncertain future. Yet if we are to utilise the gift provided…

Alex Trauth-Goik

Here to share some words | PhD candidate studying surveillance | Hopeful Idealist | Wannabe Samurai

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