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I am a researcher interested in games, play and philosophy. I design, analyse and write about games for fun and for a living.

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Jonne Arjoranta

This previously unpublished essay from Hannah Arendt discusses the material conditions of revolutions and conceptions of freedom affecting the great revolutions of 18th century.

http://lithub.com/never-before-published-hannah-arendt-on-what-freedom-and-revolution-really-mean

Jonne Arjoranta

I think I disagree with Sacks that this is the world we live in, but agree with him that it is a world that we should not live in.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/02/11/the-machine-stops

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"Alias" is a technological parasite that plays white noise into your smart assistant until told not to.

http://bjoernkarmann.dk/project_alias

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"Critics of the big tech companies are often told, 'If you don’t like the company, don’t use its products.' I did this experiment to find out if that is possible, and I found out that it’s not—with the exception of Apple."

https://gizmodo.com/i-cut-the-big-five-tech-giants-from-my-life-it-was-hel-1831304194

Jonne Arjoranta

Or you could, I don't know, learn some basic communication skills? I promise those are also useful for other things besides getting laid.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lovesync/lovesync-kickstart-your-love-life/

Jonne Arjoranta

If you have problems understanding how someone could reasonably disagree with you about immigration, this essay by the psychologist Jonathan Haidt may help:

https://www.the-american-interest.com/2016/07/10/when-and-why-nationalism-beats-globalism/

Jonne Arjoranta

Oops: "Cryptocurrency Exchange Says It Can't Access Millions After CEO Unexpectedly Died"

https://text.npr.org/s.php?sId=691296170

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Funny, creepy article about what happens when you try to cut out Google from your life. Much harder than it sounds.

https://gizmodo.com/i-cut-google-out-of-my-life-it-screwed-up-everything-1830565500

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I have an easy rule of thumb: if a piece of technology is called "smart," it simply means that you can't own it, only rent it until the manufacturer says otherwise.

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/01/smart-tvs-are-dumb/581059

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"...a wholly new genus of capitalism, a systemic coherent new logic of accumulation that I call surveillance capitalism."

This seems to be the first popular writing about surveillance capitalism.

https://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/debatten/the-digital-debate/shoshana-zuboff-secrets-of-survei...