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Find My Phone

Fascinating short film on phone theft:

After my phone got stolen, I quickly realised just how much of my personal information and data the thief had instantly obtained. So, I let another phone get stolen. This time my phone was pre-programmed with spyware so I could keep tabs on the thief in order to get to know him. However, to what extent is it possible to truly get to know someone by going through the content of their phone?

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Video Web

A New History for Humanity

Strong argument for re-defining what year we’re living in to reflect the progress of humanity over the past 12,000 years.

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A tiny hit of LSD before heading to work?

Microdosing
That’s what some Silicon Valley professionals are doing to seemingly improve their workplace performance. Wired’s article on the topic is fascinating and a recommended read.

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Devil’s Glen, Wicklow

Took a wander down to Devil’s Glen in Wicklow yesterday with Steph. Lovely 5k ramble up to the waterfall on The Vartry River. Could really feel the darker evenings closing in though.

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Speak, Memory

Speak, Memory

Fascinating piece about a friends drive to create a bot from the digital artefacts of her dead friend. As mentioned in the piece, it’s reminiscent of the 2013 episode of Black Mirror entitled “Be Right Back”, so if you haven’t seen that it’s worth tracking down and watching. It’s hard to know how this type of thing will shape human psyche in future but we’re going to have to tread carefully.