Alexa, Should We Trust You?

Alexa’s Most Dangerous Feature Can’t Be Undone (The Atlantic)
It’s her voice.

The spoken word proceeds from the human interior, and manifests human beings to one another as conscious interiors, as persons.

 

The Bermuda Triangle of Wealth

The Bermuda Triangle of Wealth by Conrad Bastable (Conrad Bastable)
Three points motivated me to write this — forming a Bermuda Triangle in which the average American’s savings disappear without any apparent cause. 1. Considerations on Cost Disease — the observation that certain costs (Education, Medical Care, Housing) have increased many times faster than in...

But it is a struggle, and one that seems to evade stats and articulation and empathy and sympathy and an escape. The only enemy is your failure to beat the median quickly enough and by enough standard deviations.