«You can think of the sensors as the eyes and ears of the internet. You can think of the actuators as the hands and feet of the internet. And you can think of the stuff in the middle as the brain. We are building an internet that senses, thinks, and acts. This is the classic definition of a robot. We’re building a world-size robot, and we don’t even realize it.» An important text by security expert Bruce Schneier on how dangerous the internet is becoming, why markets won’t help and why regulation is needed, but hard to do.
Photographer Graham MacIndoe has, over several years, captured intense moments of one man’s heroin addiction. His own. In an interview with his girlfriend, who had left him at that time, he speaks about how he slipped into addiction, how he got out and how the self-portraits came about. Well worth your time.
Time is what you make of it? Apparently, no. Times does strange things to you. It makes you eat three times a day – even if you’re tricked into thinking one day was 48 hours. It leaves your liver over Mid-Atlantic when you’ve landed in Paris. It gives you a chronical social jetlag of two hours. This book review from the New York Magazine is a great read itself.