I was talking to my housemate today, who studied Public Policy in school, about how to know when the effort to remove barriers to upward mobility among historically disadvantaged groups can be considered ‘complete’. This is a question of critical importance, and one which social movements themselves might be the only barometers for. The popular… Read More Introducing Myself to Black Lives Matter, and a Roundup of Street Interviews
My initial email: Professor [X], After flipping through your study re: the heritability of IQ under different SES environments and formative circumstances, as well as a couple blog posts of yours and your podcast with [Y], I see that you are massively aware of the mind-boggling causal uncertainty at the heart of the debate, and… Read More Discussing the Origins of Interracial Disparities with Another Public Intellectual
Here is an email correspondence I’ve been having with an unnamed public intellectual who is skeptical of the durability of the culturist explanations for human inequality, and who believes that the pegging of human rights discourses to dubious assumptions is an extremely dangerous thing. Professor X, I am of the fledgling intellectual breed of people… Read More An Email Correspondence with a Public Intellectual, and an Unsent Explanation about Confirmation Bias and the Futility of Objective, ‘Final’ Truth.
Our fates as humans are inextricably bound to one another. We are like passengers flying on the same plane. A few of us on this plane have realized that the cabin crew has fallen asleep on the job. We are now banging on the cockpit door, hoping to wake them before the plane enters into… Read More A Human Rights Contingency Plan
So, I remember getting this idea after talking to @cyborg_nomade on Twitter (aka https://antinomiaimediata.wordpress.com/), about how in the future we might just behold “3 digit reputation scores” rather than human faces, and it got me thinking… In short: I am wondering if we can develop an AR (Mixed Reality?) platform which superimposes a generic human-face-like… Read More How Augmented Reality platforms might be used to a) end lookist discrimination (including racial discrimination), b) end the dystopic war on racism, and c) promote a sharing economy which rewards positive human interactions – those shaped by cooperativeness – rather than ego-motivated human interactions, such as cheating, extortion, and exploitation.
If you live anywhere near the Internet, you might have seen the video of white nationalist Richard Spencer getting punched. At the end of the video, you can see someone pulling the assailant off Spencer. That person was me, and ever since I pursued and recorded footage of the puncher, my life and the safety… Read More The Punch Heard ‘Round the World