i will now focus only on my “main” tumblr.
“The digital world can be an environment rich in humanity, a network not of wires but of people," said Francis, adding: "The Internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God.”
“Games are powerful and important partly because they help us test out the limits of ordinary life. That’s why we play. And these free-to-play games allow us to feel the edges of the unholy reality of our current winner-take-all neo-Gilded Age. Indeed, the gaming economy and the financial sector have perhaps merged to the point that we need these free-to-play games, to help us see and understand the social and economic structures of the early twenty-first century. But, then again, if we do need them, it’s only because the technology industry has thrust such a profane era upon us—a form of unlicensed gambling with the house’s money that can disclose its actual character only through the artifices of play.”
“If you don’t listen to Google’s robot car, it will yell at you. I’m not kidding: I learned that on my test-drive at a Stanford conference on vehicle automation a couple weeks ago. The car wanted its human driver to retake the wheel, since this particular model wasn’t designed to merge lanes. If we ignored its command a third time, I wondered, would it pull over and start beating us like an angry dad from the front seat? Better to not find out.”