4:45 and its dark outside…
The Finnish (UBI) Experiment – 99 Percent Invisible
The Psychology of Self-Righteousness – Jonathan Haidt – On Being
An interesting psychological take on political leanings
Bitcoin uses a lot of energy. Why not a solar powered rig?
The World’s Happiest Places – National Geographic
Xbox One X
A raspi cluster looks fun, and so does gaming on a plane.
And so many video games: BF1, Fortnite and TF2.
Challah French toast
Donut or doughnut?
A Culture of Think
(via Smithsonian and Wikipedia)
And two songs for the week
Week in Review will continue next Sunday.
In her talk with Krista Tippett, Dr. Mahzarin Banaji presents many hidden biases within our culture and ourselves. From how we view people differently on Airbnb based on the the spellings of their names to analyzing political events in terms of the human condition, Dr. Banaji wants us to learn from others’ perspectives.
With some context, during in the conversation Dr. Banaji presents a riddle:
“The riddle goes like this: a father and his son were in a car accident. The father dies at the scene. The boy, badly injured, is rushed to a local hospital. In the hospital, the operating surgeon looks at the boy and says, ‘I can’t operate on this boy. He’s my son.’ How can this be if the father just died?”
Think about it for a moment.
80 percent today of people who read this riddle do not know the right answer.
Leaving it to Dr. Banaji, “the surgeon is the boy’s mother … Duh”
Think it was the boy’s stepfather? At first, Dr. Banaji did as well. Unconscious bias is everywhere, the trick is learning to recognizing it.