Slow Living as a Human Right: An Antidote to Hustle Culture’s Tyranny
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Slow Living as a Human Right: An Antidote to Hustle Culture’s Tyranny

Once, in a world not so distant from our own, the tick-tock of a clock was a gentle reminder of time passing — not a menacing drumbeat marching us towards endless productivity. Today, in our techno-obsessed age, ‘hustle culture’ — the relentless drive to do more, be more, and constantly be ‘on’ — has taken…

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There’s the Internet of things IoT but what about the Internet of Humanity IoH?

An Internet of Humanity IoH to resist Surveillance Capitalism There’s the Internet of things IoT but what about the Internet of Humanity IoH? Introduction While self-tracking with the rise of the IoT is contributing to many pro-social benefits for public health, these practices are also transforming notions of the public and private self and raising…

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Hustle Culture vs. Ikigai: A Comparative Study

In an era where hashtags like #GrindNeverStops and #HustleHard flood social media timelines, it’s easy to get caught up in the fervor of never-ending ambition. On the other side of the world (and philosophy), however, exists a contrasting perspective: Ikigai, a Japanese concept that centers around finding joy, fulfillment, and balance in life. While hustle…

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What is the Spirit of Ubuntu? A Journey Into African Philosophy

Introduction “Ubuntu” is not just a word; it’s a deeply ingrained philosophy that shapes communities, cultures, and individual lives across Africa. The concept is simple yet profound: “I am because we are.” It stresses the importance of community and the interconnectedness of all human beings. But what does Ubuntu really mean, and how does it…

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Unpacking Generation Z: Exploring the 12 Archetypes and Key Trends of the Post-Millennial Generation

Yes, Generation Z and Alpha generation are often used interchangeably and refer to the same demographic group. Generation Z typically includes individuals born between the mid-1990s and the early 2010s, while the Alpha generation includes those born from the mid-2010s to the mid-2020s. Both generations are known for their affinity with technology, social consciousness, and…

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Platform Cooperatives Deep Dive

Hello, digital trailblazers! Ready to plunge into another tech topic that’s as revolutionary as it is collaborative? Let’s delve into the world of platform cooperatives and see how they’re reshaping the way we perceive digital platforms in today’s interconnected society. First off, what exactly is a platform cooperative? It’s a digital platform — like a…

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Commoning Groups: A Survey of the Spectrum

As we continue to advance into the digital age, the interplay between technology and society grows more intricate and intimate. One fascinating area of exploration is the intersection between commoning groups and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The world of ‘commoning’—a term describing the collective ownership and management of resources—seems to be on a collision course with…

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Diving into the Digital Deep-End: A Candid Exploration of The Singularity

Hey there, fellow AI enthusiast and knowledge seeker! Brace yourself, because we’re about to embark on an exhilarating exploration of ChatGPT. As the AI landscape continues to evolve, it’s high time we took a deep dive to understand what’s really going on with this fascinating language model. The Singularity is a hypothetical future event that…

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Ethical Gamification for a Sustainable Planet

If you struggled with this then check out my introduction to gamification. Most Fortune 500 companies now use gamification in attempts to engage audiences. However, experts claim eighty percent of businesses will get it wrong because they fail to consider their audience’s motivations and instead act out of coercive self-interest (cited in Burke, 2014 p….

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The Commons Reimagined: Debunking Myths and Redirecting AI Towards Collective Benefit

As we move forward in the ever-evolving digital landscape, the concept of the commons is becoming increasingly significant, particularly in the realm of artificial intelligence (AI). In this new AI environment, we’re faced with vast shared resources, such as data pools, algorithms, and technological infrastructures, all forming a sort of digital ‘commons’. However, in discussions…

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Unveiling the Dark Side: When Transparency Meets AI’s Gaze into Our Private Lives

In an era driven by technology and data, the demand for transparency has become a rallying cry for accountability and fairness. As we navigate the intricacies of the digital age, artificial intelligence (AI) plays an increasingly prominent role in shaping our lives. However, as we strive for transparency, we must also grapple with the potential…

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Seven Steps to Creating a Personal Brand

Hello, I’m Lisa. As a young professional starting out in my career, I was constantly bombarded with messages about the importance of personal branding. “You need to create a strong personal brand to stand out in the crowded job market,” they said. At first, I didn’t quite understand what that meant or how to go…

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Unlocking the Power of Personal Branding: A New Perspective for the Modern Age

Let me explain personal branding from a different perspective – one that takes into account the complexities of our identities and how we present ourselves to the world. It’s called the post-structuralist perspective, and it challenges the idea that we have a fixed, stable identity that we need to promote through our personal brand. Instead,…

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12 Archetypes of the Alpha Generation and How They Can Leverage AI to Make a Difference

The Alpha Generation, born between 2010 and 2025, is the first to grow up in a world where digital technology is ubiquitous. This has shaped their beliefs, behaviors, and expectations, creating a new set of archetypes that reflect their unique characteristics and values. In this article, we explore 12 archetypes of the Alpha Generation and…

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The Gradual Enshittification of Twitter: A Close Look at the Decline of a Social Media Giant with Answers

Twitter Decline: At the start of 2023, Twitter was a bustling social media platform, brimming with news, discussions, and a multitude of user interactions. Fast-forward to July, and the scene has radically changed. Timeline Event Description April 2022 Elon Musk initiates his takeover of Twitter October 2022 Musk completes the acquisition of Twitter and takes…