TED > How we need to remake Internet

In the early days of digital culture, Jaron Lanier (considered a founding father of the field of virtual reality) helped craft a vision for the internet as public commons where humanity could share its knowledge — but even then, this vision was haunted by the dark side of how it could turn out: with personal devices that control our lives, monitor our data and feed us stimuli. (Sound familiar?) In this visionary talk, Lanier reflects on a “globally tragic, astoundingly ridiculous mistake” companies like Google and Facebook made at the foundation of digital culture — and how we can undo it. “We cannot have a society in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is if it’s financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them,” he says.

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TED > Why domestic violence victims don’t leave

Leslie Morgan Steiner was in “crazy love” — that is, madly in love with a man who routinely abused her and threatened her life. Steiner tells the story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence.

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Bob Marley, hey!

Bob-Marley

If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy.
If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing.
If she’s worth it, you wont give up.
If you give up, you’re not worthy. …
Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you;
you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.

Bob Marley

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