July 23, 2016 6:36 AM
Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?
My friends: Alistair Croll (BitCurrent, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, Solve For Interesting, the author of Complete Web Monitoring, Managing Bandwidth: Deploying QOS in Enterprise Networks and Lean Analytics), Hugh McGuire (PressBooks, LibriVox, iambik and co-author of Book: A Futurist's Manifesto) and I decided that every week the three of us are going to share one link for one another (for a total of six links) that each individual feels the other person "must see".
Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another:
- We built voice modulation to mask gender in technical interviews. Here's what happened. - Interviewing.io. "This by way of Tim O'Reilly, who joined us at Startupfest last week. The outcome isn't exactly what you'd expect -- and it's important." (Alistair for Hugh).
- A Case for Email Etiquette - Paco Nathan - Medium. "Nothing says middle-class anxiety like the terror of the B list-er trapped by a C list-er at an A list party. New tech brings new rules of ettiquette (like Fred Wilson's Double-Opt-In Introduction); and Grizzled-tech-Wünderkind-cum-O'Reilly-mastermind Paco Nathan has finally laid them out. Seriously, this is comprehensive -- with math and predictions of LinkedIn's stock tumble, based on its messaging features. Paco is nothing if not thorough (and funny as hell)." (Alistair for Mitch).
- How Trees Calm Us Down - The New Yorker. "Having an extra ten trees on a block, apparently, has a health perception effect on people living there equivalent to being seven years younger." (Hugh for Alistair).
- Why You Should Believe in the Digital Afterlife - The Atlantic. "One day, we'll be able to scan the contents of our brains, and upload them to simulated environments. Or maybe, as Elon Musk hinted, that already happened and we're all living in such an environment. But, if we can do all this, would the scanned version of you be you?" (Hugh for Mitch).
- The World Depends on Technology No One Understands - SingularityHUB. "This will melt your brain. Period. Full stop. We have come to the point in humanity when we are losing our ability to comprehend what we are inventing. That's some powerful stuff right there. Technology has become so sophisticated and intricate that us - mere mortals - can't even comprehend the power of what it can (and will) do. This means when systems act in unpredictable ways, we will have to begin to wonder why nobody will be more surprised by the outcomes than those who invented it. Yikes. What chance do the rest of us have?" (Mitch for Alistair).
- Persuasion Update: Clinton Vs. Trump - Scott Adam's Blog. "Putting politics aside (a hard thing to do these days), just how does the 'winner' of an election come to be? You would think that it's pragmatism and a strong platform. You would be wrong. The winner is the one with the best marketing, communications, NLP techniques, persuasion and more. Ethical? Read this and decide. And, don't think for a second, that the brains and hands behind Dilbert is all comical. This is serious and deep stuff." (Mitch for Hugh).
Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play.