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  • Lara shared from To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism by Evgeny Morozov
    Thus, while “the Internet” might disrupt everything, it itself should never be disrupted. It’s here to stay—and we’d better work around it, discover its real nature, accept its features as given, learn its lessons, and refurbish our world accordingly. If it sounds like a religion, it’s because it is.
  • Lara shared from To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism by Evgeny Morozov
    Today, “the Internet” is regularly invoked to thwart critical thinking and exclude nongeeks from the discussion. Here is how one prominent technology blogger argued that Congress should not regulate facial-recognition technology: “All too many U.S. lawmakers are barely beyond the stage of thinking that the Internet is a collection of tubes; do we really want these guys to tell Facebook or any other social media company how to run its business?” You see, it’s all so complex—much more complex than health care or climate change—that only geeks should be allowed to tinker with the magic...
  • Lara shared from To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism by Evgeny Morozov
    If Silicon Valley had a designated futurist, her bright vision of the near future—say, around 2020 or so—would itself be easy to predict. It would go something like this: Humanity, equipped with powerful self-tracking devices, finally conquers obesity, insomnia, and global warming as everyone eats less, sleeps better, and emits more appropriately.
  • Lara shared from Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
    In 2011, Debora Spar, president of Barnard College, an all-women’s liberal arts school in New York City, invited me to deliver its commencement address. This speech was the first time I openly discussed the leadership ambition gap. Standing on the podium, I felt nervous. I told the members of the graduating class that they should be ambitious not just in pursuing their dreams but in aspiring to become leaders in their fields. I knew this message could be misinterpreted as my judging women for not making the same choices that I have. Nothing could be farther from the truth. I believe that choice...
  • Lara shared from Anna Karenina (Oprah's Book Club) (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editio) by Leo Tolstoy
    Generally, your nature is much too primesautière,t as the French say; you want either passionate, energetic activity or nothing.’
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