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The real danger of internet addiction.

The real danger of internet addiction.

Hi! I’m Dave from Boyinaband. A while ago I made a Facebook post, in which I asked people to send over research for a topic they considered important. I was looking through the responses, until one of them made me double-take because I didn’t think the research was real at first. It pointed me towards …

The case for a decentralized internet | Tamas Kocsis

The case for a decentralized internet | Tamas Kocsis

Three years ago, I started building a decentralized web because I was worried about the future of our internet. The current internet we are using is about gatekeepers. If you want to reach something on the web, then you need to go through multiple middlemen. First, a domain name server, then a server hosting company, …

The Internet Goes Trick-or-Treating

The Internet Goes Trick-or-Treating

(spooky music) (blood splattering) (woman screaming) (door bell rings) – [Snapchat Ghost] Trick or treat? – Oh happy Halloween Snapchat! Costume’s a little on the nose. – [Snapchat Ghost] I’m a ghost! – Yeah, you sure are. And I see Instagram’s here too. – [Instagram Ghost] I’m a ghost! – I can see that, yeah. …

The Science of Internet Addiction & Brainpower

The Science of Internet Addiction & Brainpower

In September of 1848, a 25 year old named Phineas Gage was working on a railroad in Vermont when some explosive powder ignited prematurely and sent an iron rod flying through his cheek and out the top of his skull- demolishing his prefrontal cortex. The rod was later found about 30 yards from the explosion, …