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This week on The Realists

Excerpts:

The dark side of AI: writers Jia Tolentino and Ocean Vuong on how algorithms are killing serendipity

We're in the golden age of algorithmic recommendations, of artificial intelligence dictating which books and films we are exposed to. And this is having profound consequences, killing serendipity and spontaneity.
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What Motivated Me To Rebel Against “Time Thieves”

The top 3 reasons why I actively rebel against "time thieves" (all kinds of media and tech platforms that would like to keep me hooked).
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