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This has nothing to do with technology, but it's a brilliant and important piece about that nature of beliefs, cognitive bias, and how the human mind responds to information that conflicts with what it already knows. You may have already seen this, but if not, I implore you to give it a read.

Perhaps, if we all understood this, we could work together a little bit more and fight a little bit less...

What do you think?
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by:tliotta
The cartoon (content) was mediocre, but the 'Neural correlates of maintaining one’s political beliefs in the face of counterevidence' study was very good and worth more than the price of admission. I'll have to search to see if the study was repeated for conservatives (or others). It seems well worth verifying that the same structures become active across a spectrum of belief types.
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At what point does technology become a part of you? It seems reasonable to assume that a pacemaker might be considered as such but what about a prosthetic leg? If someone damages it would that be considered personal injury or property damage? Now how about your cell phone?

David Ackley from UNM offers the following principle called the carried network demarc:
The machines that you routinely carry under your own power, and their contents and interactions, should be considered part of your body as a matter of law and social norm.

His position is informed by his work on artificial life and research into computing in a post-Von Neumann computer architecture. I've recently discovered his work and devoured his entire youtube channel post history and recommend that you check him out.

Links:
Carried Network Demarc Paper
Video presentation
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by:Lucas Bishop
Where can I suggest the philosophy tag for this post
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by:Michael Arciniega
Thanks I added the topic.
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