What is a Discovery Engine

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Modern-day search engines and social media platforms have strayed from the ideas that originally made the internet, its content, and the people that saw it as a medium, so great. To understand the internet as a medium you must think about art. When we think of mediums we are thinking of modes of expression. Paint, dance, photography; these are all modes of expression. They are other things as well but it is undeniable that despite the utilitarian aspects of paint, and photography they still remain mediums.

The Cathedral of The Mind

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I wish I could remember… What forest it was, what person made the quote, the exact words, but I think the best I can do is the following… “I made purple tea from the pine cones. I slept on a bed of leaves and shrubbery. I awoke, light piercing the canopy. I clung to the top of trees, while storms swept through and preached to me with rain and wind. In the cathedral of this …

There is No Absolute Truth

“Truth is a funny thing. It used to underpin society, our actions, our relationships. It used to be a virtue to not lie. It used to be a virtue to, when faced with truth, change your position to be more in line with truth. It also used to be a virtue to seek the truth. Through a long process we have managed to change that. We arrived. We have seen that the ends do justify …

Man Will Worship

Every single person you encounter, all of them, your checkout person, your friend on Facebook, that guy walking down the road, the police officer that just pulled you over, etc. All of them worship something. All of them have a guiding principle and a world view but usually nestled away as the pit of these things is the thing that person worships. Now worship is not what Hollywood has made it. Sure it can involve …

How to be Friends on Social Media

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Photo by Morning Brew on Unsplash The twenty-first century has brought us so many modern marvels; 3D printing, augmented reality, the social credit system1, e-cigarettes, digital assistants2, e-readers, and social media. Now as I sit here an American Texan sipping on a hot cup of Earl Grey I realized that even though social media was given birth in the early 21st century and we have lived with it many years, there is not a definitive …

Jasmine

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“It finally got here!” Jerome thought as he unpacked the cardboard box. There had been several before it but none had held the one thing he needed, wanted. Jasmine his cat had been sick for some time and he had decided to save and go into some debt to extend his beloved animals life. Jasmine had been a constant in his life for nearly 15 years. Which is a long time for cats. He had …