CHAPTER 6 Tell Them I Love (Some) Randomness

When the variation comes, people will rush into the door.
HUNGRY DONKEYS
Equal distance between food and water makes donkey die of hunger or thirst.
Political Annealing
The problem of the United States is the two-party system, you cannot randomize a party that doesn’t exist.
The Second Step: Do (Small) Wars Save Lives?
Maybe the small wars or some battles strengthen the country.
What to Tell the Foreign Policy Makers
Saudi Arabia and the US formed an alliance for stability,… Read all/全文

ARGUMENT TWO: QUITTING SOCIAL MEDIA IS THE MOST FINELY TARGETED WAY TO RESIST THE INSANITY OF OUR TIMES

THE BUMMER MACHINE
The better analogy for social media is paint contains lead in a house.
BUMMER: “Behaviors of Users Modified, and Made into an Empire for Rent”
THE PARTS THAT MAKE UP THE BUMMER MACHINE
Ais for Attention Acquisition leading to Asshole supremacy: this makes people online all nasty.
B Information and data always being recorded.
The BUMMER machine also makes the tech giant stronger, and it also creates a fake world.
THE PROBLEM IS LIMITED, SO WE CAN CONTAIN IT
BUMMER… Read all/全文

Han dynasties

第一節 外來工藝品與佛教藝術的東傳

西漢時期對外交流:絲綢之路;可能的海上航道。
將域外想象為神秘的超自然的世界,激發了社會對於域外物質與文化的興趣。

民間與西域的交往最早開始於先秦時期
代表:青銅錯金銀有翼神獸。(或許與中亞、中亞的格裏芬形象有關)
古代遊牧民族的遷徙對早期歐亞大陸的交流起到重要作用。

來自域外的工藝品
器皿
銀盒:水滴紋凸瓣,公元前2世紀,廣州西漢南越王墓出土。采用錘揲工藝(可能來自古波斯),有的有青銅圈足和飾件。
銀壺:青海大通上孫家寨乙區3號墓出土,漢末至魏晉初年,肩部以錯金工藝裝飾六朵花葉,從風格看有可能是中亞的產品。
玻璃托盞:1-2世紀,廣西貴縣南鬥村出土,淺綠色,還有黃綠色玻璃瓶,均屬羅馬玻璃制品。

紡織品
壁掛殘片:公元前2世紀-公元2世紀,新疆洛浦縣山普拉1號墓出土,上端人頭馬,下端執矛武士(可能是亞歷山大)。
棉布殘片:1-2世紀,新疆民豐尼雅出土,白地印藍花,左下角有手持豐饒角的豐產女神德莫忒爾裸體半身像。(可能來自貴霜王朝的犍陀羅地區)… Read all/全文

ARGUMENT ONE: YOU ARE LOSING YOUR FREE WILL

WELCOME TO THE CAGE THAT GOES EVERYWHERE WITH YOU

We are remotely controlled like animals in cages. We even don’t know that.

THE MAD SCIENTIST TURNS OUT TO CARE ABOUT THE DOG IN THE CAGE

The silicon valley gradually realizes the problem, but we cannot wait for them to solve this problem.

Carrot and shtick

Not only the pleasing kind, but punishment can also play an important role in addiction.

THE ALLURE OF MYSTERY

The algorithm is fitted with the human brain because the brain… Read all/全文