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Is this an eye-opener or just another fact of life?

Kevin Slavin talks about algorithms and how they affect our lives. Worth the 15 minutes of your time.

Slavin explains how the hidden algorithms play a major role in our everyday lives. Algorithms can give us better search results, help us with recommendations for books or cause a financial meltdown. It sounds as if we’re creating a world we have problems controlling.

We live in a vulnerable world. We numb our vulnerabilities through work, working out, drinking, smoking, medicating, consuming – whatever floats our boats. At the same time, we numb all these positive feelings: gratitude, happiness, love, joy. The fear of vulnerability stems from our deep-rooted feeling that we’re not enough. That we’re not worthy the attention and love of others.

Rediscover the power of vulnerability by watching this TED talk by Brene Brown. A real holiday treat.