Slavery

With a few extreme exceptions, every self-respecting person is against any form of slavery. Why then are we ourselves the slaves of deeper emotions and motives, which we rationally know is not good for us? Today I saw a few things around me, while at the same time some loose thoughts played through my head. There was a red thread, right through all kinds of …

The algorithm of your life

This message is about algorithms, and how the principles behind them can help you to make your actions more satisfying for everyone (including yourself). On all sides our lives are determined and controlled by software. Without the development of ever more sophisticated programs, our modern world would collapse: the greatest fear if the power would drop out for a while. Software is again composed of …

To lie….

Fresh from the press: the Dutch minister Zijlstra has to give up his post because of spreading and maintaining untruth. In a time when moral values ​​and justice are so important, you can hardly imagine that a minister makes such a mistake. Of course it is not only about the lie itself, but especially about how the information was used to influence certain choices. Isn’t …