WTF with this article!!! Or is it a clever way to get her point across? Nice flow about procrastination, psychological reasons … and then boom … she goes fully ballistic: embracing hard work and trashing the millennials. There is a small point but even as an adaptation of her book, totally irrelevant to writer procrastination. For a second I thought she was one of these old fringe right misogynists (there are shes like that) spewing their early morning emailed line-by-line parroting talking points instruction venom of usual suspects of social and moral decline: East coast education (or any for that matter,) female equality, science, lack of responsibility and Starbucks at every Christmas. What would Jesus do? Of course he already forgave McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King and the rest of corporate America for saying Holidays …
I liked the “unmasking” part: “The fear of being unmasked as the incompetent you ‘really’ are is so common that it actually has a clinical name: impostor syndrome.” We should include that in section 702 reform to not unmask impostors … only 2 weeks until it expires and no procrastination!
The psychological origins of waiting (… and waiting, and waiting) to work.
Source: Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators
Developers are working on tools that can help spot suspect stories and call them out, but it may be the beginning of an automated arms race.
Source: Can AI win the war against fake news?
Someone used an algorithm to paste the face of ‘Wonder Woman’ star Gal Gadot onto a porn video, and the implications are terrifying.
Source: AI-Assisted Fake Porn Is Here and We’re All Fucked
FBI Director Christopher Wray is signaling that he takes the possibility of future Russian meddling in U.S. elections seriously.
Source: FBI Director Wray Shows His Loyalty…to the Truth
Russian President Vladimir Putin has sought to exploit open and free U.S. cyberspace, which serves as a force multiplier for commerce and freedom of expression, with hacking and discoverable influence operations. Conducting all-source forensics following these Russian attacks on our democratic process, U.S. social media networking sites are in the incident response phase — “to the right of boom.”
Source: Exposing Russian Interference – The Value of Real-Time Forensics
Advances in technology will expand the media at risk for manipulation, leaving us to grapple with greater distortion of reality.
Source: The Future of Misinformation: A Lesson from ‘Access Hollywood’