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Why it is important to take the virus seriously – or why this isn’t just like the flu

People could be forgiven for initially believing that COVID19 is just like the flu, as many have personal experience with the flu and gotten used to the risk posed by the flu. This tendency towards complacency was reinforced by bad … Continue reading

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“The dress”, 5 years on

Today, 5 years ago, “the dress” broke online, and we have come a long way since then. If nothing else, this is a scary reminder of how fast time passes while one is busy doing other things. There were lots … Continue reading

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Explaining why some people see “the sneaker” as pink, even though its pixels are grey

This has nothing to do with being left or right brained. People love brain based explanations, and this phenomenon has one, but a different one – see below. “This thing, yet again” seems to unsettle some people, but it is … Continue reading

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Social media and the challenge of managing disagreement positively

Technological change often entails social change. Historically, many of these changes were unintended and could not be foreseen at the time of making the technological advances. For instance, the printing press was invented by Johannes Gutenberg in the 1400s. One … Continue reading

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