Labour Day weekend is bittersweet we know. On the one hand, we get to sleep in on Monday. On the other hand, even thought you likely work in the same office you did this time last week, the “back to school” angst hasn’t really gone away since we were five years-old. “Where will I sit!? Will I have any friends!?”
Well, maybe today is your day to make a new friend at work. Here are three articles to talk to them about!
tl;dr – We trust that you are all decent humans who respect the privacy of your fellow humans, or that you are at least afraid of bad karma and glad no one is hacking your phones. But we wanted to flag it just in case. These pictures were not meant for your eyes, and you do not have consent to look at them. So don’t! Okay, great.
Ask your coworkers — Do you ever worry about getting hacked?
tl;dr – Did you know that wildlife crime is a $17 billion a year industry? We didn’t, either. But the folks behind WildLeaks did, and set up a platform for anonymous tips. As this article outlines: “When tips come in, they are put through a lengthy verification process and then turned over to law enforcement or other organizations for follow-up.”
Ask your coworkers — What is your favourite wild animal?
tl;dr – So, uh, at some point robots might get so evolved that they decide the best things they can do for us, inferior beings that we will doubtless be, is to put us out of our misery. According to futurist Nell Watson, “Having a kind intelligence is not quite enough, because any sufficiently benevolent action is indistinguishable from malevolence.”
Ask your coworkers — Are you worried about being killed by robots?
There you go, everyone! Have some great conversations, and don’t look at nudes unless the person in them sent them to do. In which case, still don’t look at them at work.