Dutch government wants to give justice system access to medical records

The Dutch government is crafting a bill that would make patients’ medical information available to the justice department. A Dutch privacy watchdog points out that health care professionals have at some point taken bodily material from almost everyone (blood test, operations, a smear, neonatal heel prick, etc). In its current concept the proposed bill would … More Dutch government wants to give justice system access to medical records

Is lying to the dying a noble act now?

An Oregon man died peacefully in his home after his ex-wife lied to him and told him President Trump was impeached. Michael Garland Elliott, 75, passed away on April 6 surrounded by friends, caregivers, and neighbors who loved him (…) Teresa Elliott, 68, Michael’s ex-wife who is described as his “best friend” (…), told the Daily News that … More Is lying to the dying a noble act now?

Evgeny Morozov smashes the establishment narrative on “fake news”

Evgeny Morozov smashes the establishment narrative on what they consider “fake news”: Facebook, a company that censors a photo of the statue of Neptune in Bologna, because they think this is pornography. We want to have these people judge what counts as fake news? 'De mainstream media en de elites eromheen zijn de weg kwijt', aldus @evgenymorozov … More Evgeny Morozov smashes the establishment narrative on “fake news”

Happy Energy and The Human Age

One year ago today, Dutch astronaut Wubbo Ockels passed away. He left behind an uplifting and empowering message warning us of the direction humanity has taken, and offering possibilities for a better future. I am reposting his message because I share his concerns, but also his optimism that we can make the necessary changes happen.