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RE Request: Tech

1. AI, is it the new calculator or closer to a Siri? 2. Deepfakes, in ads, news, propaganda, everything, what's it gonna do long term? 3. An end to the age of free software; with interest rates rising and no more free money it's interesting to see the softwares that once everyone used because they were free and accessible to all are now locking key features behind pay walls.

Discord - Mini Social Media

I'm curious if either of you have ever used the application discord. I know it's predominant in gaming but I like to think of it as a mini social media network that many different communities can use, for things like crafts, education, debate. It kind of feels like a mix of X, Reddit and Facebook. With less and less people turning to social media I'm curious if more controlled local networks are going to replace big sprawling ones. Do you feel the internet is trending that way?

Does Demonetization = Censorship?

Hi Guys, I wanted to get your opinion on this thought. Does demonitization equal censorship? Let's say YouTube demonetized a channel but doesn't revoke their ability to upload. Is that censorship? They're not stopping them from posting or making content. The more people go towards you there's subscription or reading ads in the programming the less YouTube monetization matters. This obviously applies to big creators more than the small people but I also doubt small people are going to get demonetized as infamously. What is more valuable in the censorship argument YouTube enabling it their money or allowing it on their platform regardless?

Indian Culture

Hi guys, My friend started dating a first generation immigrant from India, and we were talking about how for both of us India was a culture black hole that outside a Bollywood movie we didn't know much of anything not pop culture. We both like outside US cultures like Korea, Japan, but never India for some reason. Can you relay some history \ culture notes. I am not even sure about US \ India relations. We were both surprised that holding hands was a big deal to her.

Humanity in Conflict

Hey guys! Happy Holidays! Given this time of annual reflection and holiday cheer, (at least domestically) with the backdrop of increasing global conflict and western involvement, I am wondering what your favorite moment of humanity in the face of conflict throughout history is. It doesn’t have to be holiday specific. I am reminded of the Christmas truce of 1914, which provided the inspiration for this question. Happy New Year… undoubtedly one without precedence.