The people who believe themselves to be white

(crossposted on Medium)

Ta-Nehisi Coates, in Between the World and Me, repeatedly refers to “the people who believe themselves to be white,” sometimes varying it with “the people who need to be white” or (quoting Baldwin) those who “think they are white,” as in the epigram that starts part III of his book:

“And have brought humanity to the edge of oblivion: because they think they are white.”

This curious phrasing opens up the possibility of hope in what for me, as the father of two black children, is otherwise a terrifying and disturbing book.… Read the rest

The people who believe themselves to be white

The VR office of the future.

“Oculus Rift headsets are expensive, bulky, and block out the real world completely. But like the early Logitech webcams, they’re just the starting point. Eventually, VR tech will become smaller, lighter, and—especially in the case of mixed-reality—far less intrusive. When that happens, VR is going to reshape business collaboration and communication even more profoundly than videoconferencing did 10 years ago, or email 20 years ago.”

This Is What Your Future Virtual-Reality Office Will Be Like, by Stephane Kasriel, CEO of Upwork (a Tweney Media client)

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The VR office of the future.