Teb's Lab
A curious human who just wants to watch the world learn.

Essays


Essays

Technology does not exist simply for its own sake.

These essays are my attempt to wrestle with the impact of technology, for better and for worse.


 

How ‘democratized speech’ went off the rails and how to get back on track

 

 

Clearly, we are in dire need of better legal protections related to our data, but that’s easier said than done

 

 

Big tech deserves its lashings — but we still need technology solutions

 

 

Big Tech needs to get better at energy efficiency


One of the least responsible corporations in decades has no right to declare itself a bank


Cleaning data of ‘personally identifying information‘ is harder than you might think


Is the collective horror of the world’s tragedies diminishing the weight of each individual crisis?


And hackers are having a field day


Ethics training and oversight should be mandatory for software engineers


It’s time to wake up from the dream sold to us by advertising


It was a year of disruption, innovation, and increasing skepticism for the technology world


The field of cybersecurity is largely mysterious to those outside of it, even as it becomes more important than ever


Everyone is trying to break into technology, but I wish more people would break out


How Khashoggi’s murder can spark action and lead to big change


The beauty of mathematical inception


Deep Fakes pose a massive threat to society and democracy, don’t get caught off guard


In the stupid underground, cryptocurrency remains subversive — even as it’s co-opted by the usual suspects


A computer scientist’s musings about gene expression


Bust out the tinfoil—the data security crisis is worse than you ever imagined


The unsavory cast of characters benefiting from bitcoin


The Intersection of Genetics and Artificial Intelligence



Startups, capitalism, and the destructive force of a culturally bankrupt industry




Three archetypes of a software engineering professional


Transforming “minimum viable developer” to lifelong student