Paolo Giusti

Vignola, Italy

About Paolo

Languages

English, Italian, Spanish

Areas of Expertise

Information Systems

I'm passionate about

Everything that wakes up my curiosity. Technology and science above all.

Comments & conversations

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Paolo Giusti
Posted about 6 years ago
Dan Ariely: Are we in control of our own decisions?
Rationality in the most general meaning is the use of common sense, unless my english knowledge is too poor, and with this meaning it's ok that my common sense could and actually is different from another's one. But I think Dan is using "rationality" with a more subtle meaning. Think about the meaning of logic, synonym of rationality, in math.There is no doubt that has nothing to do with personal conviction. I agree that neither "rationality" nor "logic" fit perfectly with visual illusions. But the fact is that the colours are actually identical, the background is giving us the illusion that one is lighter. So what influences us are not only the foregrounds (the colours), but backgrounds as well and even more sometimes. As he said visual illusion are to be taken as metaphores. And for the rest of the talk what he says is that we are fooled by backgrounds.
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Paolo Giusti
Posted about 6 years ago
Barry Schwartz: Our loss of wisdom
Unless you're talking about math, or how the cells behave, you're talking about something that is either social or have an economic impact, or environment related, so, by definition, something that is related to how politic faces this particular problem. He said that the world needs moral examplars, and I completly agree with him. When the politic tries to reduce the gap between what's wrong and what it should be, then it can become an example, and moreover, capable of paving the way to others "good-willers".
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Paolo Giusti
Posted about 6 years ago
Barry Schwartz: Our loss of wisdom
I would call this "the talk of the year". It comes from ancient times. Wisdom, respect, hope. And "people want to be allowed to be virtuous." So simple, so obvious that we forgot about it all. We DO need moral heroes.
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Paolo Giusti
Posted about 6 years ago
Dan Ariely: Are we in control of our own decisions?
This Dan's talk is so related to Barry's one, in my opinion of course, that "Paradox of Choice" will probably be my next translation, after finishing this one. Maybe it's not related in the sense that they're talking about the same, but they ARE somehow related to each other. They both describe what happens in the mind when it has to decide and has multiple choices.