Category Archives: Technology

Embedded beings: how we blended our minds with our devices

By Saskia K Nagel  & Peter B Reiner (aeon) Like life itself, technologies evolve. So it is that the telephone became the smartphone, that near-at-hand portal to the information superhighway. We have held these powerful devices in the palms of … Continue reading

Posted in conditioning, consciousness, culture, Dystopia, Psychology, Science, Social Control, Social Engineering, society, Sociology, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fuck Work

  Economists believe in full employment. Americans think that work builds character. But what if jobs aren’t working anymore? By James Livingston Source: aeon Work means everything to us Americans. For centuries – since, say, 1650 – we’ve believed that … Continue reading

Posted in conditioning, Corporate Crime, Corporate Welfare, culture, Dystopia, Economics, History, Labor, Social Control, Social Engineering, society, Sociology, Technology, Work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

On the Process of Awakening

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds We cannot help but feel a hunger for authenticity, honesty, spiritual solace and human connection, but these are precisely what is scarce in our social and economic structure. There is a tremendous … Continue reading

Posted in Authoritarianism, consciousness, Conspiracy, Corruption, culture, Dystopia, Economics, Empire, Financial Crisis, Health, Labor, Philosophy, Podcasts, propaganda, Psychology, Recession, Revolution, Social Control, Social Engineering, society, Sociology, Spirituality, Technology, Video, Work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Saturday Matinee: HyperNormalisation

From the BBC’s Adam Curtis blog: We live in a time of great uncertainty and confusion. Events keep happening that seem inexplicable and out of control. Donald Trump, Brexit, the War in Syria, the endless migrant crisis, random bomb attacks. … Continue reading

Posted in Art, consciousness, corporate news, culture, Dystopia, Film, History, Philosophy, propaganda, Saturday Matinee, Social Control, Social Engineering, society, Sociology, Technology, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Media, Mind-Control, & Meditation: Plato’s E-Cave Panopticon and Beyond

By Mankh (Walter E. Harris III) Source: Axis of Logic “Relax,” said the night man,
”We are programmed to receive.
You can check-out any time you like, 
But you can never leave!”  – The Eagles, from “Hotel California” In Plato’s Allegory of … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Authoritarianism, conditioning, consciousness, Consumerism, Corporate Crime, corporate news, culture, Dirty Politics, Dystopia, Economics, Election Fraud, Empire, Environment, Film, GMOs, Hackers, hacktivism, History, media, news, Philosophy, propaganda, Science, Social Control, Social Engineering, society, Sociology, Spirituality, State Crime, surveillance state, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Review: The Utopia of Rules, by David Graeber

By Jonathan Woolley Source: Gods & Radicals Reading a book about bureaucracy may not sound like an exciting way to spend a weekend off with my family. And yet, having just started David Graeber’s latest – A Utopia of Rules … Continue reading

Posted in anarchism, conditioning, culture, Economics, History, Labor, media, Neoliberalism, Social Control, Social Engineering, society, Sociology, Technology, Work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Soylent Burgers and Cockroach Milk

Source: The Hipcrime Vocab “The profitability of production cannot expand indefinitely. Any increase in the quantity of soil, water, minerals, or plants put into a particular production process per unit of time constitutes intensification. It has been the burden of … Continue reading

Posted in Corporate Crime, culture, Dystopia, Economics, Health, Science, Social Control, Social Engineering, society, Sociology, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

We Still Want Everything: The Politicisation of Anti-work

By Hans Rollman Source: PopMatters If there is such a thing as a ‘revolutionary novel,’ Nanni Balestrini’s We Want Everything is as good an example as any. The novel, first published in Italy in 1971, recounts in dramatic narrative form … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Art, Authoritarianism, civil disobedience, conditioning, Consumerism, Corporate Crime, culture, divide and conquer, Economics, History, Labor, Philosophy, Revolution, Social Control, Social Engineering, society, Sociology, Technology, Work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment