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Neoliberal Defenestration and the Overton Window

By Stephen Martin Source: CounterPunch ‘It is difficult to get Artificial Intelligence to understand something, when the Research and Development funding it depends upon its not understanding it’– Paraphrase of Upton Sinclair. defenestration  (diːˌfɛnɪˈstreɪʃən) n the act of throwing a person or thing  out … Continue reading

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Philip K. Dick and the Fake Humans

(Editor’s note: on this 36th anniversary of the passing of Philip K. Dick, it seems an appropriate time to note the relevance of his work to our current dystopia as Henry Farrell does in the following essay. Unfortunately the author … Continue reading

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Something is wrong on the internet

By James Bridle Source: Medium As someone who grew up on the internet, I credit it as one of the most important influences on who I am today. I had a computer with internet access in my bedroom from the … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Panic: Social Engineering, Domination and Control

By S.C. Hickman Source: Techno Occulture In the 21st century, the social engineering of dread and longing have evolved into a bio-political arena of terror and a psycho-political culture of internalized domination. The globally deployed technology of the spectacle transforms … Continue reading

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Luddism and Economic Ideology

Source: the HipCrime Vocab Smithsonian Magazine has a very good feature on the Luddites, well worth a read. There are many elements you just don’t read in many economic histories; for example, the 40-hour work week was not brought down … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Obsolete

Source: Truthstream Media The Future Doesn’t Need Us… Or So We’ve Been Told. With the rise of technology and the real-time pressures of an online, global economy, humans will have to be very clever – and very careful – not … Continue reading

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The United States of Work

Employers exercise vast control over our lives, even when we’re not on the job. How did our bosses gain power that the government itself doesn’t hold? By Miya Tokumitsu Source: New Republic Work no longer works. “You need to acquire … Continue reading

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Bureaucratic Insanity is Yours to Enjoy

Reposted below is Dmitry Orlov’s review of the new publication from Club Orlov Press: “Bureaucratic Insanity: The American Bureaucrat’s Descent into Madness” by Sean J. Kerrigan. By Dmitry Orlov Source: ClubOrlov In contemporary United States a child can be charged … Continue reading

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