Tag Archives: Pop Culture

How to Avert a Digital Dystopia

By Jumana Abu-Ghazaleh Source: OneZero “What I find [ominous] is how seldom, today, we see the phrase ‘the 22nd century.’ Almost never. Compare this with the frequency with which the 21st century was evoked in popular culture during, say, the … Continue reading

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The Philosophy of Westworld

By Jeremy D. Johnson Source: Omni Michael Crichton wrote and directed Westworld for the big screen in 1973. That same decade, in 1976, an adjunct professor named Julian Jaynes made the bestseller list with a surprising title: The Origins of … Continue reading

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Modern Fictions – How the Sacred Manifests in Chaos, Superheroes and Outer Spaces

By Kingsley L. Davis Source: Reality Sandwich The virtual topographies of our millennial world are rife with angels and aliens, with digital avatars and mystic Gaian minds, with utopian longings and gnostic science fictions, and with dark forebodings of apocalypse … Continue reading

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Weaponized Hyperreality: Social Engineering Through Corporate State Propaganda and Religion

By Luther Blissett and J. F. Sebastian of Arkesoul Perhaps no philosophical concept more aptly describes the current cultural milieu than hyperreality, characterized by wikipedia as “an inability of consciousness to distinguish reality from a simulation of reality, especially in … Continue reading

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