Tag 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Will Robots Take Your Job?

By Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams Source: ROAR In recent months, a range of studies has warned of an imminent job apocalypse. The most famous of these—a study from Oxford—suggests that up to 47 percent of US jobs are at … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Technocalypse

“Technocalyps” (2006) is a documentary by Frank Theys examining the transhumanist movement and development of the sciences of interest to them including genetics, robotics, nanotechnology, and artificial intelligence. Features interviews with philosophers, writers and researchers including Raymond Kurzweil, Kirkpatrick Sale, … Continue reading

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For Purely Technical Reasons

By Dmitry Orlov Source: Club Orlov It is tempting for us to think that our technological choices—whether we choose to live in a city, a suburb or out in the country; whether we want to drive a pick-up truck, a … Continue reading

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