I respond to this article by Zoltan Itsvan with a blanket rejection. Frankly, I am offended by Zoltan’s consistent lying. Transhumanism—the social movement of merging people with machines & synthetic parts—is turning dangerously hard left. ‘Dangerously’? We have inhabited a century of hard post WW2 repression originating from the US against anything reeking of socialism, […]
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 Most citizens in our western nations have become complacent and morally lazy. Our governments sustain paramilitary forces that torture, and since we allegedly elect our governments this happens in our name. We see the end of freedom, democracy and accountability before our very eyes, and the common […]
Spies Lies And Life On The Run from Annie Machon on Vimeo.
The idea is simple. I wear one or several HD/HDR camera’s on me. I wear either a recording device on me that registers all. When I can afford I wear a means to directly uplink what my camera registers, real-time and united by satelite connectivity. And then I switch the camera on, take enough echargable […]
Michael Hudson is a highly-regarded economist. He is a Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, who has advised the U.S., Canadian, Mexican and Latvian governments as well as the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. He is a former Wall Street economist at Chase Manhattan Bank who also helped establish […]
2 february I am getting my popcorn. I will watch either the US end as a society (and that will be delightful to watch) or I will watch the far right, teaparties and republicans crawl back into their sewers (which will be also a delight). Win every step of the way.
The following is a simple challenge to anyone who assumes there will be radical progress in the near future, and who believes this (probably) will be good. In other words there are some in the technoprogressive community that still, to this very day, suggest that once we have MNT, widespread robotics, nanotechnology, widespread genetic technologies […]
We are facing an increasing segment of the population emphasizing ignorance, superstition, paranoid fantasies, superficiality, irrationality and whatnot. We won’t make it as a species. I mean seriously I am neck deep in the land of 3d6 facepalm.
Many of our readers are preparing for what can only be described as the unknown – a whole host of things can go wrong. We know that the economic outlook in America and the world is bleak. The only answer from politicians and economic masterminds who sit behind the curtain is to borrow and spend […]
So you want me “politically correct” ? I can do that to. Once upon a time you paid for oil so fine You sold the arabs some subprime, didn’t you? People’d call, say, “Beware dollar, you’re bound to fall” You thought they were all kiddin’ you You used to laugh about Everybody that was hangin’ […]
Right now, we are witnessing a truly historic collapse of the economy, and yet most Americans do not understand what is going on. One of the biggest reasons why the American people do not understand what is happening to the economy is because our politicians and the mainstream media are not telling the truth. There […]
I call on the EU to collect these taxes: 1 – the difference between wage costs in product that is imported versus wage costs of an equivalent product manufactured locally is unfair competition. I say tax it – and then send half that money back to the workers of China. So if a bike imported […]
No coincidence – I am holding a “white rabbit” brainstorm with a very strong slant suggesting a fundamental crisis of western Democracy – this thursday the club of Amsterdam is holding a meeting where the theme is more or less “Democracy is Dead”. The problem is that this can be argued in both (incompatible) directions, […]
As the U.S. economy collapses, the thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted is going to begin to disappear. In fact, there are already an increasing number of signs that the collapse of society is accelerating. In cities such as Chicago, roving packs of young people are “mob robbing” local businesses, randomly […]
These are facts. Digital Sky Technologies It a russian company. It is a heavyly exposed investor in the social network Facebook, the social game Zynga and owner of the communicator ICQ. It also invests heavily in the somewhat less palatable Groupon. DST is also heavily involved with Goldman Sachs. And these people came up with […]
Oh … and something different. Let me get this straight. The Netherlands is in the grips of a ‘simpleton rumbling majority government’, the PM is argueing for a type of austerity and established service cost cutting that will without any doubt will costs hundreds if not thousands of people their lives – and the analysis […]
Without getting to alarmist – I foresee catastrophic economic turmoil. Monetary economies are suffering major problems. Without getting bogged down in details – I think this has been caused by several conflicting mechanisms: (i) there is ambiguous global economic growth. This is no longer true as peak-oil and the (alleged) effects of resource depletion, global […]
Flannery O’Connor once described the contradictory desires that afflict all of us with characteristic simplicity. “Free will does not mean one will,” she wrote, “but many wills conflicting in one man.” The existence of appealing alternatives, after all, is what makes free will free: What would choice be without inner debate? We’re torn between staying […]
There is a pervasive message in popular entertainment that there are saviours outside humanity, above the masses of humanity. These movies depict battles of Good versus Evil forces, and they depict we will all be saved, despite the attempts of Evil to destroy humanity. The most insidious aspect of this popular entertainment is that humans, […]
This will be a big one. I will be writing a BIG article with slideshows. Usual presentation in SL, hopefully a bit bigger than the usual event. I may invite other speakers. 1. Force amplifiers 2. The great galactic casino… 3. Initial parameters on planetary morphology, biology, evolution, neurology, morality, politics, scientific theory and technology. […]