Technological Unemployment and the Search for Meaning: Should we retreat from reality?

By John Danaher http://philosophicaldisquisitions.blogspot.com/2016/11/technological-unemployment-and-search.html One of the slides from my talk showing various books on the topic of technological unemployment [Note: what follows is, roughly, the text of a keynote talk that I delivered at the W-Jax conference in Munich on the 8th November 2016 — an evening that will now … Continue reading

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5 Things to Do About ISIS, or Can an American Without a Gun “Do Something”?

By davidswanson – Posted on 18 November 2015 Toward the end of altering our idea of what counts as “doing something,” I offer this composite representation of numerous media interviews I’ve done. Interviewer: So you’d stop the planes and the drones and the bombs and the special forces. You’ve said … Continue reading

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The Warning of Animal Farm: Inequality Matters

By By David S. D’Amato c4ss Recently, in a comment on my short piece, “The Libertarian Road to Egalitarianism,” philosopher and prominent libertarian Tibor R. Machan cited George Orwell’s Animal Farm as an example of what happens when we attempt to do something about inequality. To Machan, inequality is a … Continue reading

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Gaza Is a Transhumanist Issue!

By Summerspeaker Transhumanists as a rule may prefer to contemplate implants and genetic engineering, but few if any violations of morphological freedom exceed being torn to pieces by shrapnel or dashed against concrete by an overpressure wave. In this piece I argue that the settler-colonial violence in occupied Palestine relates … Continue reading

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Primitivism, Progress, the Transhuman & the Technological Avalanche

Adam Ford talks with John Zerzan about Primitivism, Progress, the Transhuman & the Technological Avalanche. Why can’t we solve the problem of the progress trap with the use of technology? It is through technology (i.e. computation) we really understand how fragile the environment is, approach understanding butterfly effects Describe the … Continue reading

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