The Singularity and the Future-Human under Capitalism

By Wes Strong The Technological Singularity, referred to as “the singularity” by transhumanists, signifies a point in time where self-aware self-improving artificial intelligence that could surpass the intelligence of the human brain manifests. The Coming Singularity The prior may seem more threatening to most, however artificial intelligence may pose a … Continue reading

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Transhumanism and the Radical Left

By Summer Speaker What is transhumanism? This techno-futurist movement stresses the possibility and desirability of innovations such as lifespan extension and cognitive enhancement. Transhumanists seek to transcend unpleasant aspects of the human condition and cultivate our positive qualities through technological intervention. While the movement tends to support established military and … Continue reading

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Depression and Suicide Amongst Radicals and Anarchists

By Nihilo Zero “Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” — William Gibson. The Problem of Suicide: You Are Not Alone As the survivor of an arduous suicide attempt I’ve subsequently come to contemplate this … Continue reading

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Transhumanism and Anarchism

A short and simple overview of how anarchism relates to transhumanism by Kris notaro Libertarian socialism The first anarchist journal to use the term “libertarian” was La Libertaire, Journal du Mouvement Social and it was published in New York City between 1858 and 1861 by French anarcho-communist Joseph Déjacque.“The next … Continue reading

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Top U.S. Terrorist Group: the FBI

By davidswanson – Posted on 23 February 2013 A careful study of the FBI’s own data on terrorism in the United States, reported in Trevor Aaronson’s book The Terror Factory, finds one organization leading all others in creating terrorist plots in the United States: the FBI. Imagine an incompetent bureaucrat.  … Continue reading

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The New Fourth Estate: Anonymous, Wikileaks, and –archy

As government and industry collude, the interests of the powerful trample the rights of the multitude. Technology has granted invasive new eyes and ears to government agencies, spurning the right to privacy. Felicitously, the individual has also been empowered with two new tools to check the corporate state: hacktivism and … Continue reading

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Pseudo-Protests and Serious Climate Crisis

By davidswanson – Posted on 17 February 2013 “You elected this president. You reelected this president. . . . Stop being chumps!” –Van Jones Going in, I was of mixed views regarding Sunday’s rally in Washington, D.C., to save the earth’s climate from the tar sands pipeline.  I still am. … Continue reading

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