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The Age of the Informavore

Posted November 15, 2009 | 17:34:09 (EST)

Cross-posted with Edge.org.

[ED. NOTE: The conversation was in English, Schirrmacher's second language. Rather than edit the piece for grammar, and risk losing the spontaneity of the conversation, I present it here -- for the most part -- verbatim. -- John Brockman]

The question I am asking myself...

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What Will Be Tomorrow?

Posted October 15, 2008 | 17:42:05 (EST)

Our confidence in the world is shattered. How could what is happening be allowed to happen?

Who will we have become once this is over? Why do societies and institutions -- to pose the question once raised by Leopold von Ranke -- have ruin right before their eyes and yet...

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Assume the Fetal Position

Posted October 9, 2008 | 21:55:33 (EST)

Maybe the worst is not what George W. Bush took from us Europeans, but what he gave us. All the farewells from him, Washington and America are nothing more than the loss of our illusions, helplessly postponed. And the loss itself is an illusion - because we will not be...

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