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Transhumanism is Being Guided by Reason and the Word "Why"

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

Image of the future -- By Smart Gadget Technology The human race is on the threshold of so much revolutionary change. It's mostly due to the emerg...

Dear Hive Mind of Social Media Empathy Fads

Bino A. Realuyo | Posted 11.16.2016 | World
Bino A. Realuyo

If big media presented the public a fuller and more global scope of terrorist events in the past week, I wonder if we would see an equal expression of compassion for Beirut and Baghdad in social media. I wonder if Facebook would have included a Lebanese or Iraqi flag options.

Mark Allen: The Spectator as Spectacle

Blair Schulman | Posted 02.27.2014 | Arts
Blair Schulman

Inside a suburban Kansas City Wal-Mart on Black Friday 2013, (the so-called inaugural holiday shopping season immediately following Thanksgiving) artist Mark Allen zips himself inside one of his custom body bags and plays dead. Allen gets the reaction he expects.

Children of the Hive

Felice Picano | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Felice Picano

It struck me that young people were remaining in contact with each other without any need to convey or receive information other than the fact that they were in contact with each other. It reminded me of the way social insects behave.

Six Things Liberal Critics Don't Understand About the Occupy Wall Street Protests

Jay Michaelson | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Jay Michaelson

Unlike in Egypt or Libya, there's no one bad guy to direct one's rage against. There's not even a single act that is the problem. The system is the problem, and that's abstract.

Fareed Zakaria's "Greedy Consumers" and Hive Mind CEOs

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Fareed Zakaria reflects the biases and distorted perceptions of a punditocratic subculture that continues to paint average citizens as reckless children and business executives as Delphic sages.