the one and twenty
Wait—June 8, 2012? It must be a cruel joke!
“Piles of obsolete encyclopedias return to that which does not need to say anything, that which simply IS.”
I’d say reality has already become a science fiction movie, and what we all still think of as the present is in reality the past.
More Days of Glass: Why “Future Vision” Concepts Like These Are Useless at Best (and Misleading at Worst)
Microsoft and RIM: more future visions for the digital-age Eloi. Is it so hard to sketch a world where innovative technologies work for real people?
You Wouldn’t Buy Booze from the Mob—You Shouldn’t Buy Music from RIAA members.
Not afraid of Freud, Morozov deploys the term ”intellectual” a record 23 times like a cohort of thugs.
“Human trials could begin within two to three years of tissue taken from specially bred pigs to help the millions of sufferers from diabetes, brain diseases and blindness.”
Singularity, here we come.
Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011 | Ralph Steinman, 1943 – 2011
More than just an embarrassing misstep, this disastrous move shows that finally Apple has lost its magic.
Economic growth is not the only story in town about growth, but the one most often told. Plus, depleting our resources is an effect, not the cause of our woes.
What would be more appropriate in the one-and-twenty than to microwave some war propaganda leftovers and feed our fears over social networks!
Waiter, can I have my future a bit rougher, and a little more gritty? I mean, like, the way it looks outside?
The notion that somebody is “gaming the system” is a paranoid but convenient fiction that keeps us from realizing how broken everything really is.
If we can’t fix our educational system soon, we will take the path of the ancient Mycenaeans, marveling at technological artifacts we can no longer create, or use.
Memes, temes, and the rise of the machine in purely virtual habitats.
How “Hubris Kills” and “The Speed-Up Speeds Up”: Syd Mead on Blade Runner, Transportation, and Biotechnology
Visual futurist Syd Mead reflecting upon the nature of creativity and how it drives the future.
Germany, are you fucking kidding me?
The first “The World After Advertising” Congress at the Düsseldorfer Rheinterrasse did exceptionally well on all fronts.
About Cyberpunk avatars, William Gibson, & Japanese Idoru who are more alive than ever.