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The Search for Our Beginning Could Lead to Our End: First Prometheus Teaser Poster

Wait—June 8, 2012? It must be a cruel joke!

Carved Landscapes I

Book-Cut Storytelling: Carved Landscapes

“Piles of obsolete encyclopedias return to that which does not need to say anything, that which simply IS.”

Warsaw Riots

Quick, Catch a Glimpse of the New World Order!

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.

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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?

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Strangle, Obstruct, Sue: The State of Music Today

You Wouldn’t Buy Booze from the Mob—You Shouldn’t Buy Music from RIAA members.

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Jeff Jarvis vs. Evgeny Morozov: Public Parts vs. Publicisaurus Rex

Not afraid of Freud, Morozov deploys the term ”intellectual” a record 23 times like a cohort of thugs.

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Xenotransplantation: Check.

“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.”

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What Is a Computer?

Singularity, here we come.

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R.I.P. Steve Jobs, R.I.P Ralph Steinman: Two Great Men and Victims of Pancreatic Cancer

Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011 | Ralph Steinman, 1943 – 2011

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Inside the iPhone 5: How Apple Lost Its Magic

More than just an embarrassing misstep, this disastrous move shows that finally Apple has lost its magic.

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The Stories We Tell Ourselves About Growth

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.

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The Latest in “Loose Lips Sink Ships”—Now With More Twitter, Facebook, and Foursquare!

What would be more appropriate in the one-and-twenty than to microwave some war propaganda leftovers and feed our fears over social networks!

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A Day Made of Glass: Say Hello to the Eloi!

Waiter, can I have my future a bit rougher, and a little more gritty? I mean, like, the way it looks outside?

And so do you.

The Economic Narrative and the Fiction of Fairness

The notion that somebody is “gaming the system” is a paranoid but convenient fiction that keeps us from realizing how broken everything really is.

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Ghostwriters Evolved

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.

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Machine World: Subaru

Memes, temes, and the rise of the machine in purely virtual habitats.

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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.

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It Was a Bright Cold Day in December, and the Clocks Were Striking Thirteen. #JMStV

Germany, are you fucking kidding me?

The World After Advertising

#TWAA10 Congress: The World After Advertising

The first “The World After Advertising” Congress at the Düsseldorfer Rheinterrasse did exceptionally well on all fronts.

Yamashta Kaori

Idoru, More Alive Than Ever

About Cyberpunk avatars, William Gibson, & Japanese Idoru who are more alive than ever.