The Big Club

https://youtu.be/acLW1vFO-2Q The American Dream by George Carlin edited by O Society August 31, 2019 "There’s a reason education sucks, and it’s the same reason it will never, ever, EVER be fixed… Because the owners, the owners of this country don't want that. I'm talking about the real owners now, the BIG owners! The big wealthy … Continue reading The Big Club

In the Era of Neurocapitalism, our Brains Need New Rights

Brain-reading tech is coming. The law is not ready to protect us from neurocapitalism. by Sigal Samuel edited by O Society August 31, 2019   “Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters inside your skull.” That’s from George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, published in 1949. The comment is meant to highlight what a … Continue reading In the Era of Neurocapitalism, our Brains Need New Rights

Postmodernism as the Ideological Embellishment of “Progressive Neoliberalism”

Postmodernism is the ideological embellishment of the brutal neoliberal attack on Western societies' welfare launched in the late 1970s required in order to attain a "human," "liberal," and "progressive" face. Kamran Baradaran interviews Robert Pfaller edited by O Society August 30, 2019 ILNA: What is the role of “pleasure principle” in a world after the Berlin … Continue reading Postmodernism as the Ideological Embellishment of “Progressive Neoliberalism”

The Philosophy of O Society

by O Society August 30, 2019 If you've spent any time at all in a comments section anywhere on the interwebs, then no doubt you already realize the human tendency to label one another as "this" or "that," and then give a canned talking-points laden response based on these labels assigned to us. Especially where … Continue reading The Philosophy of O Society

The Rise of the Automagicians

by John Steppling edited by O Society August 29, 2019 “In the case of both Big Tech and governmental surveillance agencies, undergirding a commitment to the inevitable and imminent time after-Earth is the appeal of science fiction aesthetics, concepts and projects, all aimed toward the new goal of having new places and opportunities to conquer, colonize … Continue reading The Rise of the Automagicians

In Praise of Famous People

by David Johnson edited by O Society August 29, 2019 After the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris nearly burned down in April, the French luxury-goods magnate François-Henri Pinault was celebrated for committing €100 million to reconstruct what he called ‘this jewel of our heritage’ and ushering in a flood of donations from other benefactors and companies. Though an … Continue reading In Praise of Famous People

Greenland and Manifest Destiny

by Timothy Kruse edited by O Society August 28, 2019 On August 18th, when President Trump first confirmed rumors that he was interested in buying Greenland, the American punditry chattered about it in every news outlet as an absurd joke. Trump himself seemed to play along by retweeting a meme showing a shiny gold Trump Casino … Continue reading Greenland and Manifest Destiny