The Hypersane Among Us

by Neel Burton edited by O Society August 8, 2019 'Hypersanity’ is not a common or accepted term. But neither did I make it up. I first came across the concept while training in psychiatry, in The Politics of Experience and the Bird of Paradise (1967) by R D Laing. In this book, the Scottish psychiatrist … Continue reading The Hypersane Among Us

Seth Rich, Seymour Hersh, and Russian Roulette

by Ann Garrison edited by O Society August 3, 2019 Seymour Hersh is right about some of the biggest stories of our times, and he thinks the DNC email theft was an inside job. “WikiLeaks might have contributed to Clinton’s loss, but we really can’t say much more than that.” Russiagate fanatic Michael Isikoff, co-author of “Russian … Continue reading Seth Rich, Seymour Hersh, and Russian Roulette

The problem of mindfulness

Mindfulness promotes itself as value-neutral but it is loaded with (troubling) assumptions about the self and the cosmos by Sahanika Ratnayake edited by O Society August 2, 2019 Three years ago, when I was studying for a Masters in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, mindfulness was very much in the air. The Department of Psychiatry had … Continue reading The problem of mindfulness

How Technology Hijacks Your Mind — from a Magician and Google Design Ethicist

Now this magic fellow tells us how the social media people make regular people more stoopider on purpose. by Tristan Harris edited by O Society August 1, 2019 “It is far easier to fool people than to convince them they’ve been fooled.” ~  Unknown. I’m an expert on how technology hijacks our psychological vulnerabilities. That’s why I … Continue reading How Technology Hijacks Your Mind — from a Magician and Google Design Ethicist

1500 Posts Later: My Experience Getting FaceBooked

Congratulations! You've made 1,500 posts on WordPress! Happy Anniversary with WordPress! You registered on WordPress.com 6 years ago. Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good work! ^ Message received ^ this week by O Society July 31, 2019 Got the above saying 1500 posts in a year, which is what, about 5 posts … Continue reading 1500 Posts Later: My Experience Getting FaceBooked