After the Viral Economy

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_2o3A5JJ3O/ by Jean Baudrillard edited by O Society May 28, 2020 In 1988, Jean Baudrillard announced “the triumph of a viral econo­my.” Already, he saw the manic circulation of financial assets, information, and—indeed—viruses, both biological and technological, would define the new era. If everything must circulate freely, he observed, “well, so then must germs, viruses, drugs, capital, … Continue reading After the Viral Economy

Planet of the Humans: the Limits to Growth

https://youtu.be/Zk11vI-7czE edited by O Society April 30, 2020 We lost the battle to stop climate change on planet Earth because we chose to follow leaders who take us down the wrong roads. Like everything else in American politics, the "green" movement is sold out to the wealthy interests of corporations. In the midst of our … Continue reading Planet of the Humans: the Limits to Growth

Humanity on the edge of chaos: collapse & creative breakthrough

by Daniel Wahl edited by O Society April 17, 2020 We have pushed our species (and many others) to the brink of extinction by misguided actions informed by a limited point of view. This epistemological blind-spot created by an exclusively quantities-focussed science informed a technologically driven civilisation measuring success through inadequate economic indicators like Gross Domestic … Continue reading Humanity on the edge of chaos: collapse & creative breakthrough

Bigger Brother

by Tim Wu edited by O Society March 20, 2020 In the 1970s, when Shoshana Zuboff was a graduate student in Harvard’s psychology department, she met the behavioral psychologist B.F. Skinner. Skinner, who had perhaps the largest forehead you’ll ever see on an adult, is best remembered for putting pigeons in boxes (so-called Skinner boxes) and inducing … Continue reading Bigger Brother

Need to Rig an Election? There’s an App for That!

https://youtu.be/VX4_RyfedBU Silicon Valley billionaire Reid Hoffman funded the creation of ACRONYM, the group who sabotaged the Iowa caucus results, after bankrolling voter manipulation campaigns, including the notorious online “false flag operation” in Alabama’s 2017 senate race. by Max Blumenthal edited by O Society Feb 6, 2020 At the time of publication, February 6, the winner of … Continue reading Need to Rig an Election? There’s an App for That!

Edward Snowden: On XKEYSCORE and LOVEINT

by Edward Snowden edited by O Society Feb 7, 2020 There’s always a danger in letting even the most qualified person rise too far, too fast, before they’ve had enough time to get cynical and abandon their idealism. I occupied one of the most unexpectedly omniscient positions in the Intelligence Community—toward the bottom rung of … Continue reading Edward Snowden: On XKEYSCORE and LOVEINT

War Profiteering is a Thing

by Sarah Anderson edited by O Society Jan 19, 2020 The prospect of war with Iran is terrifying. Experts predict as many as a million people could die if the current tensions lead to a full-blown war. Millions more would become refugees across the Middle East, while working families across the U.S. would bear the brunt of … Continue reading War Profiteering is a Thing