Posts Categorized: politics

All these are on Netflix watch instantly right now, w/ Melancholia coming soon.  I am linking to their Netflix Page.  Pass this around. Every single one of these movies deserves recognition. The point Continue Reading…

Drones playing 007 – Ted 2023 – Weyland telling us we’re gods. You know what? Whether #darkmatter produces a big crunch, or we planet hop to a frozen entropic infinity – until then? We *are* Continue Reading…

This is a fascinating read….. http://www.technollama.co.uk/anonymous-and-the-decline-of-individualism “Just because you have 40 colors of the same shoe to pick from doesn’t make you an individual.” Continue Reading…

  Michel Houellebecq discusses Tocqueville first – pointing out that Tocqueville predated Nietzsche’s concept of ‘the last man’ which criticized mankind’s decision to purchase safety Continue Reading…

I rambled this off after reading this Economist Obit.  Just a few sentences hit my brainpan……   Brazen and unapologetic, brilliant and engaging… with a soft spot for the warmth of friends. Continue Reading…

People are concerned. It used to be a world of just *DO* science without our full awareness of the consequences. It was just a general thirst for knowledge coupled with a panic of discovery driven by a primal human capitalism. I believe this led to be the blood on his hands, of which Oppenheimer spoke about. *Now*, there is an awareness that scientific discovery has very real consequences now and in the immediate future, while we prepare to innovate ourselves towards perpetuity. Like Nellie said in Contact… if we can get through our technological immaturity, and learn without killing ourselves in the meantime, the human race has the capacity to be infinite. What we look like at the end of it, however, is just what these tiny conversations are currently about. The current ethical issues will be forgotten in time, and our future selves won’t understand how much we cared what we become… but the nature of evolution is as murky as how human the human race will be when we get to the finish line. I am hoping distant relatives intone a slight humanity at the end of time, while being evolved enough to withstand the infinite crispness of entropy, moving through a frozen time where energy has ebbed to a blackened figment. No one beats the outcome of this universe, but I still have hope a vestige of the human race will be party to it.