Category Archives: Social Media

Civilized Argument Online

Since the beginning of this year, I’ve been involved in a private Facebook group that has sought to bring ideological opponents together to discuss contentious issues. I was part of the moderating staff for a few months, and I gave … Continue reading

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Strange Toys: Beyond Holo Glasses

First, start here: http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/21/7865701/hololens-video-preview-microsoft-ar-headset We will see this consumer technology mature over the next decade. As with the other Strange Toys I’ve described, there will be a biomechanical convergence, creating a breakdown between the subjective and objective worlds of many … Continue reading

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Strange Toys: Overview; and Intro to the Collective

The future arrived a long time ago; futurism is actually a kind of archaeology. I’ve done some digging, and you won’t believe the toys we’ve got coming. If you’re behind on this, you can catch up here, and more generally, … Continue reading

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The Ancient Singularity; or, The Precambrian Conspiracy: Part 6

I had my digital audio recorder out this morning. Here’s the cleaned-up transcript of a voice chat I just had through my laptop. Me: Thanks for deleting my post. Abe: Sarcasm? Me: Yes.

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The Ancient Singularity; or, The Precambrian Conspiracy: Part 4

Yesterday I talked with an astrophysicist, and Rob, and…. I can share a name now for our mutual correspondent, Rob’s and mine. Abe. Honest Abe. Abraham? No, unfortunately. Abraxas. Serious juju there. Passed a night of weird dreams. This is … Continue reading

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The Ancient Singularity; or, The Precambrian Conspiracy: Part 3

Okay, I left out the key part of my conversation with Rob in my last post, because, as I hinted, I need to be careful. I don’t know what’s at stake. I mentioned the Singularity of Bullshit described in The … Continue reading

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The Ancient Singularity; or, The Precambrian Conspiracy: Part 1

Those who earnestly push conspiracy theories are occasionally both naïve and grandiose. Their claim to extraordinary insight is sometimes at odds with the intellectual talent they display. Without knowing better, one might suspect their pet conspiracy inflates their self-importance to … Continue reading

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