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The Gentrification of Survivalism

Survivalism has become a trending place for the super-rich to invest.

As the new, preppy preppers throw on a new coat of paint on the historically disheveled ideological space that is survivalism, they are also turning some of its most distinctive landmarks on their head. While keeping the canned goods chic of yore.

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South Park: A Freudian Fable

Behind the incredible success and longevity of Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s show looms the father of psychoanalysis and his framework for explaining the mind.

If South Park is an analysis of the American cultural psyche, its cast are the different protagonists of Freud’s composite view of the human mind.

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What footprint will we leave on Mars?

As we stand on the threshold of becoming an interplanetary species, the debate has centered on the technical feasibility of putting men on Mars to the expense of what kind of presence we wish to be in the cosmos. Is mankind about to become the predatory extraterrestrial race often depicted in horror films? What safeguards are we placing to save the universe from ourselves?
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Transhumanism 2.0: the Future Will Never be the Same

Silicon Valley has given a new lease of life to Transhumanism. In doing so, it has also fundamentally altered what is understood by “Transhumanism” and made it less about man, and more about tech. What exactly differs between today’s transhumanism and that of the 50s, and what implications does this have for the future of our vision of the future?
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Silicon Valley Pipe Dreams: Utopianism in the Technological Era

The Silicon Valley boom has digitalized, streamed, and imported to the cloud almost every aspect of our lives. Only politics remains untouched, for now…
With a curious blend of 1960’s counter-culture, entrepreneurial clichés and Social Darwinism, the Silicon Valley is articulating its version of ideal government. And, as with everything the Valley touches, it promises to be nothing short of a utopia…
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