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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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The Spectacle in the Age of Social Media

Guy Debord’s The Society of the Spectacle – a text which has become synonymous with the French 1968 moment – is cast in new light by the advent of social media.

Far from being messianic, Debord’s analysis shows its limitations in its inability to estimate how far the trends it described could develop

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