The Era of Surveillance Twilight

Submitted by Bryce Laliberte We are living through the last gasps of an era of anonymity and freedom, one in which the encumbrances of surveillance are surrounding us on all sides. Although it is already well-known the ways in which private companies gather myriads of data on everyone they can, from credit card scores to…

Serial Experiments Cybernetics Layer 02: Beer

“I prefer to call it the science of effective organization.” – Stafford Beer I would like to note about many of the early cyberneticians that these were men who still had functioning minds, hearts, and endocrine systems. Stafford Beer is a good example. He began attending University College London at the age of 16, before…

The Puzzle Pieces to Soft Prostitution

A recent report on the rise of soft prostitution for college aged women created a little stir. The mainstream is getting a glimpse of something our crowd saw several years ago and documented as a sign of decline. Even the label soft prostitution is meant to soothe the mainstream mind. One cannot be a little…

Technological Submission: Nature Conquers Modern Man

It’s almost a ubiquitous assumption today that man, especially since the dawn of the Age of Science, is in the steady process of conquering nature. As our technological proficiency expands, nature submits to our whims. Rather than being exposed to nature’s harsh elements, we built shelters; rather than succumbing to rampant disease and early death,…

Emergent Transhumanism

Most people are very conscious of the rapid pace of technological advancement in society, but most view it with optimism.  Others express skepticism, in fear of losing work to various advancements such as artificial intelligence.  Few however, are aware of the reality of the transhumanist movement; others view it as far fetched science fiction.   Several…

Amazon’s Digital Book Burning

“One of the things that surprises people – sometimes upsets publishers and authors – is that we let people enter negative reviews, and they say, why do you do this? You – your – you only make money if you sell the books. Why don’t you weed out the negative reviews? And the reason is:…

Market Sovereignty: Anti-Trust in the era of Big Tech

By Alexander Saint-Cyr A man used to know his place in the world. He used to know his station and his class. So to, did he know where his loyalties lied and from where his sovereignty derived. A man used to be secure in knowing that a royal bloodline was responsible for his liberty and…