There are at least 30 million dead people on Facebook right now. Every day, 8,000 Facebook members die. By 2060, there could be more deceased people on Facebook than those who are alive. By then, we may be communicating in completely new ways and social networks might exist only as anachronistic testaments of a bygone technological phase — a digital graveyard of a forgotten past.
Today’s so-called crisis of globalisation is nothing more than a new variable of the old battle between protectionism and free trade. On the one hand it is the tribalists while on the other it is the globalists. On one side there are the anti-Amazon, pro-retailers, losers of a global challenge, while on the other, there are theContinue reading “Promises of anti-globalisation, realities of fiscal revenge”
Nietzsche? Huh. No, wait, the most senior student in the class shyly raises her hand. “German philosopher? 19th century? Nihilists?” Yes, I say, trying to thread on more recent cultural grounds: “Anyone remember the Big Lebowski? ‘We are nihilists, we believe in nothing…’ ?” Empty stares, absolute zero among these millennials. The average age inContinue reading “The revival of deep reading online. by Carlo Pizzati”
As it can sometimes happen, my name was misspelled in a byline recently. It’s an Italian name, the magazine is in English. It’s very understandable. I just pointed out this to the editor, for the sake of precision, not because of any attachment to how many Zs or Ts there are in my last name.Continue reading “by Carlo Pizatti, sorry…Piumati, no, sorry, Pizzati!”
A new Indian friend made the mistake of asking me this question via email: “I want to ask you about Berlusconi’s expulsion from Parliament. Do you think this could actually be the beginning of the end of his political career or is it another stunt?” I rarely, if ever, comment on politics, although I’ve beenContinue reading “Nihil sub sole novum… all over again. (by Carlo Pizzati)”
Originally posted on CARLO PIZZATI: It was midnight, and we were lost in the woods an hour south of Budapest, when I first thought: this is wrong. Not just the wrong road, but wrong in a deeper sense. If we were going to a trance festival to open our hearts to the universe, why were…
Dieci anni fa pubblicai questo testo che analizza la filosofia di Sayyid Qutb, ideologo che ha ispirato Osama bin Laden e Al Qaeda. Dopo aver visto di recente “Zero Dark Thirty”, avere letto della condanna definitiva di tre islamici che pianificavano una serie di attentati in territorio britannico nel 2005 e il recente attentato aContinue reading “Il filosofo del terrore islamico”