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.
Is the Internet our next God?
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”
Will we download our conscience into a server? Is this nirvana, the next step of evolution or a dystopian trap that will allow artificial intelligence to take our place? I was writing about these very contemporary themes in my non-fiction book first published in 2010.
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”