“Transhumanists: Were They the OG (Original Geek) Hipsters?”
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“Transhumanists: Were They the OG (Original Geek) Hipsters?”

As the 21st century hums along, it seems that everyone is on the lookout for the “next big thing.” Enter the hipsters, always five steps ahead in their perennial search for the obscure and the retro. But wait a minute! What if I told you that the real OG (Original Geek) hipsters were…transhumanists? You know,…

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Hipster Culture Through the Ages: A Journey from Jazz to Cold Brew

The term ‘hipster’ has long evoked images of flannel-clad youths, artisanal coffees in hand, discussing the latest indie music in a gentrified part of town. But as the cultural landscape has shifted, so too has the politics of this once-counterculture group. Recent years have seen a surprising turn among some hipsters, migrating from progressive platforms…

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There’s the Internet of things IoT but what about the Internet of Humanity IoH?

An Internet of Humanity IoH to resist Surveillance Capitalism There’s the Internet of things IoT but what about the Internet of Humanity IoH? Introduction While self-tracking with the rise of the IoT is contributing to many pro-social benefits for public health, these practices are also transforming notions of the public and private self and raising…

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The Cool Luddite Legacy and the Fall of the Robin Hood Tree: A Cautionary Tale for Our Times

Ah, the Luddites! Those impassioned textile workers of the early 19th century who took to breaking machines, fearing the icy grasp of automation would replace their livelihoods. Painted by the history books as anti-progress, were they really? Or were they perhaps some of the earliest whistleblowers, crying out against the perils of unchecked technological advancement?…

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Hustle Culture vs. Ikigai: A Comparative Study

In an era where hashtags like #GrindNeverStops and #HustleHard flood social media timelines, it’s easy to get caught up in the fervor of never-ending ambition. On the other side of the world (and philosophy), however, exists a contrasting perspective: Ikigai, a Japanese concept that centers around finding joy, fulfillment, and balance in life. While hustle…

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The A to Z of Vanlife Buzzwords: A Roadmap to Rolling Your Eyes

Introduction Pack up your Pinterest boards and stuff your self-help mantras; we’re taking a scenic drive down the winding, confusing, and downright hilarious road of Vanlife Buzzwords. From A to Z, we’re debunking, demystifying, and, let’s face it, making fun of the jargon that has turned #VanLife into the Ivy League of hipsterdom. Buckle up;…

The Art of Not Trying: Applying Ancient Wisdom of Miyamoto Musashi to Modern Tech

In a world fixated on relentless innovation and progress, the ancient philosophy of Miyamoto Musashi, which emphasizes the “Art of Not Trying,” offers a refreshing perspective. At its core, this philosophy challenges the notion that unbridled striving leads to success. Instead, it argues for a balanced approach—engaging fully in a task, yet letting go of…

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Technofeudalism and the Rise of the Cloudelists: A New Age in Post Capitalism

In the ever-evolving landscape of capitalism, a term coined by Yanis Varoufakis—Technofeudalism—serves as a vivid portrayal of the new order. With the rise of digital platforms, we have transitioned from traditional capitalist structures to a realm where data reigns supreme and algorithms dictate our desires. The Era of Free Air Television and Advertisements In the…

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Unpacking Generation Z: Exploring the 12 Archetypes and Key Trends of the Post-Millennial Generation

Yes, Generation Z and Alpha generation are often used interchangeably and refer to the same demographic group. Generation Z typically includes individuals born between the mid-1990s and the early 2010s, while the Alpha generation includes those born from the mid-2010s to the mid-2020s. Both generations are known for their affinity with technology, social consciousness, and…

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Unmasking the Carbon Footprint of AI: Beyond Technosolutionism towards Sustainable Practices

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer just a vision for the future, but a reality shaping our world in unprecedented ways. From improving healthcare diagnoses to revolutionizing manufacturing and reshaping retail, the transformative power of AI is undeniable. Yet, behind the rapid advancements and remarkable potential, there is a cost that is often overlooked: the…

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Artificial Intelligence and Religion: Exploring the Impact and Challenges

Transhumanism, a philosophical and technological movement centered around human enhancement and transcending biological limitations, has sparked intriguing discussions about its relationship with spirituality. At the intersection of science, technology, and metaphysical beliefs, transhumanism prompts us to explore the potential connections between the quest for human improvement and the search for deeper meaning, purpose, and transcendence….

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Transhumanism

Ah, the big question on the digital table today! I’m glad you brought it up. Transhumanism, as many of you might know, is the belief or theory that human beings can evolve beyond their current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology. Quite a mouthful, isn’t it? Transhumanism isn’t just about…

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Transhumanist Companies

Transhumanism, as a philosophical and intellectual movement, encompasses a wide range of ideas and perspectives. While there are no specific “transhumanism companies” per se, there are numerous companies and organizations that are involved in areas related to transhumanist technologies, research, and discussions. Here are a few examples: It’s important to note that these examples highlight…

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Transhumanism in Movies

From the futuristic worlds of science fiction to the gritty landscapes of dystopian societies, the concept of transhumanism has captivated audiences on the silver screen. The movies have long been a platform for exploring the possibilities, dilemmas, and consequences of human enhancement technologies. Through captivating narratives and stunning visuals, filmmakers have delved into the realms…

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Platform Cooperatives Deep Dive

Hello, digital trailblazers! Ready to plunge into another tech topic that’s as revolutionary as it is collaborative? Let’s delve into the world of platform cooperatives and see how they’re reshaping the way we perceive digital platforms in today’s interconnected society. First off, what exactly is a platform cooperative? It’s a digital platform — like a…