July 6, 2016

Whence Technocracy: Neofeudalism, Peasants and Pitchforks

C.H. Smith nailed it: “There is no avenue left for advocacy, grievances or redress in a system dominated by global corporations.” In the old feudal days, peasants with pitchforks and torches could assault the lord’s castle on a hill. Today, there is no castle nor is there even a hill. Yet, we still have the same grievances, angst and desires for peace, safety and prosperity.




Beware Virtual Reality: It Can Rewire Your Brain And Plant False Memories

The world is crazed on virtual reality technology, where you put a view-finder device on your head and immerse yourself in a 3-D world of… whatever: computer games, role play, modeling systems, pornography. Because the experiences are so very realistic, they are certain to produce memories that will seem to be very real. Plus, if the programmer so desires, such memories might be created without any knowledge or understanding by the recipient.