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Living The Online Life: Climate’s Unseen Battleground

September 20th, 2019 | by The Beam

Not only is the digital world unregulated, but it is also morally agnostic, giving rise to a wide range of political and social ills: fake news, internet addiction, social polarization, invasions of privacy, and more. As more people come online, a greater percentage of the world’s citizens and governments become vulnerable to this lawlessness of online life, or what I term ‘the onlife’


Want To Be A Techno-Optimist? Here Are Some Basic Guidelines

October 5th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

We have the solutions to solve the problems facing us. It doesn't take new tech, it takes deploying the tech we have and innovating around it, much more than inventing new gizmos. That's the techno-optimist utopia that makes sense for the coming decades, not a laboratory experiment or insolation geoengineering pipedream. We don't have to fix every problem, just the pressing ones without creating too many new ones


Thanos Revives Centuries-Old Debate About Overpopulation

July 14th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Internet history was made on Monday as Reddit, one of the most popular websites in the United States, banned half the members of a discussion group dedicated to Thanos, the villain of Avengers: Infinity War. In one fell swoop, some 300,000 users got the boot, and they were excited about it. Josh Brolin, who played Thanos, even made a short video to commemorate the event



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