Google: “How do I use your laptop webcam as a camera for your smartphone?” It used to be an art, finding the best wording to put into Google, to narrow down results until they’re on point, no matter how esoteric the info searched for. It’s a major problem: corporatized tech the world over is devolving. It’s the opposite of progress. Tech itself is improving but function is degrading. This must stop.
POST-MODERNISM HAS POISONED THE ANGLO-AMERICAN-EUROPEAN TRADITION OF DIVERSE GENIUS AND INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM
Post-modernism has society in a death grip, universities and the media the twin prongs of the vice. Where did this phenomenon come from and why, despite all attempts at push-back, does woke culture, identity groupthink mediocrity and reductive relativism, tighten its suffocating hold on the English-speaking world? This ‘long read’ is an attempt at answering the most slippery question of our 21st Century.
All over the world, seemingly mild cases of COVID-19 rapidly morph into severe cases that involve the lower lungs. In a third or more cases this may be attributed to “the cytokine storm.” Find out more here.
APRIL FOOL’S DAY 2020: WHY DO SOME SAY REMAINING IGNORANT BY RESISTING CHANGE “FEELS” BETTER THAN LEARNING EXPERTISE BY EMBRACING KNOWLEDGE?
“Nowadays opinions are like podcasts. Everybody’s got one.” Why do so many say they feel better staying ignorant, rejecting change, than embracing knowledge, learning expertise, accepting change as part of an evolving mind?
Big money populism – exemplified by Donald Trump and Boris Johnson – is just one side of the capitalist sociopath coin. The other side, maybe more important, is middle class disconnection. Populism fills the vacuum left by middle class retrenchment. Tribalism and social media are tools for this isolation, not causes…
The uneducated and the experts get a lot of flak from trained gatekeepers with big platforms but the antipathy is self-serving virtue signalling designed to cover up a degrading groupthink that’s steadily retarding the progress of our society to a virtual standstill. The recent Dawkins Eugenics “controversy” is a case in point.
Nominations for the 2020 Oscars have been published to a chorus of criticism about lack of diversity. It’s a neat illustration of equality of outcome, equality of opportunity and the cultural degradation caused by the continued breakdown of communication and truth.