American Psychosis: What happens to a society that cannot distinguish between reality and illusion?

Dec 28, 2011 by

The United States, locked in the kind of twilight disconnect that grips dying empires, is a country entranced by illusions. It spends its emotional and intellectual energy on the trivial and the absurd. It is captivated by the hollow stagecraft of celebrity culture as the walls crumble.   This celebrity culture giddily licenses a dark [...]

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Swiss Government Study: Online Piracy Benefits Artists

Dec 17, 2011 by

The Swiss government has been conducting a study into the impact downloading has on society. This week their response was published and it was crystal clear. Not only will downloading for personal use stay completely legal, but the copyright holders won’t suffer because of it, since people eventually spend the money saved on entertainment products. [...]

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History’s Most Famous Scientific Articles Online for Free

Nov 25, 2011 by

Galileo’s sketches of the moon from the Starry Messenger, 1610. Image Source: Royal Society via BBC. Some days, I’m grateful I am living in the midst of the Technological Revolution. Britain’s Royal Society has been publishing scientific papers since 1665 and has now made all its articles from some of history’s greatest researchers and thinkers available for free [...]

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California researcher cracks secret society’s cipher

Nov 12, 2011

A computer scientist at the University of Southern California and two Swedish linguists have cracked a 75,000-character cipher from the 18th century that described the laws of a secret society. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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