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business

Turning a profit from loneliness…

Turning a profit from loneliness through the promise and perfect fantasy of attention, loving gratitude and intimacy from beautiful people is the essence of all entertainment, all media and – if we’re to be particularly honest about the underlying psychological symmetries – of all business, all politics and all ideology.

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money

The Challenge of Turning a Profit from Environmental Sustainability

If money is the problem, it is probably also the solution.

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Alien Anthropology

Social Media Addiction

Social media addiction is a growing phenomenon. It is a problem-space defined by the deep irony that the more connected we all become by the putatively “social” information and communication technologies, the more isolated we all feel ourselves to be. In this context, expectation is fundamentally, foundationally discontinuous with experience.

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culture

On Technological Singularity, Digital Abundance and Knowing Everything

In the Brave New World of technologically-facillitated hyper-profits and extravagant digital interconnectivity, most of us are just products and revenue sources. There are only so many seats on the corporate Lear Jet of extreme affluence. The true costs of all of this mad rush into information-abundance and wealth-generation are not being rationally assessed…

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heuristics Organisation

Heuristics: Organisational Entropy 002

Complex emergent natural phenomena (of which human organisations are a logical sub-set) possess developmental biases towards evolutionary selection mechanisms favouring systemic continuity…

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business

An Art of Farming Emptiness

At a certain point, adaptive growth can be largely abstracted from (a) concrete or material means of wealth-generation…

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culture

Untruth

Belief has always been quite easily uncoupled from reality…

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culture

Facebook’s “Safety Check”

Social realities have always been culturally-mediated spaces but when these spaces are themselves aligned to corporate financial gain, even genuinely or potentially useful post-disaster communications and humanitarian tools seem hollow and superficial…