Parag and Ayesha Khanna of the Hybrid Reality Institute make their case that the Information Age is already behind us:
Mankind is now experiencing its fifth and most intense technological revolution, and we are transitioning into the Hybrid Age. Most people believe we are still living in the Information Age, but in fact we […]
Superb article in the New Yorker about the unique form of racism faced by Asian Americans. Superstars and top-performers being ignored because they aren’t boastful or brash:
The failure of Asian-Americans to become leaders in the white-collar workplace does not qualify as one of the burning social issues of our time. But it is […]
io9 takes a look at the ladies of experimental lunacy:
It wasn’t until the 1890s, with the advent of the “New Woman,” that fictional women were allowed to be mentally as well as physically and sexually dangerous. The New Woman was a woman who took many of the theoretical ideas of feminism […]
Plastic surgery. And they don’t do it the way westerners do. From the NYT:
Nationally, the most requested surgeries have nothing to do with age: The No. 1 operation is designed to make eyes appear larger by adding a crease in the eyelid, forming what is called a double eyelid, said Zhao Zhenmin, secretary […]
Why shouldn’t we consider contact lenses, mobile phones, watches and bicycles as human enhancements? Going back further still, the invention of writing itself, as […]
The website “Science and Religion: Today” asked me: Do superhero movies make us more or less fearful of transhumanism?” The question came as a follow up to my bit on the Avengers and transhumanism. Money quote:
Superheroes stand alone, or at least stand apart, from society. Their abilities and strengths are so far […]
Ross Douthat (whose name I always read as doubt-that) argues what might be a some-what reasonable position on pre-marital sex:
When social conservatives talk about restoring the link between sex, monogamy and marriage, they often have these kinds of realities in mind. The point isn’t that we should aspire to some Arcadia of perfect […]
What the heck is a normal body? I look at myself in the mirror a lot, mostly because I make ridiculous faces and crack myself up. I’m also sort of a narcissist. But enough about me (not possible!), let’s talk about the above picture. Via the amazing tumblr […]
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