Marshall McLuhan predicted "the Future of Man in the Electric Age" back in a 1965 interview (as well as throughout his life's work). I recently made a video examining (editing) his interview, and juxtaposing his work with images and audio from the Other end of the Electric Age.. Hopefully it does a good job elucidating… Continue reading Revisiting McLuhan through the lens of the Electric Age
I was witnessing the multinational realization and macro-reckoning of The Death of Europe. But it's okay.
Over on YouTube, the "Industrial Society and its Future" Summary video we made is one of our most popular videos - but so much has changed in the past year (2020) - where do things stand now? User Thundy wrote us this incredible comment on Monday, November 23rd, 10:13 PM (PST), and it deserves our… Continue reading A Viewer’s View: ISAIF in 2020
https://youtu.be/womqFo6LVYs A recent comment from a viewer of our video... 7 Steps of Reason ❍︎ 𝓤𝓷𝓲𝓼𝓶 ...which details Unism's "7 Steps of Reason for Unification & Understanding," a list of reasonings and assertions which ends with the stated goal of "Total World (/Global) Peace," reads thusly: "Interesting ideas. My only hesitation is the object… Continue reading What do we mean by “աօʀʟɖ քɛǟƈɛ”???
https://youtu.be/t3dg8pnpMY4 Zïzêkwåvê ❍︎ ⱫłⱫɆ₭₩₳VɆ ❍︎ 乙ﾉ乙乇ズWﾑ√乇 ˜”*°•.˜”*°•Ｚｉｚｅｋｗａｖｅ •°*”˜.•°*”˜ Ⓩⓘⓩⓔⓚⓦⓐⓥⓔ Join us every week for a new discussion and conversation about an important philosopher, thinker, or artist whose ideas have shaped Unism! 𝘕𝘦𝘸 𝘵𝘰 𝓤𝓷𝓲𝓼𝓶? ▀▄▀▄▀▄❍︎ Join the Circle! ❍︎ ▀▄▀▄▀▄ 𝘊𝘩𝘦𝘤𝘬 𝘶𝘴 𝘰𝘶𝘵 !: https://linktr.ee/unism Want to talk about these and other related issues?… Continue reading Zizek Stream No. 1
https://youtu.be/Tc917jhZmvc Is tech really making our lives easier? All technology is at first, purely voluntary. Accessible to early adopters. But as society, behaviors, and attitudes are further built upon and shaped by that technology, it eventually becomes mandatory Cars Before: you walked, rode a horse/buggy Early stage: Few cars, still voluntary Mature Stage: Roads built,… Continue reading Technology: Voluntary or Mandatory?
Unism Issue 01 | Time (It's not a race! Don't scroll through it rabidly with a hyperactive lust! Drink it in slowly, enjoy each page meditatively) Welcome to the very first issue of the Unism Periodical - our e-zine, that is, an electronic magazine, a compilation of written and visual contributions from The Unists and… Continue reading The First Unism Periodical
https://youtu.be/Y8eO3gihP9k In the video above, I posit that: "There is no sense in which a criticism (whether legitimate or illegitimate) could not also be motivated by jealousy." That doesn't automatically invalidate the criticism, but it gives a potential context for its emergence. The examples used in the video above pertain mostly to criticism of (and… Continue reading No Criticism Without Jealousy?
https://youtu.be/zUw_TXmn5aI Perhaps the answer to the science fiction questions of Artificial Intelligence - whether it will at some point, become self-aware and ultimately destroy and dispose of us - and the proper response to the rampantly accelerating implementation of automated machines which are overtaking formerly human-held tasks, jobs, and occupations; is to be found by… Continue reading Artificial Intelligence’s Christ Parallel
In its earliest stages, Unism more or less existed ephemerally, in the discussions and bonds between its members and followers. We have always been convinced of the importance of Unism, and dedicated to the expansion of it, as an idea and practice, for individuals and for the world. But until recently, we have lacked the… Continue reading The 7 Steps of Reason for Unification & Understanding
In our latest video, we watch actor Donald Jolly speak a profound truth about the (perpetual) state of our modern myths, a.k.a, our comic book superheroes: Nothing Changes. Sounds just like real life, doesn't it?
Perhaps the answer to the science fiction questions of Artificial Intelligence - whether it will at some point, become self-aware and ultimately destroy and dispose of us - and the proper response to the rampantly accelerating implementation of automated machines which are overtaking formerly human-held tasks, jobs, and occupations; is to be found by looking… Continue reading AI & God: as Ab0ve, s0 Be10w…
You can't argue with how someone else Feels, only with what makes them feel that way..
In the new Wisecrack video, Jared delves into the emergent platform economy, wherein businesses act as services and utilities, offering us access to specific opportunities, actions, and content. More and more (as evidenced by apps such as Uber, Lyft, Spotify, Apple music, Airbnb, Netflix, and all other subscription-based exclusivities), our activities and pastimes are becoming… Continue reading Watch “How Platforms OWN You (Disney+, Netflix, Uber) – Wisecrack Edition” on YouTube
We're a long way from 1995 - the year in which "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski's social critique Industrial Society and its Future was published in The New York Times and The Washington Post. The essay asserts that Industry, Technology, and the societies it has produced, "have been a disaster for the human race."
Has technology and modern life driven you to feelings of isolation, discontentment, or powerlessnes, or at a loss for words at the existential dread that has all but consumed you?? Interested in talking about these issues, grounded in practical philosophy and reason, and discuss the experiences and trials of confronting the human spirit? For one… Continue reading New Meeting! Thurs 5pm in Venice Beach
No stranger to reading a room, Stand-up Comedian Jimmy Carr once said, "If you're not laughing, you're learning," ..true even when 'not laughing' is paired with feigned shock and indignation..
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In 1995, an essay was written and released under the authorship of FC, "Freedom Club." The essay, Industrial Society & its Future, described the contemporary societal dynamics and social atmosphere, as well as prophetically prognosticating about the future of the industrial-technological societies in which we live. The circumstances and context of the essay are so… Continue reading AUDIOBOOK: Industrial Society & Its Future
The senses are untrustworthy guides: they mislead the soul in the search for truth. Below an excerpt from Phaedo, by philosopher Plato. Phaedo is the last of Plato's four works detailing the final days of Socrates, transcribing his last dialogues with his close friends and students. This fourth dialogue deals primarily with the subject of… Continue reading An Excerpt from Plato’s work “Phædo”