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The Religious Fanaticism of Silicon Valley Elites | The American Conservative
“Here, Harari divulges with brutal frankness the indisputable link between private atheism and political thought. Lacking an immutable ontology, man is left in the desert, unmoored from anything to keep his insatiable passions in check. His pride entices him into playing the role of God.”
SiliconValley  Elites  YuvalHarari  Dystopia 
5 days ago by cbearden
How Much of the Internet Is Fake? Turns Out, a Lot of It, Actually.
How much of the internet is fake? Studies generally suggest that, year after year, less than 60 percent of web traffic is human; some years, according to some researchers, a healthy majority of it is bot. For a period of time in 2013, the Times reported this year, a full half of YouTube traffic was “bots masquerading as people,” a portion so high that employees feared an inflection point after which YouTube’s systems for detecting fraudulent traffic would begin to regard bot traffic as real and human traffic as fake. They called this hypothetical event “the Inversion.”
Internet  Privacy  Dystopia 
9 days ago by general_zubon
Best dystopian movies of all time, ranked
One of many. interesting to see how people think of dystopia
dystopia  film  list  rank  Q4  2018 
15 days ago by csrollyson
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch - Netflix's First Interactive Film Is Immersive Dystopia
Interactive TV has always been a futuristic concept. Simple, multiple-choice questions dictate the storyline, and thus the outcome of the plot. With Netflix’s ubiquity on capable computing devices, it seems like it has been the rather obvious choice for the video streaming giant. Black Mirror: Bandersnatch continues in Black Mirror’s slew of captivating, enthralling, and terrifying...

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Black  Mirror:  Bandersnatch    Netflix’s  First  Interactive  Film  Is  Immersive  Dystopia 
18 days ago by vrzone
Neon and corporate dystopias: why does cyberpunk refuse to move on? | Games | The Guardian
Repeatedly reproduced and reimagined since the 80s, the tropes of cyberpunk must evolve or die
dystopia  scifi  society  literature 
26 days ago by soobrosa
Influencers Are Faking Brand Deals - The Atlantic
The owner of one sunglasses brand, who asked to remain anonymous so as not to alienate anyone in the influencer community, said the practice has put him in a tough position as a stream of mid-level influencers post mediocre-quality sponsored content seemingly on his behalf, without his approval or control.
weekly  instagram  socialmedia  dystopia 
28 days ago by twwoodward

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