A meteorite crashed into earth!!!! This wasn’t the first time and it won’t be the last, but it is the first time such an event was captured by SO MANY CAMERAS! The incredible number of views and angles filmed was made possible by Russia’s bizarre driving culture and the MILLIONS of car dash cams installed all over the country. But besides providing the world with some hilarious, frightening, and amazing footage, the dash cams also make us think about surveillance, and what role it will play in the future.
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Dario Robleto, There’s An Old Flame Burning In Your Eyes, or, Why Honky Tonk Love Is The Saddest Kind Of Love, 1998. Altered matches, match box, hand-ground and melted vinyl records, paint Vinyl records by Patsy Cline, Conway Twitty, Hank Williams, Tammy Wynette, and others were ground into powder, then melted and coated onto the head of each match. Boxes of these altered matches were laid on bars in several honkytonks around town.
Is Futurama the Best Argument Against Transhumanism?
Transhumanism is a scientific philosophy that says technology will solve all our human biological constraints and that immortality is right around the corner (well not RIGHT around the corner, but WAYYY closer). They envision a world of endlessly euphoric robo-humans that represent the next step in evolution. And while this sounds super awesome, we had to ask, will this really make us happy?! If you watch Futurama, than you know that the answer is probably NO. While not an exact illustration of transhumanism, Futurama does show a future of vast technological ability, where today’s everyday problems are rendered moot, and yet the characters on the show still seem to find themselves in some very non-euphoric emotional states. Does this disprove what transhumanists expect for our future?