Internet Memes are Destroying Civilization!

Whatever Happened To The Internet Dream? Part 6 (read part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5) My last post was on happiness, this is the exact opposite. As you all know by now the US has elected a ultra right wing dictator wannabe who the only hope he gives to continued freedom …

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How the young Tech Savvy Generation is Changing the World

I've been writing about how Internet has been affecting society for a couple of years now. One angle I have not touched on is that it is affecting younger generations way more than older generations. Kids raised on the internet are now in their 20's and early 30's and their understanding of the world is …

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Why Playboy’s New “No More Nudes” Change is a Bad Sign For America

Since Hugh Hefner started publishing in the 1950's Playboy Magazine has featured nude pictures of the worlds most beautiful women. The tradition is ending in March 2016 with a new updated style. There will still be pictures of beautiful women, but no longer fully nude. In other words, Playboy is moving away from competing with …

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Unplanned Obsolescence and “Lost” Art

The above picture is the oldest picture from the oldest version of Date Ariane. The modified date is listed as August 6, 2004. As I was finishing the Renpy version of Date Ariane, I decided to dive into my archives and attempt to play the oldest version I could find. It wouldn't run on any …

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The Conservative Case for Net Neutrality

UPDATE: In support of the July 12th Battle For The Net, I am rerunning this post from 3 years ago to remind people what Net Neutrality is really all about. For more info on the protest, go here: https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12/ To write the FCC: https://dearfcc.org/ I am completely baffled at the conservatives here in America's ability …

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Five Things That Could Destroy the Internet

It was not that long ago that people did not think the internet mattered to the economy as a whole. Now it seems the internet IS the economy.  This has created a lot of interest in trying to control the internet from multiple different directions.  These attempts to control that which is at this stage …

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The End of the “Gamer”

The last couple of weeks have been embarrassing for anyone who calls themselves a "gamer", so much so that I am disassociating myself from that title.  Maybe I'll call myself an "Online RPer" or something, I don't know, but the "gamer" culture is over. For a couple of decades now there has been this ongoing …

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Internet: Trapped In An Andrew Niccol Film

Whatever Happened To The Internet Dream (part 4) This is the 4th in a series about the affect of Internet on society.  Part 1 was the new mass media, part 2 the new politics and religion, part 3 movies and TV.  Today's topic: social instability brought on by technology. Andrew Niccol is a screenwriter/director who …

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