Internet: The Decline of Movies and TV

Whatever Happened To The Internet Dream? (Part 3) In part 1, I complained how the internet has ruined culture, and in part 2 how it is ruining politics and religion.  Today I delve into an area that is a little more personal: movies and TV. 1999: The Year That Didn't Change Movies 1999, is a …

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Internet: The Death of Politics and Religion

Whatever Happened To The Internet Dream? (Part 2) Something I almost never do in this blog is talk about politics and religion, and I am only going to talk about it in the most generic terms here.  My thesis for today is that the wealth of information available through the internet is having unexpected consequences …

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The INTERNETZ is NOT destroying society

Telling the world that the internet is not destroying society is probably not going to get me a ton of hits, because who wants to read an article that is stating the obvious? So I thought I'd draw attention by misspelling internet.  If I really wanted to get hits, I'd lead with some bald face …

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Reality Is Broken: A Book Review

I have never actually done a book review before on this blog, but my previous two blogs I did them all the time.  After reading Reality is Broken, I felt compelled to write a full formal review, as its contents are perfect fodder for this blog.  In fact there is enough here to fill a …

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Happiness 102

Believe it or not, people actually expect to be happy in life, and they even expect this happiness to endure.  Who would ever think that? 🙂 🙂 🙂 Actually, real lasting happiness is achievable.  It is just a matter of learning where real happiness comes from, and pursuing it.  Conventional wisdom says it comes from …

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The Energy Situation

I generally don't like to talk much about the real world on this blog, but I have had an interest in the energy sector for almost as long as my interest in virtual worlds.  I wouldn't bother, but between the nuclear crisis in Japan, the revolutions happening in oil exporting nations like Libya and Bahrain, …

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Why Open Sim is the Future Metaverse (and why it is not the present)

I have been following the Open Sim development for a couple of years now. Some of the latest developments have convinced me that if there is ever going to be a 3D internet, it will be based on Open Sim. I say this knowing that Open Sim currently has a rather low population of participants, low enough that one could question the sanity of such a statement. Well here is a brief summary of this conclusion.

Virtual World Philosophy: Escape From Reality

Online gaming is not my only interest. In the real world I have been lately interested in the phenomenon of "Peak Oil" and the eventual deleterious affects it will have on society in the near future. I don't talk about it much on this site/blog, because the focus here is on online entertainment in general …

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