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The Memes of Our Lives, or How the Internet Shapes Reality in the Current Year

#MakeTrumpBaneAgain

A vision of the future (German magazine, 1930).

Speaking of predictions, or rather visions of the future, I like reading those of the past. There is something essentially human in the act of trying to break from the banality of one’s own existence and explore the Fourth Dimension – Time. Russian futurist and poet Velimir Khlebnikov in his 1921 piece titled ‘Radio of the Future’ (Radio Budushchego) wrote:

Radio of the Future – the main tree of consciousness – will open up the way of solving infinite tasks and will unite mankind. […] Imagine the main camp of the Radio: web of wires in the air, lightning going out and sparkling again, shifting from one end of the building to another. Blue round lightning ball hanging in the air like a shy bird; obliquely stretched wires. Every day flocks of news about the life of the spirit, resembling a spring flight of birds, are spread from this point on the globe.

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The Sad News of #FakeNews

Time of Total Meltdown
Time of Total Meltdown

What actually surprises me in the Russian invasion meddling in the US elections conspiracy is that instead of aborting this intellectually lazy, gross and harmful arc (especially, after Trump’s victory), and analysing the reasons which led to this event, the reaction is to double down on the fakery: Continue reading The Sad News of #FakeNews

The (EcoNo)Mist of War

The Economist cover
The Economist cover

To paraphrase contemporary Russian writer Viktor Pelevin, the International Russian Conspiracy does exist – the problem is that the majority of adult population of Western liberal democracies is a part of it. Continue reading The (EcoNo)Mist of War