In Conversation about the Future Four contemporary thinkers join together in conversation about our future. Do we choose Utopia or Dystopia? Put it this way. Should we be terrified of the power of Big Tech, or is there hope as long as there is life? On Monday, June 14, at 8:15 p.m., we will hold… Read more
Technology is Everything and more Soon we ( mankind ) will be living in our own self and home made jungle. Monstrous technology determines everything, including who your friend is: Eggers’ new novel. Auke Hulst & Anton F. Amsterdam, October 29th 2021 — In other times David Eggers [ author, Boston 1970 ] wrote a worldwide… Read more
Source: The Guardian – Jamie Waters According to addiction expert Dr Anna Lembke, our smartphones are making us dopamine junkies, with each swipe, like and tweet feeding our habit. So how do we beat our digital dependency? Dr Anna Lembke, a world-leading expert on addiction, is concerned about my “phone problem”. During our interview I… Read more
An example of and for Life ?? by Arnold Heumakers/nrc Amsterdam, July 29th 2021– One of the most remarkable prose poems in Baudelaire’s Le Spleen de Paris (1869) is about a mother whose son committed suicide. He hanged himself in the house of the painter, where the boy lived. The mother asks the painter (who… Read more
Part III by: A. van Veelen Amsterdam, June 28th 2021– It is as if Amsterdam Football Club and Ajax’s selection escapes relegation in the post-competition and we still praise the coach: just go for it, he did it in the very end. Nothing seems to break our self-image. No pandemic, benefits disaster or corruption scandal. The… Read more
Our Life Our Story Part II A. van Veelen Amsterdam, June 28th 2021– Anyone selling gossip is shooting him/herself in the foot. Branding comes from burning. You burn your fingers somewhere. Just look at the influencer without a last name. Zero experience with buying Chinese mouth caps, and yet he talked a hundred million into… Read more
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