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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 31 Aug 22

OnlySubs Episode 105: The Sinking of the USS Twitter is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot If we think about what’s taking place in the world today as a new form of warfare, and we think about the various instruments of that warfare in analogy to, say, naval vessels, we might come to think of a social media platform like Twitter as a kind of powerful battleship for the Enemy forces of today, the USS Twitter. Drawing back to the previous World War for inspiration and insight, in 1941, the …

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OnlySubs Episode 105: The Sinking of the USS Twitter is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot If we think about what’s taking place in the world today as a new form of warfare, and we think about the various instruments of that warfare in analogy to, say, naval vessels, we …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 8 Aug 22

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 89 Twitter finally dropped the hammer and banned James Lindsay. In this episode of the New Discourses Podcast, James spends half an hour telling the story behind the ban and walking through his initial thoughts and reactions to it. Join him to begin the process of questioning the very logic of social media and the tyranny it enables. Follow James Lindsay: https://linktr.ee/conceptualjames Subscribe to the New Discourses Podcast on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube, or by RSS. Additional episodes of the New Discourses Podcast are available here. The post James Lindsay on His Lifetime Twitter …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 89 Twitter finally dropped the hammer and banned James Lindsay. In this episode of the New Discourses Podcast, James spends half an hour telling the story behind the ban and walking through his initial thoughts and reactions to it. Join him to begin the process of questioning the very logic of social …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 7 Jun 22

OnlySubs Episode 96: Stop Doomscrolling is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot Stop doomscrolling. Stop. Just stop. It’s not good for you. It’s not helping. It’s not research. It’s not even making you more aware of what’s going on in the world. So stop it! Doomscrolling is a term for fairly obsessively scrolling through social media or search engine results looking for more and more reasons to believe the world is falling apart, and it is worse than useless. It’s not productive or informative. It’s distracting and anti-productive, paralyzing instead …

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OnlySubs Episode 96: Stop Doomscrolling is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot Stop doomscrolling. Stop. Just stop. It’s not good for you. It’s not helping. It’s not research. It’s not even making you more aware of what’s going on in the world. So stop it! Doomscrolling is a term for …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 1 Jun 22

OnlySubs Episode 95: If You’re Laughing, They’re Losing is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot Postmodernity is a funny place. You should laugh. On the other hand, you shouldn’t get mad, bro. Big mad is big losing. So this leads us to some pretty simple advice worth a few minutes consideration: if you’re laughing, they’re losing. This is generally true in the psychological demoralization warfare that we find ourselves in because if you’re laughing, you’re not being demoralized. It’s also great advice for engaging in this war’s battlefront on social media: …

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OnlySubs Episode 95: If You’re Laughing, They’re Losing is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot Postmodernity is a funny place. You should laugh. On the other hand, you shouldn’t get mad, bro. Big mad is big losing. So this leads us to some pretty simple advice worth a few minutes …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Apr 22

Many young people in the west spend most of their lives in the digital world, hooked up to a source of quick-hit dopamine. This phenomenon has been changing brains and… View Post The post The Fame Trap: Gen Z, TikTok and Influencer Culture appeared first on Areo.

Many young people in the west spend most of their lives in the digital world, hooked up to a source of quick-hit dopamine. This phenomenon has been changing brains and… View Post The post The Fame Trap: Gen Z, TikTok and Influencer Culture appeared first on Areo.


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 30 Oct 20

We are a species defined by our tools. Our cognition extends beyond our fingers, branching into the technology we hold and the institutions we build. But everything we wield changes us in turn. If we want to make sense of where we find ourselves in this moment in history, we can begin by exploring the unique relationship we have with what we build. It can show us where we come from, and where we might be headed.As the US election approaches and COVID forces lockdowns around the world, we cloister inside and spend more time online. And as we do, many …

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We are a species defined by our tools. Our cognition extends beyond our fingers, branching into the technology we hold and the institutions we build. But everything we wield changes us in turn. If we want to make sense of where we find ourselves in this moment in history, we can begin by exploring the unique relationship we have with …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 26 Mar 18

I happen to be a bit of a student of history. As such, I’ve noticed that what we are witnessing in the United States (and much of the West, as I understand it) is a case study in the break down of civil society and the emergence of civil conflict. I imagine that if you could see into the living rooms and street corners of the American, French and Russian revolutions or the American, Spanish or English Civil Wars, you would find a lot that is similar to the current dynamic.But this time something new is happening. This time, huge portions …

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I happen to be a bit of a student of history. As such, I’ve noticed that what we are witnessing in the United States (and much of the West, as I understand it) is a case study in the break down of civil society and the emergence of civil conflict. I imagine that if you could see into the living …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 26 Mar 18

It appears that at long last the popular sentiment seems to be boiling with enough intensity to (maybe) do something about the problem of social media.Good. It is high time.But, even if it turns out that we have reached the point where we are ready to do something, we come face to face with the reasonably difficult question of what we should do. And, in order to know what we should do, we must first have a good understand of what is, in fact, the matter.I have spent a great deal of time over the past several decades endeavoring to boil down the …

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It appears that at long last the popular sentiment seems to be boiling with enough intensity to (maybe) do something about the problem of social media.Good. It is high time.But, even if it turns out that we have reached the point where we are ready to do something, we come face to face with the reasonably difficult question of what we should …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 16 Feb 18

I would like to explore what I think is a useful distinction between “thinking” and a quite different phenomenon that might be best referred to as a “simulation of thinking”.First a quick clarification of two core concepts. This is easy.If you remember learning how to drive a car or ride a bike, you likely recall transitioning from the uncertain, unsure, exploratory moments of early learning to the increasingly effortless, unconscious, process that now allows you to drive from work to home without even noticing that you did so.In the first case (learning) we are in a costly, awkward and error prone “explore” …

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I would like to explore what I think is a useful distinction between “thinking” and a quite different phenomenon that might be best referred to as a “simulation of thinking”.First a quick clarification of two core concepts. This is easy.If you remember learning how to drive a car or ride a bike, you likely recall transitioning from the uncertain, unsure, exploratory …

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