Tim Berners-Lee: We must regulate tech firms to prevent ‘weaponised’ web.

“The inventor of the world wide web warns over concentration of power among a few companies ‘controlling which ideas are shared’. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, has called for large technology firms to be regulated to prevent the web from being “weaponised at scale”. Berners-Lee, in an open letter to […]

The Deep State and Misplaced Power

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing […]

On Fascism

The word fascism has been used a lot lately. However, the term represents a unique Italian political movement. Foremost, fascism was made possible because Italy shares one official language overlapping numerous regional languages called dialects each with its own unique cultural background. Sicilians for instance have a unique dialect and don’t consider themselves Italians. This […]

Wonder Woman

A few weeks ago I viewed the movie Wonder Woman. I had planned to write an essay on the film to add a female super-heroine to my list of male superheroes. I somehow gave up on the idea since. I decided to write this short piece to explain why instead. The movie is loosely based […]

World Wide Spying Web

The Net Age does not refer to the contents of this page or to the markup language (HTML) and the WWW that rides the infrastructure of the Net. What constitutes this new age is the hardware that is physically located throughout the planet ̶ transcending geographical, political, juridical, cultural and linguistic borders ̶  linking devices […]

god of money;

Those who confuse the power of money with the power of God and believe they’re doing God’s work, in the end they will pay dearly… Swami ZYs1

On-line connection, Off-line communication; A new dynamic

It is through artistic creation that obvious yet overshadowed truths come to light. In James Graham’s play Privacy, the author entertains the idea that in a post-Snowden world it is not privacy but retrospection and self-communication that should be the topic of concern. In that respect, psychoanalysis, reflection, meditation or prayer are an essential component […]

Quo Vado:

The most popular movie at the turn of 2016 was Star Wars; The Force Awakens. As the title of the series implies, the topic of war is being projected in future outer space even though we’re still a long way from colonizing a planet. This shows how rivalry and war are part of man‘s genetic […]

A missive is mightier than a mi$$ile;

Swami ZYs1… astroturf: Creating the impression of public support by paying people in the public to pretend to be supportive. The false support can take the form of letters to the editor, postings on message boards in response to criticism, and writing to politicians in support of the cause. Astroturfing is the opposite of “grassroots”, […]

From the state of law to the security state:

Giorgio Agamben on the state of emergency in France Posted on December 28, 2015 by Julius Gavroche A translation of a chronicle written by Giorgio Agamben on Le Monde (23/12/2015) … From a State of Law to a Security State One cannot truly understand what is at stake in the extension of the state of […]