Is there anything more meaningful and interesting than making money to consume what the other people produce when they make money? It is highly unlikely that there is a simple alternative solution for broad masses within the current world order.

However, a specific human activity capable of giving people some…

В медійному просторі УкраЇні час від часу лунає гадка про те, що саме Росія є нащадком спадщини СРСР. Отой клятий Путін користується зараз досягненнями радянських вчених, серед яких нібито українці були по факту національною більшістю. Космос, електростанції, ядерна зброя та й взагалі весь більш-менш значний науковий потенціал — справа рук…

Never doubt that all contemporary soft methods of compulsion are smelling with blood. This flavor has been known to humans for millennia. Cruel jokes of great apes found themselves in successive human rituals of punishment and vendetta. …

The most tangible symbol of digitization is, obviously, smartphones. Smartphones among the other techno-social phenomena have been, probably, the best thing ever happened to the flocks of digital nomads roaming modern megalopolises.

The very availability of a portable gadget that provides us with instant access to the ocean of information…

The emerging virtuality promises to be a basement of a new techno-economic paradigm. Any digital network is not a society at its very essence. A network is not about power and domination, this is about communication only. Participation in such networked communication is optional being up to each particular networker.

The most critical difference between the social reality and post-social virtuality is in both the quantity and quality of personal identities we can have. A full invariability of personal identity is what any society rigorously requires from all citizens. Everyone must specify who is s/he before society once and for…

(first please read part I, II, and III)

The conjunction of people’s basic needs and the gameplay is essential when viewed in the context of building virtuality as something bigger than just entertaining therapy. …

(to be in the context please read part I and part II first)

A very rational and, therefore, cynical suggestion on how to address suicides was published in the above-mentioned Russian newspaper in 1911. “Suicide is a part of natural selection. It helps society get rid of the weakest. Nobody…

(please read Part I tobe in the context)

In the 1910s, a wave of suicides covered gymnasium students in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. That was the time of “tightening the screws” in the political life of the Russian Empire after the recent rise of revolutionary movements. The youth could not…

The existing banking system is a bottomless feeder for the bureaucratic elites of consumer society. …

Konstantin Rovinskiy

crypto-anarchist

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