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…

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…

(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…

We can clearly recognize the major collective identity covering all humans wherever they live — society. The late modernity within which the majority of the Western population live today consistently fights against such particular types of collective identity like race, nationality, religion, and gender. …

Konstantin Rovinskiy

crypto-anarchist

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