Category Archives: Technology

Miscellany

Surveillance capitalism creeps me out. I don’t control my lights, door locks, or anything else by speaking commands to my 1st-generation Amazon Echo. Indeed, I shut the microphone off about a year ago and I only use it like a … Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Capitalism, Consumerism, Damn rackets, deathworks, Fasting, Food, Playful, progressivism, Small is Beautiful, Sport, Technology

Surprised by food for thought

… I was continuing to make my way through Shoshana Zuboff’s great new book The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. It’s not an easy book to read, in part because the things Zuboff, a former Harvard Business School professor, talks about can … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict Option, deathworks, Plutocracy, Technology, the worst are full of passionate intensity

Potpourri, 2/11/19

Distinguishing narrative sh*t from Shinola, pro-Islam blather, socialist blather, the great moral crisis of our time, #TeslaFail and more. Continue reading

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Clippings and comment, 1/22/19 pm

1 David Brooks: [I]n the age of social media [polarization is] almost entirely about social type. It’s about finding and spreading the viral soap operas that are supposed to reveal the dark hearts of those who are in the opposite … Continue reading

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News roundup

Mostly “ripped from today’s headlines.” Continue reading

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Facepalm du jour

What to make of sex dolls and amorous robots. Continue reading

Posted in Sexualia, Technology

Monday Potpourri, 8/27/18

Humanae Vitae revisited, Alan Jacobs on why Trump and Francis are going nowhere, and response to “do GMOs go to heaven?” Continue reading

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The circular express

The curious correspondence between hardcore Calvinists and hardcore transgenderists. Continue reading

Posted in Calvinism, Gaying away the Pray, Health care, Sexualia, Technology, the worst are full of passionate intensity, transgenderism

Children don’t do tragedy

I have spent the past few days watching old videos of the civil-rights era, the King era, and there is something unexpectedly poignant in them. When you see those involved in that momentous time, you notice: They dressed as adults, … Continue reading

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Deferring to the data gods

Once upon a time, when we had a problem that was convoluted and unsettling to deal with, we’d figure out some way to medicalize it, sending it off to the doctor-god. We’re doing that with Artificial “Intelligence” now. Welfare, homelessness, … Continue reading

Posted in irony, Technology