I have previously written about the philosopher David Benatar’s anti-natalism. Oxford University Press has published another of his books The Human Predicament: A Candid Guide to Life’s Biggest Questions. Here is a brief summary of the book followed by a few comments.
Robots revolt in R.U.R., a 1920 play.
Professor and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff penned an article that went viral a few years ago, “Survival of the Richest.” It outlines how the super-wealthy are preparing for doomsday. Here is a recap followed by a brief commentary.
Rushkoff was invited to deliver a speech for an unusually large fee, about half his academic salary, on “the future of technology.” He expected a large audience but, upon arrival, he was ushered into a small room with a table surrounded by five wealthy men. But they weren’t interested in the future of technological innovation. Continue reading Will The Wealthy Leave Us All Behind?
Bryan Magee (1930 – 2019) has had a multifaceted career as a professor of philosophy, music and theater critic, BBC broadcaster, public intellectual, and member of Parliament. He has starred in two acclaimed television series about philosophy: Continue reading Review of Bryan Magee’s, “Ultimate Questions”
Vanderbilt University’s Michael Bess has recently written Our Grandchildren Redesigned: Life In The BioEngineered Society Of The Near Future. Continue reading Review of Michael Bess’, Our Grandchildren Redesigned: Life in the Bioengineered Society of the Near Future