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Imagine you’re moving apartments and shopping for new furniture at a couple of stores. You see a couch you like, but you’re not sure, so you leave thinking maybe you’ll return another day. But that couch doesn’t take well to…
September 14 2016, 7:51am | Comments
Silicon Valley’s sunny outlook on technology and opportunity ignores systematic inequalities. Just over a century ago, an electric company in Minnesota took out a full-page newspaper advertisement and listed 1,000 uses for electricity.
April 17 2016, 6:02am | Comments
The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism Edward E. Baptist Basic Books, $35 (cloth)
March 23 2016, 1:42pm | Comments
The decisive violence imposed on life by the capitalist mode of production derives from its quest for radical simplification.
March 17 2016, 5:05pm | Comments
The appetite for antiquities from the Middle East is being met by Isis, who are looting ancient sites with the market in mind. It’s imperative that this demand – from the US and elsewhere – ceases The western appetite for…
March 6 2016, 7:20am | Comments
Mark Zuckerberg hasn’t had the best week. First, Facebook’s Free Basics platform was effectively banned in India.
February 16 2016, 8:17am | Comments
The story of Z was supposed to be about how biohacking had allowed her to become immortal. She lived in the year 2040, and by most measures her life was happy. Her mother’s body had died five years prior, but…
January 31 2016, 9:14am | Comments
December 3 2015, 2:39pm | Comments
In this text, we introduce Txtblock, a decentralized tool for publishing and distribution of digital text in a format called the block—a squarely defined, eternally immutable unit of information. The block is the successor of the book. Cryptographically bound, the…
November 21 2015, 8:45am | Comments
My friend June Thunderstorm and I once spent a half an hour sitting in a meadow by a mountain lake, watching an inchworm dangle from the top of a stalk of grass, twist about in every possible direction, and then…
November 7 2015, 9:06am | Comments
It’s hard to talk seriously about something with a silly name, and neoreaction is no exception.
October 1 2015, 11:43am | Comments
The new edition of Jacobin, focusing on technology and politics, is out now. Four-issue subscriptions start at only $19. The privatization of the Milky Way has begun.
May 4 2015, 9:43am | Comments
February 10 2015, 4:24am | Comments
As history has repeatedly shown, political systems come and go. Given our rapid technological and social advances, it's a trend we can expect to continue. Here are 12 extraordinary — and even frightening — ways our governments could be run…
January 22 2015, 12:55am | Comments
Bitcoin is giving banks a run for their money. Now the same technology threatens to eradicate social networks, stock markets, even national governments.
June 15 2014, 4:08am | Comments
It used to be simpler. You woke up, and there was one newspaper you could read. It printed on pulp and delivered to your driveway. You got in your car, and there was a Sears strategically located within reasonable distance…
March 18 2014, 12:44pm | Comments
Time rather than money is the currency in the recent science fiction film In Time. At the age of 25, the citizens in the future world the film depicts are given only a year more to live. To survive any…
August 14 2012, 3:41am | Comments
A data haven is "the information equivalent to a tax haven," a country that helps you evade other countries' rules on what you can and can't do with your bits. (Think "Swiss banking" for data.) The best-known example comes from…
March 28 2012, 3:42am | Comments
It turns out that Kant didn't think that an author could mount a strong legal case against piracy based on property rights in words. After all, even after pirates copied an author's words, the author himself still had them. It…
January 30 2012, 4:28pm | Comments
Internet Regulation & the Economics of Piracy
January 19 2012, 7:08am | Comments
The Dark Sides of Our Digital Self
December 18 2011, 3:51am | Comments
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