The Bondage of Yinyang — And the Emptiness of Tao

A response to this comment on Three Pound Brain, because it just got too long. So what are we to do, then, Mr. Hickman? Nothing? Just sit idly by and wait for our death? Not likely to happen. I would challenge… That in all of your “remembering” of Epimetheus, you have forgotten Prometheus. (Not literally,…

The Future of Humanity – A Lecture by Isaac Asimov

Reprinted here with permission (non-copyrighted work): Topic: The Future of Humanity Place: Newark College of Engineering Date: November 8, 1974 The following document is a transcript of a lecture given by Dr. Isaac Asimov. It is from an audio tape which I have had in my collection since 6th grade. It is not available anywhere, and please don’t…

People You Should Read Up On (Starting Now)

People you should read up on, starting now: Lewis Mumford – Ivan Illich – Jacques Ellul – Ran Prieur – Tim Wu – Walter Ong – John Michael Greer – Ernest Becker (just to name a few). Why? Their insights are about to become prescient (for different reasons).  So if you’ve never heard of these…