Marshall McLuhan predicted "the Future of Man in the Electric Age" back in a 1965 interview (as well as throughout his life's work). I recently made a video examining (editing) his interview, and juxtaposing his work with images and audio from the Other end of the Electric Age.. Hopefully it does a good job elucidating… Continue reading Revisiting McLuhan through the lens of the Electric Age
Category: The Modern World
I was witnessing the multinational realization and macro-reckoning of The Death of Europe. But it's okay.
A Viewer’s View: ISAIF in 2020
Over on YouTube, the "Industrial Society and its Future" Summary video we made is one of our most popular videos - but so much has changed in the past year (2020) - where do things stand now? User Thundy wrote us this incredible comment on Monday, November 23rd, 10:13 PM (PST), and it deserves our… Continue reading A Viewer’s View: ISAIF in 2020
Zizek Stream No. 1
https://youtu.be/t3dg8pnpMY4 Zïzêkwåvê ❍︎ ⱫłⱫɆ₭₩₳VɆ ❍︎ 乙ﾉ乙乇ズWﾑ√乇 ˜”*°•.˜”*°•Ｚｉｚｅｋｗａｖｅ •°*”˜.•°*”˜ Ⓩⓘⓩⓔⓚⓦⓐⓥⓔ Join us every week for a new discussion and conversation about an important philosopher, thinker, or artist whose ideas have shaped Unism! 𝘕𝘦𝘸 𝘵𝘰 𝓤𝓷𝓲𝓼𝓶? ▀▄▀▄▀▄❍︎ Join the Circle! ❍︎ ▀▄▀▄▀▄ 𝘊𝘩𝘦𝘤𝘬 𝘶𝘴 𝘰𝘶𝘵 !: https://linktr.ee/unism Want to talk about these and other related issues?… Continue reading Zizek Stream No. 1
Technology: Voluntary or Mandatory?
https://youtu.be/Tc917jhZmvc Is tech really making our lives easier? All technology is at first, purely voluntary. Accessible to early adopters. But as society, behaviors, and attitudes are further built upon and shaped by that technology, it eventually becomes mandatory Cars Before: you walked, rode a horse/buggy Early stage: Few cars, still voluntary Mature Stage: Roads built,… Continue reading Technology: Voluntary or Mandatory?
No Criticism Without Jealousy?
https://youtu.be/Y8eO3gihP9k In the video above, I posit that: "There is no sense in which a criticism (whether legitimate or illegitimate) could not also be motivated by jealousy." That doesn't automatically invalidate the criticism, but it gives a potential context for its emergence. The examples used in the video above pertain mostly to criticism of (and… Continue reading No Criticism Without Jealousy?
The Timeless Nightmare of our Unresolvable Myths
In our latest video, we watch actor Donald Jolly speak a profound truth about the (perpetual) state of our modern myths, a.k.a, our comic book superheroes: Nothing Changes. Sounds just like real life, doesn't it?
AI & God: as Ab0ve, s0 Be10w…
Perhaps the answer to the science fiction questions of Artificial Intelligence - whether it will at some point, become self-aware and ultimately destroy and dispose of us - and the proper response to the rampantly accelerating implementation of automated machines which are overtaking formerly human-held tasks, jobs, and occupations; is to be found by looking… Continue reading AI & God: as Ab0ve, s0 Be10w…
“Why are you Angry, Nazi?”
You can't argue with how someone else Feels, only with what makes them feel that way..
Watch “How Platforms OWN You (Disney+, Netflix, Uber) – Wisecrack Edition” on YouTube
In the new Wisecrack video, Jared delves into the emergent platform economy, wherein businesses act as services and utilities, offering us access to specific opportunities, actions, and content. More and more (as evidenced by apps such as Uber, Lyft, Spotify, Apple music, Airbnb, Netflix, and all other subscription-based exclusivities), our activities and pastimes are becoming… Continue reading Watch “How Platforms OWN You (Disney+, Netflix, Uber) – Wisecrack Edition” on YouTube
What is the Power Process?
We're a long way from 1995 - the year in which "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski's social critique Industrial Society and its Future was published in The New York Times and The Washington Post. The essay asserts that Industry, Technology, and the societies it has produced, "have been a disaster for the human race."
If You’re Not Laughing, You’re Learning
No stranger to reading a room, Stand-up Comedian Jimmy Carr once said, "If you're not laughing, you're learning," ..true even when 'not laughing' is paired with feigned shock and indignation..
AUDIOBOOK: Industrial Society & Its Future
In 1995, an essay was written and released under the authorship of FC, "Freedom Club." The essay, Industrial Society & its Future, described the contemporary societal dynamics and social atmosphere, as well as prophetically prognosticating about the future of the industrial-technological societies in which we live. The circumstances and context of the essay are so… Continue reading AUDIOBOOK: Industrial Society & Its Future
Socialism Could Never Work (?)
On this quick clip of The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast, Peter Schiff, an economist, explains his position on why socialism is such a pervasive ideology, in spite of its constant failures. Unism rejects the political and economic implications and applications of socialism as well, yet understands the appeal perhaps more than most.. You need not… Continue reading Socialism Could Never Work (?)
Watch Episode 2 of the Unists Podcast!
Think your job won't be affected by the dawn of Artificial Intelligence? Think Again! Listen to Unism member Nick's newest episode of "The Unists" Podcast, now available on YouTube! Nick sat down with two left-leaning, socialist individuals who reached out to The Unists, and they discussed AI through the lens of a YouTube video which… Continue reading Watch Episode 2 of the Unists Podcast!
Understanding Learning Disabilities
Here is an incredible video that was shared with us: it is a professional development course for teachers, in which they are subjected to the processing issues and conditions a student with Learning Disabilities experiences everyday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiBgBdodW2Y This video serves as a powerful equalizer, allowing us to better understand how those with different developmental speeds… Continue reading Understanding Learning Disabilities
When Exploitation is Sold as Empowerment: Immigration & the DNC
Unism faces many issues in its efforts to catalyze a comprehensive societal transformation ("reboot") along the lines of an OS update able to synchronize, bring up-to-date, redefine and reaffirm our (civic, societal, personal, and interpersonal) intentions, expectations, obligations, parameters for existence and relations to others, both as purpose-driven, autonomously self-actualizing individuals, AND as interdependent, necessary… Continue reading When Exploitation is Sold as Empowerment: Immigration & the DNC
The Truth about Fake News
Lot a' people talkin' fake news lately. Lotta people using words diff'ren'ly, we reckon. There are at least three different concepts/definitions wrapped up in people's usage of the term "fake news." In the majority of cases, they are implying/referring to either: 1) Intentional Satire, that simpletons confuse as actual journalism/actual events,which elites argue is corrupting/confusing the… Continue reading The Truth about Fake News
Feelings of Inferiority: Self-Hatred is a Leftist Trait
Many leftists have an intense identification with the problems of groups that have an Image of being weak (women), defeated (American Indians), outcast (homosexuals) or otherwise inferior. The leftists themselves feel that these groups are inferior. They would never admit to themselves that they have such feelings, but it is precisely because they do see these groups as inferior that they identify with their problems. (We do not mean to suggest that women, Indians, homosexuals ARE inferior; we are only making a point about leftist psychology.)
Wage Reform 2 Step
Have you ever asked yourself why it is that, when a restaurant becomes popular and serves twice as many customers as they did the month before, only the owner receives any of that dramatic influx of wealth, when they themselves have done the very least to serve and service those new customers? Is this not the manner and mode of labor compensation which was utterly despised when alleged of Communism? That workers being paid a set wage regardless of output, attitude, aptitude or ability would result in a feckless, substandard society where no one is happy to work and all service is terrible?