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?
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
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!
Podcast Episode 1, Feat. Last Born in the Wilderness
Here is our "special edition" rerelease of our very first podcast episode! Featuring special guest Patrick Farnsworth from the exquisite podcast Last Born in the Wilderness! He's truly an amazing truth seeker, thinker, interviewer, host and guest, and he helped us highlight some of the inextricable hypocrisies involved in casting political enemies as fascists, overt… Continue reading Podcast Episode 1, Feat. Last Born in the Wilderness
Hypernormalisation – A MUST SEE Documentary
Adam Curtis strikes gold again with Hypernormalisation, a frighteningly insightful analysis of our current age, how we got here, and a hint of where we are going. He is able to highlight the circumstances of our modernity and the people who are able to manipulate and exploit those circumstances for their own gain. Weaving together… Continue reading Hypernormalisation – A MUST SEE Documentary
Are SJWs Open-Minded?
A big part of the early stages of achieving Unism's goals is opening an honest dialogue about the prevailing ideologies that govern our perceptions: who holds power in our societies? Who should hold power? Do we shape technology, or does technology shape us, and to what extent do we hold onto any power in either… Continue reading Are SJWs Open-Minded?
Call To Inaction #2
Hello world! In our second official Call To Inaction - our term for a concerted, repeating avoidance of a product, service, or activity - we are addressing a realm that will require much attention in the coming month's posts: the Internet. In 2016, hardly any of us actually stop and take time out of our day… Continue reading Call To Inaction #2
“What’s The Point of Doing Anything if Nobody’s Watching?”
"We all want to be famous, to be seen, frozen, preserved in the media, because we've come to trust what is seen more than what is actually lived. Somehow we've gotten everything backwards and images seem more real to us than experiences. To know that we really exist, that we really matter, we have to… Continue reading “What’s The Point of Doing Anything if Nobody’s Watching?”