August 2013

Taking the Basic Income idea to our policymakers

26 Aug , 2013 Uncategorized

I am not one of the most pessimistic people when I state that we live in somewhat precarious times. In a recent presentation I did in Croatia I laid out at least seven reasons why we live in a global economic and political order that is at best fragile (and at worst close to a […]

Chelsea Manning

23 Aug , 2013 Uncategorized

I understand that many decidedly nationalist inclined US Americans (as well as many people of conservative stripe outside the US) don’t like whistle blowers, and these people seem to have an innate dislike of people like Assange, Manning and Snowden. I can only express my sincere appreciation for the great sacrifices these people make. A […]

A Message from Cenk, for you

23 Aug , 2013 Uncategorized

Khannea — You are never going to believe this one. Recently, The Young Turks put out a video about a member of Congress extorting money from a corporate lobbyists and leaving behind a voicemail as proof. It’s gotten so bad in Washington DC that they no longer even realize the immorality of their corruption. Maybe […]

Joachim Gauck Asks Court to Grant Immunity to Adolf Hitler For World War 2

23 Aug , 2013 Uncategorized

BERLIN, GERMANY., (Aug. 20, 2013) — In court papers filed today (PDF), The German Department of Justice requested that Adolf Hitler, Franz von Papen, Konstantin von Neurath, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Wilhelm Frick, Heinrich Himmler, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Franz Gürtner, Franz Schlegelberger, Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Göring, Albert Speer, Rudolf Hess and many others be […]

The vulnerability of the US versus the 911 “debate”

19 Aug , 2013 Uncategorized

The United States used to have a heroic reputation in Europe (and most of the world) since World War 2. In the old days America, in particular in my youth, was regarded with considerable awe. Progress happened in the United States, and not just technological progress. America signified the vanguard of social progress, freedom, consumer […]

Proactive Genocide

16 Aug , 2013 Uncategorized

I regard myself as a “Basic Income” advocate. I think that some form of socialized (state nationalized?) income will become necessary. I am of the conviction that in the next few decades there will be such severe technological unemployment that (insofar we retain democracy) the state will be forced by an electorate to “take” resources […]

Is Pain a Functional Necessity?

9 Aug , 2013 Uncategorized

I have been active in transhumanism for several years and in most cases I find myself in agreement with many preferences, values and assumptions prevalent in Transhumanism. Transhumanism is an ideology of plausibles, arguables and fictionals. In other words – Transhumanists make statements on future developments that can be commonly regarded to be likely, debatable […]

Rijeka, Republika festival.

9 Aug , 2013 Uncategorized

It was well received. It was only half the recording, they ran into the 15 minute limit. I was quite actually tired, my presentation was pushed back 90 minutes. I should have taken a modafinil I suppose.

TechnoProgressive Meetup @ the Hague

4 Aug , 2013 Uncategorized

I invite interested parties in the area to attend meetups. These MeetUps will wander around the The Hague area. I would be delighted hosting people with an active interest in Trans-humanism, Technoprogresisve Values, Futurism, Futurology, Singularity, Science Fiction, Existential Risk, Long View, Future Scenario-building and Future (Trend) Analysis. The format will initially be open, emphasizing […]

USBIG NewsFlash Vol. 14, No. 69, Summer 2013

2 Aug , 2013 Uncategorized

The USBIG NewsFlash is both the newsletter of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee (USBIG) Network and the U.S. edition of the Basic Income Earth Network’s NewsFlash. The USBIG Network (www.usbig.net) promotes the discussion of the basic income guarantee (BIG) in the United States. BIG is a policy that would unconditionally guarantee at least a subsistence-level […]