POLITICS

Deplatforming the Far-Right Could Accelerate an Extremist Underground 

The short-term benefits of deplatforming far-right actors and extremist content presents a paradox in long-term consequences. If the only collective answer to web-fueled extremism is to sweep it into the internet’s gutters, and deeper...

World Bank’s ID4D Creator Reimagines Blockchain-Based Identity

The basic cornerstone of human civilization is poised for an upgrade.  As governments and corporations reimagine digital frameworks to oversee individuals, physical identification documents are becoming obsolete. Facial recognition softwares, biometrics, and virtual payments are...

American Oligarchs Have Turned Miami Beach Into Baiae—the Hedonist Roman Paradise

As Augustus embarked on a crusade to revitalize traditional institutions throughout the Roman capital, the Empire’s oligarchs fled to Baiae. With sprawling villas along the ocean, Baiae attracted Rome’s ruling elite seeking reprieve from civil...