POLITICS

U.S. Army Says Climate Change in Arctic Brings ‘New Opportunities’ for Advanced Weapons

The U.S. Army believes melting ice caps in the Arctic caused by climate change will create "new opportunities" for "digital societies"—including around natural resources used for building "advanced weapons." "Furthermore, decreased sea ice and glacial...

Teen Vogue Hit By Intersectional Ad Boycott it Helped Mainstream

Teen Vogue during the Trump years promoted a cultural framework built on intersectionality and youth activism—many articles published on the site encouraged the use of advertiser boycotts as a tool of systemic change. But...

Trump is Reduced to the Simulation’s Binary Choice at CPAC

If the premise is accepted that we are living in a simulation, then binary choices are the foundation of its architecture. Shortly after Donald Trump’s victory in 2016 shattered preconceived notions of American politics, the...

Andrew Yang Proposes ‘People’s Bank’ Built On Fintech

The "unbanked" are everywhere—even in a financial mecca like New York City.

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...