The cyborg in a time of prolonged war

A friend recently told me that the old TV series The Six Million Dollar Man, about a grievously-wounded astronaut fitted with human-looking but superpowered prosthetics, was being rebooted. I vented about this a while — I have issues with the constant readaptation of the recent …

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Optimism and Zombies

Almost fifty years ago, Stewart Brand wrote in the Whole Earth Catalog¬†that we were as gods and that we might as well get good at it. At roughly the same time, George Romero made Night of the Living Dead. Guess which one inspires our culture …

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