Category Archives: dystopia

Why Is Every Young Person in America Watching ‘The Sopranos’?

The show’s new audience is also seeing something different in it: a parable about a country in terminal decline.

There’s a Socialist “Sopranos” Memes account on Facebook with 22,000 followers, run by a Twitter user called @gabagoolmarx. There’s a podcast called “Gabagool & Roses,” “the ONLY leftist ‘Sopranos’ podcast,” a presumably ironic claim, because there’s also the much more popular “Pod Yourself a Gun,” which frequently brings in guests from the expanded Brooklyn leftist podcast scene. 

730 hours of violence

730 hours of violence is an exhibition that aims to build critical discussions with people about how we collectively see and relate to new paradigms of violence.

Violence has always been a part of human history, but today it presents itself in ways we never could have imagined. Technology, capitalism, new urban lifestyles and the commodification of security have provided violence with a solid ground from which to flourish. It evolves with us, taking up new spaces wherever we go. If we want to tackle the challenges these new violences present we first need to understand how they have come to be normalised.

https://730hours.com/

What if your college dorm analyzed your sewage to find out if you’re pregnant or on drugs?

This story is part of Future Tense Fiction, a monthly series of short stories from Future Tense and Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination about how technology and science will change our lives.

https://slate.com/technology/2021/08/beauty-surge-laura-maylene-walter-short-story.html

Wireless brain implant to make friends?

Using the tiny, battery-free brain implant device, the team were able to program and deprogram mice to socially interact with each other in real-time. When two or more mice had their devices switched on, they interacted much more than usual, and when the device was switched off, the opposite effect was nearly immediate. Read more