Technology and Relationships (III), Nationalism or Consumerism?

In my book, Human Sunset, I use a lot of screenshots that pertain to loneliness and the deterioration of relationships. I think it’s really important to unpack this – and truly, there is a lot going on as far as this particular aspect of tech goes. You can find Part 1 of this series, dealing with friendships in… Continue reading Technology and Relationships (III), Nationalism or Consumerism?

Digital Gluttony and the Hunger for Wonder

One of the particularly strange phenomena observable in modern man is seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5etXw2ngaE Even if we were to say, for the sake of argument, that these smart-phones and other gadgets are worth owning, what could possibly compel people to sacrifice so much time, foregone earnings, comfort, and dignity just to wait in line to… Continue reading Digital Gluttony and the Hunger for Wonder

Self-righteous Hermit?

Neither Boyle nor Sterligov have totally disappeared from the modern world. Both are quite active, each in their own way, of promoting a back-to-nature agenda, and I think this is what must be done. Retreating to the woods entirely does nothing. The system is coming after your woods. By all means, start transitioning yourself and your family to a pre-industrial rural lifestyle, but don’t abandon the work that must be done.