In this The New Republic opinion piece, Rochelle Gurstein argues that a civilization is dead when it stops building monuments.
All that is left, at least to those who still have money these days, is consumption and private pleasures, leisure and tourism.
Uh oh, the West is in trouble.
|Watching the CBC do Itself In|
|All Citizens Have An Obligation to Violate Copyright Law|
|The Dream That Machines Would Do Most of the Work Has Happened, But That Left Us Unemployed Rather Than Free|
|Computers Are Like Trucks|
|Copyright is Killing Science|
|“Wouldn't it be nice if you were rewarded for all of the little good things you do.”|
|“That's how different these results are becoming.”|
|A Really Fast Electric Skateboard|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|When the Wrong Hastag Can Get You Killed by an Assassination Drone|
|Amateur-Built Electric Car Going After Record Set by Tesla|
|“Instead of consuming fossil fuels, it would then feed surplus electricity into the grid.”|
|“Never let a good crisis go to waste.”|
|“For the first time in the world, AI will run in an election.”|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|