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The ideological turmoil of Marxism-Leninism

ORIENTERING: Marxismen-leninismens grundlag, norsk udgåve på forlaget Ny Dag 1962.

Now the robots may no longer be called Frankenstein or R2D2, but Siri, Alexa, AlphaGo or Yaskawa Motoman

Jason E. Smith, Aron Benanav: Smart Machines and Service Work: Automation in an Age of Stagnation, Automation and the Future of Work

GROWTH: Capitalism, through "creative destruction" and technological disruption, created the conditions for a new cycle of economic growth. But now the trend seems to continue towards zero. Is it a vicious circle of global competition, falling prices, overcapacity, technological inertia (rather than innovation) and falling incentives to invest – which is the cause of capitalism's protracted crisis?

After corona – a technocratic, planetary order

Benjamin Bratton: The Revenge of the Real: Politics for a Post-Pandemic World

COVID-19: It is difficult to read Bratton's positive biopolitics as anything other than a form of technocratic authoritarianism – where the subject is a point in a biopolitical network.

Up from the trenches

Nina FitzPatrick: Tesla's Curse

Radiation: Do the researchers in the novel find the ultimate proof that parts of modern technology are destroying human neurological biology?

Transhumanism's dream of eternal life and zero pain

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THE TECHNICAL POWERS: Two new books about people and technology: We are all influenced by the pressure chamber social platforms that Facebook creates. And what about NRK, should they actively participate in such a development?

Is it time for a new kind of democratic involvement?

COMMENT: Do we need far less elected politicians to represent our opinions?

Freedom, dignity and hope

GAZA: MODERN TIMES meets different voices in Gaza today: About the United States' new plan, and conditions on the ground.

Trojan horses for Chinese intelligence?

HUAWEI: The United States is as believing as China in using national technology as a means of mass surveillance and political manipulation.

Together for life

Edward Ashford Lee: The Coevolution: The Entwined Futures of Humans and Machines

SYMBIOSIS: We must think differently about both man and the computer. Their being is more entangled than we think, and both change and adapt to the other.

"Personality Disruptive Marketing"

DOPAMIN CAPITALISM: Is "freedom" everyone values ​​so highly, in fact illusory? Today, more and more information is being gathered about our bodies, emotions, habits and brains.

The omniscient but predetermined man

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FREE WILL: In a masterful way, the miniseries Devs asks big questions about a deterministic worldview versus free will, and the almost unlimited power of modern "tech" companies.

The despair is stronger than hoped

OPTIMISM: By taking positive ideas more seriously, we can give them the same attention that toxic ideologies get today.