Dystopian futures

Are we afraid of the future because we’ve lost our ability to imagine a better one?

Is analog writing dead?

As we have moved into the digital age, we have also moved away from everything analog, including handwriting. Could the death of handwriting catapult future generations into another Middle Ages?

Synthetic biology might feed us

Natural resources will never be enough to feed us all, and moving humankind to another planet is not an option yet. Synthetic biology could help us feed our growing population without destroying Earth – or forcing us out of it.

Journalism in the age of acceleration

When we can consume media for free or at a low cost, what does that mean for the future of journalism? We sat down with Guido van Nispen, who has held governance, advisory, and investment roles in media, to find out.

Sex in the digital era

It’s clear that technology is widening our range of possibilities for sexual experiences, but how is this going to change how we interact with others, and even, love them?

Environmental debate

Defining the Anthropocene as a geological era is defining the features of "modern" humans. It's a complex, if not impossible task — but it's time that we stop burying our heads in the sand and see climate change as what it actually is: a cultural issue.

Long story short

Our intrusion on nature occurs in two distinct, but complementary ways. On one side, we produce goods and services that require enormous amounts of resources and energy; on the other, we profoundly impact nature to get better performance. Therefore, the need to find a balance between these components becomes crucial.

The failure of a system

The crisis we are experiencing is not the failure of a species, it’s the failure of a system. This is the story of an alternative interpretive model which sees the Anthropocene as a biased discourse which blames victims and is a weak landmark for the new green movement.

climate profiteering

At first sight, climate profiteers might seem to all belong to the same category of entrepreneurs. However, there is a fundamental distinction: that between those who aim at making money by exploiting the green revolution and those who foresee good business in the aftermath and do not have any interest in preventing it from happening.

LONG STORY SHORT

A quick-and-complete overview of our current geological era which is becoming heavily impacted by human behavior.

our latest issue

Issue N. 6 - July 2019

Anthropocene. Now what?

As a side effect of its behavior, humanity is changing the world. The effects of this new era are not just territorial or climatic: they’re philosophical, cultural, anthropological — in one world, structural. We won’t easily get away with this, but we should not despair either. Now what?

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