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Technology

‘Tis Pity We’re All Whores

CULTURAL COUNTERPOINT

Jason M. Morgan

July-August 2022

If we want our dignity — and our freedom of speech — back, then we have only to stop giving it away to the Internet.

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Looking Beyond Our Fragile Shelter

THE CASE FOR COLONIZING MARS

Lewis M. Andrews

June 2022

Bringing down the price tag for colonizing Mars has made it a seeming solution to several social and even metaphysical concerns.

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Reverie Under the Shroud

OVERCOMING OUR HYPER-TECHNOLOGICAL HYPNOSIS

Christopher M. Reilly

December 2021

We can resist what Pope Francis has called the “technocratic paradigm,” a technology-inspired ideology of acquisition, consumption, and control.

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What “Old Books” Have to Teach Us About Being Human in the 21st Century

LITERATURE MATTERS

Michael S. Rose

September 2021

Although we have more books available to us than at any time in history, fewer and fewer of us read great literature, distracted as we are by screens.

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A Perfect Media Maelstrom

VIRTUAL TORNADO LEAVES 160 DEAD

Eric Brende

July-August 2021

The Joplin tornado of May 2011 showed the populace had come to rely on media in place of their own eyeballs for weather reports.

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All the World Is Staged

CULTURAL COUNTERPOINT

Jason M. Morgan

May 2021

Most of us probably spend more time each day looking at screens than at anything, or anyone, else. Our thinking is curdled out of online scenarios.

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