http://www.spiked-online.com/spiked-rev ... GlxDPmLTIV
http://swarajyamag.com/books/homo-sapie ... own-demise
A key discovery promulgated in this paper is that (1) a critical mass of humanity is (2) co-creating a positive future, through conscious acknowledgement that (3) we are synergistically traveling along a positive timeline (4) in Unity consciousness...
(Sorry, no time for doom or gloom :-)
Imagining the Next Generation of Humanities Research
We need systematic, coordinated institutional efforts to chart a viable future for the humanities in the 21st century, argues Robert Frodeman.
https://www.insidehighered.com/views/20 ... them-essay
"But all good things must come to an end. The very science that Humanism supported has come to show that the basic principles of Humanism are based on false concepts. In particular, free will. Feelings are biochemical processes. Given enough data, an external entity can understand my feelings and make better decisions for me than I can!"
It said here
Where will humanists go now?
I think I will stick with these
http://www.restorativeempathy.com/Unive ... mpathy.pdf
http://www.restorativeempathy.com/Feeli ... mpathy.pdf
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions ... 3f0a433dce
Three new books interrogate the premises of the Enlightenment.
By Adam Gopnik
More about it is here
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/ ... of-history
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p050kvn ... a&ns_fee=0
Is Inequality About to Get Unimaginably Worse?
Yuval Noah Harari, the author of Sapiens and Homo Deus, explores the long history of inequality – from the Stone Age onwards – and asks whether we are on the brink of creating a huge “economically useless” underclass, unable to keep up with enhanced humans, the owners of increasingly valuable data and, eventually, artificial intelligence.
Presenter: Ruth Alexander Producer: Estelle Doyle Editor: Richard Knight
(Photo: Yuval Noah Harari, Credit: Daniel Thomas Smith)