Chinese version of my essays

translated by Damien Li

科技

Technology

 

The algorithmic society and the birth of religion

日算法社会与宗教的诞生

 

 

Day and night

日与夜

 

You are a file

你是个档案

 

The decline of the visual sense

视觉的衰退

 

The internet is an excuse not to admit that we are what we are

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The cognitive value of videogames

电子游戏的知识价值

 

The greatest and worst inventions of the 20th century

二十世纪最好和最糟的发明

 

Society and technology

社会与科技

 

 

Stages of evolution

进化过程的不同阶段

 

Hyper-commerce

 

Data visualisation

 

The age of advertising platforms

宣传平台的时代

 

 

A wiki for president

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A knowledge-base is not knowledge

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The gift economy

礼物经济

 

 

Like and dislike

喜欢与不喜欢

 

 

The medium is the brain

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Universal connectiveness

全球的联系

 

 

The end of exploration

探险的终结

 

Democratising culture

文化民主化

 

 

Towards a linear world

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Regress

退步

 

 

A cosmic battle: Technology for liberation vs technology for control

宇宙的战斗:科技解放对决科技控制

 

 

The medium is the story

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The two cultures of the smartphone age

智能电话时代的两个文化

 

 

Machine intelligence and human stupidity (the Turing test revisited)

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Utopia and jobs

乌托邦与就业

 

Wikipedia as a force of evil

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The next stage in evolution: The world of objects

进化的下一阶段:物件的世界

 

 

Anthropology of postmodernist popularity

后现代声望的人类学

 

 

Race and gender in cyberspace

网络世界的种族和性别

 

The price of free services

免费服务的代价

 

 

Literacy and superstition in the age of the internet

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Millenium question: Using the vast amount of information left by people on social media, will we be able to resurrect the dead as digital zombies?

千年之谜:我们可以利用人们在社交网络留下繁多的资讯把死人复活为数码僵尸吗?

 

 

创意

Creativity

 

Creativity in art and science

艺术与科学的创意

 

Creativity is a property of poverty not of wealth

创意是贫穷而非富庶的特征

 

 

For a history of creativity

创意的历史

 

 

The genetic origins of creativity

创意因子的根源

 

The brain is a machine to create problems

脑部是制造问题的机器

 

From artificial intelligence to artificial creativity

从人造智慧到人造创意

 

 

The difference between you and it (cognition vs creativity)

你跟它的区别(认知和创意)

 

 

The historical memory of humans and their urge to change

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Rules save lives but not brains

规矩可以救命但救不了脑袋

 

 

The universal law of happenstance

创意。。。

 

 

艺术于科学

Art and science

 

Creativity in art and science

艺术与科学的创意

 

The separation of art and science

艺术与科学的创意

 

The asymmetry between artists and scientists

艺术家与科学家之间的不对称

 

艺术的历史

History of art

 

Art since world war 2

二战之后的艺术

 

The artist as both a revolutionary and a propagandist

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Art as the tool to communicate consciousness

传达意识的工具-艺术

 

 

The meaning of art

艺术的意义

 

Digital interactive art

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Art in the age of irregularity

无常时代的艺术

 

 

The two sides of art histories

艺术的两个历史

 

 

The real history of artificial

人造真正历史

 

 

A brief history of art/A theory of the evolution of art from prehistory to abstraction

艺术的简史/艺术前史演变到抽象的理论

 

 

Two faced aesthetics

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Elitist art, unpopular art and popular art

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历史

History

 

A new history of prehistory

 

The meat diet

 

From non-commercial societies to market societies

 

从非商业社会到市场经济社会

 

Five steps towards physical and existential survival

 

生存五部曲

 

The natural, the unnatural and life's destiny

 

天然、不天然、命运

 

Crime and state

 

Play and civilisation (creativity series)

 

游戏与文明

 

Cultural uniformity and physical diversification

 

文化的单一化与人体的多样化

 

From fairness to God: How the meek ended up ruling the world

温顺的人统治世界的过程

 

History was just a brief interlude

 

历史只是短暂的插曲

 

History is uniquely human

 

历史是人类独有的

 

The rise of A/C civilisations

 

空调社会的崛起

 

The USA and the decline of the west

 

美国和西方文明的没落

 

The unpredictable harm of good intentions

好意所带来意想不到的伤害

 

 

Predicting the future of side effects

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Greed

贪婪

 

Spontaneous movements

自发的运动

 

The barbarians

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Change and its opposite

改变与改变的相反

 

 

Alcohol and meat

酒与肉

 

The origin of superstition

迷信的根源

 

Human societies are systems at the edge of chaos

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The meaning of life

生命的意义

 

Envy

妒忌

 

 

Opposites reinforce each other

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The cognitive closure of civilisations

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Revisiting the sexual revolutionary

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社会学

Sociology

 

The genetics and neuroscience of torture

 

 

 

The competition between news and adverts

新闻和广告的竞争

 

Children and the elderly in the secular society

哪些资讯可以

 

 

The age of experience

实验和经验的时代

 

Death is not a binary value

生死不是二进制

 

The death of the hero

 

Living longer, healthier... and more selfish lives

 

The deregulation of sexuality

 

Abortion and euthanasia

 

Society and technology

社会与科技

 

The cognitive development of pretty girls

 

The fear of loneliness

 

The soul left the body

 

Youth suprematism

 

Drugs and the search for happiness

 

The new pagans

 

The meaning of life and variety

生命与种类繁多的意义

 

A change in lifestyle will save the planet

 

Decoupling quality of life and wealth

 

The meaning of job mobility

工作流动性的意义

 

Utopia is dissent

有异议才有乌托邦

 

We hate the planet

 

The rule of law and common sense

 

The meaning of inebriating substances

 

Children, education, family values

 

Education as reeducation

 

Power shift

权力移交

 

The demise of friendship

 

Lost and acquired skills

 

Happiness

 

The shallow culture of busy lives

 

The age of loneliness

 

The digital individual

 

The abolition of time

 

The society of pets

 

A defense of inequality (The age of social justice; the generation of the rule enforcers)

 

Revising the myth of longevity

 

A cosmic battle: Rational vs irrational memes


The psychology of road rage

 

History of advertising

 

The end of childhood

童年的结束

 

What creates reality

什么创造现实

 

The age of marketing: Turning luxuries into necessities

 

A brief history of loneliness

 

Greed

 

The irrelevance of time

 

Gene-culture coevolution

 

MQ: Would it be ok to just plug you into a device and inject substances in your body that will keep you happy all the time?

 

MQ: Will globalisation make the only surviving global culture very strong or very weak?

 

MQ: What are 21st century people willing to sacrifice in order to acquire wisdom?

 

Morality

 

Paradox of parenting (trad)

育兒養兒的悖論

 

 

Paradox of parenting (simp)

好客心的悖论

 

Paradox of hospitality (trad)

好客心的悖論

 

Paradox of hospitality (simp)

好客心的悖论

 

How contemporary morality is created

 

The origin of empathy

 

Caring for the future

 

The moral scientist

 

Beyond knowledge

 

A defense of inequality (The age of social justice; the generation of the rule enforcers)

 

Loss of identity and morality

 

Evil

 

Shame and morality

 

A brief history of morality in the post-industrial age

 

Sex and morality

 

MQ: Is the product of evolution always good?

 

Religion

 

Post-neuroscience religion

 

Religion, Science, Drugs

 

The religion of the future

 

Religion and mass media

 

The dead and the living

 

Paradise

 

The algorithmic society and the birth of religion

 

Science

 

You are an abstraction

 

The age of big data and the death of theory

 

The Higgs Universe

 

The fittest species: Who is winning the war for survival

 

The biggest problem of all: The end of the world is coming

 

The Regge hypotheses

 

The science of uncertainty

 

The curse of gravity

 

The origin of the copyright

 

Tradition and innovation

 

The reverse of entropy

 

The perfect body and evolution

 

The spider web

 

The age of abstraction

 

Endosymbiosis

 

The quest for beauty

 

Alive and dead

 

Gene-culture coevolution

 

Nature is a vast cemetery

 

MQ: What kind of medium can help us perceive other universes that are based on different physical laws?

 

MQ: Could humans perceive two or three dimensions of times some day if we changed the way time is used?

 

MQ: Can our senses perceive a universe without the interference of us being in it?

 

MQ: Is there any way to prove that the past really existed other than trusting today's objects and an unreliable brain?

 

MQ: If we played all the laws of physics in all possible combinations for an infinite time, what state would never be produced?

 

Mind

 

The decline of consciousness

 

We are just a simulation

 

The zombies among us

 

The category of non-reducibles

 

Hypotheses on the omega point

 

Finite states and concious states

 

Human insanity

 

Life is a soliloquy

 

Meditation

 

Identity

 

The mind's immune system

 

The mind

 

Civilisation

 

What is the tao of an anthropology


Civilisations of sound

 

The cognitive closure

 

The relativitiy of truth

 

Language and wisdom

 

Gene-culture coevolution

 

The intelligence of limbs

 

The nonlinear origins of free will

 

Free will

 

Memory, identity, self-deception

 

Matter is as inscrutable as mind

 

Life is overrated

 

The cacophony of life

 

MQ: If I build an exact copy of your body, molecule by molecule, atom by atom, is it “you”?

 

MQ: If I replace all the neurons in your brain with electronic chips that perform the exact same function, are you still you?

 

MQ: If we ever create a machine that is a fully-functioning brain totally equivalent to a human brain, will it be ethical to experiment on it?

 

MQ: If free will exist, does a newborn already have it or does it develop later in life?

 

MQ: Is it possible that inside each and every body there is the same “I” and that “I” is you?