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Glowering hotly, the flight attendant’s professional demeanor turns to disgust. “I’m not speaking Russian! I’m speaking Ukrainian, the real language of my own country!” he angrily dismisses me. The passengers on this flight to Kiev are mostly Ukrainian nationals, so it’s only natural that the flight attendant would greet me using his native tongue. Forgetting …

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Picture yourself in a yoga class in the futuristic “age of spiritual machines,” when conscious computers and their artificial intelligence eclipses that of the modern human. Imagine downloading the sun salute routine from your yoga instructor app and loading the software into your cyborg mind: #include <studio.yoga.itn> int main <surya.namaskar.itn> int main <rotaryflexion> #say_ommm {self} …

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Having found ourselves in the abyss of an ecological tragedy, the current inheritors of the earth are entitled to a moment of solemn reflection in which we wonder, “Am I really responsible?” It seems that the initial cause of this ecological catastrophe dates back to a time well beyond our influence, and its solution, should …

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Like lambs to the slaughter, they’re encouraging us now with the same enchanting tune they’ve been singing for over a century: ‘Buy things you don’t need with money you don’t have. In this way, the gears of production and consumption will keep turning, and our fantasy of unbounded growth of business, in a world of …

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