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  • Capitalism, Neoliberalism, and the Fallacy of Big Concepts

    Many people are critical of capitalism and neoliberalism. There are multiple other things they may be critical of, but for the sake of convenience, it can be interesting to stop here. “This is pure neoliberalism”. “This is so capitalistic”. It’s like the words “neoliberalism” and “capital” became synonyms for the word “evil There is no doubt […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin August 10, 2023
  • Ideological Software

    Programming is pretty straightforward. One has to decide on a certain logic and then implement it in a set of instructions that will combine actions and responses to various feedback loops. It is very defined and precise in this way. An algorithm is programmed and this algorithm follows a certain protocol and implements it along […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin December 15, 2022
  • Diagnosis and Surveillance

    One could say that diagnosis and surveillance are friends. They detect deviation. When it is identified, it is categorized and acted upon. The objective is to normalize and to minimize. To minimize the risk of infection, we recommend that you wash your hands thoroughly. We should try to minimize our carbon footprint. To normalize one’s […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin July 15, 2022
  • Variability of a Text, Ecology of Attention

    How to modulate variability of attention and perception in order to promote ecological thinking? This article proposes a method and its practical implementation.

    Dmitry Paranyushkin November 30, 2020
  • How to Boost Your Mind Viral Immunity

    In a recent Joe Rogan interview, Elon Musk expressed his sympathy for the anti-globalization movement. One of the main reasons, according to Musk, was that the increasingly interconnected world created a fertile ground for all kinds of memes, concepts, and mind viruses that could “infect” a large portion of the population. We don’t know whether […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin May 24, 2020
  • The Magic of Feedback Loops: AI Takes Over

    The world is gripped by the collective anxiety proliferated by live death-count dashboards, exponential charts, and frightening headlines that promise the imminent apocalypse. The real extent of the problem, however, is not really known. The decisions are made based on incomplete data. Worst-case scenarios are used to implement social and economic policies without a proper discussion or long-term implications assessment.

    Dmitry Paranyushkin March 20, 2020
  • Does Software Need to Solve Problems?

    “What is the problem your software is solving?” Usually, if you cannot answer this question, you are expected to stop doing whatever it is you are doing and reconsider. After all, we live in a world of immediate gratification. If you cannot resolve a real and existing need then you do not deserve the resources […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin January 17, 2020
  • The Re~Definition of Value

    Too often we’re driven by the notion of value that has nothing to do with us. In the most basic case we might think that something is valuable just because it can be measured in something else: the money or the amount of attention that it can be exchanged for. // “How many likes did this post […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin May 31, 2019
  • Annihilation

    In this world, annihilation is known as the movie, Annihilation. In this movie we encounter the new form of alien life, which does not use flying saucers or other means of aerial transportation (nor any sort of conventional transportation) to reach the humanity and invade. Instead, they choose to invade through the DNA. Attracting a […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin July 29, 2018
  • Legitimization and Cultivation

    In this world, there are things that inhabitants do on a regular basis: be it routine actions or practice. … Every time they act they can ask themselves: “What do I legitimize with what I’m doing?” Example 1. When you’re reading this text from the screen of your iPhone or any other device you are legitimizing several things and […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin December 9, 2017
  • Operational Strategy of Desire

    The more something lacks     the more it is needed. The absence produces desire. The presence precedes the absence. a sudden distraction extraction pre-occupation ostentation retaliation. … Only 0 days 17 hours 14 minutes 29 seconds left … Otherwise it will be too late. Only today and only tomorrow. Touch me and we will never talk […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin May 14, 2017
  • Cognitive Stimulants

    Cognitive stimulants are the things that alter perception and stimulate imagination and sensitivity. Their main importance is in bringing different points of view and expanding the phase space of possibilities available at every moment of time, acting as a deterrent against stagnation, boosting innovation and evolutionary development. Any form of expression can manifest itself as […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin April 25, 2017