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Source: The Guradian

To stop global catastrophe, we must believe in humans again

Today 02:25 GMT

I think that if we back off the most crazed frontiers of technology, we can still figure out how to keep humans healthy, safe, productive – and human.

Insisting that some horror is inevitable no matter what you do is the response of those who don’t want to be bothered trying to stop it, and I’ve heard it too often to take it entirely seriously. I remember, for instance, when investigative reporters proved that Exxon had known all about global warming and had covered up that knowledge.

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Source: The Guradian

The excitement over Adele’s marriage breakdown is ugly and unkind

Tuesday 14:31 GMT

The brazen salivating and hand-rubbing over the breakdown of a marriage is a bit icky – even more so when it is at the expense of someone as likable and seemingly normal as Adele, whose anguish has already provided the soundtrack to the world’s despair for a decade.

In this climate of rehashing and rephrasing identical sentiments in the hopes of maximising retweets, most responses to the latest news were a variation of: “Shame about Adele’s divorce, but the new album will bang.” Even the media got in on it: “We’re already crying at her next album,” MTV said.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte