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Let’s create a Reality Game to save the World

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We spend more than 50 hours a week watching television, surfing on the Internet and playing video games. Today, entertainment became the first activity of people in all industrialized countries. A synonym of entertainment is distraction, whose etymology means: diversion of attention. In other words, we spend most of our time to divert our mind of something. But what exactly? …


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orphelins

Do orphans lead the World?

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Do you know what do Caesar, Cleopatra, Ramses II, Louis VIX, Napoleon, Washington, Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Roosevelt and Barack Obama have in common? The answer is simple: besides the fact that they are leaders whose name became famous in history, all of them are orphans. However, they are far from being an exception: among the 400 most important leaders …


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Why everyone shall become Batman

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You have not become Batman yet? This is proof that you did not understand the character. But rest assured, everyone can make mistakes, and I’d be happy to explain all the reasons why it is imperative that we all become Batman. However, before getting into the thick of it, a small historical detour is needed to understand the genesis of …


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Are we afraid of freedom?

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Note: This article is the counterpart of the one entitled “Orphans do they lead the world.” It analyzes the same problem, but viewed from the perspective of ordinary humanity. Do we really want to be free? The answer may seem obvious: freedom is the most basic human right. Nothing should be more important for any individual than to live a …


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Breaking the Fourth Wall

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In the article To Geek or not to Geek, I made a short presentation of the geek culture. This article analyzes more specifically the impact of fiction into reality in the geek culture, and how far this impact can go.   The many faces of a nonexistent Fourth Wall  I would love to change the world, but they won’t give …


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idiocracy

From coercive idiocracy to collective intelligence

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Internet, or the triumph of idiocracy On the Internet, you can be anything you want. It’s strange that so many people choose to be stupid. Proverbe Internet Voyeurism, scatology, violence, puerile jokes, unproductive polemics: one of the most disheartening things Internet reveals is the extent of human stupidity. However,while it is truethat the Websometimeslooks like a huge psychic dump, what …


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To Geek or not to Geek

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You’ve never watched the complete 726 episodes of the 30 seasons of the 5 Star Trek series? You’ve never read Tolkien and you are unable to recite in original Elvish language the inscription adorning the One Ring? You have not considered the relationship between Batman and the Joker as the most complete illustration of Nietzsche’s theory of the will to …


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The end of Social Networks

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In 1996, I was among the early adopters of the IRC (Internet Relay Chat) and I chatted for hours with people connected around the globe. At the time, there were not much more than 30 million users around the globe and interfaces were limited to monochrome screens where dialogs were displayed line by line. Still, it was already an extraordinary …


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