What Is Next Nature? #11

Ingmar Nieuweboer
July 22nd 2016

Facebook’s mission - "to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected" - seems innocent and noble, but the social network, now deeply integrated in the social fabric, makes us question what it means to be social. We no longer have to remember birthdays and other socially significant events, Facebook kindly reminds us important dates and it even suggests what to write to our dearest friends.

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What is your view on the coronavirus?


Siri Beerends: I really embrace the idea that viruses can teach us a lesson in modesty. It is necessary that our position as the dominant species on the planet is being challenged. I also agree that it is a mistake to think that we are becoming Gods. But unfortunately, this is actually what is happening now. Corona doesn’t teach us to be modest, it teaches us how we can -as quickly as possible- go back to business as usual: saving our capitalistic economy.

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