To what extent are our personalities and lifestyles original and authentic in the age of corporatocracy, in which the new media ecosystem constitutes the very back-bone of it? The term ‘new media’ initially emerged to capture a sense that quite rapidly from the late 1980s on the media and world of communications began to look … Continue reading The Demise of Social Identities in the Age of Corporatocracies and New Media
Although it seems to be a matter of contemporary importance, in particular, freedom of expression has always been a point of great interest. As a social species, much of our identity is based on our individual feelings, thoughts and opinions. They reflect our personal history and our individual set of norms and values. This, in … Continue reading Freedom of Expression: Right or Duty?
In societies, in which people are increasingly distancing themselves from the lower tiers of the needs according to Maslow, we can observe that people increasingly move questions about their personality and themselves as beings into the focus of their cognitive world. Surely, material wants are still dominant factors, but thoughts about identity and self-perception become … Continue reading How much You is in You?
It is undeniable that the military's reputation as an institution is severely damaged in many parts of today's world; especially, in Western countries. While once young men dreamt about a career as a soldier, in order to live the ideal of the brave and glorious saviour of the nation, today fewer and fewer people aspire … Continue reading The Role of the Military Today
Mounting Problems In an attempt to make sense of developments of our species, we commonly separate certain periods by categorising them under an umbrella term, such as Bronze Age, Middle Ages, Renaissance and so on. It is safe to say that with the rise of computation and the emergence of the internet, we have already … Continue reading Are You Ready for the Age of Information?