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Neal Stephenson signs on as Magic Leap’s Chief Futurist

January 22, 2015 / 0 comments

Neal Stephenson has signed on as Magic Leap’s Chief Futurist. He describes why in a post on their blog. In this excerpt he describes the technology in a way that sounds like there is no device worn by the user suggesting it may be something quite different from the HoloLens: “In a teeming, overcrowded hardware…

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Peer-to-Peer Blessing

August 27, 2009 / 0 comments

The web site is launching as a self-described “Peer-to-Peer Anonymous Blessing Community.” “Blessing-receivers are invited to upload a photograph or symbolic image and/or short bio of themselves, specify a particular spiritual/religious tradition they turn to for support, as well as request blessings focused on a particular theme or issue. Blessing-givers can review pending requests,…

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Neopagan Technology

August 11, 2009 / 0 comments

My research this summer has been focused on NRMs. Most recently, I’ve been looking at Neopaganism. This includes the general new age-isms, the 2012 movement, some UFO religions, Druids, Ásatrú, Ceremonial Magick and Wicca (in no particular order). Many of these NRMs reside at an intersection of religion and technology. Witchvox, a “neopagan news/networking” web…

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Spiritual Rights

January 17, 2009 / 0 comments

It’s time to develop a reasoned argument for the rights of spirituality. This is free-writing in this post, a list of ideas: * Spirituality is a right. * In the mode of historical pursuits of social justice struggle a new cafeteria-style liberation theology must be written. * All states of consciousness, even those which do…

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Magic UI

May 21, 2007 / 0 comments

I read Meditations on the Indranet (Erik Davis) for the first time today. I say this as though I should have read it earlier because I ran across the text online while doing research for my work on mapping the Temples of Cyborgism and just didn’t have time to read it. When Davis talks about…

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