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Saturday, April 09, 2011

The News of the Times

From Fukushima to Tahrir, the days take on apocalyptic fervor. The last days will come like a thief in the night, Jesus said. For some, Fukushima is simply an accident to either bad-aid or encase in concrete. Tahrir is more promising since the freedom of people we see inspires and motivates. Yet our lives - in the west - become more and more digitalized. Is there something essential that could be lost or are we, as Floridi says, simply adapting to new environs, new modes of doing what we as humans must and will always do? The apocalypse may be televised or tweeted, but we must hope that it always brings us to who we can and should be.

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