Let's hope "Star Trek Into Darkness" stays in the darkness

Let's hope "Star Trek Into Darkness" stays in the darkness
The trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness is breathtaking: A terrorist attacks occurs at the very heart of London’s government; a mercurial hero exchanges philosophical rhetoric with a stoic colleague; a near-omniscient villain outwits a technologically-advanced society; moneys-shots of dripping action; and a lot of attractive characters looking constipated with deep frowns. Wait? That sounds... Read more »

Sex and the Conspiracy Theory

Sex and the Conspiracy Theory
              Internet Rehab is certainly about conspiracy theories, since the internet is perhaps the greatest of all conspiracies. Like money, real estate, religion, and government, the World Wide Web has been coopted by greedy Powers and Principalities who have rigged the game of life, enslaved us in yet another... Read more »

Survey says? Social media makes us ruder

Survey says? Social media makes us ruder
In the “water is wet” or “Chicago is corrupt” category, a new survey reveals that social media is making us all ruder than Voldemort driving a cab. I already wrote how Facebook brings out our inner Genghis Khan, but it seems I only touched the tip of the snark-berg. The crux of the survey, conducted... Read more »
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The revolution has begun against Google Glass

The revolution has begun against Google Glass
My recent article on Google Glass has sparked a firestorm. It was so incendiary that Google erased all of its pageviews, making it look like no one read it! But as Peter Gabriel sang in “Biko”: “You can blow out a candle but you can’t blow out a fire.” At my winged-heels, both CNET and... Read more »

Google Glass will blind civilization for good

Google Glass will blind civilization for good
The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades Timbuk3 I’m a bit late on jabbering about the release of Google Glasses: The miracle eyewear that does everything a smartphone does, except make you look like a member of Devo. But timing really doesn’t matter because the future is unfolding 20/20 before us—revealing how blind humanity... Read more »

Why we love the Zombie Apocalypse

Why we love the Zombie Apocalypse
The Walking Dead’s ratings Armageddon tells us that the fascination with the Zombie Apocalypse is devouring our attention. Even the recent Warm Bodies—a Twilight-esque take on zombies—has become a respectable movie hit ($54 million and counting). Since George Romero’s foundational Night of the Living Dead came out in 1968, the interest has risen steadily in... Read more »
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3D printers will soon make us all gods

3D printers will soon make us all gods
The great thing about technology is that we can pretend to be God—seemingly manipulating reality and performing miracles at the touch of a screen. Soon we will be able to create like God, because 3D printers are coming fast and they can literally make anything, right from the comfort of your own heavenly home. The... Read more »

Are you a cyber hoarder?

Are you a cyber hoarder?
The term “hoarding” has become commonplace today, usually referring to a mental pathology where an individual accumulates material possessions to the point life is crippled. We all know “those” people who can’t forego their old cassette tapes or Ikea artifacts, or it might literally ruin their psyches, or whose homes are labyrinths of clutter leading... Read more »

Facebook causes violent behavior

Facebook causes violent behavior
Information is power, and arguably the greatest conduit for raw information today is Facebook.  But conduits are often not neutral, and when inspected Facebook infects raw information with the power of violence. Yes, this sounds like the next The Avengers movie, with Facebook acting as an evil Tesseract, a cosmic cube with its own nefarious... Read more »
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Documentary reveals devastating ripple effect of internet addiction

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Sponsored by the Department of Justice, in conjunction with Monsanto and 4chan, the study was conducted over a twenty-year period. No hipsters were unfortunately harmed during this study; but the data concludes that the only solution is destroying Al Gore and his black magic (we know reading a book or taking a walk along the... Read more »
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