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Requiem for the Human Race

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.                                                                                   - William Butler Yeats: The Second Coming

I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve.
    -  Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, After the attack on Pearl Harbor


We are living in the Age of Narcissus, from our selfies and social media to Jihadi John and Donald Trump. It is an age of Orwellian manipulation and Huxleyan disinformation, where the automated algorithms of marketers on Facebook and Google have segregated the internet into a bifurcated echo chamber in the guise of Nietzsche’s abyss, and the more we look into it, the more it look…