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Book Review for A New Earth – Literary Licence Podcast

Mr Tsakraklides' new novel gives us a clue on what could happen if Mother Nature decides to reclaim what is hers in this exciting eco-thriller. The New Earth is an interesting book and shows that Tsakraklides has talent when it comes to narrating descriptive passages which carry the reader into the near future with spark … Continue reading Book Review for A New Earth – Literary Licence Podcast

Progress Report: the global search for the Anti-Greed Vaccine

The current pandemic has undoubtedly been entirely the fault of humans, and for more reasons than one: First, our increasing encroachment into wildlife habitats brought us into contact with new viruses. Second, the disruption of ecosystems through climate change and the ecological apocalypse shifted the dynamics between viruses and hosts. And last, but not least, … Continue reading Progress Report: the global search for the Anti-Greed Vaccine

The only way to reform Capitalism is to Kill it.

A Tale of Two Economies By now, some of us have began to realise that our economic system is responsible for the totality of the mess our planet is in: natural destruction, accelerating mass extinction, exploitation and inequality, and deterioration of physical and mental health. In fact, all of the above are necessary ingredients of … Continue reading The only way to reform Capitalism is to Kill it.

About my new book, Photographic Heart

Our memory originally evolved as a survival tool. In its most biological definition, you may say that our memory has merely been there to help us learn from our past, so that we can recognize danger and avoid it in the future. Almost all species have some level of memory installed, for this purpose. But at … Continue reading About my new book, Photographic Heart

Media, Money, Machine: Tales of the Anthropocene System

It was the century when Earth’s systems got a complete makeover. And the planet got an expiration date. It is a word that is still not recognised by the spelling thesaurus. Yet we have been living in the Anthropocene for many decades now: the geologic time period, according to the textbooks, when the planet is … Continue reading Media, Money, Machine: Tales of the Anthropocene System

The Unhappiness Machine

Unhappiness was to a large extent invented by those in power, whether they were religious or political leaders.  It was engineered, refined, and carefully sculpted into different types of unhappiness to fit every type of human being.  Our economic and political systems depend on keeping us unhappy and unfulfilled, so that they can continue to … Continue reading The Unhappiness Machine

Out Of Business

Nature used to be an all-you-can-eat buffet, with inexhaustible resources available to every species on the planet.  The food cycle constantly regenerated with each rotation around the sun, much like sushi on a rotating conveyor belt.  Humans and all the other species enjoyed this free buffet of nature for thousands of years, sometimes eating each … Continue reading Out Of Business

Let Earth Have Her Tantrum

This planet has suffered long enough under humans, so much so that I think it deserves to finally have "a fit". To go crazy. Just literally nuts, bonkers, off the wall insane. Hasn't it waited its turn long enough? For thousands of years humans did whatever they wanted: killing, destroying, pushing ecosystems to the brink. … Continue reading Let Earth Have Her Tantrum

To Believe

(from the Untitled new novel) With unwavering tenacity and determination, the seeds continued to push with whatever strength they had against the infinite, pitch-black darkness of the heavy, moisture-laden soil up above.  While their persistence and courage were admirable, the truth was that none of them had even the faintest idea of where exactly they … Continue reading To Believe

This is why Humans have already been Technically Extinct for hundreds of years

I know what you're thinking: with 8 billion of us on the planet, how can we actually be extinct? If anything, we are taking over the planet like a viral plague. Well, I guess it depends on your definition of extinction. When we define extinction, we tend to concentrate on the numbers of a given … Continue reading This is why Humans have already been Technically Extinct for hundreds of years

Who Gives a Fuck about the Children

Far above the Earth's atmosphere, in the peaceful silence of space, Russian and US partners of the International Space Station are squabbling over who's gonna die first if they separate. Linked at the umbilical cord, they both know that they will die without each other. But the hate is so strong. This picture is reflective … Continue reading Who Gives a Fuck about the Children