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The War of the Worlds — or: How the Internet of Things Will Change Your World

Have you heard of the panic caused by Orson Welles’ radio broadcast of the Martian invasion? [audio http://ia600705.us.archive.org/12/items/TheWarOfTheWorlds-TheRemixProject/WarOfTheWorldsRemixEdition.mp3|bg=0x0000ff|righticon=0xff0000|align=left] The book “The War of the Worlds” by H. G. Wells was greeted with great interest in 1898, however, neither its publication nor the previous serialization … Continue reading

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The First Renaissance — 2: Changes in Society and Arts

The drivers mentioned in the last post as causing turmoil also influenced each other. The established — “God given” — order took particular offense with the new humanist thinking, which threatened the very foundation of church power. Two world views collided. … Continue reading

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