Post Scarcity Civilizations & Privacy

Post Scarcity Civilizations & Privacy

In the future we’ll be so automated that machines will be able to take care of your every want or need, and will be constantly monitoring you to make sure you have anything you could want, except of course some privacy. So today we are beginning our extended look at post-scarcity civilizations. This is going […]

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The Handmaids Tale Part 1: Crash Course Literature #403

The Handmaids Tale Part 1: Crash Course Literature #403

Hi, I’m John Green. This is Crash Course Literature and last week we wrapped up our discussion of George Orwell’s 1984. Lately here at Crash Course, we’ve been a bit preoccupied with dystopias — which is to say, imagined futures where things have gone horribly wrong. You know, as opposed to the present. I’ve always […]

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1984 by George Orwell, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 401

1984 by George Orwell, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 401

Hi I’m John Green and welcome to season 4 of CrashCourse literature. Today, we’re transporting you to one of my favorite (slash least favorite) dystopias, George Orwell’s 1984. I feel like that eye is looking at me. The book starts like this: It was a bright cold day in April and the clocks were striking […]

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The Parable of the Sower: Crash Course Literature #406

The Parable of the Sower: Crash Course Literature #406

Hi I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature and I have some bad news. Disease is devastating the planet. Soon the global food supply will be compromised, clean water will become scarce, violence will grow epidemic, dangerous new street drugs will circulate, the income gap will increase, corporate slavery will return and a strongman […]

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