Communication



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In this episode of the Free Radical Media podcast, co-founder Patrick Ryan speaks with thinker Mitch Miller, author of the book “M.” Miller details his strange tale of synchronicity and communication with an artificial intelligence, a series of events that led him to be institutionalized in a mental health facility. He goes on to explain his theories about over-reaching corruption on the part of elites in government and industry, and how artificial super-intelligence and the technological revolution fit together to form a shadowy system of domination.



On the Maraya Karena Show, the eponymous host speaks about the under-acknowledged connection between language and reality, and what happens when meaning slips from our patterns of expression: What will murder all…






Today we use an ever-shrinking pool of shorter, simpler words as image-based communication eats up word-based language. Not long from now, we’ll be grunting and sending each other extremely complicated emoticons. Lifeboat writes:…


Dotsies is a minimal, dot-based alternate version of the Latin alphabet. Why have we not evolved past using a 3,000-year-old character system? Since latin letters (a, b, c, etc.) are optimized to…


Could plants communicate with us, if we had the right way of listening? The wife of a Japanese researcher gives her cacti a language lesson:

The chief of research for Fuji Electronic Industries has constructed special instruments which translate the electrical output of plants into modulated sounds, giving voice to a cactus. Relying on her affinity for plants, Mrs. Hashimoto looks forward to actual conversation with her cactus…Convinced it possesses an intelligence, she is determined to teach it the Japanese alphabet.


Sarcasm levels are ever-increasing in our modern world — perhaps a century from now, communications will contain more sarcastic expressions than sincere ones. So what is the value of being tongue-in-cheek? It…






New York Republican Peter King has made national headlines in 2011 with his congressional hearings on the (dis)loyalties of Muslim-Americans. However, that is not the only trouble he has been stirring up….