The Media’s Love of Pseudoscience

April 30, 2021

One inevitable consequence of the rise of the consumer society and the ever more sophisticated technology it requires to survive and expand is the progressive replacement of every aspect of natural human culture by consumable simulacra. When the process involves linking the increasing variety of...

Chris Cuomo Discovers, Then Forgets, CNN’s Hyperreality

April 16, 2020

This is a week of surprises. Bernie Sanders has renounced his revolution and endorsed Joe Biden. Boris Johnson has discovered humility. And now it appears that CNN host Chris Cuomo, still struggling with the coronavirus known as COVID-19, may be carrying water for Donald Trump, as he has...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Elon Musk and “Hyperreality”

February 05, 2018

Those who find reality boring will find hyperreality truly boring. In the age of Donald Trump, America’s first 100% hyperreal president, Elon Musk may be using his platform of fame to demonstrate the depth and breadth of hyperreality in today’s culture. He is doing this through what may turn...