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February 27th, 2008

T-Post, February issue “De-evolition?” : Ah technology<, its advancements have improved our lives in so many ways. Thanks to technology we no longer need to use our precious brains for things like remembering phone numbers,  how to spell or read a map.


Author, Cory Doctorow, refers to our technological exploitation as using an “outboard memory”. We’re freeing up our minds for better performance in daily living; leaving more energy for creativity and problem solving processes. But when a recent study showed that a third of people under 30 can’t remember their own phone number, it makes you wonder if our technological advances are really all that good for us.

Maybe the Author and Journalist Bob Brooks was right in a recent article for the New York times when he said: “I had thought that the magic of the information age was that it allowed us to know more, but then I realized the magic of the information age is that it allows us to know less.” And what about in the long run? What kind of long-term effects are we going to experience as a result of our inability to do anything for ourselves?
De-evolution? is designed by Matt Furie. San Francisco based illustrator Matt Furie spends all day in his room drawing and watching youtube. At night he parties, dances, strips down to his boxers and pours milk all over his body in front of strangers (well, he only did that once).

He likes to draw monsters and animals and he likes fur and fangs and feathers, scales and fantasy. He especially likes fur. Therefore it’s not surprising to see that his vision of the future human race (split in two, as predicted by evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry)

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