L'Ordre

The small society of techno-politics dissidents and internet users called the Mont Order has a surprise for its members… and for just about anyone else who has heard of the Order. The surprise can be found at Facebook, where the Mont Order had done almost nothing up until now. For everyone who has been searching for the…

We all “play God” or “play with fire” at some point. What we do affects people’s lives, even their chances of longevity. But are these things really so bad? Had your ancestors chosen not to play with fire, life might not be nearly so comfortable or warm now. Expressions like “you play with fire” or “you…

Focusing on rather unusual beliefs, I’d like to look at one that isn’t as unusual as you might think. The idea that people should not have kids. Should people consider the economic costs of having a family? Sure. No-one should bring up children they can’t afford to raise. But let’s look at the more militant versions…

While not under any illusions that it will go viral, I’ve recently been narrating my techno-liberation thesis Catalyst to produce the audio book promised in the last post. Here is what I’ve done so far. I put together a YouTube video (something I very rarely do, as I quit YouTube years ago for dislike of…

As I said in the last post, the results are not always fantastic, but technology throughout history achieves a lot more good than bad. That’s my argument in my thesis, Catalyst, from back in 2013. Each time I look back on that book authored by my younger self I try to question it, but I…

You may have heard the phrase, “in the age of information, ignorance is a choice”. The quote is attributed to Donny Miller, a Christian spiritual writer. But is it true? Is ignorance a choice, or is something else going on in our overcrowded, speedy electronic environment? Is it really up to you whether you read all…

In the start of the film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick depicts a scene both reminiscent of human prehistory and evolution, and at the same time of mythology. An ape-like human ancestor is depicted first using a bone as a weapon, representing the flare of humanity’s earliest adoption of technology. Humans are frail and pitiful…

As promised, I have published my review of the Lifeboat Foundation book Prospects for Human Survival (Willard Wells, 2015). It is more critical than the review of Visions of the Future (also 2015). I think it is harder to predict existential risks than the equations put forward by Wells, as I argue in the opening…

Fitting for this site, let’s talk about belief – my belief. At times, I am convinced there is a will of the universe. Call it a type of fatalism. I believe when people talk of God, they are in fact talking about this will by thinking of it as a person, although I can’t believe the…

I’d like to draw your attention to my full review of Visions of the Future, published to h+ Magazine on 31 March 2016. My review of Prospects for Human Survival, also a Lifeboat Foundation book I got a review copy of from the think tank itself, will appear at The clubof.info Blog on Tuesday 5 April…

Harry J. Bentham
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Harry Bentham

Harry J. Bentham is a British futurist blogger who has been a contributor at a number of think tanks including the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies since 2013. His work at Press TV and the L'Ordre blog featured at the multi-faith Beliefnet website has gained increasing attention and praise, including in the international media. Commentaries on political and ethical controversies by Bentham have been published at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, H+ Magazine, Dissident Voice and numerous other publications. He edits The clubof.info Blog (http://www.clubof.info/search/label/Harry_J_Bentham).

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