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What is Next Nature?

With our attempts to cultivate nature, humankind causes the rising of a next nature, which is wild and unpredictable as ever. Wild systems, genetic surprises, autonomous machinery and splendidly beautiful black flowers. Nature changes along with us.

Game On

Game On

Game over? Game on. I can’t help but wonder if gaming might influence our notion of death. Does anyone know of research in this direction? Anyhow, this classical PlayStation 2 advertisement is our peculiar image of the week.

Related: Games become jobs, Everything is fake, Conversations at the Doctor.


  1. Joran

    15% of Japanese 10-14 year old do not know death is irreversible, according to the ‘Groot Lexicon van Nutteloze Feiten’, a book with 666 ‘useless facts’ from 2003. Don’t take this for granted however, I’ve found other ‘facts’ that were wrong.

  2. How peculiar this quote made it into the ‘groot lexicon of nutteloze feiten’. I first got it from the Japanese newspaper Kyodo News in 2005, so my guess is the statement stems from informal research done by journalist. Not sure about that though, I never found a proper scientific reference to the information.

  3. Vampire

    @Joran, so that’s why Japan has such a high suicide rate, because they think there’s a second life?