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Louis D. LoPraeste

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Louis D. LoPraeste was born in Andover Massachusetts, and attended school in Boston and London. His writing career spans over twenty years and covers non-fiction essays on politics, economics and digital media as well as his fictional work. This includes a children's book "Bear and Sparrow", a collection of short stories called "The Accidental Convert"; and two forthcoming novels, Capernaum, and Latent Sonata.


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Louis D. LoPraeste I'm editing a new collection of essays on artificial intelligence and have started my second novel. I'm also hoping to do some illustrations soon for…moreI'm editing a new collection of essays on artificial intelligence and have started my second novel. I'm also hoping to do some illustrations soon for another older set of writings.(less)
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There has been an influx of "Influencer" articles as of late bemoaning the present state of the world and the subsequent decrease in overall "humanity". I took note of this, given that the issues we face generally as species are tied up into the hyper-connected world we live in. Business leaders, like Charles-Edouard Boué, the CEO at Roland Berger are obviously beginning to feel the pressure an...

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Description: "'The apocalypse we face is not just about the corporate hegemony and oligarchy that upholds fundamental needs creation it is that people are beginning to see that this is no longer the only viable model for doing business or for promoting growth. I am not saying that we should stop doing business. We are saying that the model is flawed and we ought to reconsider the whole model. We are saying we need to stop consuming shit that we don’t need and fighting wars to sustain the addiction. We are saying that the present gaping chasm between rich and poor is going to end with people in the streets of Athens, Lisbon, and Madrid. This is inevitable, and that we ought to do something about it now, before people start picking up bricks in South Central Los Angeles, Detroit, Miami, and Boston. For the better part of the last 145 years, the West has suffered from two collective delusions. First, that the needs-driven consumption model was desirable and unassailable; and, second, that no alternative existed. Marx wrote that capital was instrumentally linked to resource extraction, and to the creation of further wealth. To say otherwise is to be branded as (god forbid) anti-market or even anti-capitalist. Fortunately, opposition to 'the market', or to 'capitalism' seem more like normative responses to the absolute decimation of the middle class during the past three years although neither has caught much critical attention in the US. Besides Anonymous and Occupy, we can consider the comedian and actor Russell Brand’s recent attempt at inciting revolution and creating a Utopian Socialist society as 'fluff’." - Excerpt from Vague Apocalyptica: Essays on Economic Complexity
Perpetual Beta and the End of Static Media (Nonfiction)
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Description: "Up to this point, a marketing campaign has been something that we create, put somewhere and then mostly forget about--by this definition consumer experiences are terminal, the campaign ends and they end. Nothing could be farther from the truth or more hazardous to your brand. The globalized, "always on" economy demands that media kinetics is perpetual. Brand awareness does not only stop when a budget period ends." - Excerpt from Perpetual Beta and the End of Static Media
Essays Concerning Human Sentience and Consciousness (Religion & Spirituality)
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Description: "'The spectacle, in general, as the concrete inversion of life, is the autonomous movement of the non-living.' —Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle There is nothing quite as peculiar as human spirituality. The powerful experience of simply sitting with, and considering the immensity of universal experience on this planet is awe-inspiring and for the thinking person--terribly frustrating. As simple-minded as it might sound, there doesn't appear to be any reason for why we can't get along, and get things done. History is violent. Peace--personal or otherwise, is elusive. Throughout history, notable figures have come and gone who preached simplicity, kindness, compassion and empathy--and we've chosen to ignore them, en masse. The world seems ever more topsy-turvy, nonsensical, and absurd. Like many, I am surprised that automobiles, animals, and errant socks are not floating in the air at random, and that the organized chaos we live in doesn't just explode into space and take all of us with it." - Excerpt from Essays Concerning Human Sentience and Consciousness
Essays for Entrepreneurs (Business & Investing)
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Description: "Change is never attractive. By speaking the truth no matter how truthful, you are initiating something that has to date been ignored or hasn't worked. You are going to step on toes, so be prepared to polish your shoes every night...I can assure you that there are insular, political and powerful forces working in the organizational structure whose sole purpose is to resist you and forward their agenda." - Excerpt from Essays for Entrepreneurs
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Paul Krugman
“I believe in a relatively equal society, supported by institutions that limit extremes of wealth and poverty. I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it.”
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“Politics determines who has the power, not who has the truth.”
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“The media are desperately afraid of being accused of bias. And that's partly because there's a whole machine out there, an organized attempt to accuse them of bias whenever they say anything that the Right doesn't like. So rather than really try to report things objectively, they settle for being even-handed, which is not the same thing. One of my lines in a column—in which a number of people thought I was insulting them personally—was that if Bush said the Earth was flat, the mainstream media would have stories with the headline: 'Shape of Earth—Views Differ.' Then they'd quote some Democrats saying that it was round.”
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Thomas Hobbes
“Whatsoever therefore is consequent to a time of war, where every man is enemy to every man, the same consequent to the time wherein men live without other security than what their own strength and their own invention shall furnish them withal. In such condition there is no place for industry... no knowledge of the face of the earth; no account of time; no arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear, and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.”
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Albert Camus
“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend”
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