Hans-Christian Dany

was born in 1966 in Hamburg. Since 1989 his works have been published in a variety of magazines. He is an artist, publicist, and curator, and has worked as an editor at Zeitschriften Spuren, Die Beute, and Springerin. He is co-editor of Star Ship.


The end of the miserable quest for the self

Brain research, determinism, and new promises of salvation

Ten years ago, the Russian futurologist Leo Nefiodov predicted that the health industry would take over from information technology as a motor for growth. At the time, in a world that was inebriated by the boom in information technologies, this prognosis met with little positive response. But people started listening more to Nefiodov when the “New Economy” bubble burst. This big promise, in which there were to be no more cycles and crises, just unhindered growth, suddenly looked like care accommodation for paid patients. After the hangover, new promises are needed for the many who are again wandering through the darkness of the cities.

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