Jason Louv

News

The NSA Has Set Up Shop at the US Embassy in Mexico

Declassified documents show that the NSA maintains a secret office at the US Embassy in Mexico City. What exactly do they use it for?
Jason Louv
2.24.14
Motherboard Blog

Thanks to Dredging and Coal, the Great Barrier Reef Is More Threatened Than Ever

One prominent scientist says the reef has 20 years left.
Jason Louv
12.24.13
Motherboard Blog

Germany Condemns "Illegal Killings," Halts All Purchases of American Drones

Is Germany leading the world in rejecting US drones?
Jason Louv
11.15.13
Motherboard Blog

Sex, the Occult, and the Witches Who Do Porn

“I think that our society is basically phobic about birth, death, and sex. America is puritanical."
Jason Louv
11.1.13
Motherboard Blog

Every Person on Earth Is Polluted With Hundreds of Human-Made Toxins

Even infants come into the world tainted with 200-plus industrial chemicals and pollutants.
Jason Louv
10.11.13
Motherboard Blog

The Long Tail of America's Eugenics Problem

The history of America’s eugenics programs has resurfaced in the public spotlight in recent years.
Jason Louv
7.29.13
Stuff

How America Interrupted Wilhelm Reich's Orgasmic Utopia

In July of 1947, Dr. Wilhelm Reich—a brilliant but controversial psychoanalyst who had once been Freud’s most promising student, who had enraged the Nazis and the Stalinists as well as the psychoanalytic, medical, and scientific communities, who had...
Jason Louv
7.15.13
Motherboard Blog

The Scientific Assassination of a Sexual Revolutionary: How America Interrupted Wilhelm Reich's Orgasmic Utopia

Did the U.S. kill the man who wanted to take the stress out of sex and use orgasms to heal the world?
Jason Louv
7.15.13
Motherboard Blog

A Federal Court Approved Chevron's Request for Activists' Data

It’s not just the NSA collecting your data. Now corporations are getting in on the game as well.
Jason Louv
7.11.13
tech

Smart Drugs and Cybernetics Are Creating a Superhuman Workforce

Imagine becoming superhuman. Or, at the very least, becoming superhumanly good at your job. Imagine a drug that would give you total focus, total composure, genius-level clarity of thought, and the ability to stay up and in the zone for two days...
Jason Louv
12.14.12
Motherboard Blog

How Smart Drugs and Cybernetics Could Create a Superhuman Workforce

Imagine that those technologies used by the military to augment soldiers are turning you into a super-worker capable of moving ahead in your profession, and up the career ladder with beyond-human, almost Übermenschen abilities.
Jason Louv
12.12.12