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A Conversation with Peter Thiel and Niall Ferguson 1990’s: The pace of technological change is getting faster! and the pace at which it’s getting faster is getting faster!! Soon we’ll all be cyborgs and live for 1000 years in the … Continue reading

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An unabashedly narcissistic data analysis of my own tweets. The unequivocally lovely Jeff Gentry (@geoffjentry) has contributed an R package with easy-to-read documentation that works, which I’ll walk through here so that you, too, can gaze at your own face … Continue reading

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Moore’s three-dimensional law is a remarkable “epiphenomenon” … a statistical regularity that emerges from a swarm of unknown, mutually independent activities. In that sense, it resembles the “law” that says that each Labor Day weekend, about 450 automobile fatalities will … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between leaving carbon progeny behind you and silicon progeny behind you? … [W]hat makes you feel that a planet teeming with sexually created successors would constitute a more valid extension of ‘we’-ness than a planet teeming with … Continue reading

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Promote living art, anti-art, promote non art reality to be fully grasped by all peoples, not only critics, dilettantes and professionals fluxus manifesto, 1963 — meet tumblr internet, 2011   On the subject of the Internet’s meaning, its evolution, its … Continue reading

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This is bad science fiction. It extrapolates certain stereotypes from the present — the ability to look things up makes people lazy; kids are inarticulate; stores convince you what to buy, even taking away your power to think for yourself; … Continue reading

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