This week’s essay is about Stewart Brand. (Except it isn’t, not really. It’s about how we think about social and political change.) If you haven’t heard of Brand before, here are the basics: He’s an iconic figure in the history of tech culture and the counterculture
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What metaverse, web3, and artificial intelligence evangelists collectively ignore.
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The worse things get, the more compelling the lies will become
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(Or: would Bari Weiss please shut up already?)
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Trying out a different format while I work on a larger piece.
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Sam Altman's "Moore's Law for Everything" manifesto is a mess. Why do we still take these people seriously?
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The creator economy is not good, and it's getting worse.
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On crypto's blitzscaling problem
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Volts
Volts
David Roberts
Platformer
Platformer
Casey Newton
Garbage Day
Garbage Day
Ryan Broderick
The Connector
The Connector
Micah L. Sifry

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