The best of "The Future, Now, and Then," 2022 edition
What happens after the ChatGPT free-trial period ends?
The new Apple ad, and what has been missing from most depictions of the digital future
...I guess we should talk about the #TwitterFiles.
What Comes after Twitter?
One year later: Why did anyone take ConstitutionDAO seriously?
Twitter is Elon's midlife crisis
An Electoral Reprieve
Staring down the Twitterpocalypse
Rethinking Political Innovation
The MoveOn Effect: Ten Years Later
So how's the Metaverse going?
What would Elon-Twitter look like?
On Elon Musk and NPCs
The anti-politics of Stewart Brand's environmentalism
Tech futurism's blind spot
Will the climate crisis be a boon for authoritarians?
On the Oberlin/Gibson's lawsuit: social facts versus legal facts
A newsletter version of this newsletter
Let's tap the brakes on this A.I. hype-train.
The Hollow Core of Kevin Kelly's "Thousand True Fans" Theory
The Money Has to Come from Somewhere
Be Less Trashy, Substack.
What Facebook Is Good For, and Why It Can't Be Good Anymore
Andrew Yang and Tinkerbell Politics
Facebook might be in real trouble this time
Tech optimism isn't a solution to the climate crisis
Will Netflix be alright?
*When* Was the Blogosphere?
Activating the Wayback Machine: Revisiting the response to Sandy Hook, good and bad.
Why the boundaries of the gun debate never waver
On Situational Ethics and Political Activism
The steep, sloping path down from here
On Elon Musk giving Twitter "The Ultimatum: Acquire or Move On."
What Facebook's animatronic dog gets right.
What will it take to actually change the Republican Party?
Talking "Bretbug" in the Classroom
Internet Time is slowing down, Political Time is speeding up.