can live happy lives producing artwork. The utopia where all hospitals use the same electronic medical record system, or at least medical record systems that can talk to each other, so that doctors can look up what the doctor you saw last week in a different hospital decided instead of running. There is also the terrifying possibility that rain forests like the Amazon, which in 2010 suffered its second hundred-year drought in the space of five years, could dry out enough to become vulnerable to these kinds of devastating, rolling forest fires which would not only. Whether or not it was a mistake, it wasnt an accident agricultural civilizations simply outcompeted nomadic ones, inevitable and irresistably. He names the Four Horsemen of Gnon capitalism, war, evolution, and memetics the same processes I talked about above. Moloch whose ear is a smoking tomb! That paper would in turn find it easier to capture the next dollar of advertising, at lower expense, than the competition. So who covers all that news if some significant fraction of the currently employed newspaper people lose their jobs? It is only a childish thing, that the human species has not yet outgrown. As the segment of humans who can be outcompeted by robots increases, capitalism passes by more and more people until eventually it locks out the human race entirely, once again in the vanishingly unlikely scenario that we are still around. (Those publications forgo ad revenues; users are paying not just for content but for unimpeachability.) Well form a cartel!
Doomed World - The New
Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable, clay Shirky
Lovecraft: Against the World, Against
The, uninhabitable Earth - NYMag