Newsletter No.187 — Sep 12, 2021

Can the World Computer Save the World? ⊗ Imagining the Future Is Just Another Form of Memory ⊗ Notes Are Conversations Across Time

This week → Can the World Computer save the world? ⊗ Imagining the future is just another form of memory ⊗ Notes are conversations across time ⊗ Lebanon as we once knew it is gone ⊗ They needed a virtual world, so they built one

A year ago → The most clicked article in issue No.140 was A Practical Utopian’s Guide to the Coming Collapse by David Graeber.

Long issue but mainly because of my longer summary and multiple quotes from a three-parter by Vinay Gupta, lots to decompile in there but worth the extra words this week. One thing from those three that I didn’t include further down, the idea of redirecting “defence budgets to the actual threats we face, rather than being scared of other humans,” which is not new but a great way of framing it.