Newsletter No.136 — Aug 09, 2020

Crossroads Towards Dystopia ⊗ Beyond Smart Rocks ⊗ Afrofuturism Can Help the World

Québec’s Northernmost Gardens.

This week → We’ve reached a crossroads on our path towards dystopia ⊗ Beyond smart rocks ⊗ How Afrofuturism can help the world mend ⊗ Taiwan’s internet and democracy evolved together ⊗ The truth is paywalled but the lies are free

A year ago → Neal Stephenson on Depictions of Reality.

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Finally, this is a longer than normal issue, lots of great stuff, but it does get shorter from here on out!