The goal of staying at or returning close to Holocene conditions on Earth seems judicious. But is it realistic? The Holocene never supported a civilisation of 10 billion reasonably rich people. A growing technological culture, advanced, and energy-hungry civilizations like ours, should be able to harvest all the available energy, first from The Sun, and then from all the stars of the Milky Way. Is this the Way?
Do you want to get rich? A few people would probably answer this question in the negative, but most of us, c’mon: a sweet sour anyone. Yet the people who […]
Political scientists and social theorists have long fretted about the Internet’s potential to flatten and polarize democratic discourse. Exposure to news and opinion increasingly occurs through social media. How social […]