From Henry Farrell‘s “Philip K. Dick and the Fake Humans.” Standard utopias and standard dystopias are each perfect after their own particular fashion. We live somewhere queasier—a world in which technology is developing in ways that make it increasingly hard to distinguish human beings from artificial things. The world that the Internet and social mediaContinue reading “FOUR HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE”
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THREE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY FIVE
From this interview with Michael Tolkin. We have suffered catastrophes throughout history. Do you think our current one can be corrected? So the story goes that Max Brod, Kafka’s friend and biographer, asked Kafka, “Franz, is there hope?” And Kafka answered, “Oh yes, Max, there’s plenty of hope, an infinity of hope — but not forContinue reading “THREE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY FIVE”
TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY FIVE
Gets me every time. XKCD.