Why aren’t our elites more interesting? It might sound like an odd question to ask, but consider that throughout history aristocrats, elites of old, captains of industry, and those who have “already made it” pursued eccentric and visionary personal projects and passions. The universe of … Continue readingThe Long Night of Elite Imagination
Click here for full resolution. This is my new graphic, and indeed my first artwork I’ve posted that isn’t (wholly) an oil painting, depicting a transit map of the solar system, like what might exist in my science fiction setting that has been host to … Continue readingTravel the Solar System at 1g
The past week saw the highest-profile online “deplatforming” yet: Twitter banning Donald Trump, with follow-up actions by other major online services. What does this mean? What are the implications for the future? What should be the response, if any, from those of us who are … Continue readingThe Rise of Deplatforming and the Decentralized Web
When speculating about alien intelligence, much is made of the fact that we see a cosmos primeval rather than a cosmos being eaten away by artifice. What if, instead of proving there are no advanced spacefaring civilizations out there, it proves that some of our … Continue readingInfinite Scattering: The Future of Spacefaring Civilization?