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Friday, December 9, 2022

Some good news for optimists

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I don't know anyone happy with politics these days, but Robert Anton Wilson, who generally had little good to say about modern politics and modern politicians, was an optimist about how advances in technology can  make life better. That's one of the themes of Cosmic Trigger 2, and of course it's reflected in his writings elsewhere.

In a remarkable article for The Atlantic, Derek Thompson discusses ten big technology breakthroughs during the past year. Thompson wrote on Twitter, "Genuinely some of the most inspiring and interesting reporting I’ve done all year," and it seems hard to disagree.

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