(Open thread + links)
UR death squawk. Patched (delicately) into the NYT. Universalist error. Passivism pro and con, also indispensable (1, 2), and a grim reminder. Balkanization is hard. Echoes of Innsmouth, and Snowcrash. Cashless. Deep State signal. The black pill. Ever higher holiness. Horror (1, 2). The weekly round, plus outliers.
The Alt-Right at Vox (more here, and here). Creepy but fabulous.
China’s resilient Legalism. The South African slide (1, 2, 3). Those twenty–eight pages. Submission. Badly oiled. A UN plague. Paris under auto-occupation. Midlife crisis in Singapore. Geopolitical switcheroo. Zbigniew Brzezinski’s world, and Dugin‘s.
Austrianism and civilization. Diasporic neocons and smug liberals. Jackson on the chopping block. Space commies. American monarchists and Texan secessionists. Squashing sanity. Cops on the leash. The human zoo. Concept creep. Hashed crypto-politics. The Islamophobia card (also). Mormon transhumanism. Satanic Revolution.
Inheritance reduces wealth inequality. Two monetary regimes. Hard landing.
Trumpenführer panic report (It’s baaack.) Trump and simulation (plus 1, 2). The Silicon Valley Frankenstein monster. Supportive voices (1, 2). Trumpism breeders. The don’t-put-your-hand-in-hornet-nests candidate.
Conservative media hackery. “Triggering is real.” Silicon Valley, academia and the sacred. Red-on-red. The digital branch.
Racial reality and its discontents. White death. Third world flood. Cuckoo extravagance of the week. Opinion in Israel. Ethnic cleansing in SF. Leftist racial lunacy watch (1, 2). Amerikan Jews (1, 2). Racial mysticism.
“When the cult dies, the culture dies and when the culture dies the civilization dies, and when the civilization dies the people die, and that’s what’s happening to western civilization.” Apocalypse cometh. Pulitzer-wreathed tectonic terror.
The trajectory of eugenics (plus 1, 2, 3). CRISPR crispened. Life history strategy theory (relevant). Serial killers re-profiled.
Loss of evidence. Crisis in climate science (1, 2).
History of AI players. AI crafting (also). Soft robots. Robots and racism. Fast flexible transistors. The coming VR wave. What will Bitcoin become? Individualism and smart machines (audio).
Fascist architect of the week. A mapped Mandelbrot set. Evolutionary skepticism. Scott Aaronson interviewed. Hot politics.