If you've got a positive vision of the future--or the recent past--here's a chance to share it and win prizes.
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The obstacle to more technological ambitions isn’t our idea of the future. It’s how we think about the present and the past.
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"The future perfect can only be a tense, not a thing." The mid-20th-century was a weird time that produced an anti-tech backlash.
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Although I originally wrote this for Women's History Month, it's equally appropriate for Labor Day.
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In 1988, I wrote that "East and West are fusing in the most momentous combination of powerful civilizations since Hellenism collided with the Middle…
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Just because you're old doesn't mean you suddenly love spending hours chatting with strangers. Plus, what I'm up to on the book tour and some yummy…
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Nature itself remains amoral and out of control, giving us only if-then statements, not telling us what to want or do. We cannot fob off our moral…
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Plus a Substack milestone
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What makes a condition "unhealthy" is not that it is "unnatural" but that it interferes with human purposes.
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Plus some other goodies
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From a scientific point of view, environmental stasis is neither natural nor desirable.
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How we think about nature—and about artifice—informs how we think about the growth and evolution of human societies.
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