Sinocism predictions for 2014.
Simon Leys: An appreciation (by Francesco Sisci).
Taking the Dow Jones Industrial Average as a proxy, and measuring against something solid, it’s not difficult to see where we are on the wave:
Long-term decline models aside, technological innovation tends to accelerate in the trough. Places to look for that happening in the present cycle include blockchain innovation; e-commerce, wearable tech; quantum computing; VR; game-based Internet ecologies; consumer biotech; commercial drones; 3D printing; and — perhaps a little further out — space.
World population probably isn’t stabilizing after all.
Jehu on Bichler and Nitzan.
Socialism with alien characteristics.
Computer simulation makes the solar system more puzzling.
An astonishing, genome scrambling bug.
A portrait of Paul Erdös.
Latour on modernization.
Bourdieu on forms of capital.
Beckett and cyborgs.
Gibson reads Neuromancer.
Application of Bayard Operators.