Coming Soon - How to Fix the World
What a great present, full online access to the MIT Technology Review year-ender magazine, "The Long Term Issue."
A glance through the index page produced a bevy of terrific articles on often overlooked issues such as "How to Escape the Present," an exploration of the damage short-term thinking is causing and how to escape its hold.
"When More Is Not More." The failure of capitalism to solve our biggest problems.
"How the Truth Was Murdered." We're awash in conspiracy theories. We were warned.
"The True Dangers of AI." They're already here and, no, it's not the takeover of humanity by supercomputers.
"What Do You Really Know? A massive physics experiment shows just how much we rely on one another for knowledge - and how society is threatened if that reliance breaks down."
That's about half of the articles in this edition but I've chosen these to review in the days ahead. I think they speak to a lot of the anxieties and challenges many of us are confronting today. A little fresh thinking could be very worthwhile.