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Incels may have popularized the idea of being blackpilled, but now existential surrender is the dangerous new hotness in all corners of social media.
We’ve made such a deal of being happy and optimistic, it’s making us more fatalistic, depressed, and in denial. So how do we find real happiness?
Humanity won’t collapse from climate change thanks to the steps we’ve already taken. But we will still be in serious trouble if we don’t do more.
The stereotype of NFT and crypto enthusiasts is that of young, upper middle class men gambling on get-rich-quick-schemes. We need to update that perception.
A new energy startup wants to use lasers to make geothermal energy more accessible across the world. We should be rooting for their success.
Combine malicious propaganda with paranoid people who want to believe they know secrets they don’t, and you get a noxious mess.
Today’s media is addicted to contrarian takes on everything. And those takes are almost always just attention-grabbing clickbait.
With an invasion of Ukraine and thinly veiled threats of nuclear war, we’re living on the edge of World War 3 thanks to Rupert Murdoch, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
Researchers trying to give the world a nearly limitless source of clean energy are getting a hand from an AI trained to fight against 100+ million degree plasma.
A massively profitable global industry got that way by showing people only what they already believe. Now we’re dealing with the fallout.