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  • An Open Web or a Private Web?

    I sent out a newsletter this morning. (If you haven’t yet, subscribe to it.) The provider, Buttondown, is great, with personal service and a sense of real caring about us, the customers. I wrote to ask them if they were thinking about doing anything about OpenAI from crawling our newsletter … read more

  • Make Everything Louder than Everything Else

    Back in 2009, when I joined Twitter and Facebook, started a blog, and signed on to The Huffington Post as an unpaid contributor, the online world was much happier. Total strangers commented on my blog, often thoughtfully. Blog comments now are mostly for scammy marketers or angry trolls, or bots, … read more

  • 500 Words ISSUE 64: Readers Wanted

    Dear Friends, I have a problem with writing science fiction. I can’t write it fast enough to have it remain fiction. Too much of what I imagine is coming true right now, and there’s no way that I can type fast enough to keep up. If you want to get a sneak peek into the future, consider becoming an … read more

  • Revisiting The Black Athlete Revolt

    It’s a good time to revisit 🎧 this episode of FutureX with Dr. Shaun M. Anderson , author of “The Black Athlete Revolt: The Sports Justice Movement in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter.” Here are three key takeaways from my conversation with Dr. Anderson: 1️⃣ Athlete Activism: Dr. Anderson … read more

  • This is the end, my friends

    Hello, I wanted to send out a final reminder that my newsletter, The Waveform, is folding up shop and ascending to newsletter heaven, or wherever newsletters go when they aren’t published any longer. This is the last edition you’ll receive from me. It’s the end, but if you look at it another way, … read more

  • Zoom Can Spy on You

    Did you know I wrote a book about what can happen in the near future? The themes and topics in my novel are AI, corporate surveillance, and the climate crisis. A lot of what I wrote in the book is coming true faster than I thought possible. This is #1 in a series of posts about how my future … read more