• January 04, 2017 10 Lights-Out Production Lines

    1. It's strangely fitting that *Children of Men's *history is intertwined with Harry Potter's .

  • December 15, 2016 This Buried Matter

    1. This is a formidable entry into what will be a burgeoning genre: explaining how AI quietly came to dominate [X] without many people really noticing

  • December 07, 2016 His Crew Had Captured a Stowaway

    1. The FDA was not really built to handle things like biohackers building kits to let people genetically engineer yeast to make glowing mead.

  • December 01, 2016 Because Everyone Is Like You

    1. It was very hard to pick one graf out of this Jonathan Lethem profile of Adam Curtis .

  • November 28, 2016 A Big Flywheel That Has Changed Everything

    For those that don't know, I'm working on a major project about the global trade, logistics, the port of Oakland, and automation. If you or someone you know works in (or adjacent to) those fields, def...

  • November 17, 2016 Concrete Might Not Be Sexy

    1. The unexpected story of the creation of deep-water diving, which was basically a mad scramble for treasure .

  • November 11, 2016 And Furious Despite Refutations

    What a response! We gave away all the tickets we had to the Real Future Fair in 48 hours. For those outside the Bay or who didn't get a ticket, we'll stream as much of ...

  • November 09, 2016 What just happened?

    Donald Trump won. Donald Trump won slinging invective at the very people that Real Future has addressed itself to: the diverse coalition of people who see a bright future for an inclusive America. Don...

  • November 07, 2016 And the Localization Rate Is 100 Percent

    The Real Future Fair is coming to Oakland on November 15, which is so soon! There are standard tickets available here . But I'm gonna...

  • November 04, 2016 The Memes Disperse

    [air horn] [air horn] [air horn] [emergency siren] [emergency siren] We've got two big announcements about the Real Future Fair in the Bay. We'll be joined by *Edward Snowden *(perhaps you know him) a...