Let’s study the future with Michael Garfield. Come on, let us!
- Want some superhero satire? Michael recommends Alan Moore’s Top 10 and Ben Edlund’s The Tick (also adapted for television in 2001 and 1994; the comics, however, are harder to find).
- Hardcore History episode 48: “Prophets of Doom”
- Douglas Rushkoff: “Silicon Valley’s push for universal basic income is — surprise! — totally self-serving”
- Hadn’t heard of Zipf’s law before? Neither had I.
- Oh, UBI. You’ve come a long way. Once upon a time, you were just a twinkle in Scott Santens‘s eye. Now you’re being taken seriously by elected officials, such as Keith Ellison and Chris Lee. What’s next for you, I wonder.
- The real-life Lex Luthor: Frank Luntz
- Though Tom abandoned ship after the first book, Michael insists that the Hyperion Cantos are worth the while.
- Common as Air: Revolution, Art, and Ownership by Lewis Hyde
- The Gift (also) by Lewis Hyde
- More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory by Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert
- Tangentially Speaking
- Angel Tech: A Modern Shaman’s Guide to Reality Selection by Antero Alli
- Rick and Morty
- Kaki King’s latest, Live at Berklee
- Kishi Bashi
- The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly
- Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
- Snow Crash (also) by Neal Stephenson
- Pink Floyd
- Jerry Before Seinfeld
- Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee