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Grant Potter

"the largest, most standardised and most centralised form of attentional control in human history." https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/05/smartphone-addiction-silicon-valley-dystopia

Grant Potter

Seeking a history lesson on tonight https://youtu.be/x7S9XcDMkdA?t=20m29s

Grant Potter

https://islamandliberty.com/the-seven-trends-behind-the-global-rise-of-populism-611149fd3980 It is tragically ironic how the greatest democratization of expression in history led to the breakage of our public sphere — and it just happens that a failing public sphere has a symbiotic relationship with demagogues: Desperate news establishment, in their search for ratings, subsidize demagogues, whose outrageous rhetoric is in turn, well, “good for ratings”.

Grant Potter

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2544721 "Established case law debunks it, standard principles of statutory interpretation contradict it and the legislative history discredits it."

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

https://www.wired.com/beyond-the-beyond/2017/06/various-sci-fi-projects-allegedly-creating-better-future/ 'The “better future” thing is jam-tomorrow and jam-yesterday talk, so it tends to become the enemy of jam today. You’re better off reading history, and realizing that public aspirations that do seem great, and that even meet with tremendous innovative success, can change the tenor of society and easily become curses a generation later. Not because they were ever bad ideas or bad things to aspire to or do, but because that’s the nature of historical causality. Tomorrow composts today.'

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Now top of my summer reading list - The 'Many-Headed Hydra: The Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic' https://www.versobooks.com/books/1128-the-many-headed-hydra

Grant Potter