Memia on Sunday 13-Feb-2022: splintered realities and epistemic security▶️📢🛡️// 5 seconds in a tokamak⚛️🧲// Ozark, but with bitcoin💸// the new romantics💘// nerdle🤓
Now is the summer of our discount tent
I hope you’re keeping dry!
In this week’s subscriber-only Memia on Sunday for the wet weekend:
▶️📢🛡️Splintered realities and epistemic security
Early reflections on this week’s unpleasant (but arguably over-exposed) anti-vaccine-mandates/whatever else protest in Parliament Gardens.
(If Parliament was in the metaverse instead we’d never have this problem, huh…)
Exploring the concept of “epistemic security” and whether coordinated disinformation driving a “splintered reality” for protestors is really a sign of imminent national security threat?
⚛️🧲5 seconds in a tokamak
A new nuclear fusion experiment broke a 20-year-old record for power generation. Wow.
The regular weekend selection of links for your Sunday reading, listening and watching, including:
🧞The Year of the DAO
💸Ozark, but with Bitcoin
🎶Music Map - a new musical graph database which you can spend hours exploring…
🤓Nerdle - Wordle but with arithetic.
💘A nostalgic BBC documentary on The New Romantics
🌋A new volcano forming (slowly) under Bay of Plenty
An all-time classic by Frances Cook.