Mind Expanding 24 March 2023: mapping 37.2 trillion data points🔬manifesto for an accelerationist politics📈escaping the superorganism🦑the great leveler🪓retrocausality🔙
Meme to Vibe💭
Mind Expanding is my ~fortnightly curation of links to deeper dives and bigger thinks that I’ve come across while compiling the weekly Memia newsletter. Thanks for reading!
Links in today’s post:
🔬Mapping 37.2 trillion data points the Human Cell Atlas initiative aims to map all types of cells in the human body based on massive data analysis of gene expression
🚰World water map A more conventional map, showing the growing water gap around the world
📈Manifesto for an accelerationist politics preparing for post-capitalism
🦑Escaping the superorganism a look at the theories of economist John Gowdy that the human economy is a “superorganism” taking precedence over the individuals within it.
😶🌫️TESCREAL Emile Torres (self-styled nemesis of all things Effectively Altruistic) has a new catch-all term for his philosophical opponents
🏙️Temple cities the latest crypto-network state charter city startup…too abstract to believe
🪓The Great Leveler Are mass violence and catastrophes the only forces that can seriously decrease economic inequality? Walter Scheidel’s 2017 book looking at thousands of years of history argues yes.
🔙Retrocausality Mindbending quantum physics: what if actions in the future actually influence outcomes in the past?
💭Meme to Vibe A fun race across the modern lexical and cultural zeitgest with The Stoa’s Peter Limberg