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MindBullets: New Chill Pill To Fix Society (1 June 2021)

Had to post this MindBullet. Firstly, because I can easily see this scenario occurring. Call it media overload, sensory overload - or just the fact that we experience 1000x more bad news than 20 years ago... Something has to give!

But secondly (and almost more importantly) because it allows me to quickly get in a recommendation for probably my favourite book ever. If you haven't read Neal Stephenson's Anathem by now - you've been living outside of under the Geek Rock. Get back!

The core premises of the book is an alternate future where humanity has been rendered docile, almost giving up on intelligence for the sake of a more comfortable, less stressful existence. The clever few are separated at birth and placed in the future-equivalent of monasteries. And then the grandest story of all begins...

It's a cracker read - especially since we're all starting to notice how futuristic technology is becoming. It's a great time to be alive. But with great Moore's Law…