you have stumbled upon an artifact of the early 21st century — a collection of text files written by Christopher Butler
Active Erasure ╱ Progress Bombs ╱ Computer Nostalgia ╱ Digital Resistance is Deletion ╱ Unexpected and Realistic AI Headlines ╱ Facebook Isn’t Necessary ╱ Talking to Machines ╱ Behind Every Robot is a Human ╱ Words Matter ╱ We Don’t Fear the Future ╱ How to Design a Different Future ╱ The Magic of Ordinary Objects ╱ When the World Around You Shook ╱ Unchecked Attention Avarice ╱ How to Think About the Future ╱ Sympathy for the Sim ╱ Technopiate ╱ Beneath the Interface Layer ╱ How to Get Your Time Back ╱ Upgrading Our Way Out ╱ Time’s First Principles ╱ Back to the Real Future ╱ Street Ritual ╱ The dream of the Nineties is alive… ╱ It won’t be interesting until we can’t see it anymore. ╱ Step aside, keep quiet, and listen. ╱ Greetings from the Rubbish Patch ╱ The Last Thing We Need ╱ Enter the Void ╱ What is an idea worth? ╱ The Designer Stands Firm ╱ Advertising is an Anachronism ╱ The Cost of Cognitive Surplus ╱ A.I. is U.I. ╱ The way to make good things is to make many things. ╱ Neighborhoods, the Anti-Algorithm ╱ Everyone is someone else’s marketer… ╱ Don’t Think About the Future ╱ Through the Looking Glass ╱ Futures of Making and Being ╱ Liner Notes for a Lifetime Mix ╱ We’ll get there fast and then we’ll take it slow. ╱ We are all working for different futures. ╱ Hyper-local NIMBYism (and Other Easy Critiques) ╱ The Inexorable March of Convenience ╱ A cup of tea and a crowbar materialize in space… ╱ Take Time ╱ The Disappointment of Now ╱ Guts
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