Min Li Chan
and Meghan O'Gieblyn
This fall, we decided to embark on a collaborative writing experiment loosely inspired by the practice of pair programming.
Maybe we really are in the Matrix? Maybe this is a test. At the edge of what can be emotionally or mentally accommodated, the simulation hypothesis seems less like a joke and more like a symptom, or the expression of a feeling that something important has become unhinged.
What is it like to work in tech every day? This winter we surveyed people who work in tech about their jobs, common misconceptions about their industry and what they think it is for.
L. M. Sacasas
There’s no need for good judgment, responsible governance, self-sacrifice or mutual care if there’s an easy technological fix to ostensibly solve the problem.
For now, The Network State is an exemplary salvo in a debate playing out in tech today over which type of world we want to live in: A world of Atoms, or of Bits?
What would it be to approach the question “Can machines think?” in a different way?