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Survival of the Richest – Future Human – Medium
Last year, I got invited to a super-deluxe private resort to deliver a keynote speech to what I assumed would be a hundred or so investment bankers. It was by far the largest fee I had ever been…
collapse  techindustry  grimmeathookfuture 
july 2018 by pozorvlak
Would a nuclear war truly end the world?
No. Nuclear weapons are fewer, smaller, better-targeted, and produce less fallout than in the 60s, and no longer targeted at cities.
nuclearweapons  war  disaster  military  grimmeathookfuture 
september 2017 by pozorvlak
Warhammer 40,000 is Predicting the Present - Outermode
I cannot unsee these patterns. A sane conclusion would be that, like Otis Eugene Ray and his schizophrenic Time Cube, I am fabricating causality when all I can read is the random heat of my dying brain. But the patterns will not go away. We stand on the precipice of millennium. We’re standing in a nonstop disco playing ‘Ghost Town’ by the Specials and ‘Her Name is Rio’ by Duran Duran, trapped in a decade that never ended, with the unholy light of the future shining in through the fire escape doors, irradiating Jeremy Corbyn like a nuclear messiah, the ghost of Margaret Thatcher transfixed as if in the beam of Peter Venkman’s proton pack. Eight-foot-tall power-armored Space Marines are kicking down the walls and outside in the howling warp gale Tzeentch, the Great Deceiver and Changer of the Ways, is laughing, laughing, laughing, a mad God drunk on sheer raw panic and Rabelaisian confusion. Somehow, some fucking how, narrative supplements published by a toy-soldier manufacturer from Nottingham are a better predictor of Britain’s future than electoral polling data, newspaper editorials, the commentariat, our entire, professional political class. They’re more accurate than the fucking bookies.

Chaos Reigns. Hail the Primarch Corbyn.
politics  funny  games  labourparty  grimmeathookfuture  sf  lifeimitatessf 
july 2017 by pozorvlak
Trial Balloon for a Coup? – Medium
“Yesterday was the trial balloon for a coup d’état against the USA. It gave them useful information”  @yonatanzunger
trump  politics  usa  grimmeathookfuture 
january 2017 by pozorvlak
Silicon Valley billionaires buy underground bunkers preparing for the apocalypse | The Independent
RT @wfaler: If you're worth >$1bn, spending $1-2mn on protecting against unlikely tail risk events is only rational.
collapse  rich  grimmeathookfuture  survival  techindustry  sanfrancisco 
january 2017 by pozorvlak
Trump, Putin and the Pipelines to Nowhere – Medium
“Climate action will stave off financial disaster as well as ecological catastrophe.” — @AlexSteffen
trump  putin  russia  climatechange  finance  fraud  corruption  politics  usa  grimmeathookfuture 
december 2016 by pozorvlak
Everything you need to know about Theresa May’s Brexit nightmare in five minutes
RT @ciphergoth: I would love to read a Brexit supporter's point-by-point rebuttal of this nightmarish description of what we face
brexit  euref  politics  negotiation  grimmeathookfuture 
july 2016 by pozorvlak
Anthropic Capitalism And The New Gimmick Economy
I have been reluctantly forced to the conclusion that if technology had killed capitalism, economic news would be indistinguishable from today’s feed.
economics  capitalism  technology  grimmeathookfuture  computers 
april 2016 by pozorvlak
Confronting New Madrid (Idle Words)
.@baconmeteor takes a trip to America's most costly earthquake zone in IL/MO, and finds it woefully unprepared
earthquakes  disaster  usa  newzealand  government  geology  grimmeathookfuture 
december 2015 by pozorvlak

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