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Our Ministry for the Future reading: the end

Today we conclude our reading of Kim Stanley Robinson’s Ministry for the Future. If you’re new to the book club, welcome! Here’s the introductory post.  We started back in November. With this post we start discussing the fifth and final part … Continue reading

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Our Ministry for the Future reading: part 4

Today we continue with our reading of Kim Stanley Robinson’s Ministry for the Future. If you’re new to our online book club, greetings! Here’s the introductory post.  Today’s we’re deep in the novel, about 2/3rds of the way through.  If … Continue reading

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Our Ministry for the Future reading: part 3

Today we continue with our reading of Kim Stanley Robinson’s Ministry for the Future. If you’re new to the book club, here’s the introductory post.  Today’s we’re right at the novel’s middle.  If you’d like to check out our discussions of earlier … Continue reading

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Our Ministry for the Future reading: part 2

Today we continue with our reading of Kim Stanley Robinson’s Ministry for the Future. If you’re new to the book club, welcome! Here’s the introductory post.  And here’s last week’s discussion of part one. Already discussion has been flowing.  In comments … Continue reading

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Our Ministry for the Future reading: part 1

And now we begin with reading of Kim Stanley Robinson’s Ministry for the Future. If you’re new to the book club, here’s the introductory post.  And welcome to all readers! Greetings to Twitter friends like Justin Cerenzia, Steven Foerster, Rebecca … Continue reading

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The book club is back with Ministry for the Future

I think it’s time to restart our online book club.  And I know just the book for us. For those new to the club, it’s an online reading group focused on titles that might help us better envision the future … Continue reading

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Reading for the plague: a syllabus

As a futurist I spend most of my time looking ahead to understand what might happen next.  Sometimes this means drawing on my background as a literature and book person, hunting literary sources that help illuminate the future. So once … Continue reading

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Concluding thoughts on Surveillance Capitalism

Over the past three months our online book club has been reading Shoshana Zuboff’s important new book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism.  That’s meant a lot of writing, a heap of blogging, and a great amount of comments from you … Continue reading

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Reading the Age of Surveillance Capitalism: chapters 17 and 18

Our online book club is coming to the end of Shoshana Zuboff’s The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. Today we’re covering chapters 17: The Right to Sanctuary, and 18: A Coup from Above. In this post I’ll summarize the chapters, then … Continue reading

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The next human nature: reading the Age of Surveillance Capitalism, chapters 15 and 16

Our online book club is reading Shoshana Zuboff’s The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, and we’re approaching the end. Today we’re covering chapters 15, The Instrumentation Collective, and 16: Of Life in the Hive. In this post I’ll summarize the chapters, … Continue reading

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